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hleb
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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:51 AM Edited by hleb, 07 September 2013 - 10:53 AM.

I can't believe it. After 6 years of loyal service my 40g PS3 is dying on me at the worse time possible! The irony of this is i bought it just to play GTA IV 6 years ago!

 

This is becoming a bit of a tradition for me. It seems like everytime a GTA game comes out i have to buy a new console. Same thing happened with San Andreas when my ps2 broke down a few days before release!

 

I'm getting graphical glitches in most games i play and then it freezes shortly after :cry:  Not sure whats wrong with it but i'm pretty sure its terminal. Pretty pissed that i might have to force myself to folk out upto 100 quid just for one game.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:52 AM

R.I.P

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:53 AM

here you go:

http://www.zavvi.com...53ff0fce54a35d4

you are saved

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:55 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

My 360 keeps disconnecting from our wireless randomly so hopefully it sorts itself out before GTA-O


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

I can't believe it. After 6 years of loyal service my 40g PS3 is dying on me at the worse time possible! The irony of this is i bought it just to play GTA IV 6 years ago!

 

This is becoming a bit of a tradition for me. It seems like everytime a GTA game comes out i have to buy a new console. Same thing happened with San Andreas when my ps2 broke down a few days before release!

 

I'm getting graphical glitches in most games i play and then it freezes shortly after :cry:  Not sure whats wrong with it but i'm pretty sure its terminal. Pretty pissed that i might have to force myself to folk out upto 100 quid just for one game.

I refuse to go to the casino with you and your kind of luck.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:58 AM

here you go:
http://www.zavvi.com...53ff0fce54a35d4
you are saved

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!



wow.fhats xheap.
in my country the 4gb ps3 with 1 coontroler costs that price

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:58 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:00 AM

Try eBay. All you need is a console without controllers etc. cheap as chips.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:01 AM

Try eBay. All you need is a console without controllers etc. cheap as chips.

I'm always wary buying electronic goods from ebay. I've heard alot of horror stories. I might attempt to replace the thermal paste on the heat sinks. I've heard that usually patches it up for atleast  a good few months.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:07 AM

I had problems like that as well. There are two things you can try to fix this. One is clean the lens on the blue ray player - involves taking the ps3 apart which isn't so difficult and there're youtube videos to show you how to do it. The other thing you can do is replace the hard drive, which is a very easy job. Depends on the model of ps3 you have, but with mine I was able to get a laptop hard drive for about 60 euros and it gives me 500 gigs on the ps3. I'd try cleaning the lens on the blue ray first if I was you. It's probably just that.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

I had problems like that as well. There are two things you can try to fix this. One is clean the lens on the blue ray player - involves taking the ps3 apart which isn't so difficult and there're youtube videos to show you how to do it. The other thing you can do is replace the hard drive, which is a very easy job. Depends on the model of ps3 you have, but with mine I was able to get a laptop hard drive for about 60 euros and it gives me 500 gigs on the ps3. I'd try cleaning the lens on the blue ray first if I was you. It's probably just that.

I agree with this. Try solving the problem yourself before spending any money, like this guy said it may be the blu-ray lens that needs a clean. Search around the internet and diagnose the issue, from there people should/may have solutions.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

+1 lol


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:14 AM

Yeah I had two 40GB's both died (gottdamn) got a 3rd one traded that in for slim before that died too. I've had my slim for two years longest ive ever had a PS3. Slim is the way to go


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:15 AM

1. Try replacing HD

2. Clean Blu Ray Lens

3. Take apart, heat the motherboard up, apply new thermal paste.

 

If none of them work then looks like you'll need to get a new PS3.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:15 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

lol :lol:

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:15 AM

Bugger,

Just as well I have 3 ps3's... (Living Room, Bedroom and a free one I saved from YLOD)


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

who fault

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

I can't believe it. After 6 years of loyal service my 40g PS3 is dying on me at the worse time possible! The irony of this is i bought it just to play GTA IV 6 years ago!
 
This is becoming a bit of a tradition for me. It seems like everytime a GTA game comes out i have to buy a new console. Same thing happened with San Andreas when my ps2 broke down a few days before release!
 
I'm getting graphical glitches in most games i play and then it freezes shortly after :cry:  Not sure whats wrong with it but i'm pretty sure its terminal. Pretty pissed that i might have to force myself to folk out upto 100 quid just for one game.



Buy a old ps3, they're dirt cheap. I saw one at cash converters for £42.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:33 AM

My old PS3 recently had YLOD, I had it repaired then it died again but it had warranty so I had it repaired again. It is still working but I am not buying gta 5 for PS3. Fortunately I have a 360, although I would rather buy it for PS3.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

Tease him for he's PS3 dieing before GTA V releases? That's not very nice and machines and equipment break down after heavy use so there's no need to tease him for it. Geez when are these forums going to have Kind people instead of fools that tease people for bad luck and stuff.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:41 AM

you can buy them quite cheap pre owned.

or clean the f*cker out and leave it off for a week in the hope it will fix itsself.

ive left my gaming ps3 off as much as i can so theres no danger of anything happening to it lol.

how tragic.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

Buy a used 80GB model, those sell for cheap. 


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:43 AM Edited by TheRealBars, 07 September 2013 - 11:44 AM.

My 360 keeps disconnecting from our wireless randomly so hopefully it sorts itself out before GTA-O

 

That has got nothing to do with your console failing, most likely has to do with interference on the Wi-Fi channel (Neighbors), poor placement or your router.

- Try figuring out how much Wireless channels you can find in your area, check what channel they are on and what strength.

If you notice more than one wireless network being on channel 11 (just an example) then change yours to 12.

- If your signal strength is low then the problem is fairly straightforward, buy a repeater or place your console closer to the AP.

-  If more than one of your devices in the same area as your xbox/ps3 have that issue while the signal strenght is good and you're on a clear channel.. time to replace your router.
 

For gaming however i'd always recommend a wired connection.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:45 AM

1. Try replacing HD

2. Clean Blu Ray Lens

3. Take apart, heat the motherboard up, apply new thermal paste.

 

If none of them work then looks like you'll need to get a new PS3.

This or send it to Sony (if you try to do it yourself they might not fix it for free)


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

Man, that's bad luck.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:10 PM


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

 

1. Try replacing HD

2. Clean Blu Ray Lens

3. Take apart, heat the motherboard up, apply new thermal paste.

 

If none of them work then looks like you'll need to get a new PS3.

This or send it to Sony (if you try to do it yourself they might not fix it for free)

 

Sony won't fix a 6-year-old machine :p The warranty is 2 years..


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:02 PM Edited by Bazzad, 07 September 2013 - 01:03 PM.

Open it up and clean it out. I make no promises but it may help.

 

I had the same issues a year ago and my system was full of dust. Cleaning it out prolonged it's life for another 7 months but it died in the end.

 

I was having issues such as GTA4's world loading but no cars or peds, FIFA loading the stadium and ball but no players. After cleaning it out games worked perfectly until it got the YLOD.





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