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I have PS3 that I believe was fried by a lightning strike. Is it fixable?

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  • joel christe Aug 28, 2008

    lightning struck and since then the green light comes on then turns red. nothing comes up on screen. but you can hear the fans running and stuff

  • joel christe Aug 28, 2008

    house got struck by lightning and when i go to turn on the ps3 now the light turns green and then red. nothing is shown up on the screen but u can hear the system running..

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NO ITS NOT NEEDS REPLACING OR IT COULD SCRATCH URE EXISTING GAMES U

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I tried connecting it but it touched a wire the whole house breakers went out now i try turning it on and the fan goes on and then shutsdown automatically


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Call SONY for repair @ 1-800-345-SONY

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Josh


It's fried! You can claim it on your homeowners/renters insurance in a situation like that!! Or you can sell it for parts on eBay and get up to $200 for it. Hope this helps. Good luck to you.

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