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Faulty ps3 * your input needed*

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
my 60GB ps3 recently came down with a case of the red light death and sadly its out of warranty :(
So i have a few options and would like your input as to which i should do

1. replacement 60GB via sony for £130.00
2. 160GB refurb also from sony for £130.00
3. get it fixed down at my local repair shop for £70.00

I do not want to sell it as broke as ive seen them go recently for as little as £40.00

any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
I say get it fixed at your local repair shop.

or you can even try it yourself

http://www.squidoo.com/ps3-repair
#2
the red light of death is standby lol
#3
get it fixed
banned#4
fix it yourself for 20 quid and 2 hours of time :thumbsup:
its easy btw
#5
at £130, you might as well add more and get the new 40nm cell/rsx machines which are coming out soon.
banned#6
Sony should be offering a better warranty scheme for this issue (YLOD is it, not sure what the red light issue is mentioned in OP). Shocking way to treat loyal customers.
#7

I do not want to sell it as broke as ive seen them go recently for as little as £40.00


To be honest its your best bet.

Pay £130 and you have a phat 60gb refurb
Pay £130 and you have a phat 160gb refurb (not sure on this option - you sure its a refurb?)

or

Sell it and add £150ish and get a brand new 120gb slim, with 12 month warranty

For £20 more you are getting a hell of a lot of a better console, brand new and under warranty- they are also much less likely to YLOD in future. From what I can make out any fix will not fix it for good, ie the problem will reoccur. At which point you will be asked to cough up another £130 no doubt.
#8
This happened to me twice, i rang them up and complained!

Basically said that i have had multiple breaks and that Sony shouldn't have faulty products etc, they sent my call to the manager who said they will repair it free of charge!

Definately worth a punt.
#9
I say learn how to fix it yourself. There is a great guide on my page that is worth checking out. It may give you an idea on how to fix it on your ow hop it can help. http://www.squidoo.com/repairyourps3

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