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When Your PS3 Becomes a $400 Paperweight

Kotaku: The PlayStation 3 had been out for several months when I started looking into buying one. My PS2 was making loud grinding noises and I feared it was on its last legs. Moreover Sony had just announced that PS2 backward compatibility would be cut from the next model of PS3, so it seemed as if it had become a "now or never" situation. So I imported a 60GB American PS3 for my PS2 games and American DVDs (and PS3 games of course). Everything went well for just over two years. Then, just as my platinum for Uncharted 2 was in sight, I got the "Yellow Light of Death": I pushed the power button one day, the power light blinked yellow, and the system shut off.

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Hellsvacancy1531d ago

The same thing happened to me, my Fat-PS3 broke two days b4 i was supposed to get Heavy Rain, the warranty had ran out, couldnt afford to buy another PS3 at the time, so i followed the guide

The first time i fixed it it lasted 2 weeks, second time it lasted 8 months (give or take) But on the 3rd time it only lasted a day then, by that time though i had backed up my data had money on the ready to go out and buy a new Slim, which i did

Akuma-1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

The sun will come out tomorrow and ps3 will be the best console like it was yesterday and the rest of this generation of gaming. Why, because of games and all different genres of quality titles that caters to all types of gamers

Playstation is the future and the future is playstation

iamnsuperman1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

Might give this a go after my finals. Even though I have a slim after my fat PS3 YLOD it would be nice to fix the old, fat, gal and get my hangover dvd from inside of it. At the moment it is sitting in a rucksack along with textbooks that never see the light of day

Emilio_Estevez1531d ago

Even if it cant be fixed, taking it apart can allow you to get the DVD. I took a dead one apart for a game stuck inside, wasn't very hard at all.

Jihaad_cpt1531d ago

if the PS3 YLOD you can still have it it in stand by mode, just keep down the eject button with the system in stand by mode to force eject the disk, but you would know that if you read the manual or owned a PS3.

ian721531d ago

I had a game stuck once after YLOD, but force eject didn't work. It does work most of the time but didn't for me.

Pintheshadows1531d ago

Force eject didn't work for me either. I had to open the console up to retrieve my copy of a Crack in Time.

That was my replacement 60gb console that Sony provided. I still have no idea what happened to my original. One day it fritzed out gave me a blue screen and refused to turn on again.

Emilio_Estevez1530d ago

Force eject didn't work for me either, hence taking that paperweight apart.

mayberry1531d ago

my fat 60 is on at least 6hrs a day since I got it, still going strong. I also play alot of ps2 games on it with my 9yo. and blu-rays. Ill freak when it does go!

dubt721531d ago

Mine was a paperweight just after I finished Uncharted 2, and it was still working! Zing!

TheLyonKing1531d ago

My fat 60 broke down playing gta 4, even with my new ps3 any rocketed game makes my ps3 really loud, no other games do that.

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