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    Faulty ps3 * your input needed*

    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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    I say get it fixed at your local repair shop.

    or you can even try it yourself

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    the red light of death is standby lol

    get it fixed

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    fix it yourself for 20 quid and 2 hours of time :thumbsup:
    its easy btw

    at £130, you might as well add more and get the new 40nm cell/rsx machines which are coming out soon.

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    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.

    I do not want to sell it as broke as ive seen them go recently for as … 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.

    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.

    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. squidoo.com/rep…ps3
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