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    Ps3 died ??? Need Help. Will Rep

    Hey guys, Haven't been posting much latly n im only jumping on here to see whats wrong with my ps3. ( i know, its bad )

    So heres my problem, my sister was watching a movie on the ps3 and it turns it self of automatically ( so she says )
    so now all it shows is a red light. i go to turn it on

    The light goes

    Green then blue with a yellow light next to it and then goes back to a red blinking light.
    I hear a beep, it turns on for 2 seconds before it turns it self off again?

    Surly this has happened to someone else before ?

    Any help will be appreciated

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    What version of ps3 is it?
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    its the 40 gig version. latest fw, never messed with.

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    Yup its broken, save yourself a lot of bother and buy a new one. All fixes are temporary and not worth the hassle. Take it from someone who has dealt with it himself recently.
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    It would be more of a pain the ass to try and diagnose the issue and attempt to remedy it than to simply just buy a new one.
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    Get it fixed once so you can deactivate it and backup your saves..then toss it and get a new one.
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    yup its time has reached rip to ur ps3 live everyone said get another

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    Your PS3 has as people have already said, "Yellow lighted". Keep in mind that you can have it "refurbished" through sony for 150 bucks (they send you a factory repaired 40gb to replace the one you send them just make sure you removie the harddrive and replace it with the old one if you changed it) or go with the option of getting someone to reflow it for less in which case you get your old system back... hopefully and you can at least have the system back long enough to remove it from your PSN account and possibly back up some of your data before buying a new system (after doing a non sony repair like this Sony wont even look at it so it's useless to send it in after that.)

    It's like what? 250 for a new slim 160gb? You dont have PS2 Backwards compatibility in a 40gb so it's not a big loss to upgrade. Sony will trade you a slim for the old machine though if youd rather not refurbish it for like 100 I think. if you'd rather refurbish there's nothing that says your system cant last quite sometime as long as you dont run it too hard. I've refurbed twice because I like having PS2 Backwards compatibility on my 60gb. My original system lasted 2.5 years, my second I think I killed it in about a year and a half with too many long, late night Mass Effect 2 sessions without paying attention to the high speed of the fan and possibly not having it in a decent ventilated space, my current PS3 is still working fine this year and frankly if it were to go again I'd probably still refurb it because I'd loose a lot of things I actually use in the 60gb model that are no longer in the slims.

    The biggest downside is having to redownload all your content (if all you have is a 40gb drive and havent upgraded this would be not so bad a problem for most I have a 2/3rds full 320gb drive so it becomes a hassle until sony fixeds the download list to be more friendly to people redownloading old content) and the fact that the old yellow lit systems stay on your PSN account and can factor in to the system limit (currently 3 PS3s and 2 PSPs/Vitas) on content because you can't deactivate a Yellow light system from your account since it wont stay on long enough to perform the process. Eventually you will either have to ask sony to remove the dead systems (which would require you keeping records that show you had to refurbish systems) or use the online SEN account tool on sony's website to refresh your account, but this can only be used once every 6 months.

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    Did you Ylod turn on at all though? and why would it bail when watching a movie ?

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    So i can swap it through with sony. Im in Aus. How do i go about doing this ?

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    So i can swap it through with sony. Im in Aus. How do i go about doing this ?

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    Just called the Ps3 centre. Paid $175 for a re-furbished one

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    Wasnt aware you were in Aus. The prices I mentioned were for the US.
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    this will surely make your ps3 alive,but not for too long,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUaCoimoKTk

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    Dude its dead, you should've flogged it on eBay, i'm sure you would've got something for it.

    Then just add a little more cash from your pocket and wollah you've got yourself a brand new one.

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