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Submitted by jericho25 2316d ago | article

PS3 Yellow Light of Death Fix Tutorial

A few PS3 owners have suffered a issue known as the Yellow Light of Death (YLoD). Gilksy1 has found a fix for this, and the fix is very similar to that of the Xbox 360 RRoD (requires use of heatgun). This method has promised to fix your YLoD PS3 and make it run cooler than before. (PS3)

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Phantom_T  +   2316d ago
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This actually exists?
BigPappaPump  +   2316d ago
YLOD is very real but uncommon like the RROD. A small percentage of PS3 owners including myself suffered from it. It's most common on the 60 and 80 gig models.

@below: Thanks for the info.
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Pixel_Addict  +   2316d ago
@ BigPappaPump
Actual its most common on older 60 GB SKUs. The newer 80 GB SKU and above with smaller 65nm chip seems to have resovled this 'issue' for the most part.
ThanatosDMC  +   2316d ago
Wow, i thought Yellow Light was a joke to counter RROD... but wow, it actually exist?! I'm dumbfounded...
gaffyh  +   2316d ago
OK yeh this guide doesn't always work. I there are two types of YLOD; Motherboard, and PSU. I tried this guide, it didn't work so I assume mine was a PSU problem (So I had to pay for a replacement PS3).

Dunno if anyone who has used this guide with success can answer this, but were you able to eject your disc from your PS3 during the YLOD? I couldn't, maybe that would show the difference in YLOD?
Denocao  +   2316d ago
Of course it exists...
Or are you unable to see the truth?

It happened to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Edit:
To whoever is disagreeing: Can you explain why?
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rogimusprime  +   2316d ago
@1.5 ^ lol....
of course they can't explain why. They're the hyped up little trolls with no life and no valid reason for why they are even looking at this thread.

Sorry to hear about your PS3 man. You'd expect that with the xbox, but not my precious piano black PS3.
Ghoul  +   2316d ago
it does exist, i have a launch 60gb that had a YLOD.
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ultimolu  +   2315d ago
Yeah, it does...which is why I need to watch out for my own launch 60gb model...x-x
UnSelf  +   2315d ago
u kno whats funny abuot the ps3?

i have a BC USA Launch 60 gig, and i must agree ive had my share of plenty of problems with my console including:

No trophy sync*
When i quit a game i always get signed out
Takes a million tries to DL a game patch
My original Life w/ Playstation never loaded*
Stopped reading discs*

Now the funny thing about these problems is that each one that has a star next to it (*), has AUTOMATICALLY fixed itself. I never had to trouble shoot or anything it just simply fixed. it. self. The PS3 is truly a remarkable machine......as for the remaining unstarred problems....idk what to do about those
Rockstar  +   2315d ago
@ bubbles
Sounds like an internet issue.

I switched from my current ISP to a cheaper one only to get signed out of the PSN far too frequently (every 5 minutes or so).

I switched back and those problems disappeared.
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Shane Kim  +   2315d ago
Bubbles

My 60GB PS3 stopped reading discs too, but not Blu-Ray or DVD's but regular CD's. But after a month or so, it just automatically fixed itself. I think it was due to a firmware update.
UnSelf  +   2315d ago
@1.10
u c the thing is, is its not just randomly signing me out.....it only signs me out specifically when i quit a game. Its not a big deal at all but it ALWAYS happens and itll be nice to kno how to fix that along wit the more annoying "tryin to DL a patch a million times" issue

@1.11
Funny thing about that is, i actually was cleaning and i knocked my ps3 over and it started readin discs again.....talk about dumb luck
Anon1974  +   2315d ago
There's bound to be some people with issues.
Even if the failure rate is 1% or less, we're still talking the potential of 100,000 to 200,000 units out there that break down. And when do you hear about it...when people are pissed off, of course. I was the same way. You didn't ever hear me talking about my 360 before. I was just content to play it. After 4 consoles though I was telling everyone who would listen to stay away from the damned things. That's the way it goes - disgruntled consumers are always the loudest.
no-spin  +   2315d ago
Of course it exists, but the important thing is
it is within INDUSTRY STANDARDS

this means you can buy with confidence, the chances of getting it are very slim, unlike the honorary RROD.
joydestroy  +   2315d ago
can someone please post the article. i've tried lots and can't seem to get the site to load. i have a launch 60gig so it'd be nice to know how to maybe fix it if i ever had this issue. thanks!
TheTwelve  +   2315d ago
I got the YLOD. It seems to be hitting the 60gigs. Sony gave me another 60gig back though, so I'm happy that I have the greatest PS3 model back.

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no-spin  +   2315d ago
damn that 60 gb
is becoming a urban legend lol

Which i had the extra money at launch to get the Real PS3
Chug  +   2315d ago
Its rare, but it does exist
My launch 60gb ps3 got the YLOD back in November. Sent it in to Sony and they sent me back a refurbed 60gb with a brand spankin new shell in a timely fashion & it works great.

My launch 360 has gotten the RROD two times. The first time was around 9 months after I purchased it, and the second time was around 10 months after the first time it red-ringed. Only thing is, it sounds like a jet taking off every time I turn the thing on (which isn't very often).
Ghoul  +   2315d ago
haha i get disagrees for stating a fact that MY 60gb broke.

guys please decide what corner you want to push me in
360 fanboy or ps3 fanboy you guys seem not beeing able to decide.
Tsalagi  +   2315d ago
Yes it really exists
http://boardsus.playstation...
gaffyh  +   2315d ago
For those of you who can't get to it, I uploaded it to rapidshare (the one I downloaded about a month ago, I think it is the same, it is Gilksy1's)

http://rapidshare.com/files...

Oh yeah mine was a 60gb launch Pal model, it seems to be a 60GB problem. I got a replacement for mine last monday.
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caffman  +   2315d ago
ghoul
dont worry about it, I got disagrees when I said that my PS3 died with a bad HDD and my PS2s had gone up the spout
BattleAxe  +   2315d ago
I had the Yellow Light of Death on my launch PS3(60gig). I had it for 2 years before it happened. It was a good thing I bought an extended warranty.

Since I got it back, it seems that the fan runs at a higher rpm then it did before. I own 2 PS3s and the 2nd one I bought still works great. I bought it the september after launch.(Canada)
mugoldeneagle03  +   2315d ago
Finally!
I'm on my 3rd PlayStation 3.

My launch 60GB died about a year and a half after purchase, but not because of the YLOD. My second PS3 was the first 80GB Motorstorm bundle, and that died a year after I redeemed it (YLOD) (Best Buy Warranty Exchange). Now I'm on my 3rd PS3, the normal 80GB sku and so far I've had no problems.

Not that I blame Sony for anything, I leave my system on all the time whether I'm gaming or watching media. In fact I'd say within a 24hr time span it's on for at least 18-20 of those hours.

I'm glad someone finally decided to test it out and found a solution without having to go game-less, esp when you only own one system like myself.
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Cenobia  +   2315d ago
dammit...
You guys are making me paranoid. My 60gb has always worked perfectly, but recently has been making a few weird noises.

I swear, if my PS3 dies I'm blaming it on all of you...jinxing my precious...how dare you.
gaffyh  +   2315d ago
@Cenobia - I thought like you also, until it happened to me :( and to make matters worse my 360 RRoD a couple of weeks later. Luckily I got a replacement PS3 a few days later, and 360's been sent to MS.
Omegasyde  +   2315d ago
YLOD sorta here 60 gig day 1 model.
System would turn on .... and after about 30 secs it would show signs of freezing, slow down and finally turn off and the power light would start blinking.

I was able to do this all the time and actually never got the so called yellow light. It would just shut down and blink red.

Sent it to Sony, Still waiting...
<YLOD(?) of me 1 week ago, and *SHOCK* I was playing a PS2 game trying to go online.>

$149 USD Later.. . . . . . . TLC for PC rig. :)

Watch your 60 gig model and dust that MO FO. Friend has 20 gig and he plays more than me, no problems. Honestly I wouldn't mind if I got a 180 gig back with no backwards compatibility.
DaTruth  +   2315d ago
NEVER use folding at home!!! NEVER!!!!
I find it pushes my PS3 too hard and causes too much heat.
Also, never force 1080p output from a 720p game. There's a reason why the game is in 720p!

Keeping heat down is essential for preserving the life of your PS3!
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hunter21  +   2316d ago
wth i never heard of this yellow light of death... lol i guess im not that updated hah

or probably this is another bs story.
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metalhead  +   2316d ago
No this happens, but very very very rarely.
vangl76  +   2316d ago
Go the official playstation boards. you'll find people on there with the YLOD.
MAiKU  +   2315d ago
Yeah i never heard of it either, i thought it was a joke the xbox community tried to come up with. Though it is rare.
Omegasyde  +   2315d ago
Happened to me.

I have had RROD, YLOD, and gonorrhea.

;)
JaPo  +   2315d ago
Wow, this would have helped all three times my 60GB YLOD'd on me.

On PAL 60GB units, the failure rate is undoubtedly WAY higher than 1%. Based on my small community alone, there've been many breakages.
villevalorox  +   2316d ago
ahg! I thought we already went through this with the 360!!! HEAT+CPU=BAD!!!! Do not do this. lol.
iceice123  +   2316d ago
I got YLOD
Just the other week, I'm done with my PS3. That was the second one to crap out on me too. Just going to stick with the 360 from now on.
Pennywise  +   2316d ago
Yeah, good choice. We all know which one is more reliable. I cant believe your PS3 lasted as long as it did.
PirateThom  +   2316d ago
PROTIP: You have to own a PS3 for it to crap out on you.
lordgodalming  +   2316d ago
Cool, can I buy all your old PS3 games then? I'll pay 1/5 retail since you undoubtedly played them so much they're scratched all to heck (because your PS3--sorry, PS3's--scratched game discs too, didn't they?).

My e-mail is [email protected]
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Montrealien  +   2316d ago
I find it Ironic ,I read this article and then Icewakes bate comment and then the phone rings. A customer is looking for a PS3 because his just crapped out and sony is charging him 170$ to repair it because his year waranty is out. I know the customer, and between you and me, he is a heavy smoker and I`m sure the nocotine made dust glue up all over inside that console and that`s why its busted now.

Now, does this mean that the PS3 is having bigger problems then MS`s stupid ass RROD? of course not, RROD is something MS recpgnised as a huge bad ass mistake that they are paying for bigtime, I`m actually suprised people are still buying 360s. But is the PS3 perfect? Of course not. I`ve had my 60gb launch console since launch and have had no issues yet, and I have purchased 2 360s already, got my first RROD about 3 weeks ago and just got a cheap arcade instead. And still love them both, I`ve had issues with past console and know that it`s part of buying electronics, nothing is perfect in this world.
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ultimolu  +   2315d ago
You don't have a PS3.
Pennywise  +   2315d ago
Oh, forgot the sarcasm remark. I see some people's sarcasm detectors batteries are dead. Silly me.
ThanatosDMC  +   2315d ago
It's $150 for PS3 repairs. But there has been a lot of report that people past their 1 year warranty still got their repairs for free. Go to the official PS forums.
lordgodalming  +   2315d ago
lol @ Pennywise. I was with you.
Spike47  +   2316d ago
Icewake, you sound like a 13 year old lieing about having a PS3.
PS3 are not perfect in reliability, my problem is mainly the software on the PS3 but overall its one of the most reliable consoles I've had
Montrealien  +   2316d ago
My original Xbox is hard to beat on reliability that thing is still kicking on a weekly basis since Nov 2001, if only MS could of followed the Xbox with a 360 as reliable as that amazing piece of hardware.

However my 60gb PS3 is the most reliable Playstation I have ever had, that`s for sure.
UnSelf  +   2315d ago
idk my ps2 hasnt skipped a beat yet. By far the most reliable machine i ever tampered with.
creeping judas  +   2316d ago
I dont know YLOD, just doesnt have the same ring to it as RROD does??
PirateThom  +   2316d ago
Yellow Light of Broken

YLOB.
Electricear  +   2316d ago
sigh if we're coining a phrase...
Why not, YeLoD For Yellow Light of Doom (or Death). Used in a sentance, "Yeah my PS3 YeLoD on me yesterday." Anyhow, seems kind of silly considering how rare it is.
villevalorox  +   2316d ago
lol reminds me of YDL (yellow dog linux)
Magna Farta  +   2316d ago
Would be nice if the link worked
khellendros1  +   2316d ago
Yeah, mine died back in October and I got it fixed. I wish this info was available then. I wonder if it works?
euchreprof  +   2316d ago
Killzone 2 &gt; Halo 1+2+3+Wars+Gears 1+2
Enough Said.
Capt CHAOS  +   2316d ago
YLOD
Enough said.
DavidMacDougall  +   2316d ago
You both need to get a life
Shane Kim  +   2315d ago
YLOD, that's not even funny man. Talk about lack of imagination from the xbot community.
caffman  +   2315d ago
shane kim
just like the constant RROD comments from droids
STONEY4  +   2315d ago
It's real, seriously, I've had it.
anubis12  +   2316d ago
happened to a friend of mine...it exist....not as much as rrod but its there
Strikepackage Bravo  +   2316d ago
WOW
I can't believe how many of you didn't know about this, when I was at BB we got a LOT of these coming in. The yellow light issue is a wide spread issue but not as bad as RROD. If the RROD never existed the Yellow light issue would be getting far more scrutiny, but since the RROD issue is so much bigger it makes the Yellow light issue look smaller than it is. LOL

There are also a couple other issues with PS3s, one of which is unexplainable bricking out of the box, we see a small amount of that as well. The quality of the PS3 is not as great as most people think, its just better than 360, nothing like RROD.
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Montrealien  +   2316d ago
why the dissagrees, I work in videogame retail also and he is speaking the truth, I have 2 40 gb bricks in my store right now that cant be repaired by a third party because the parts are not available and sony charge for repar since the year is up. with that said I have 6 RROD 360`s right beside them, lol and as he said it aint as bad as the RROD problem by a long shot.
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   2316d ago
My cousin probably out of the box had a problem with the HDMI port on his 40GB PS3. I'm saying probably, since he never used the port until recently. Machine was purchased around November 08', I think.

Sony took care of it under warranty, but instead did an exchange. He had already backed up his hard drive, but couldn't transfer all the data to the new console. He lost all his progress (unlocked characters among other things) for SF IV and some other games.

Hardware failure does happen to Sony as well... these things are highly complex and it is amazing that it itself works. I'm not talking about just the PS3, but electronics in general. There is insane amount of engineering and technology built on top of other technology.
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ThanatosDMC  +   2315d ago
He should have just copied his save files on a usb and shouldnt have bothered backing up his full hard drive.

Saving your saved data on a usb but i wish there was a Copy All option.
Tsalagi  +   2315d ago
@ThanatosDMC
SF4, RE5, KZ2, and a few other games have their game saves locked. You can't copy them to a usb/flash drive and save them to your PC. You can create a back up on your HDD but if you remove it (you better if you want your HDD back from the repair center) and put it in a new PS3 (or even the one you just took it out of) the system forces you to format the drive, loosing all your data and game saves.
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PELVIC THRUST ACTION  +   2315d ago
That's because the yellow light is rare. Most of my friends never got it. The RRoD however EVERY ONE of my friends had it AT LEAST THREE TIMES. One had it TEN times. And with all the 360 fans, if the Yellow Light was so big, they wouldn't hesitate for a moment to pounce on it.
ThanatosDMC  +   2315d ago
@ Tsalagi
Seriously?! That sucks... it's a hassle to buy an enclosure then get an extra HDD to back everything up. I'd probably] delete the videos, photos, music, and Game Data first to free up space then back it up if that's the case.
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   2315d ago
So basically, there is no way to backup and transfer those locked save games to a new PS3?

My cousin lost all his progress in SF IV. That is the only game he played on it. He is mostly 360 centric.
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ThanatosDMC  +   2314d ago
No there's a way. You just have to fully back up your hard drive. It's under the System Settings i think.
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   2314d ago
@ThanatosDMC
I think that is what my cousin did, and it didn't work. Can you confirm that this work?
FunAndGun  +   2316d ago
Does anyone know if this has happened with the 20GB PS3 at all?

My launch 20 gigger is still rollin strong...its such a sexy black beast!
silvacrest  +   2316d ago
i would rather have a continuous play plan for my PS3
you cant beat having a replacement PS3 for £5 a month with the option to cancel your plan any time which does mean i only payed £5 for a replacement

i reread there terms and conditions a few times so i no this isnt a mistake

anyone in the UK should take advantage of this before they fix it

they also do PSP and PS2's for £2.50 a month but read the terms and conditions before hand!
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Aclay  +   2316d ago
I've had my same 60GB PS3 since launch and never have had any problems with my PS3. I had never heard of this "Yellow Light of Death" until last year, but it's nothing I'm worried about, I use my PS3 with confidence every single day.
The_Devil_Hunter  +   2316d ago
Yeah this happened to me. I have no idea why but i had to pay 90 bux for Sony to repair. :(
Denocao  +   2316d ago
You are lucky!
I had to pay $150!!! =(
Strikepackage Bravo  +   2316d ago
Some
people are getting them repaired for free, if you talk to a supervisor when you call in the issue or make a big stink they may repair it free of charge. I know several people who have experienced this, and these just were people who purchased their units from Bestbuy and bothered to come back and tell me this info, so I would imagine its pretty common to get it repaired for free.

Whats odd is I have heard 80 90 and 150 bucks for the same repair, not sure why Sony is charging different rates.
billmo  +   2315d ago
NO
I made the hugest stink about it and they did not repair mine for free. I tried everything. I phoned everyday for a week straight. NOTHING!!!

Eventually I just went out and bought a new one.
Strikepackage Bravo  +   2315d ago
Dam
that sucks, how far out of warranty were you?

Im not sure how it works but some people are getting free repairs up to a year out of warranty! For this issue only I should be clear on that.
ThanatosDMC  +   2315d ago
Sucks for those that paid. But like i said, there's a lot of people out of warranty that had problems with their PS3s but didnt have to pay for anything... they did have to wait two weeks to get their new PS3s back.
The_Devil_Hunter  +   2315d ago
Yea..
I had to pay 90 bux (its the original 60GB model) and they send me a refurbished one in like 6 days,(btw i didnt know if its refurb or not cuz it looks new), and they also gave me a 90 day warranty.
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Pro_Nasty  +   2316d ago
Link Problems
The Link doesn't Work for me lol.
JRH7783  +   2316d ago
On MY 3rd PS3.....
My first one just crashed on me. It would come on work 4 a while and crash. It was an original 60 gig. Took that back to gamestop and got another. Eventually that got da YLOD & Uncharted was sruck nside. Sent it 2 Sony 4 $150 I think and they even replaced Uncharted 4 free...
Pennywise  +   2315d ago
First comment about your 3rd PS3. I believe you.
Mr_Bun  +   2315d ago
JRH7783
Where did you learn to troll...Trolling for dummies?

Step 1: Create new account
Step 2: Read earlier posts to find out prices ($150)
Step 3: Type your comment and hope others believe you.

YLOD exists...so what
Strikepackage Bravo  +   2315d ago
I think
Sony wants to do the right thing and repair this for free, but since it has been kept so quiet by the media I dont think Sony wants to stir things up.

It's important for you guys, the consumers to make a stink about this because I think if this issue comes to light in the mainstream, Sony will make it official policy to repair it for free.

Don't try to keep this hush hush due to some silly fear of "xbots" teasing you. We need to get this repaired for free, and that isn't going to happen as long as the perception is out their that PS3 is bullet proof, Sony will not want to ruin that perception for nothing, people need to speak up.
creeping judas  +   2315d ago
Well said!!!

Bravo.
Kyur4ThePain  +   2315d ago
Victim
It happened to my original 60GB model. In the middle of a R2 session, paused to go pee, while I was in the bathroom I heard the "beep-beep-beep" and thought WTF? When I got back the PS3 was off with the blinking light. Trying to turn it back on just resulted in the beeps and it turning off again within a second.

I sent it in to the service company ( http://www.micromedicsinc.c... - had an extended warranty with Target). Waited and waited and eventually I bought an 80GB (which, BTW, runs a LOT cooler than the 60GB) and have been very happy.
After a while the service company contacted me and said the couldn't repair it and then Target sent me a $599.99 gift card.

The only problem was nobody would refund me for my R2 disc that was stuck in the PS3, so I had to buy a new copy.
Anybody want an empty R2 case for free?
billmo  +   2315d ago
DAMN IT!!
Happened to me about a month ago (20 gig model). I ended up buying a new playstation... $200 dollars for Sony to fix the old one.

Oh well, I got a 160 gig now. : )
Strikepackage Bravo  +   2315d ago
HEY
wheres your old PS3, can I have it !?!?!? :)
billmo  +   2315d ago
Sorry dude... sold it to a friend already. They were willing to take the hit.
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Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   2315d ago
&quot;xBox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix Tutorial&quot;
There isn't one!!! ;-D
Etseix  +   2315d ago
there is!! wrap the xbox on a towel for.. about 5 hours,, then need to be fast because u can play only 1 hour free of RRoD ;D, then again do the trick ;)
blackbeld  +   2315d ago
Whatever.. failure rate is still far below the 360!!!!!! 98% PS3 works fine!!! 33% 360!!

No need to argue..
timmyrulz  +   2315d ago
"Killzone 2 > Halo 1+2+3+Wars+Gears 1+2
Enough Said."

Only a complete tw@t could come up with such a statement
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Obama  +   2315d ago
Does the issue exist? Yes. Does it only affect a very very small percentage of ps3 owners? Yes. Is Icewake lying out of his ass that he owns a ps3? Yes.
Montrealien  +   2315d ago
it does exist, it is not a fairy tale. But not as bad as the RROD problem, but it does seem to be the same kind of issue. ei, fried mobo.
Vitalogy   2315d ago | Spam
Strikepackage Bravo  +   2315d ago
Kyur
your entire comment should be in the other zone.

That site is being swamped, Sony should do like MS did on their official 360 forum, and make a thread with stickies telling people how to handle the YLOD issue, it seems like there are a lot of folks who have no clue what to do when they get this issue. At Bestbuy we get all these idiots bringing there 2year old consoles in for exchange or repair, you actually have to tell people to contact Sony if they don't have a store warranty.

Sony has yet to even acknowledge this officially, please don't wait six years like with the PS2 Sony.
GamerPS360  +   2315d ago
I don't know how people manage to break stuff but I have no electronic device that stop working unless I drop it or without my own fault.

lunch 60 gig still running like champ no problem.
360 (just brought it 3-4 month ago) runs very cool and no problem
wii no problem
PS2 about 8 yrs old runs like champ
heck I even have 12 yrs old PS1 running like just came out of box.

All other electronics including printer for my computer runs very good.
I guess, it depends on how you handle and some luck.
SiLeNt KNighT  +   2315d ago
@darkride66
cant agree more. i went through my second 360 and that was it for me. i have a launch 60gb ps3 and coming up on 3 years ive never had a problem. On the other hand my 360 broke 2 times in a year an a half.

im done with MS until they release the 720. Ill wait to see if theres any problems then MAYBE pick one up. the whole RROD incident left a bad taste in my mouth, like dirty coochie.
Montrealien  +   2315d ago
I went through 2 PS1s and 3 PS2s. My PS3 60gb launch is my longest run yet with a playstation, besides my psp. Sony never even recognized their ps1 and ps2 problems, and I still love em.

My Xbox on the other hand has hand been trucking since november 2001 however my 360 had an RROD about three weeks ago. Heck, I have a 3D0 that still works and my saturn and dreamcasts are beasts that just wont quit, just like my SNES and genesis.

All these personal stories I`m seing telling us how people have not had any issues why their amazing PS3 are fine and dandy, however they still dont change the fact that the PS3 has some issues, that are effecting some people.
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Mr Marbles  +   2315d ago
Well
the new 360s are OK. I think the yellow light thing is just on old PS3s as well, new ones are probably OK.

But more importantly, what were you doing eating dirty coochie dude, not like you can't smell that before you dive in :)
Obama  +   2315d ago
..Sony did recognize the ps2 problem, and fixed most of it in the first year.
SiLeNt KNighT  +   2315d ago
i agree to an extent. (i wasnt aware of the ps1 problems) the ps2 had problems at launch, but were fixed. for MS to continue to sell 360's that still have the same problems is ridiculous to me. a recall should have been done. it was nice for MS to extend the warranty on the 360 because they messed up the hardware but extending the warranty was really the cheap way out. it would have cost a ton more to recall all 360s, because they all have the problem waiting to occur, BUT it would have been the right thing to do. its a known problem and they continue to sell it, adding a warranty so WHEN it breaks they can fix it for you. thats unexceptable imo. just fix the damn problem and not push it on your consumers.

and yeah the ps3 does have problems but a 1% failure rate compared to over 33% is quite a difference. the sales of the 360 are WAYYYYYY over inflated imo. the RROD caused a lot of issues this gen and all the people that already invested in games and online for the system dont have much of a choice but to just get another 360...so my question to MS is how many actual customers do you have? not how many consoles have you 'sold'.

When i worked at the bank they tell you the key to keeping customers is to make them open up as many products as you can with the bank, which is like all the games and accessories/online service the 360 has. the more you have/buy the less likely you are to change things. its more of a hassle to switch everything to another bank (or console) if you already have so much invested.
SiLeNt KNighT  +   2315d ago
Mr Marbles you set yourself up for a your mama joke but ill leave that outta here =P

the jasper motherboard is said to be better but id rather wait to see if it has issues than be fooled again.
Chrisy  +   2315d ago
Ruh roh:(

PS3 hardware reliability, the only feature where ps3 beats 360, being questioned ??? N4G SDF retard brigade!!!!! FALL IN!! Annnnnnnnd DISCREDIT!!!

.........or nervously tipe something random and stupid like the first post:/ Either way will do.
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