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11 Jun 2009
By Chimpanzee

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Vidzone just killed my PlayStation :(

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Just used VidZone for the first time. I set a video playing, it buffered then just as it started my PS3 turned it's self off and shows a flashing red light. I've turned it off at the back and back on again and when I do, the fan starts up for about 2 seconds then shuts off again with the blinking red light!

 

Not happy.

 

Anyone else having problems? What does a blinking red light mean? I don't think it's overheating becuase I'd only just turned it on and the fan didn't kick into high gear or anything.

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Does a yellow light show - even for a second, if so, then its dead :(
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Does a yellow light show - even for a second, if so, then its dead :(
Message Edited by DeathroW22 on 11-06-2009 03:57 PM

a dut dut duuuut. Mine came back from the Yellow Light Syndrome :S

Sunday Night - Yellow Light. Monday Morning - Normal, and has actually been working better ever since!
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Another one bites the dust.

I feel your pain.
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not had no problems, and my ps3 is gona die anyway, u guys are just unlucky and blaming the thing you was doing at the time for the cause,
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Yeah mine brand new CP replacement delivered like 20 mins ago keeps bombing out, I think its cos the first video I played was Elton Johns - I'm still standing.. I knew I shouldn't have played that vid... FTL
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its overheating leave it for a couple of hours. and my vidzone itsn't working, wont connect to the videos.
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mine is stuck at the loading screen,honestly it feels like this whole generation of consoles is the BETA (tester) for next generation consoles.

 

loaded ok but now giving errors at the "downloading vidzone catalouge"

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I seriously hope it's just overheating but like I said, the fan didn't kick up. I'll try it again in a few hours and hope for the best but Vidzone's getting deleted straight away.
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my ps3 crashed & i had to restrat it by holding the touch power button.i thought for a moment my ps3 has died like the OP's. scary.....
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Don't forget that if the fan didn't kick in then it could cause it to overheat. The fan is more than likely software/firmware controlled so if you get a glitch in the software then the fan might not kick in when its supposed to.
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Chimpanzee wrote:
I seriously hope it's just overheating but like I said, the fan didn't kick up. I'll try it again in a few hours and hope for the best but Vidzone's getting deleted straight away.

I feel for you, it happened to me on Sunday Night while I was on 'Home Xi', but then it worked again after I turned it off and back on, I thought 'that was a close one' and carried on, it was fine the rest of Sunday and all of Monday and Tuesday. 

 

Last night the same happened while I was playing Buzz with friends, and now it won't turn on and the disk is still in the machine (and it won't eject the disk). Luckily for me I took out CP back last July (due to having other issues previously, I took out CP to give myself some 'peace of mind'), they are coming out to swap it tommorrow.

 

Thats great but I've not backed up my system since March so I will lose all my latest game saves!!! Also I have a 320gb hard drive, which I was advised will need to be formated before I can put it in the replacement PS3. I can then restore my system backed upfrom March, but I would suggest everyone backs their system up once a month, just to be sure.

 

This will be my 4th PS3 when it arrives tomorrow, I've had 2 disc reading errors previously (covered under the warranty thankfully). I do look after my PS3 and it is never moved (apart from when I clean it). I purchashed a Blu Ray disc cleaner which I regularly use (as on the forums it suggests this could be the problem with the Disk reading error), and I have had no signs of a disk reading error, so was hoping that I wouldn't need to contact Sony again (TBF they are very helpful on the customer service line, and I have no issue with that side of things). 

 

A games console should last at least 4-5 years useage IMO especially if its the most expesive one on the market! ( ALL the previous games consoles I've owned lasted at least 4-5 years).

 

Yes I'm disappointed

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Mate I'm feeling your pain, you posted on a thread of mine earlier (Broke Launch Console (again)....Sony Respond) and this is exactly what happend to my latest one.

 

If you get the thing working again let me know the secret cause mine's DOA.

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do ya know what you could do??

i dont know it would work but kepp your finger pressed on the power button in the front of the ps3 while you press the button on the back to turn it on, wait a few seconds with your finger still on and the fan should kick in and it cleans the ps3 and might help it?

 

My ps3 had a problem back, I done that to clean out all the dust etc and its working fine now !

 

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seriously, children dying in africa... :Shame:
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vidzone crashes my PS3 then when i used it again it randomly took me to the PSN store to download trailer and then it crashed again
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my ps3 is dead

i hate the YLOD :(
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Vidzone downloaded and intsalled...

Walks into thread...

Vidzone deleted...

Thanks for the heads up :P, might be a little problem but im not risking it.

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im just getting errors galore, cant find my country?? cant update catalogue blah blah, hopeing its just because so many people are trying to use it
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im just getting errors galore, cant find my country?? cant update catalogue blah blah, hopeing its just because so many people are trying to use it

probably haven't expected such a high demand for the service.

 

Happens a few times when companies start software on a server and simulate 1000+  connections but it all goes different when you actually get 1000+ connections.

 

 

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Mine has YLOD'd too ,used Vidzone for 20mins then went on store to see what else was there, went back on and it was at loading screen, then double beep and PS3 turned off and when i try to switch it on flashing red then yellow briefly then off

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BLACK13 wrote:

Mine has YLOD'd too ,used Vidzone for 20mins then went on store to see what else was there, went back on and it was at loading screen, then double beep and PS3 turned off and when i try to switch it on flashing red then yellow briefly then off


Sorry, but I have to say I'm relieved that I'm not alone. That EXACT chain of events is what led to my YLOD. I accidently went to the store throught the ad, went back, started a video... BEEP BEEP BEEP.

 

This indicates a fault with the software. Not just coincidence.

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