My PS3 is dead - again

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My PS3 is dead - again

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 12th, 2013, 10:31 am

Well my friends did a repair which resurrected my PS3 a few months ago, but now it's giving the yellow light of death and I don't think home repair is an option.

I'm not sure what to do.  I might buy a new one.  I prefer the older model but the new slim model might be more reliable - not sure.  I could get Sony to repair mine, which I think costs $130.

Any advice?

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Postby Gentlegamer1 » October 12th, 2013, 12:16 pm

Get a new super slim during the holiday season when they are heavily discounted. That's my plan.

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Postby Segatarious1 » October 12th, 2013, 12:40 pm

Gentle Gamer has the best plan. Why put $130 into an old one?

Load up Amazon on Black Friday, Critic, use your own links!

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Postby Rev1 » October 12th, 2013, 12:58 pm

I would just get the newer model. My friend got the yellow ring for the old model and every time he got it fixed it just kept dying months later. To keep this system alive you are going to be throwing a ton of money into it, you might as well get a new PS3 while they are being discounted due to the PS4 launch.

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Postby darkrage61 » October 12th, 2013, 1:34 pm

Wow it's like deja vu, I had a similar experience with my very first 360(the Core model), lasted a few more months after I repaired it then went back to the same problems. I knew it wouldn't last much longer with another repair so I wound up getting rid of it and ended getting a brand new Arcade model which still works to this day.

Anyways I would recommend getting this model:

http://www.amazon.com/Playstation-3-250GB-System-Slim-Redesign/dp/B00AEX81SG/ref=sr_1_8?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1381599161&sr=1-8&keywords=ps3


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Postby Gentlegamer1 » October 12th, 2013, 1:47 pm

On the other hand, if it is your original launch PS3 you may not want to "trash" it if you don't need to. It might be worth it to pay for the Sony refurb.

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Postby Sudz1 » October 13th, 2013, 8:29 am

Dave, it looks like Gamestop currently has a good deal on refurb'ed PS3 consoles:

http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/consoles/playstation-3-system-320gb-slim-gamestop-premium-refurbished/101891?utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=deeplink&cid=afl_10000087&affID=77777&sourceID=lw9MynSeamY-5JmRf0uszUAmy_037QWGvQ

almost as cheap as getting your current one repaired!

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Postby Astrosmasher1 » October 13th, 2013, 10:57 am

Nuke it from orbit! It is the only way to be sure. 

Yeah well I would suggest that you looked at the you tube vids to see if you could get it to workhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovt_2Bq2ZdU

Then just bit the bullet and get a slim model.  They look way better than the original ones. 

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Postby Ozzybear1 » October 13th, 2013, 2:17 pm

I would just spend the money and get a slim model.
I understand wanting to repair the old one, but for
the price, I would just go for a newer slim.
Ozzy

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Postby snakeboy1 » October 13th, 2013, 11:08 pm

[QUOTE=Segatarious]Why put $130 into an old one?
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Actually, I would consider it.  Not sure if the VGC's is PS2 backward compatible, but mine is, and I would hate to give that up.


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