Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
If your PS3 is freezing up then you need to stop the heat build up internally and to do this you will need to get it repaired.
Now you can send it in and they will fix it for you that is the standard method however bear in mind that there will be a repair charge of $150 for the fix which is quite steep!
The other way that you can fix it is by using a good PS3 Repair guide.
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Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
I fix PS3's YLOD, which is caused by the machine heating and cooling many times causing the connections on the motherboard to crack and fail.
This only affects the Original Fat Ps3's and not the Slim PS3
The Repair is quite simple and involves heating the board with a heat gun to reflow the solder and re join the connections.
I did it to my own machine and it lasted 2 months, but because i left it on over night and when i woke up it had Yellow lighted again.
However my friends i fixed has lasted 6 months and still going
Pls be aware of the following,
- If you still have warranty sony will repair it for free
- If you are out of warranty you can still try get them to repair it for free and tell them their products should last longer than this especially given the amount you paid for it
There is a law called the sales of goods act, that says electonic devices of a high value should last a minimum of 6 YEARS
So you can take it back to the shop you bought it from, and either get a full refund, or a refund minus depreciation
So if you paid 300 for it and you have it 2 years, they would divide 300 by 24 months and deduct the months you have had it. I paid 350 for mine and got 200 back for it from argos. Thats after i had repaired it.
However its not fair because it should be the manufacturer who is out of pocket with this but unfortunately its the retailer who sold it to you who looses out
You can tell Sony on phone you will contact trading standards or ofcom whichever one it is
My mate pestered sony even though he was out of warranty and they gave him a refurbished one without paying the $150
I repeat sony are thiefs, they rip people off with game prices and then sell consoles that break after a year
I wish you luck in getting this resolved
Sony are cheeky beggars and make the consoles with the cheapest labour and parts. They only give you 1 year warranty as they know they will break, 80% of original PS3's have broken just after the warranty ran out.
Anyway you only had it 4 months so you can get a full replacement brand new one from sony
DO NOT EXCEPT A REPAIR OR REFURBISHED UNIT
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
This is a problem occurring in all the play station 3
consoles....... this is mainly because of some error in board .....as a result it leads
to the damage of ur PS3 ....................try to update your system ..........
if its working good then better download this Repair Guide for further information .........
click here to download repair guide
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