PDA

View Full Version : the PS3 death poll



kobeson
06-05-2009, 02:13 PM
which model did you have die on you?

was it laser failure, or other?

have you had more than 2 die on you?

just wanna get an idea of those that have died inside AUF.

Chiips
06-05-2009, 02:17 PM
Luckily mine's still running good. My PS3 lives permanently under a tea towel I place over it, so it doesn't get dusty. Play PS3, movies on it... and so far so good. Had it for..? 2 yrs?? maybe. then again, I don;t use it as much as other.

Interesting to see how your poll comes out

reflexionkiller
06-05-2009, 02:19 PM
i had a 40 gb die on me, wouldnt read dics/froze etc

kobeson
06-05-2009, 02:19 PM
good to hear chiips - I'm gonna cover my new PS3 also... do you put the cover on it straight after turning it off? or do u let it cool down first?

oh, I added the poll options too, so please vote mate :)

EDIT - vote fellaz please :)

Chiips
06-05-2009, 02:22 PM
It's ALWAYS got a tea towel over it!!!! I just make sure it's not covering the vents when it's actually in use!!! working well for me still, if I take the towel off, the black baby still looks immaculate!

acriu55
06-05-2009, 02:23 PM
my ps3 is bout a year and a half old, covered in dust and not looked after well. still runs like a dream lol....for now anyways

kobeson
06-05-2009, 02:27 PM
acriu - that sounds like my 40gb... fingers crossed yours doesn't just die on you like mine did mate!

chiips - I'm gonna do that with mine from now on too, cheers :)

(PS - I forgot how shiny they are when brand new, my new 80gb is sexy as!)

acriu55
06-05-2009, 02:36 PM
haha i hope not! but wouldnt surprise me considering the condition it is in. but i learnt a lesson from my ps2 in that you should only pause your game if you have to and only for very short periods of time. i destroyed two ps2 lasers by pausing games to long (going away for 3 days with a game on pause isnt a smart move btw lol) so i rarely pause on my ps3. hopefully that can extend the life of it

GraphicX
06-05-2009, 02:49 PM
i put a vote in for shingl_back, his 40 gig died in warranty, no idea what the problem was.

Smajs
06-05-2009, 02:53 PM
60GB laser died last july, had it for 16 months, was playing COD4......although i think my flatmates use of a regular DVD lens cleaner disc contributed immensely to it's demise.....i also had some HDD freezes & reformat issues until i bought a 500GB & 250 GB back up......i vacuum it twice a week.

Miney
06-05-2009, 04:35 PM
Where's the "i am a lucky prick and my PS3 hasn't died..........yet" option?

SnEaKs91
06-05-2009, 05:00 PM
Ok.
So i got off the phone from sony just then.
They said the console is screwed, they want $380 to get it fixed and they wont change what the cover looks like just all shit inside.
They said if they cant fix the problem and it wont work, they'll give my money back and give me a new free console.
So im choosing to buy a new console, the 40GB is obvisouly fucked so no point dealing with old Technology.
So got two questions, whats the better console 60GB or 80GB. and if i do get a new console can i still use SnEaKs91 via the Exsisting Account setup?

mitch-bro
06-05-2009, 05:32 PM
Yeah you will still be able to use SnEaKs91 and have all your stats n shit ...

AStiffBreeze
06-05-2009, 05:49 PM
This thread was a great idea Kobes.

The next step (once this poll is finished) is to run one asking what type of console people own, so we can get some idea of which are most prone to failure given how many of them are owned by AUFers.

@smajs: you say you vacuum your PS3- you mean through the vents? Is it in a really dusty environment?

@sneaks: you just need to know your login (email address) and password and you will be sweet.

YNWA01
06-05-2009, 05:55 PM
Can you still get 60GB Sneaks? I thought they were discontinued?

SnEaKs91
06-05-2009, 06:00 PM
Im not sure mate.
If so then im getting the 80GB console.

wiki_wiki_87
06-05-2009, 06:04 PM
i have an el cheapo 40 gig, and im just waiting for it to shit itself. hopefully i can get a good deal for a trade in.

jdFRANK
06-05-2009, 06:23 PM
haha i hope not! but wouldnt surprise me considering the condition it is in. but i learnt a lesson from my ps2 in that you should only pause your game if you have to and only for very short periods of time. i destroyed two ps2 lasers by pausing games to long (going away for 3 days with a game on pause isnt a smart move btw lol) so i rarely pause on my ps3. hopefully that can extend the life of it

An ex-housemate and I decided to take turns racing on the ps2 Group 1 Jockey and see if we could win the rookie championship! Only problem was we didn't have a memory card so we just kept the ps2 running for a month. Going into the last race of the season I had to win to catch up and then it would come down to percentage, which I think we were doing pretty well on. I won the race and waiting for the screen to come up that would declare us the winner! That's when the ps2 died...

wiki_wiki_87
06-05-2009, 06:30 PM
Ha ha that truly sucks. I was playing gauntlet legends on 64, my mate and i played for about 16 hours and our players where ranked up to the max. whe were about to turn it off when his little bro comes in to see how the game was going. when he walked past, his foot caught the chord pulling the console and making it freeze. i nearly choked him with the chord i was so pissed. i've never played that game again.

Group 1 jockey??? was that any good. don't think i've seen a horse racing game before

reflexionkiller
06-05-2009, 07:52 PM
gauntlet legends was an awesome game back in the day

petulant_possum
06-05-2009, 07:58 PM
i remember g1 jockey it was a mad game you can get games now but i havent found a good one yet

Miney
06-05-2009, 08:12 PM
Ok.
So i got off the phone from sony just then.
They said the console is screwed, they want $380 to get it fixed and they wont change what the cover looks like just all shit inside.
They said if they cant fix the problem and it wont work, they'll give my money back and give me a new free console.
So im choosing to buy a new console, the 40GB is obvisouly fucked so no point dealing with old Technology.
So got two questions, whats the better console 60GB or 80GB. and if i do get a new console can i still use SnEaKs91 via the Exsisting Account setup?

Really depends on how much shit you save on your Harddrive mate. At the end of the day, there is not a lot of difference in hardware between the 60GB and 80GB (if any), so either one will be a safe purchase. Whichever one is easiest to get providing you have the funds for the 80GB.

Enjoy!

kobeson
06-05-2009, 08:34 PM
like mentioned, the 60gb is not available anymore - it is 80gb for $700 or 40gb for under $500 in some places I am pretty sure...

Chiips
06-05-2009, 09:23 PM
Wow... so amongst us there's already 11 PS3s which have carked it ::(

There isn't much difference between 40gig and 80gig models?? I might have read somewhere the 80gig might have a slightly different, more compact chip in it?? could be wrong though. The 60gig is backward compatible (can play PS2 inaddition to PS1 games), they're rare and more expensive.

If no differnece between the 2, just get the 40gig model and change hard disc for all your porn. Didn't someone say you can trade in a busted PS3 somewhere :P

Miney
06-05-2009, 09:28 PM
I'll steal Rigs's if you want and sell a 'rare' 60GB for about $1.2mil. Deal Sneaks?

Chiips
06-05-2009, 09:28 PM
Just swap it with Sneaks busted one... Rigs won't know :D he'll think HIS PS3 busted

afin93
07-05-2009, 06:37 PM
fuck sony was soo bad when mine broke

SnEaKs91
07-05-2009, 06:47 PM
Ill be getting the 80GB console sometime maybe next week or the week after ( most likley next week if im not working sataday ) so yea.
Should be back soon but yea, considering on what to do with my old console. I think i may smash it and post some snap shots up

kobeson
07-05-2009, 07:00 PM
:cough:ebgames:cough:

SnEaKs91
07-05-2009, 07:04 PM
I have to go to EB to get the extended warranty anyway

kobeson
07-05-2009, 07:08 PM
if possible, go to Dick Smith or somewhere else - I got 4 years extended at Dick Smith... if you have to buy from eb, they can give you 1 year extended, which is better than nothing still, but see how you go.

I'm feelin for ya mate, I was in your shoes last week... would rather do without the expense of 2 PS3s...

SnEaKs91
07-05-2009, 07:12 PM
Dick smitch aye. hmmm might check it out then.
Do you have to pay for extended warranty or not?

yea i no what u mean, ill prob smash the other one, its not working so no point havin it i guess

kobeson
07-05-2009, 07:18 PM
yeah, you gotta pay for the extended...

at ebgames 1 year extended is about $80 I think and I got 4 years extended for $130...

I noticed DS have a PS3 80gb with KZ for about $680 atm...

SnEaKs91
07-05-2009, 07:47 PM
Yea i just checked out the Dick Smitch website. Both Dicksmith and JB are selling 80GB consoles for 680 or 690. and EB are for 700 so not a huge price range i guess.
Ill just buy from who ever sells the longest warrenty.

reflexionkiller
07-05-2009, 07:55 PM
i ended up buying my replacement from eb games, i traded killzone and cod4 which came with it back in at time of purchase so only ened up paying $400 and something for it. fuck paying $700 or so

SnEaKs91
07-05-2009, 07:59 PM
Wow didnt think EB where capable of doing deals like that lol.
Ill see what kind of deals i can get and see how cheap i can get it

kobeson
07-05-2009, 08:04 PM
DS and Harvey offer 4 years extended, JB do 2 I think, and EB do only 1

am pretty sure that's right, I checked them all last week :)

SnEaKs91
07-05-2009, 08:15 PM
Aww cheers for that mate.
Next weekend ill go down and sus them all out, see what i can get for the best value

kobeson
07-05-2009, 08:28 PM
yeah, make sure you're well and truly covered this time - I didn't wanna make the same mistake of not extending the warranty twice...

Snickersma
07-05-2009, 11:43 PM
DS and Harvey offer 4 years extended, JB do 2 I think, and EB do only 1

am pretty sure that's right, I checked them all last week :)

Im pretty sure mine was from Harveys and I paid about 140 for another 2 years... so mine would have about 13-14 months left! ... bet it breaks down though eventually - its been flogged a fair bit! :eek:

afin93
08-05-2009, 06:45 AM
yeh mine broke after about 10 months
the fucking blu ray drive

HIT32MAN
08-05-2009, 02:47 PM
my 60g launch ps3 died about 3months ago i think it overheated i left it off for two days and it wouldn't start at all

Chiips
08-05-2009, 03:53 PM
Has anyone attempted to replace the Blu Ray drive themselves??? Does it work? there are quite a few youtube videos with instructions.

robjblair
08-05-2009, 03:59 PM
The 80g appears on the outside to be the same as the 40g and I think the 60g is discontinued. Trade the broken console in at eb and get a new one.

Your username is stored on the playstation network I think so you won't loose your username, you just need to download the update to 2.70 and the map pack for cod4. You might loose your setups for the game but I think that should be it.

Sony told me the cost is $315 to fix. Are there different prices to fix these consoles????

SnEaKs91
08-05-2009, 04:09 PM
Might be depending on how seriuos the problem is i guess.
All i no is that i wasnt paying 415$ fuckin bucks to get it fixed and EB said they w0ouldnt trade it if it wanst in working condition

robjblair
08-05-2009, 04:41 PM
Eb didn''t test console and the trade in value was $320. Traded a few games, still got $55 for w@w and ended up paying $280 for a new console with a 2 yr warranty, $35 cheaper than getting the old one fixed.
Hit the eb store when they are busy and when there is only one sales rep on, as tehy won't have the time to set up and test.
Can you format the hard drive and factory reset the console at all sneaks, if so do this and see if the console will atleast start up and play a game.

SnEaKs91
08-05-2009, 04:52 PM
The console wont turn on at all mate, no power, no anythinig.
COD4s still stick in there but fuck it that can stay in there.

robjblair
08-05-2009, 05:32 PM
Walked past disk smiths the other day and noticed a 40 gig in the window for $590 odd. Save yourself 100 bucks get this with the extended warranty and when it breaks take it back and get an 80gig.

Sucks about your 2 day old cod4 disk.

SnEaKs91
08-05-2009, 05:39 PM
or i could just get an 80gig instead of fucking around taking things back and forworth.
Yea, to bad cod4 is shit.
Glad i still got my socom and cod5, if socom was in there sledge hammer would of been used a while ago

Chiips
08-05-2009, 08:24 PM
socom is cheap to buy, you might end up paying more for the sledgehammer!

SnEaKs91
08-05-2009, 08:26 PM
Oh ive still got socom mate. wouldnt trade that for anything and i have a sledge hammer, which ill share with the ps3 soon lol.

Chiips
08-05-2009, 08:30 PM
well, hope you pick up a good deal soon.... from the Socom thread, looks like there's only 2 regular AUF players playing it, so we more numbers. Especially with clan ladders coming out later this month, we need a TEAM!!

SnEaKs91
08-05-2009, 08:34 PM
Fucck. any news on patch 1.50 mate?
I should have my ps3 next week for sure unless i have to work, if im not working ill be on next sataday night

Chiips
09-05-2009, 09:50 AM
1.50 patch Should be released late May Sneaks. There is also confirmed DLC sometime after this patch

SnEaKs91
09-05-2009, 12:11 PM
Yea i heard about the DLC. pisses me off that amercians allready have a DLC.
Should have a ps3 buy the time this patch comes out.... hopefully