PS3's dead

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Owain Taggart, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Happened just a few days ago. Was playing GT5 and noticed it was loading incredibly slowly between races, to the point that it got stuck and became unresponsive even though I could hear sounds in the background. Before that I had done the 2.10 update for the game, downloaded the new 2014 Corvette Stingray DLC and had done a few laps with it. It was exiting from that track when it started to slow. Tried quitting the game, which rebooted the PS3 and it froze while loading the XMB during the wave Tried getting into recovery mode to see if I could rebuild the file system, but I couldn't get that far. Got the yellow light and the power button became unresponsive.


    I don't feel all that upset about it, despite the time I've put into GT5. I'll still play it, but not to the extent that I've had before since much of the game is a long-term affair. I've already scouted out a replacement and I've preordered this one:

    http://www.playstationlifestyle.net...nfirmed-for-north-america-arrives-this-month/
     
  2. Kelthaz

    Kelthaz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Did you have a slim or a fat?
     
  3. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    That's what she said?
     
  4. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Slim. Have had it for about a year and a half, closing in on two.
     
  5. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell Comfortably Numb Premium Member

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    Do they seriously not have a warranty on these things?
     
  6. AlphaMan

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    1 year from purchase. They have extended warranties for 1 & 2 years for $50-100.

    Sorry to hear that. Were you able to get your game out of the BD drive before it died?
     
  7. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yeah, I don't think I went with the extended warranty.

    And getting the disc out wasn't a problem. Did that when I saw it was frozen trying to load the XMB after the first reboot.
     
  8. ATimson

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    That's probably the one advantage to the low-tech drive on the superslim...
     
  9. AlphaMan

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    I'm sure Sony will refurbish your PS3 for $150.
     
  10. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Seems a little high for a refurb when I can get a new one with 500GB for $299, which is what I've done. I've already preorded the one in the link that I've posted and it should be arriving in a few weeks.
     
  11. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Website said they'd get some at their warehouse this Sunday, ie Yesterday. I get it today, at around 8am. Man, that's quick.

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