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    PS3 won't turn on

    OH was playing COD online & the screen just froze it beeped & the red light came on. Now it won't turn on & the disc is stuck inside.

    When you press the on button it just flashes green then goes to red & it beeps 3 times. Booklet is useless it, it just says it's overheated & to leave it to cool but this happen last night & it was left unplugged all night & it's still doing the same now.

    It's way out of warranty, any easy fix or is it repair job for an expert?

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    this happened to mine i just unplugged from the mains left for 10 mins and it came back on:-D

    Original Poster

    macca53;7031078

    this happened to mine i just unplugged from the mains left for 10 mins … this happened to mine i just unplugged from the mains left for 10 mins and it came back on:-D



    It's been off all night now & still won't start up this mornin

    I would say unplug it and leave it in a cool place for about 45mins-1 hour

    also try powering on va the eject button insted of the power button if nothing else my eject the disc

    that was suppose to say may not my

    r.i.p

    Hoover the vents and try an hour later.

    Original Poster

    thanks for all of the suggestions, already tried all of those nothing worked.

    We have now took it apart & have managed to get the disc out of the drive but we are still left with a dead PS3, do we have any options with Sony regarding repair or is it a case of buying a new one?

    lyzzys321;7032200

    thanks for all of the suggestions, already tried all of those nothing … thanks for all of the suggestions, already tried all of those nothing worked. We have now took it apart & have managed to get the disc out of the drive but we are still left with a dead PS3, do we have any options with Sony regarding repair or is it a case of buying a new one?



    sony may fix it they had to do ours but as its out of warrenty they charge to fix it, we have had nothing but problems with ours since getting it back from them, been sent off twice and broke within a few months. they finally replaced it with a new one yesterday

    Original Poster

    pinky89;7032238

    sony may fix it they had to do ours but as its out of warrenty they … sony may fix it they had to do ours but as its out of warrenty they charge to fix it, we have had nothing but problems with ours since getting it back from them, been sent off twice and broke within a few months. they finally replaced it with a new one yesterday



    Do they quote a price before you send it off or once they have looked at it?

    lyzzys321;7032268

    Do they quote a price before you send it off or once they have looked at … Do they quote a price before you send it off or once they have looked at it?



    before i think, for ours it was a blue ray fault and it wasnt cheap may be better getting a new one with full guarentee

    Original Poster

    pinky89;7032298

    before i think, for ours it was a blue ray fault and it wasnt cheap may … before i think, for ours it was a blue ray fault and it wasnt cheap may be better getting a new one with full guarentee



    Yeah you may be right, don't think OH can wait a week or more anyway, he needs to play COD now!

    Could always look at getting this repaired later for our son to use or even seeing if anyone wants to buy it for spare parts.

    I've had two replacements from Sony. Both lasted roughly the same duration, 10 months. The second time Sony fixed it even though it was 8 months out of Warranty. Both similar faults, failure to play discs.

    So basically I would try Sony to see if they will fix it for free although they might be a bit funny if you have opened it.
    other than that I would try fixing it yourself although do this at your own risk!, there are youtube videos about this fault although obviously it may not be the same. I would certainly do this with the intention that you were going to purchase another one anyway.

    Also my friends broke after a replacement? Their replacements don't seem to be any good?

    Original Poster

    That doesn't sound very good about refurbished ones via Sony, I think it's going to be a new one then :roll:

    I did find several things on youtube about how to fix it but it's way beyond us, it even featured on watchdog as well, they had a van parked outside Sony HQ in London fixing them for people :w00t:

    Don't suppose anyone wants to buy a YLOD PS3 for spares & repairs do they?

    How old is the console?
    Where did you purchase it?

    Original Poster

    thesaint;7035411

    How old is the console?Where did you purchase it?



    Not sure exactly but I'd guess about 2 & a half years old got it from Gamestation

    lyzzys321;7035458

    Not sure exactly but I'd guess about 2 & a half years old got it from … Not sure exactly but I'd guess about 2 & a half years old got it from Gamestation



    If you bought it new, have a read of the "Sale Of Goods Act", and take it back for a repair/replacement.

    At worst, they'll tell you "No dice".

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    thesaint;7035490

    If you bought it new, have a read of the "Sale Of Goods Act", and take it … If you bought it new, have a read of the "Sale Of Goods Act", and take it back for a repair/replacement.At worst, they'll tell you "No dice".




    Not sure I'd have the guts to walk into the shop & do that, I'd be too :oops: if they said "No"

    lyzzys321;7035545

    Not sure I'd have the guts to walk into the shop & do that, I'd be too … Not sure I'd have the guts to walk into the shop & do that, I'd be too :oops: if they said "No"



    "Guts"? it's your right to do so.

    thesaint;7035561

    "Guts"? it's your right to do so.



    Not if he/she has opened the console :thumbsup:

    Met-Cast;7035594

    Not if he/she has opened the console :thumbsup:



    Can't see that part in the S.O.G.A, can you point it out?

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    Met-Cast;7033691

    Also my friends broke after a replacement? Their replacements don't seem … Also my friends broke after a replacement? Their replacements don't seem to be any good?



    Probably refurbs or cheaply repaired ones

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    thesaint;7035561

    "Guts"? it's your right to do so.



    i think youll find retailers are well voiced in their responses to the soga.......

    get an engineers report and prove its an inherrent fault is now the scripted reply

    thesaint;7035657

    Can't see that part in the S.O.G.A, can you point it out?


    So now the warranty stickers gone...

    Prove they havent caused the damage themselves internally:roll:?

    Now their word against the retailers.

    t0mm;7035764

    So now the warranty stickers gone...Prove they havent caused the damage … So now the warranty stickers gone...Prove they havent caused the damage themselves internally:roll:?Now their word against the retailers.



    I believe the OP, would a judge?

    thesaint;7035787

    I believe the OP, would a judge?


    who knows? someone with little experience with electricals could easily cause some damage.

    A sticker saying DO NOT REMOVE isn't there for novelty.

    t0mm;7035837

    who knows? someone with little experience with electricals could easily … who knows? someone with little experience with electricals could easily cause some damage.



    Well done, but why were they opening it?

    t0mm;7035837

    A sticker saying DO NOT REMOVE isn't there for novelty.



    Does this sticker have any standing in British law?

    thesaint;7035888

    Well done, but why were they opening it?Does this sticker have any … Well done, but why were they opening it?Does this sticker have any standing in British law?


    Don't think you can patronise me Bruce.

    They still didn't need to open it, when fixed the disc would be returned.

    t0mm;7036008

    They still didn't need to open it, when fixed the disc would be returned.



    But...who would fix it? I thought you were saying that they wouldn't touch it? :?

    Original Poster

    OMG didn't mean to cause an argument!

    The warranty sticker is still there but it is obvious that it's been removed that's why I wouldn't go back to the shop with it.

    The reason we opened it is because the COD disc was stuck inside & all the OH was bothered about, was getting the disc out so that he could play it again, there was no way he was sending it anywhere for repair with the disc still in it, he has been wanting to get a Slim anyway, so now he has the perfect excuse to go & buy one.

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