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dutch47
21-01-2009, 11:27 PM
well just after arcriu and mook jumped off line i though i would have a few games of FIFA 09 chucked the disc in loaded it up went down stairs had a smoke came back and PS3 was off turned it on starts up then flashes yellow goes back to red and turns off i think im fukked got it on release day and only took out the 1 year waranty WTF

acriu55
21-01-2009, 11:30 PM
NO!! wtf. i was just playing with you lol. man that sucks hard hope it is just overheating. try it again in the morning and see if it still does it

YNWA01
21-01-2009, 11:58 PM
Fk, hope not dude. A restless night ahead...

Oridin
22-01-2009, 07:28 AM
man thats fucking crap!!! you could try these couple of ideas, maybe they might help ...

unplug the console from the wall and wait 5 minutes, then have a go
or
hold the on button down when turning it on and see if it resets

good luck mate, fingers crossed it fires up!!!

dutch47
22-01-2009, 08:04 AM
well before work tried the Ps again to see if it was just over heating or some shite like that and no stil get what seems to be know as the Yellow light of death. basically a hardware failure!!!

i left the PS unplugg al night and down stairs were it was cooler also and no change at all.

so im in the market for a new PS3 will check out what eb and JB can do for me before i hit up harvey norma and take advantage do there interest free terms.

YNWA01
22-01-2009, 08:21 AM
Terrible news mate. Depending on your cash flow and patience, it might be worth considering getting it repaired by SONY too? Maybe talk to their helpline as well and see what they say and quote for it?

ARandomNade
22-01-2009, 08:40 AM
hey dutch will you have this sorted today???

Damn hope so... bad luck mate.

Smokin_Icarus
22-01-2009, 08:50 AM
that sucks A$$ mate but thats why i have a spare one

after you get the new one, still try to have the old one repaired (if it can be an not cost much) and then you will have a spare one too

i am running out of controllers though.........need to go pick a new one up soon and the two i have a battered beyond repair.........at least i got a year's use out of em'

Natzke
22-01-2009, 08:58 AM
Tough break man. As John said maybe you could pick a new one up today? :unibrow:

dutch47
22-01-2009, 09:18 AM
i would pick up a new system today if i did not have to go to training tonight for soccer.

and from what i have read on the net sony will repair/send a refurbished one to you for around $300. so i will take that option up also waiting on a reply from beetronix to see what quote they come back with to fix it.


At the latest i will be on by friday night i will say as no way im going the long weekend with out the PS3 and not missing sundays matches in the tourney either

oh a good luck boys for tonight not that you wil need it and it's a blesing in a way the PS3 died as the way i have played the last to nights i would be more of a hinderence than a help

YNWA01
22-01-2009, 10:12 AM
as the way i have played the last to nights i would be more of a hinderence than a help

NEVER!!!!

GraphicX
22-01-2009, 12:48 PM
bloody murphy's law !!

SnEaKs91
22-01-2009, 02:16 PM
damm that sucks bro

off topic : now no one here can complain that Xbox has Red Ring, haha case now ps3 has Yellow Ring, so yea beat that huh :rock:

acriu55
22-01-2009, 02:19 PM
ps3 only has 1 light that changes colour. 360 has three. suck it :facial:

SnEaKs91
22-01-2009, 02:26 PM
ps3 only has 1 light that changes colour. 360 has three. suck it :facial:

geze that sneaks guy should really shut up aye

dutch47
22-01-2009, 03:23 PM
yeah well the yellow light is the ps3 version of the red ring of death for the 360.

sony can repair mine for 315 flat rate but i will losse all my info from the PS3 plus it still has a game in it.

so my plan is this buy an 80gig tommrow from harvey norman on interest free. change over the hard drive over back up info send the old ps3 to sony get it repaired and have 2 ps3 use the old 60 gig as a blue ray player downstairs

also hopw do i use myold PSN on my new PS

Natzke
22-01-2009, 03:27 PM
Just sign in with the old PSN info (email address and password) :supz:

dutch47
22-01-2009, 03:40 PM
cheers natz

YNWA01
22-01-2009, 04:15 PM
sony can repair mine for 315 flat rate but i will losse all my info from the PS3 plus it still has a game in it. so my plan is this buy an 80gig tommrow from harvey norman on interest free. change over the hard drive over back up info send the old ps3 to sony get it repaired and have 2 ps3 use the old 60 gig as a blue ray player downstairs

All's well that ends well. :supz: