on 16-08-2010 01:04 PM
I have a 60gb model PS3 which I upgraded a long time ago with a 250gb HDD which last Wednesday died, so I got a replacement under my continuous play policy whcih arrived on Thursday. I put my 250gb HDD into the replacement PS3 and went through the formating procedure then within a few hours the exact same fault re-appeared and killed the replacement PS3. I now have another replacement which arrived today but I'm a little concerned that my 250 HDD could be causing the problem as this is really the only constant betwen all 3 machines.
The fault was the system kept shutting itself down and eventually it wouldn't allow me to switch it back on, this wasn't an overheating problem.
on 16-08-2010 04:35 PM
What was the fault on the PS3's? The only possible way that I can conceive of where a hard drive could kill a console would be if the internal power of the drive were somehow shorted to the data bus. This should kill the PS3 instantly. Never heard of it happening and struggle to see how the drive could function long enough itself to perform a format.
I am guessing coincidence unless there is a fault with some other part of your system, power supply, USB accessory (externally powered) something like that.
on 16-08-2010 04:56 PM
What was the fault on the PS3's?
It started occasionally switching off the console, only while playing a game maybe once a day for 3-4 days. It would turn straight back on and be fine until the next day, the problem increased in frequency until eventually it just wouldn't stay on (instantly flasing an orange light and then the red light would flash until I reset it).
I'm going to run it for a while with the 60gb provided and make sure no problems then try the 250 if it seems unlikely to be the cause. I know it could be coincedence but the fault was identical.
on 16-08-2010 05:10 PM
Have you backed up your drive? sounds like they replaced your bad PS3 with one as equally bad. YLOD maybe on the way. Give customer support a ring to check symptoms then give continuous play a ring and ask for a replacement. Dont forget to either ask them to deactivate your account on these consoles or do it yourself.
on 17-08-2010 08:54 AM
Never underestimate Sony's quality control checking on replacement consoles no matter what they tell you.
My replacement which was sent 2 days after xmas had no sound and a damaged hdmi port. It was of course immediately returned. The second replacement though has been working (touch wood) for 8 months now with no issues other than it sounds like a hoover when the weather is hot.
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