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15 Nov 2009
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PS3 60G LAUNCH MODEL DIED ...CAN I ?

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my launch model just died flashing red light ,left it few hours still wont work,had just enough time to get my mw2 disc out.

want to know if i get a slim can i take my hdd out my old ps3 and put it in the slim.

phoned sony and they want £130 ,and all i get is a refurb and 3 month warrenty!!! NO WAY

Sorry but i paid £500 ,doesnt seem fair to me

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You can't, the PS3 will format any foreign HDD it doesn't recognise when you insert it.
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No. You'll have to back it up.
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skillian wrote:

my launch model just died flashing red light ,left it few hours still wont work,had just enough time to get my mw2 disc out.

want to know if i get a slim can i take my hdd out my old ps3 and put it in the slim.

phoned sony and they want £130 ,and all i get is a refurb and 3 month warrenty!!! NO WAY

Sorry but i paid £500 ,doesnt seem fair to me


As soon as you put your old HDD into your slim, it will ask to format it, meaning all data will be erased. Get a hairdryer and use it on the back of the PS3 for 20 minutes. Should make your PS3 work, but only for a few hours or days. A mate of mine has been using this fix for a couple of weeks now. When your PS3 works, get your saves on your USB stick, then get a slim. :Thumbs:

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same happened to me last week, day of MW2 release. i was gutted.

 

i too wont being sony £130 for a second refurb with 3 months warranty, would rather pay £180 for slim with 12 months warranty.

 

i was told by sony that if you put your HDD in any other PS3 (Slim or Fat) it will reformat the data, so you will lose your data.

 

I think Sony really need to think about these problems in future. Microsoft replaced my mates 360 when it broke out of warranty for free?! Sony should at least offer a discount for Slim's or offer to buy your PS3 YLOD console off you for parts.

 

I also held on the phone for 26 minutes then got off last week - wasnt impressed at all.

 

At least my PS2 which is 10 years old in February works - that was a launch model and out lived my PS3 - i now need ideas of how to keep my PS3 Slim cool

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skillian wrote:

my launch model just died flashing red light ,left it few hours still wont work,had just enough time to get my mw2 disc out.

want to know if i get a slim can i take my hdd out my old ps3 and put it in the slim.

phoned sony and they want £130 ,and all i get is a refurb and 3 month warrenty!!! NO WAY

Sorry but i paid £500 ,doesnt seem fair to me


You can send it away for a specialist repair at Console Wizard.

 

comes with a 3 month warranty and you get your machine back.

 

 

You can putvyour hard drive in the slim but it will want to reformat the HDD to work in the new system

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Try the hairdryer fix
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience!
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I think Sony really need to think about these problems in future. Microsoft replaced my mates 360 when it broke out of warranty for free?! Sony should at least offer a discount for Slim's or offer to buy your PS3 YLOD console off you for parts.

 



Microsoft did so as they admitted there was a common fault, and the failure rate was something like 56% iirc.

 

The PS3 (according to SCEE) has a failure rate of 0.5%, hence why they aren't doing free repairs.

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but surely if you spend £425 pound on something you expect it to last more than 3 years. if you HD LCD TV just stopped you would expect a replacement.

 

i know it is just bad luck but surely they should look into addressing this issue somehow.

 

by the time i get my slim next week - that would be £600 on just console's alone!! thats if my slim doesnt die before the PS4 comes out!

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but surely if you spend £425 pound on something you expect it to last more than 3 years. if you HD LCD TV just stopped you would expect a replacement.

 

i know it is just bad luck but surely they should look into addressing this issue somehow.

 

by the time i get my slim next week - that would be £600 on just console's alone!! thats if my slim doesnt die before the PS4 comes out!


Try writing a letter of complaint to SCE UK.

I did that and got a free refurb off them. It's worth a go :smileyhappy:
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