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25 Mar 2010
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Any way to tell how old a PS3 console is?

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I bought a 80gb PS3 from GameStation yesterday. As I was asking for one a guy was trading one in and said he only used it a handful of times. So as soon as he traded it in Gamestation checked it for me and sold me it. Plus the guy left God Of War 3 (no box) in the box the guy who served me said I can have it for free witch was nice of him.

 

Anyhow back to the point is there anyway I can tell how old the console is? It looks new not finger marks or scratches on it. I had a look at the serial sticker but no MF date on there.

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http://www.edepot.com/playstation3.html

here you go picture number 2

 

 

but not uptodate i see :|

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Nice find T-E-X  , so OP how old is your ps3 then ?

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MiSsY79 wrote:

Nice find T-E-X  , so OP how old is your ps3 then ?


 

thnx I bet its 8/2008 or close :P

 

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MiSsY79 wrote:

Nice find T-E-X  , so OP how old is your ps3 then ?


 

thnx I bet its 8/2008 or close :P

 


Your right mine is a CECHL04 model so it looks like its a 8/2008 console.

 

 

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He left GOW3 inside? wow its only been released. nice :)
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Yer I could not believe my luck. I mean the guy who served me at GameStation could of took it home and kept it for him self but no he said ill get you a display box for you and you can have it. I was chuffed as I was going to buy it anyhow.
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id be a little cautious with a 2nd hand PS3 phat console. sure its an 80GB version but the main reasons that people trade in a console like a PS3 phat is because its either been faulty and replaced/repaired, they are seeing signs of issues like lock up`s and crashes, or they are just sick of the PS3 console.

 

hopefully its a good console and serves you well be just be warned most people upgraded to the PSP slim to make sure they have a warranty if they get a fault and let some other mug looking for a cheap bargain get the old console thats prone to breaking.

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Errm, don't Game (and Gamestation) claim to check consoles over and refurbish them BEFORE they resell them on? As clearly they did nothing but pocket the money...
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Errm, don't Game (and Gamestation) claim to check consoles over and refurbish them BEFORE they resell them on? As clearly they did nothing but pocket the money...

 

Sorry if I did not mention it in my OP. But they did test it out but it was only a 10 minute test. But again am covered anyhow if anything goes wrong with it in the next few years I can take it back for a replacement/refund.

 

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haha nice suprise there for you with GoW3 :) , to the guy asking about game checking all models to see if the work etc, my mate traded in his to game for a slim when it had the YLOD and they still took it, not sure if it was then sent on to be refurbished or what, but they didnt test it when he took it in.
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joff81 wrote:

id be a little cautious with a 2nd hand PS3 phat console. sure its an 80GB version but the main reasons that people trade in a console like a PS3 phat is because its either been faulty and replaced/repaired, they are seeing signs of issues like lock up`s and crashes, or they are just sick of the PS3 console.

 

hopefully its a good console and serves you well be just be warned most people upgraded to the PSP slim to make sure they have a warranty if they get a fault and let some other mug looking for a cheap bargain get the old console thats prone to breaking.


 

Yer that is true but I bought a extended warranty so it is insured for a few years. Hopefully by the time the insurance expires continues play will be up and running again so I can sign up to that.

 

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np

 

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