on 13-06-2011 11:52 PM
Sorry to start another "My PS3 just died" thread but, My PS3 just died.
It's a launch 60gb thats searved me well untill half hour ago when it beeped a few times and the red light started flashing. If I try turning it back on it just does the same thing.
From what I've read the flashing red light means it's either over heated or it's total failier of everying. Is that right?
As it had only been on for a couple of minuts and its still stone cold I'm guesing it hasn't over heated so is it worth trying the thermal paste and heat gun trick? Or is that just for YLOD?
If I can get it working with a tempory fix how long will it take to do the data transfer thing with a totaly full 320gb HDD?
14-06-2011 12:21 AM - edited 14-06-2011 12:23 AM
Gutted man, the Phat's that get used for gaming are very thin in numbers now. If you get it going again, I would go through and copy/backup your music/vids separately and then delete, then go into the game data utility (where game installs and updates are put) and delete any old game stuff you no longer need or can just install again when first launching the game off disc, will mean you will have to download the updates again on your next console but that's no sweat. This should speed up the transfer which takes a long time to complete not that mine ever did
14-06-2011 12:29 AM - edited 14-06-2011 12:40 AM
Going by the date you registered you have access to PS+ for a while.
If you're planning on using the hairdryer trick you should have enough time to transfer your save data to PS+ cloud and deactivate your account on the console (account management>account activation>deactivate video/game account)
When/if you get a new PS3, assuming it's soon, you can sign in, reactivate the console and download your saves.
This is just a worst case scenario as it may bork during the transfer, at the very least you'll hang on to your activations and saves.
on 14-06-2011 06:05 AM
sorry to hear
mine lasted untill 2 years ago when the blu-ray died and since then ive had it fixed by sony once which lasted a year
and over the past year to date ive had it exchanged 6 times (one of which was a YLoD less than 24 hours after recieveing it back from sony) just glad i didnt have to pay for them all
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