PlayStation 3 ylod questions...

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Found 6th Mar 2010
I have a faulty ps3 has ylod, Its out of warrenty, was bought in November 2006 or 2007 don't remember.

Firstly i wanted to ask if i was to send my ps3 to sony for repairs how much it would be and if they repair it for me will all my data be still there?

If i was to sell this how much will it be worth?

If i keep this and buy a slim one how do i transfer my stuff e.g. save data etc...?

If you want to ask anything else please do.

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I think it's £130 I believe and i'm unsure about the data.

Not sure on the price, but i dont think you can copy it over, because of security.

Didnt you say you'd tried to fix it before, has the sticker been removed? don't think sony will touch it then..

If not, dont mention the age to them, tell them it was a gift. they might do it free of charge.

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t0mm;8030917

I think it's £130 I believe and i'm unsure about the data.Not sure on the … I think it's £130 I believe and i'm unsure about the data.Not sure on the price, but i dont think you can copy it over, because of security.Didnt you say you'd tried to fix it before, has the sticker been removed? don't think sony will touch it then..If not, dont mention the age to them, tell them it was a gift. they might do it free of charge.



Yes i did fix it last week, but the next day it happened again...i was on for like 2hrs then it just shut down, after 5mins i came back to take my mw2 disc out and it turned on fine. I turned it off and let it cool down for 2hrs then came back and it switched on normally this happened for something like 3 days and i was on yesterday and it shut down again and has been in my window to cool down since then and just tried about a hour ago and not turning on.:cry:

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Do you think i should try fix it again and this time get a cooling fan?

I would just sell it as faulty on the bay and put the cash towards a new one rather than wasting more money trying to repair

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boothy;8030982

I would just sell it as faulty on the bay and put the cash towards a new … I would just sell it as faulty on the bay and put the cash towards a new one rather than wasting more money trying to repair



Ive already wasted £35 so might aswell pay another £10 to get a fan cooler if that doesnt work then ill return the fan, i don't have ebay so cant sell there, don't want to sell here as i wont even get £50.

JaYy_dOg;8030972

Do you think i should try fix it again and this time get a cooling fan?




If it is overheating, are there still large clumps of fluff in the cooling vents or packed round hot microchips?

If there are "dust bunnies" then blow them out.

I resorted to using a hairdryer on max, lowest heat with the cool button pressed, to blow stuff out of my WII and it shifted some muck. Obviously never use a hairdryer if it can only blast out hot air.

The pressure you get is not as good as cans of compressed air, but you can spend pounds on cans of compressed air that are used to blow dust away from electronic circuits.

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mateypeeps;8031068

If it is overheating, are there still large clumps of fluff in the … If it is overheating, are there still large clumps of fluff in the cooling vents or packed round hot microchips?If there are "dust bunnies" then blow them out.I resorted to using a hairdryer on max, lowest heat with the cool button pressed, to blow stuff out of my WII and it shifted some muck. Obviously never use a hairdryer if it can only blast out hot air.The pressure you get is not as good as cans of compressed air, but you can spend pounds on cans of compressed air that are used to blow dust away from electronic circuits.



There was dust everywhere inside, so i used a vacuum to clean it.

If Sony fix it, your save data will still be there.
The problem is that Sony don't like to fix your console, and give it back, they prefer to simply swap it for a reconditioned one.

In your position, I would try and fix it again, and get your save data from it, put it on a new PS3 and get rid of your one as faulty/previously fixed.

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thesaint;8031402

If Sony fix it, your save data will still be there.The problem is that … If Sony fix it, your save data will still be there.The problem is that Sony don't like to fix your console, and give it back, they prefer to simply swap it for a reconditioned one.In your position, I would try and fix it again, and get your save data from it, put it on a new PS3 and get rid of your one as faulty/previously fixed.



Yeah thanks, ill repair this tonight and see if this turns on and then ill get a slim one for like £200 and transfer all data then sell this faulty one on ebay (i have a friend who might selll it or me)
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