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    After a little advice with a faulty ps3 60 gig

    I have been offered a sony ps3 60gig with a faulty blu ray drive (error reading discs) for £50 with all leads and a controller

    Has anyone had any experience repairing these, are they easy to do or would it be better to give it a miss.

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    I suppose you could try to get it replaced for free by Sony?

    hotukdeals.com/ite…ou/

    there was a few people that got this problem after they updated the new firmware 2.42 ,

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    Abvance;2757930

    I suppose you could try to get it replaced for free by … I suppose you could try to get it replaced for free by Sony?http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/138534/free-replacement-psp-or-ps3-for-you/



    Worth a shot but this is out of the 1 year warrenty

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    charlie2;2757939

    there was a few people that got this problem after they updated the new … there was a few people that got this problem after they updated the new firmware 2.42 ,



    read that also found the replacement parts for £35 dont know whether to get it or not

    do you reckon it might be possible to fix its self with a new firmware update? or is something broken?

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    charlie2;2757973

    do you reckon it might be possible to fix its self with a new firmware … do you reckon it might be possible to fix its self with a new firmware update? or is something broken?



    Not to sure, is it worth the £50 out lay to find out

    hi my cousin had this issue with his ps3 after updating it then got a replacement which had a different problem then got another which works fine all from sony so sony should know that that certain 60gbs have had issues with firmware 2.42 and even 2.40 so if u say to them just updated to 2.42 and discs stop reading and that the ps3 has been kept in good condition they may help you for free

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    rocko5000;2758013

    hi my cousin had this issue with his ps3 after updating it then got a … hi my cousin had this issue with his ps3 after updating it then got a replacement which had a different problem then got another which works fine all from sony so sony should know that that certain 60gbs have had issues with firmware 2.42 and even 2.40 so if u say to them just updated to 2.42 and discs stop reading and that the ps3 has been kept in good condition they may help you for free



    So might be well worth £50 then :thumbsup:

    well maybe if you can't fix it at a reasonable price, someone who has greater understanding of ps3's and nows how to fix it, might buy it of you for your cost price? it is a gamble

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    charlie2;2758060

    well maybe if you can't fix it at a reasonable price, someone who has … well maybe if you can't fix it at a reasonable price, someone who has greater understanding of ps3's and nows how to fix it, might buy it of you for your cost price? it is a gamble



    Just had a look on ebay and one has been bid uptp £117 with 1day 8 hours to go so might be worth it.

    has anyone had any expierience repairing these

    if you want to you can get someone to install the infectus chip to the ps3 as this allows you to downgrade the firmware on it but wouldn't do it until system is running again just try ring sony see what they say

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    rocko5000;2758106

    if you want to you can get someone to install the infectus chip to the … if you want to you can get someone to install the infectus chip to the ps3 as this allows you to downgrade the firmware on it but wouldn't do it until system is running again just try ring sony see what they say



    Going to go for it picking it up thursday

    (going to have fun opening it up) :thumbsup:

    Good luck with it :thumbsup:

    Good decision - I reckon it's well worth £50. Sounds like (a) you have a good chance of fixing it (b) you'll have fun trying, and (c) if it doesn't work you can sell it as broken on ebay and still make a profit!

    I second the good luck!

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    Liddle ol' me;2758274

    Good decision - I reckon it's well worth £50. Sounds like (a) you have a … Good decision - I reckon it's well worth £50. Sounds like (a) you have a good chance of fixing it (b) you'll have fun trying, and (c) if it doesn't work you can sell it as broken on ebay and still make a profit! I second the good luck!



    THX

    Cant wait :-D

    I love taking things apart to see how they work but didnt want to buy a ps3 at full price to do it so its a great chance for me

    For the love of god, don't take it apart!!

    If the warranty seal is still intact, contact Sony. Tell them that you believe you bought it 11 months ago, and it was working great until you downloaded the newest firmware.

    Only if Sony do not help at all, then do your worst with a hex-driver.

    These things are a nightmare to work on.

    Well worth £50 though

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    Heavertron;2758511

    For the love of god, don't take it apart!!If the warranty seal is still … For the love of god, don't take it apart!!If the warranty seal is still intact, contact Sony. Tell them that you believe you bought it 11 months ago, and it was working great until you downloaded the newest firmware.Only if Sony do not help at all, then do your worst with a hex-driver.These things are a nightmare to work on.Well worth £50 though



    But i want to take it to bits LOL (hex-driver ready and waiting)
    But i see where your coming from i was going to call sony anyway as i have done that several times with the psp's but as of lately sony are wanting proof of purchase on some of the older models grrrrrrrrr

    it cant be bad for 50 surely!.. hope you get it sorted! *jelous*
    someone will buy it if you dont i guess.

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    MissRoo;2758639

    it cant be bad for 50 surely!.. hope you get it sorted! *jelous*someone … it cant be bad for 50 surely!.. hope you get it sorted! *jelous*someone will buy it if you dont i guess.



    That’s what i was thinking when it was offered but just wanted to be sure and by the sounds of it i cant go wrong (touch wood)

    imortal;2758696

    That’s what i was thinking when it was offered but just wanted to be sure … That’s what i was thinking when it was offered but just wanted to be sure and by the sounds of it i cant go wrong (touch wood)


    I think there's always a way to fix stuff now :thumbsup: good buy (hehe)

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    MissRoo;2758721

    I think there's always a way to fix stuff now :thumbsup: good buy (hehe)



    Oh yes i think it might be a good buy
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