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 Post subject: WTD PS3 please
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:51 pm 
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so my PS3 has thrown in the towel and i'm on the hunt for a new one. Must be nearly new condition please. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Wow thats the 1st ps3 i have heard about dying :shock: Have you tried your local cash convertors? They usually have a few, especially round this time the doleys are skint and xmas pressies are cashed in :D


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poweredbypies wrote:
Wow thats the 1st ps3 i have heard about dying :shock: Have you tried your local cash convertors? They usually have a few, especially round this time the doleys are skint and xmas pressies are cashed in :D


Havent you heard of yellow line of death?


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poweredbypies wrote:
Wow thats the 1st ps3 i have heard about dying :shock: Have you tried your local cash convertors? They usually have a few, especially round this time the doleys are skint and xmas pressies are cashed in :D


well its not dead as it still powers up but it doesnt read any discs. i've done plenty of google searches and the consensus on this is that its the disc reader. Its well out of warranty but has lead a sheltered life so am a bit miffed. I took it to the local shop where the guy wanted £70 to fix it, took it to another shop and this guy told me its a very common problem as you can tell as soon as you start typing "ps3 not reading discs" into google. He was honest enough to tell me that he could fix it but once it goes it might work for a while but it could also go again 3 months down the line. Sony will do a trade in like for like for £110 but its the 40gb version i have and was thinking i wouldnt mind the 160gb or even 320gb slimline number :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Have heard of the yellow light of death and such but not personally known anyones go down. I have the 320gb slim but I prefer the look of the earlier chunky/gloss black ones. They just look so much nicer.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Do they still sell the 4gb ones? It may be a case of next best thing if not?

I would get hold of them and see if you can put in the extra etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:11 pm 
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poweredbypies wrote:
Have heard of the yellow light of death and such but not personally known anyones go down. I have the 320gb slim but I prefer the look of the earlier chunky/gloss black ones. They just look so much nicer.


Yeah ,
I had a launch model 60gb , it suffered Ylod after about 18 months of use

Managed to sell it on ebay and im sure the lad was able to repair it

But the first shiney ones are WAAYY better looking in my opinion 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:05 pm 
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I've 'reflowed' a few....all have worked fine afterwards....It's not that difficult when you find the youtbe cclips and print out the instructions!

Have a go.....what have you got to lose?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:11 pm 
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If it's just not reading it could be just the drive:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Playstation-3-blu-ray-disc-drive-40-60-gb-/150735284800?pt=UK_VG_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item231885ea40

A YLOD may reoccur in the future after it's been reflowed, would need to b reballed to be more permanent. Reballed with leaded solder would do the job proper.


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