Found 19th Jul 2009
My 40GB PS3 has once again broken! this is my 3rd PS3 already. It's really annoying but now i am out of warrenty! Sony said they want £99 to repair it, it works and turns on fine but it doesn't read any of my games or DVD's.

I saw this deal which looked quite good, then i would get a brand new 80GB console rather than the refurbished ones sony keep sending me.

Sony Playstation 3 PS3 Terminator pack (salvation game+bluray), free chart game (infamous/ghostbusters), Prototype & HDMI £289.99 delivered @ Amazon

Anybody know how much i would get for my faulty PS3 ? And what is the best thing to do! I'm soo stuck! Please help. Thanks

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my advice get a 360, there better :whistling::p

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wrong section!

OP - what on earth are you doing to them to have 3 faulty PS3s? If this was the 2nd refurbished unit you've had for the same fault, I'd contact them and ask for a replacement. Their 1 year warranty doesn't hold any water in the EU, which gives you up to 6 years for faulty electrical goods.

360's have a much higher failure rate!!!

Your refurbished console, when did you get it?
Because I think they have 3 months warranty on them............

tis a pity they withdrew continuous play, that would've been a much easier way to get it replaced gratis!

Xb0xGuru;5790536

OP - what on earth are you doing to them to have 3 faulty PS3s? If this … OP - what on earth are you doing to them to have 3 faulty PS3s? If this was the 2nd refurbished unit you've had for the same fault, I'd contact them and ask for a replacement. Their 1 year warranty doesn't hold any water in the EU, which gives you up to 6 years for faulty electrical goods.



Try telling the retailers that! only way to enforce things like that ends up being the courts and who wants the hassle or has the time?!
Not to say don't try.... just a damning indictment of how i hate some companies and what they get away with! lol

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czar.nik;5790541

360's have a much higher failure rate!!!Your refurbished console, when … 360's have a much higher failure rate!!!Your refurbished console, when did you get it?Because I think they have 3 months warranty on them............tis a pity they withdrew continuous play, that would've been a much easier way to get it replaced gratis!


Thats why they withdrew it! :whistling:

Original Poster

september! not getting a 360, that's just silly!

I think it's because a lot of dust builds up easily in my room and gets in the hard drive!

Anyone know how much i could sell it for on here? Should i get the 80GB package?

what exactely is the fault?

Original Poster

It turns on fine and i can use the playstation store and everything like that, look at save data etc, but if i insert the a game or DVD disk into the PS3 it doesn't come up, the PS3 doesn't do anything and wont show the game up on the screen. I have restored the system and Sony say i have to repair it. It's so annoying because whenever it breaks Sony just give you a crappy PS3 which they fixed but to no good.

MattyyBoiiCFC;5790610

It turns on fine and i can use the playstation store and everything like … It turns on fine and i can use the playstation store and everything like that, look at save data etc, but if i insert the a game or DVD disk into the PS3 it doesn't come up, the PS3 doesn't do anything and wont show the game up on the screen. I have restored the system and Sony say i have to repair it. It's so annoying because whenever it breaks Sony just give you a crappy PS3 which they fixed but to no good.



sounds like the laser's gone.

why not just change the laser? they're like £50ish on ebay........

or do you know anyone who has a continuous play plan who'd be willing to claim for you?
(they're not console specific.....

Original Poster

is it easy to change the laser?

none of my mates have, maybe see if someone on here has?

My friend formatted his hard drive then it worked?

MattyyBoiiCFC;5790747

is it easy to change the laser?none of my mates have, maybe see if … is it easy to change the laser?none of my mates have, maybe see if someone on here has?



it seems easy enough from the tutorials i've seen....... never actually tried it though :s

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will give it a go mate, cheers.

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this has happened to me twice

the disc drive stopped reading discs luckily i was still in warranty, im on my third now so far so good think its made it a year now lol

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csiman;5790551

Thats why they withdrew it! :whistling:



have they stopped doing continous play?

Original Poster

format didnt work. look's like ill have to buy the lenser thing from ebay!

dj_urban;5790818

have they stopped doing continous play?



yeah they have. check the website....

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czar.nik;5790842

yeah they have. check the website....



that sucks, i only got another year of warranty with game left or 2 cant remember, sony are money grabbing suits

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have you tried cleaning the laser?

Original Poster

how do i do that mate?

worked it out with that deal at amazon.

all in all its £90 more but i would get a brand new PS3 ,80GB instead of a 40GB and a couple of games to play for a while.

Original Poster

might have to mate

Hi there

If you had not spoke to sony you could have joined the deal for service care on there site.
£5.99 a month take it out wait 4/6 weeks and claim.

Original Poster

man what do i do!!! i havn't got a clue lol! should i just buy a laser of ebay!

MattyyBoiiCFC;5791656

man what do i do!!! i havn't got a clue lol! should i just buy a laser of … man what do i do!!! i havn't got a clue lol! should i just buy a laser of ebay!



You'll need to know the exact laser that's currently in there, meaning you'll need to open it up to take a look. There are two kinds - make sure you get the right one!

Original Poster

got my mum on the phone to sony, she had a right go lol! they are passing me on to the supervisor

ive had my ps3 since they were released and had not an ounce of problems with it, are you lanching it around your room or something

Original Poster

RESULT! got my mum on the phone, they are repairing it tomorow free of charge!!

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massmail666;5800138

thats fantastic news mate, now stop throwing them about LOL :thumbsup:



hah yeah got lucky there ! if you need to borrow my mum just ask lol
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