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Discussion in 'Playstation Consoles' started by SensesFail, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. SensesFail

    SensesFail WiiChat Member

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    my ps3's blu-ray drive broke today and those criminals want 150 plus shipping and tax to fix the damn problem. i'd just buy a new ps3 and get a freakin warrenty before i pay that much for a repair.

    it really pisses me off cause a lot of people have this problem lately and it's dominant in the 40gb models. my drive hasnt even seen that much use, i usually play downloaded games and movies on it and game on my 360. FML
     
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  2. Gikoku Harakami

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    ... You're going to get a brand new PS3 for under $200?

    I feel your pain though, It's pretty ridiculous since Microsoft & Nintendo will repair broken consoles for free.

    I was looking to get a used 80GB BC PS3 in a few weeks from eBay, but I'm still unsure.
     
  3. Skippy

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    How old was it?
     
  4. SensesFail

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    no what i meant was if im going to pay that much to repair it i'll just fork over the extra 100 bucks and get a brand new one (just as long as its not an ugly ass slim model)

    it was about 2 years old. bought it late 2007.
     
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    Emmure Total Domination!

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    Personally I dont like PS3 or 360, im more of a Wii person haha!
     
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    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    I hade the same issue with my 360. Its Hintsink was fucked so it kept overheating and its warranty was about 9 months gone, so I sold it to gamestop and bought a PS3 for Uncharted 2 and Demons Souls, among other exclusives, and I'ma get a new elite with the only two games I played on it for Xmas.
     
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    Ouch! Sorry to hear Senses; luckily, my launch day 60GB PS3 hasn't had any problems... Yet.
     
  8. SensesFail

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    60gbs r the ****! wish i could get my hands on one of those for a decent price. i have a feeling since im waiting til after xmas to buy a ps3 im going to be stuck with a 120gb... and i REALLY dont want that, its ****ing ugly. but what r u gonna do? before i buy a new one though, im going to see if i can get my hands on a fair priced blu-ray drive and put it in myself i have some console modding/repairing experience, but its all 360. hopefully youtube can guide me on taking it apart, i can handle it from there tho.
     
  9. Gikoku Harakami

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    What was your previous model? the original 80GB?
     
  10. SensesFail

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    nope it was the 40gb, apparently those are the most defective models.
     
  11. Hoser1358

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    hmm all of my friends with a ps3 had problems but they either got there's repaired for free or traded it in for a slim.
    ps3 slim doesnt have as many problems and some of my friends have never had problems with a slim
     
  12. SensesFail

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    yeah i just hate the way they look! ugly! but i'm leaving for basic training in 4 months i'm not going to bother replacing my PS3 just yet. after basic i'll consider it.. if i even have time to game.
     
  13. DBloke

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    Long shot but

    What about buying a second hand one?
     
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    Yeah my 60gb is still doing alright. Hope I didn't jinx it.
     
  15. Hoser1358

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    lol you should really get a ps3 slim instead. if you got warranty they'll allow you to replace it. you shouldnt really care how the look. it still works the same with a few minor changes.
    you really shouldnt have to pay to ship it to sony. my friends didn't . how many gb is yours? my friend only had small problems with a 40gb
     
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    death of consoles :(

    hey there peoples, i'm just writing because i've had 2 Xbox 360s die as well as a 60GB Playstation 3 and the only one that seems to hold it's own is the Nintendo Wii. I'm considering getting a 250GB Playstation 3 to replace the one that died but i'm not too sure about it. I didn't know that you had to pay to get the PS3 repaired which kind of sucks :( by the way, my Xbox 360 gamertag is YourLocalZombie :)
     
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    Yea, I'm in the same boat you are. I'm not gonna give them 150 dollars for a system that I payed 600 on. It just isn't gonna happen. Sony has the WORST customer support service that I've ever seen/heard.

    Microsoft HAS to fix peoples systems for free, they break too often for them not too. The 360 is a nice system, but it's very cheap when it comes to parts. They cut some corners inside and Microsoft knows it. Thus having free repair.

    Sony won't be getting 150 outta me. I'm just gonna get another one later down the road, and swap my 60 gig hard drive with what ever it has. I'll just use the one it comes with as a back up.
     
  18. n4kid

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    If you get a new one, I'd suggest taking some out some insurance on it. Here in the UK, I got insurance for my PS3 at £30 for two years cover.
     

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