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22 May 2010
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How much is my ps3 worth?

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I have a slim but my old broken ps3 is still lying around.

 

It is a 60GB and it is the blue ray disc drive that is broken and nothing else. It still plays games which are loaded onto the hard drive and everything else still works.

 

I have read that the blu ray disc thing is quite fixable to those who know how and is nowhere near as damaged as say a YLOD ps3 so bearing that in mind if I went to sell it what would be a reasonable price to expect?

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iirc you could get about £80-100 on eBay for it.
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If that is so then I wish I sold it sooner. I never realised it would be that much.

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Deactivate your account
And reformat the drive if you do :)

James guess is about right it £140 - £150 working
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I had a fat PS3 with a broken bluray. I just gave it away to a mate. But now he is trying to replace the drive, or fix it, or do something with it.

How or where do you go about getting another bluray drive installed in it?

Has anybody successfully completed this transplant, or know somebody who has?
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nerdlegend wrote:
Deactivate your account
And reformat the drive if you do :)

James guess is about right it £140 - £150 working

 

 

My account on my old one is the same account I use on my new ps3.

 

If I reformat (which I think I have done) won't that erase any account details on there?

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nerdlegend wrote:
Deactivate your account
And reformat the drive if you do :)

James guess is about right it £140 - £150 working

 

 

My account on my old one is the same account I use on my new ps3.

 

If I reformat (which I think I have done) won't that erase any account details on there?


 

 

Each PS3 has a tag saying what one it is

Your account can be used on 5 PS3s only , in which you can use your content on. Sell the PS3 without doing what i said your only have 3 slots left.

 

One on the slim your using

One on your old PS3 your not using

 

EVEN if you reform the HDD it will still be connected to that PS3.  But your account details will be removed from it :)

 

5 thing is in case your PS3 fails and you need to get your stuff back.

 

Make a profile again with your account go into account man on the xmb, and deactive your account on the old PS3. Then reformat the thing :)

 

Get me ?

 

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I get you now thankyou

 

I just realised my broken ps3 is a 40GB and not a 60GB. I take it that means it is not worth £100 any more.

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Na, I'd guesstimate around £50-65 now.

Look on eBay to see what they're going for to get a good idea what to expect.
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in sheffield, a 40GB model with broken blu-ray sells between £30 - £50
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without blu-ray its gonna be sold quick cheap because u know how people watch blu-ray movies and stuff like that 

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it will probs be the laser, im sure you can just pick up a new laser cheap, aslong as you keep the circuit board for yours then you should be oryt, then u can sell it for more.

am i right on the laser and circuit borard bit?
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Reformatting the HDD may not be enough to remove the account details. My 60gig got YLOD last November. Just got around to fixing it myself and had to put the 120gig drive thatI got with my slim into it, had put the 320gig that I had in the 60gig into the slim.

 

The drive was formatted when the 60gig was booted and the new firmware was put on. Now here is the surprising bit, all the profiles, account and network details were all still there. So it seems that account details are not stored on the HDD.

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palben wrote:

The drive was formatted when the 60gig was booted and the new firmware was put on. Now here is the surprising bit, all the profiles, account and network details were all still there. So it seems that account details are not stored on the HDD.


 

That is true. The PS3 saves stuff like that onto the system memory. That's how it can function in the backup/restore process. You put in a new HDD and restore the stuff but how does the PS3 know it's the same PS3? It's because some data is in the system memory. 

Something like that lol. Very interesting stuff.

 

As for the price, around £50 for a 40GB faulty PS3 on eBay. Scout the prices of faulty 40GB and see what they go for on average. It all depends on what you ask for it to start with.

 

 

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how much is my ps3 worth ....slim,120gb,no control and 5 games fifa 10 bayonetta mgs4 luchalibre heroes del ring and ff 13

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Actually no it ain't worth around £30 or so. You could rid of it on ebay for £150.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?rt=nc&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=ps3+40gb+faulty&_dmpt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConso...
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 But how do you deactivate the thing if it won't turn on??

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 But how do you deactivate the thing if it won't turn on??


 

Phone Sony customer services.

 

Personally, I think they should make it easier and add activation and deactivation of systems via mypsn account

 

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My uncle's Bluray drive thing went on his 60gig model. Stopped reading DVDs first, then gradually stopped playing games too. Quick call to sony in a displeased mannor, payed £60 and sent it off to them for repair, and they just sent him a fully recon'd 60gig with 12month warranty.  Bonus!

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^What happens if you click remove?
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dq2008 wrote:
^What happens if you click remove?

 

The human race will be obliterated by a laser beam 1000 times more powerful than iron mans gauntlets!

 

 

Dunno...never tried it but I can muster a guess...probably gets removed. (Don't know if it deactivates though)

 

 

Speaking of Muster or any other of Sony's Deciples at Sony London. Is it possible to deactivate a PS3 on the webpage I posted a link to?

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