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First dome System Specs: I bought a used/refurbished 60 Gb system from GameStop about a year ago. I decided to with a used system so that I could get one that was back-compatible with my PS2 game collection.
I was playing Valkiria Chronicles (can't even get the disc out right now to check the spelling) a couple days ago when my system suddenly shut-off on me without warning. I wasn't touching anything other than my controller when this happened so the system did it on it's own. I first thought that the system was restarting itself so I waited a few seconds as it rapidly became apparent that the system had turned itself off without my telling it to. I proceeded cycle to power switch on the back of system and pressed the power button on the front, expecting it to boot right up like it normally does but ever since then whenever I press the front power button the light on the front goes from red to green then the system emits 3 short, rapid beeps before the light goes back to red. The system barely stays on for 3 seconds or so, not even long enough to get the disc out. I Don't think ventilation could be the issue since all the vents are unblocked with how I have it positioned right now
I need help or advice on how to get my system running again, preferably without losing thr data on hard-drive.
I can only assume that if this problem is common enough for you to ge to the trouble of of setting up a permenent post that you can refer people to then Sony must have some process set up to deal with what admittedly is their own fault. Is there anyway for me to get this resolved without having to shell out more money on a system that is so obvoiusly fundementally falwed? It seems like highway robbery to not cover a procuct for flaws that are the manufacture's fault and for the company to then turn around and demand more money out of the person they just ripped off! Truthfully it was the horror stories I'd heard about RRoD on the XBox that lead me to go with a PS3 to begin with.
I noticed that you listed the price Sony charges for a repair in British Pounds. At 120 pounds for the fix I could almost just buy a new system (thugh not with the back compatibility) for that much. Haven't checked on the exchange rate recently but it was around 1.6 USD to GBP(that was a couple years ago though) which would put that price close to $200 for me.
Can;t beelieve that Sony would take a "well, we've already got your money so go **** yourself" attitude with their custumers! Is their any recourse I might have through Gamestopsince they sold me the refurbish system?
Christ I just finaly had gotten the thing hooked up after coming home from school.
THanks for the help though.
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