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PS3 60gb Warranty (discontinued)

Ok, my cousin bought a ps3 and he even bought a warranty with best buy and its still good, i have the ps3 now, i was wondering what would happen if it breaks or stops working? how can best buy replace the console if the don't sell it anymore? or what it gonna happen?

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They will substitute with an equal value ps3 or order a refurb and trade ya! IF YOU have any broken ones let me know ill buy em!

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Flashing red light and ps3 will not turn on


hey there you have the red light of death

When your Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take, I will go through each one now so you know what to do.

Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

Sony Contacts right here

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When your suffering problems with the PS3 its often easy enough to fix it at home with a good ps3 repair guide. There famous for fixing major problems found below:

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I really hope I have enlightened you and you do what is needed to fix your problems with the PS3 and get back to gaming soon as possible

Please leave any comments if you need any further assistance

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Apr 12, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I bought our playstation 3 in December of 09 and it just started messing up. It doesn't acknowledge that there is a disk in the system. It doesn't even display and error message.


it has a 1 year warranty--it sounds like a bad laser--call 1800 222 sony for service --dont void the warranty by opening it sony has a really good warranty program--

Sep 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Was browsing internet via ps3 an it just went off!! tried to switch it back on, the green light came on for second then changed to a yellow colour then went off again but the red light just kept blinking,...


Hello, unfortunately this is called YLOD (yellow led of death) it is reported to happens on phatty PS3. There are few guides online with DIY methods to get rid of it, but you must have good soldering skills and understand that you might compromise your console even more. If you don't have the above mentioned skill, then the best and safest solution for YLOD is to call Sony support. If you still have warranty coverage, the fix will be for free, if you're out of warranty then they usually ask about 120/140 USD, but they'll give a 3 months warranty. Good luck anyways Peter

Aug 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have the same beep beep problem when trying to turn on


Hi,

Your best option is to save yourself some money. I had a friend who's PS3 gave them the yellow light, then 3 beeps and just blinked red. I found a vid on youtube that shows you to fix it. It worked for the very first time. However, you will need to "void" your warranty on your PS3, also you will need to purchase equipment (heat guns, tools, thermal compound). Check out the video first to get a feel as to what you will need to do and see if you even wanna go down that road.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU

If not, you can sell it on Ebay (people are paying about $150-$200 for a broken system, you can then use that money to buy yourself a Xbox or something. Good luck in whatever you choose and let me know if you need anything else.

Aug 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 put up a error code 8001002B when I put a game in


you are going to have to go to System Settings and Restore PS3, this will delete everything but it will start you out fresh and brand new like when you boght your ps3.

Nov 23, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read aney discs


This is a dirty or bad bluray drive which seems to be the same as the 3 rings of death for the 360..
Buy a cd laser cleaner and try that if it does not work your laser diode is bad and a new laser is 50$ via ebay.. if you dont want to get to technical then you can buy a drive for 120ish and switch them out.

Sony will charge 150$ + to fix it other then that there is no way around it.. and I believe you need a proof of purchase to get the warranty. I really hope the cd cleaner works but if not then your stuck...

You can sell it on ebay and if its a 60gb you can get about 200 for it... then buy a like new 40gb ps3 for 300ish I have seen just consoles sell at 290 incl shipping. Best of luck!
If you are happy please feel free to rate me THANKS!

Jul 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation3 freezing up


yes of course that sound like a heat problem your warranty will cover that ok mate

May 04, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wii is making me think ps3


if you had 2 year warranty at bestbuy your should have just brought it there for a new one, and even the refund for wii would not able you to get a PS3 they are unreasonably over priced and they're prices hardly go down at all, the reviews haven't been that great and alot of sony products (PS1, PS2, and PS3) breakdown like your wii if you are ditching your wii I would suggest a Xbox 360

Mar 10, 2008 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Will not power up


hi the problem sounds like the unit has overheated this is common problem with ps3 i see alot of these problems all the time sometimes you can be lucky and just replace the power relay transformer inside the ps3 but most the time its the whole board that needs replacing.
The best thing to do is check your warranty and get it repaired this way as getting it repaired would cost as much as a new ps3 also its not a repair you can do yourself as you might need the software reinstalling as after they overheat it usually corrupts the data on it.
How old is the ps3 the only other option you have got is buy a damaged one off an auction site but buy one that lights up but dont come on then you might be able to make one out of the two.
I have been buying ps3 that dont work for next to nothing but i had to buy 8 or 9 before i could get one to work by swapping parts.
Let me know what you want to do check your warranty as this is common fault they might even repair it if warranty has run out it has been known if its common fault

Jan 21, 2008 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Looking at PS3


Hi Rookie Buyer,

 

I am an Experianced Ebay Membr and have bought many Video Game Consoles from ebay. Now I also run a Video Game Console Service called the Playstation Clinic. The problems i have repaired so far on PS3 consoles have only been bad solder joints.  Now, not many peiople are sending their PS3 systems to aftermarket repair services. Sony is still good about servicing the PS3.  If you buy it from Ebay, you will not have a store receipt. And in turn the chance that Sony will honor the warranty, is very deminished.

I do not like buying from stores that cannot tell me details of what is wrong, your taking a big chance here.

Your best to get a Used PS3 on Ebay from a individual with high Feedback score percentage above 98%, and a count around 50 to 400. Also inside the USA. China does not package stuff very well. They ship fast, but they will send you a crytal glass in a paper bag and not even mark it fragile.

 

Oct 08, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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