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DEAD PS3! FROZE & now it won't start up! Have the 60GB model (since launch) Was in the middle of installing a new video streaming app then the graphics went distorted and froze! reminded me of the xbox 360's 3 ring problem I had! Couldn't turn it off with the front on/off switch so had to switch the main power off. Waited a min then powered it back on, get the beep, green light, fans run strong then like shuts off with small fan still spinning inside? can feel a lot of heat coming out of the vents and i'm getting no picture display on the tv through hdmi. I can't power on with the control pad either, lost sync? Tried reseting the display settings by holding down the front on/off switch, get the second beep but still no display. Called Sony and tech guy ran me through the reseting method of the display settings but again nothing. A$315 to send in for repair inc parts/labour + 3 months warranty Tried googling to see if it's a common problem but haven't really found a case similar to mine. I was thinking since it's out of warranty, should i open it up myself and try to fix it? not that i know what to do! lol I'm upset because I feel like if things these days arn't designed to last! Anyone have ideas?

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Iv got a broken ps3 but mine is the laser in the blueray play if you want i will bye your broken ps3 from you my number just incase you do want to sell 07786132052 plz note if you do ring and its not on it will be as i am at work thanks

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