View Full Version : Vlasta's PS3 Problems - DEAR GOD PLEEEEASE NOOOO!!!

13-04-2008, 03:24 PM
Was just playing some HQ against YMCA, must have killed him a good 10 times in the space of 2 games. Then my PS3 froze and turned itself off.

It's happened before, so i thought "No problem. I'll just turn it back on." However, when i tried to, the red light flashed and now my PS3 won't turn back on!

According to my "Safety and Support" guide;

The power indicator on the system front is flashing red and the system does not operate.
-> The temperature inside the system has risen too high. Check whether the system is being used in a hot location or whether the vents are blocked. Touch the power button on the system front to stop it flashing, and then leave the system unused until it cools down. After it cools down, turn on the system again.

Has this happened to anyone else? Is my PS3 dead? Or will she live and carry on in a few hours if i give her a rest?

God i hope i don't have to send it away to Sony - i can see the headlines now;

"Adolescent Commits Suicide over COD4 Deprivation."

13-04-2008, 03:33 PM

seriously dude, hope she chills out literally so you can take me down, over and over again later. Probably fed up being thrashed! Is it v hot were you are today, room temp might not help, only 25+ here in Perth.

BTW, in my defense on the kills. I've been trying to play with my 1 & 1/ 2 yo son sleeping on my shoulder, not easy at all, and breaking my back too... oh, the pain.

Good luck.

13-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Not hot at all. I'd only played for like half an hour?

I've played for like 8 hours straight and this hasn't happened. Weird.

13-04-2008, 03:53 PM
Dont worry it will come back soon lets just hope and in the mean time we can just pray to god and see what happens :P

13-04-2008, 03:55 PM
i'll say a little prayer to the God of Gaming and I'm sure you'll come good. Mine has overheated during COD4 online games before but the room temp was normally quite high - this was more back when I first had it in Feb time - so its a bit of mystery fo' sure. Hang in there dude and make sure you give it plenty of time to get chilled. Post the news.

***YMCA rushes back to PS3 to get a few non-Vlas dominated games in first***

13-04-2008, 03:57 PM
So this has happened to you guys before? And it's come back on in a few hours?

13-04-2008, 04:00 PM
yep, has overheated and the fan went mental, but never actually shut down on me though... *8O

13-04-2008, 04:05 PM
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sumthin like this might help in the future

13-04-2008, 04:10 PM
Well i was shitting, because i've had it for over a year (the warranty time). So i though i was out of warranty.

Just dug out the receipts though, and i purchased an additional 2 years warranty, something that i never EVER do, as i always think it's a scam. Don't even remember getting the extra 2 years, but thank christ i did.

I miss COD4 already - only been without my PS3 for an hour.

13-04-2008, 04:20 PM
It misses you too Vlas, so I heard...

Be patient fella, all good things come to those who wait. Plus, the extra 2 years warranty should help sort out the dreaded 'fix' from Sony (via your retailer - who was it btw?) if it comes to that. I also got the extra 2 years from H Norman when I brought mine, pray to god I never need it though....!!!

13-04-2008, 04:20 PM
Dont worry Vlasta make some Banners or something like that make a video be creative 8)

13-04-2008, 04:41 PM
What's the dreaded fix from Sony YMCA?

I got mine through Harvey Norman too, purchased two years additional warranty - so should i just take it to them?

13-04-2008, 04:51 PM
have you tried it again tey vlasta

how is it going

i have had similar probs i give it a rest for about an hour and she can good

but i had also been playing for about 16hours straight

13-04-2008, 04:59 PM
Do you get the flashing red light John?

I played it for like 7 hours straight last night, but only for an hour tops this afternoon prior to it packing it in. I tried a few times, but nothing. Will try again in a few hours.

13-04-2008, 05:04 PM
the flashing red light i have not had

dut i have heard that it is bad news let me do some research i'll let you know what i find

13-04-2008, 05:12 PM
OK cheers.

13-04-2008, 05:13 PM
What's the dreaded fix from Sony YMCA?

I got mine through Harvey Norman too, purchased two years additional warranty - so should i just take it to them?

Yep, I would, but maybe call them first. With the ext warranty they, as the seller of the warranty (and the goods) are responsible for it's condition. They will probably send it to Sony anyway, but its their responsibility to manage the process. Try and read the warranty again to see what it says, if I can find mine and I'll check it too. I know they will only replace "as new" once they prove it cannot be fixed, the guy who sold me mine said they would only give me a new one, no questions asked, if a fault developed within 14 days, after that its repair city my friend. The 'dreaded fix' is simply my reference to the time it takes Sony to fix faulty machines, several weeks normally so I believe... sorry. Try it in the morning first though I guess?

13-04-2008, 05:15 PM
vlasta how longhas it been off for now mate

i have read it needs to be off for about five or so hours

aslo tyr completly diconecting it (pull all cables out give it a clean up in the ports with a soft tooth brush and then reconnect see what happens

i this helps

13-04-2008, 05:32 PM
do ya have ur ps3 upright or flat??

13-04-2008, 05:48 PM
Upright Haze. It's been off for around 3 hours now. Tried to suck as much dust out with the vacuum cleaner on a low suction.

I'll give it another try tonight before i go to bed, then again in the morning, if it's still not working i'll take it into Harvey Norman tomorrow afternoon.

13-04-2008, 05:49 PM
yeah and then punch them in the head for me

13-04-2008, 05:52 PM
Punch who? The Harvey Norman staff? Or Sony?

Seems to be very regular for the PS3 to shit itself. Turns out Sony's not quite as reliable as i've always found them to be.

I just turned it on - it came on and looked like it was working. Then it just died again after about 5 seconds.

13-04-2008, 06:26 PM
Mate, sounds exactly like what happened to mine mate: looks like it may have overheated itself but dies after a few seconds even when left overnight.
Does it beep,beep.....beep,beep.....beep,beep as well as the red light?

13-04-2008, 07:04 PM
hey at least you dont have a 360. those things go dead pretty quickly. as poeple say the three rings of death means ur screwed.

thats the reason why I got a ps3. since I herd the 360 is unrelaible. if it wasnt for that I prolly woulda got a 360...
hope everything turns out okay for you.

13-04-2008, 07:12 PM
Any update vlas?

That's shit. *i enjoy seeing how i go against you with the old m16, so i hope it's back on soon!!! :)

Mine overheats and the fan goes mental ALL the time. *could be to do with QLD - but it hasn't turned itself off yet. * I'm hoping it doesn't ever.. lol.. but i know i should vacuum it and stuff, but i just never get around to it. *Or any other vacuuming for that matter. * Which would explain my constant snotty nose as I have an allergy to dust. *Fuck that I say!! time for me to adapt and evolve... my nose and my bloody game!! *My K : D has dropped to 1.09 and I think I want to cry... go into FFA and clean up.. but go into an AUF server and get cleaned up. *grrr@you-all.com

Might be time to start creating the "fix vlas' ps3" t-shirts and riot out the front of sony hq.

or time to stop drinking and visiting forums. *i am a dirty, dirty forum whore.

13-04-2008, 07:27 PM
or time to stop drinking and visiting forums. *i am a dirty, dirty forum whore.

Hahhaha. LMAO. Been on the grog today Sly? I was Fri night, my COD4 efforts we're hilarious, so were my drkn posts!!! i seem to have become a forum whore too since I became AUF, but with Friday's desk move at work those days are numbered - big time!

Vlas, make sure you read that ext. warranty tonight so you know exactly where you stand with those HN mo'fos. Fkn electrical retailers can't be trusted for sh*t. I know, I used to be one AND I had one as a client too... oh so dodgy!!!

[EDIT] Vlas, dude, didn't I just see you online??? Infact I got an invite didn't I??? Which, as usual, I couldn't connect too. Anyway, hope thats a good sign... *:D

13-04-2008, 10:57 PM
mmm, cuz same thing happened to me, i had it upright, but i had the exhaust vent on the ground, (which is why obviously), but yea it came on after a whle. Now i have it flat on the floor with absolutely nothing around it
and it hasnt even broken out in a sweat yet. I'd wait till tomorrow mate, but yea thats a bitch, i hope it all turns out well for ya!

14-04-2008, 01:16 AM
I was at my cousins house YMCA, went there to play the clan battles.

Just got home, tried to turn it on after a good 5 hours rest at least. No good. Taking it to Harvey Norman tomorrow. Pissed off.


14-04-2008, 07:30 AM
Sounds like it is the same thing as mine. It is dead.
Hope HN give you a new one rather than send it off to Sony, or you could be a while without it. Good luck mate.

14-04-2008, 08:07 AM
I was at my cousins house YMCA, went there to play the clan battles.

Just got home, tried to turn it on after a good 5 hours rest at least. No good. Taking it to Harvey Norman tomorrow. Pissed off.



Ah well, best of luck dude. Pretty sure they will insist on it be checked first and then fixed if they think it can be. Will all happen through Sony though, so as Tank said, you could be waiting a while. You could always try it on with HN and see if they have one kickin' around (an old demo machine maybe?) that they would 'lend' you while yours if off being repaired - you never know, it could just work!!!! Make sure you are clued up on the warranty too so they can't pull any dodgy sh*t on you. Let us all know the outcome...

14-04-2008, 09:13 AM
Yeah its a kick in the nuts VLAS my dads did the same thing the other day. At least we dont have a failure rate like the XBOX360 - Peice of shit.

14-04-2008, 02:23 PM
Well there you go. That hurts. I also played mine for a good 7hours+ last night and didn't have any problems. Have you tried again today? Maybe the night rest did her some good...With a bit of luck anyway...

14-04-2008, 03:59 PM
Sorry to hear about ur PS3 Vlas hope all gos well for U mate.

14-04-2008, 07:01 PM
How did ya go at Hardly Normals Vlas? Any luck?
Really hope you did better than i did.

14-04-2008, 07:06 PM
Tried it again this morning when i awoke. DEAD. So i dropped it off to Harvey Norman this afternoon, they're sending it away to Sony.

God fucken dammit.

14-04-2008, 07:16 PM
Mate, ftake it HN didn't give you another or a loan one? No, didn't think so.
From experience, give Sony 2/3 days and then chase them to check they have it, don't leave it to HN. Then keep hassling/chasing them or they will just sit on it. If i left it nothing happened, but miraculously after i rang & really got up them things started to happen.
First thing is to get them to admit they have it though.
Anything under a month is a win, mate. Sure steggs will agree with me.

14-04-2008, 07:34 PM
No replacement one mate, just took my baby out of arms and said they haven't even had an extended warranty claim on a PS3 as of yet.

From what i gather they're sending it away to Sony.


14-04-2008, 08:12 PM
Tank, did you get yours this morning?

R.I.P UR PS3 Vlas. What are you going to do in the interim???

14-04-2008, 08:31 PM
Yes....sort of.....well no!
My cunning plan to get my ps3 back quickly had a small flaw.
When i gave sony my address i forgot to tell them to send it to the po box at my business. *So, when i got home tonight i had a post office card saying it was at my village po and i could collect it any day 9-5. Problem is i am in town at work (as is my wife) 8-6. Somehow got to get to it before it starts it's journey back to Sony.
So near and yet so far. GRRRRRR.

14-04-2008, 08:34 PM
Trying to borrow a mates LOL.

14-04-2008, 08:35 PM
Dude. WTF! Just pull a sickie and get that most loved of possessions back in your arms ASAP tomorrow. Solved. Hahahah!!!!

14-04-2008, 08:39 PM
I'm the boss, unfortunately small business and no staff to hopefully Wed.
I know, I know i'm a dickhead.
Does your mate know Vlas?l ol

14-04-2008, 08:45 PM
Just start work late then. Problem solved.

14-04-2008, 08:54 PM
Not possible tomorrow, then hopefully got someone in working for me Wed, so can nick off sometime. (thinks - hope it is my ps3 and not some dodgy knitted jumper that some relative in the uk who last saw me years ago - starts panicking)

14-04-2008, 09:05 PM
Bahahaha! I say fuck sweaters.

15-04-2008, 09:34 AM
FUUCK!! * Carn. I want vlas back.

Stupid Jerry Harvey. *Stupid Sony.

15-04-2008, 09:51 AM
I never took out the extended warranty - did everybody else?
Mine is still only 4 months old, and I\'m crossing my fingers so hard they\'re turning blue... I would hate for this to happen to me, so I feel sorry for vlas as I did tank and steggsy...

15-04-2008, 10:05 AM
yep, sorry dude, I took the 3yr ext. warranty option with Scurvy Foreman, they only charged me about $60 so it seemed worth it... hope it never gets used though, well, until the last week of the warranty when I\\\'ll probably break it a bit so they can fix it all up good n\' proper and it lasts another 3 (or until PS4 I guess!!!).

15-04-2008, 10:13 AM
nah - got mine at jb and just paid the RRP i think...

Wasn\'t expecting so many to have to go in for repair.. oh no... have til november til warranty is up tho.
But I love my PS3 so much that if it dies, I\'ll do a package dealio with some vendor for the plasma and PS3 :)

15-04-2008, 01:02 PM
yeah, I thought sony would deliver their usual high standard, and my ps2/xbox/any other consoles in the past have all been fine...

15-04-2008, 01:51 PM
that sucks....ive had mine since day 1 and I got the 5 year extended wranty on top of Sony\'s 1 year.....I bought it for the $1000 starting price, better to be safe then sorry :)

15-04-2008, 06:52 PM
I think i\'ll finally have mine back in the morning - the post office that has it is going to send it overnight to my po box at work. At fricking last - will probably have to spend all Wed night doing setup/updates etc. And bugger, soccer training tomorrow night. Hmmm, i think i need COD4 training more (hope i still get a game Sat)

15-04-2008, 07:09 PM
I think i\\\'ll finally have mine back in the morning - the post office that has it is going to send it overnight to my po box at work. At fricking last - will probably have to spend all Wed night doing setup/updates etc. And bugger, soccer training tomorrow night. Hmmm, i think i need COD4 training more (hope i still get a game Sat)

That\'s good news mate. You can only hope. COD 4 is definitely more important than Soccer. :P Enjoy matey! Hope to catch ya on at some stage!

15-04-2008, 07:21 PM
i\'ll be there soon....and probably crap again. (was crap before though)

15-04-2008, 07:24 PM
Lol. That\'s no way to talk yourself up :P

If that is the case though, then COD 4 Training is more important than Soccer. As you said.

15-04-2008, 07:37 PM
haha spot on mate

04-05-2008, 02:07 PM
is it better now?

04-05-2008, 03:17 PM
No. Not yet.

04-05-2008, 05:21 PM
Have you had any emails yet mate?

04-05-2008, 06:23 PM
No. Could you give me the address again please?

04-05-2008, 08:34 PM
Ring 'em mate. I found nothing happened till i rang 'em, then it was quite quick from there.
You should have had the 1st email from them saying they have it by now. How long has it been? What's HN's involvemnt?

and for anyone else...
PlayStation Support Centre
Telephone: 1-300 365-911
Email: support@playstation.com.au
Fax: 02 9450 9011
Website: http://www.au.playstation.com
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 08.00  20.00, Sat 10.00  18.00, Sun Closed AEST (Calls to the PlayStation Support Centre are charged at the cost of a local call)

05-05-2008, 01:00 AM
Giving them a call tomorrow again. Should know more by the afternoon.

Well i hope so anyway!!!

07-05-2008, 09:02 PM
Any update yet mate? It must have been 3 weeks. Have you had any emails?

08-05-2008, 02:27 AM
I emailed them and they said they received it on the 22nd of April, and that i should have it sometime between May 15 and 20.

I can't wait.

08-05-2008, 07:25 AM
So the magical 4 weeks again....
Hope they stick to it.
btw...hope you get a better refurbed unit than i did, it's noisy, beeps at odd times & cuts out regularly. I would prob change it again if i didn't have to wait another 4 weeks...

08-05-2008, 08:39 AM
that sucks man. Tank you should seriously ring them and complain cos it doesnt sound right :S They should compensate you in some way :S

08-05-2008, 08:59 AM
But they'll want it back! They can't have it....ever! I'm never gonna be without it again. It's mine, i tell you it's my preshooooous!

08-05-2008, 06:40 PM

Yeah i wouldn't wanna go through this shit again. Should just give us a new one.

08-05-2008, 07:41 PM
Exactly mate. Mine was only 3 months old. The pile of shit they sent is way older i reckon. It's not even run by electricity. I can hear the mouse running around inside it.

08-05-2008, 07:48 PM
Is it made of wood? I'd def send it back if it was made out of wood.

08-05-2008, 08:03 PM
Unlucky Tank, one of my mates PS3 died on him and they gave him a brand spanking new one with a free extra controller.

08-05-2008, 08:04 PM
Yeah my mate monkeychees got the same deal

08-05-2008, 08:17 PM
I just emailed Sony and asked them whether it's being repaired or replaced.

08-05-2008, 08:20 PM
I reckon i know what they'll tell you...

08-05-2008, 08:24 PM
Have you got it back yet.
It would be great to have the M16 God Back

08-05-2008, 08:27 PM
Why Razor, you not dieing enough?

08-05-2008, 09:12 PM
It's obviously being repaired if it's taking this long. A guy can dream though!

If i get one back that has anything wrong with it, fuck me i'd hate to be the poor prick who answers the phone and cops the brunt of my angry verbal assault.

08-05-2008, 09:19 PM
If mine plays up one more time i'm on that phone. Getting scared to use it...ridiculous.

08-05-2008, 09:51 PM
Yeah i feel like a nagging bastard, but who cares. I wannit back.

09-05-2008, 01:42 PM
You'll get an email nex saying it's ready & they are sending it. I strangely got that email 1 hour after i chased it and they said it wasn't ready. Moral: keep chasing.

11-05-2008, 12:54 PM
They said my PS3 has been booked for exchange or something?

11-05-2008, 03:31 PM
Probably this:-
The unit will be processed for an Exchange within 10 - 12 business days. We will contact you again via email when we have returned a remanufactured unit to you.

I got this email & then 14 days later i got another saying it was done, then got it 4 days after that.

12-05-2008, 12:28 PM
they should give you new ones and something extra like a controller or something, we pay a lot of hard earned money for them, least they can do is f*ck us around :S

12-05-2008, 01:12 PM
I guess what it comes down is that ps3's (like everything else) can overheat really easily and can just as easily break down. *So everyone should probably take note of vlas', steggs and tanks' problems and do their best to keep their ps3's ventilated! *Let the babie's breath! *Make sure you havnt blocked off the vents at the back. *Every few hours feel the back fo the vents to see how hot it is. *Perhaps standing it up vertically is better then horizontally (can anyone confirm this?). *Also You should probably vacuum the vents once a month to try to keep all the dust out. *thats what some repair guy told me when my ps2 broke down and i presume it goes the same for ps3.

12-05-2008, 01:40 PM
yeah I might try vacuuming the vents, I haven't had a problem with mine since I got it on release (*touches wood).

During summer I thought mine was bound to blow cos my room is so damn hot as it is and the hot summer sun made it a sauner! A lot of my mates have it standing up purely cos it looks better but mine is sitting down normally :)

12-05-2008, 04:39 PM
Why Razor, you not dieing enough?

I've been dieing frequently but, it be great for Vlast to get back in the game. Then I can get proper kills from an M16A4 Master

12-05-2008, 07:06 PM
Probably downgraded to some form of M16 apprentice after mt stint off.

12-05-2008, 07:25 PM

12-05-2008, 08:31 PM
That's OK. Give me a week or so and i hopefully will be back to my best form.

I'm keen to experiment with a few different weapons, in particular the ACOG scope on a sniper rifle like zzirGrizz!!!

12-05-2008, 08:36 PM
I reckon Acog scope On Snipers aren't really great cause you can't steady your shot and the scope tends to move around a bit while your trying to get a good shot

12-05-2008, 08:48 PM
Yeah, but with stopping power, you basically turn a sniper rifle into a medium to longe range weapon with one shot one kill results.

It's still got nothing on M16 with stopping power mind you.

12-05-2008, 09:21 PM
I wish you could use overkill and stopping power. Now that would be deadly.

10-06-2008, 05:41 PM
I don't know if anyone has already said anthing about it but you can get a stand from some game stores(I got mine from gametraders) that has a built in fan that runs off one of your ps3's usb ports. I bought one a while ago as my ps3 was getting quite hot over the summer and i haven't had a problem with heat since it does quite a good job and also has a pretty blue led on lol *:lol:

And i've been told by a few people now that it is better to lay the ps3 down as when standing on end they occasionally destroy disc's, i have no idea how or why they would but i'm not going to test it

10-06-2008, 05:50 PM
It's pretty lame why you can't use overkill and stopping power and why can't we have more than one attachment