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« on: March 06, 2009, 04:48:45 AM »

Just a little over 2 months now of having my ps3 the POS already has to go back to sony due to the disk\BLUERAY not being read. DVD and CD works just fine but not the games. I actually did not buy the extended warranty on the system because my day 1 PSOne and PS2 is still playable to this day. I was just building the library for it too.   disgust

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 06:19:51 AM »

That sucks, bud.  You just got unlucky.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 09:07:25 AM »

Yeah you got unlucky.  What difference does it make whether or not you have an extended warranty?  Is Sony's warranty less than 60 days?  Do you have to pay for it to be repaired?
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 09:09:48 AM »

Its a known issue - try looking at PS3 forums, and you'll see it.

Appearently, the first batches of PS3's, mostly the 60GB have this issue now, and it should be repaired by them for no fee whatsoever.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 11:54:12 AM »

It's not just the 60s.

Quote from: Razgon on March 06, 2009, 09:09:48 AM

Its a known issue - try looking at PS3 forums, and you'll see it.

Appearently, the first batches of PS3's, mostly the 60GB have this issue now, and it should be repaired by them for no fee whatsoever.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009, 04:37:29 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on March 06, 2009, 09:09:48 AM

Its a known issue - try looking at PS3 forums, and you'll see it.

Appearently, the first batches of PS3's, mostly the 60GB have this issue now, and it should be repaired by them for no fee whatsoever.

Hmm.  My first batch 60GB has had zero problems.  Guess I'm lucky *knocks on wood*
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009, 05:05:34 PM »

welll, since you got lucky with your PSOne and PS2 it had to run out sometime.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 05:18:06 PM »

Sad to say, it took me a little while to figure out what technology acronym you were using along with "PS3"... Oh, that POS!  retard 

Sorry to hear that, Junior, almost every 360 owner can relate though. Maybe competition isn't the best thing ever when it comes to consoles.  If Sony and MS keep trying to get their latest POS's out ahead of the other company's POS's, we can expect that the extended warranty folks will be very busy.  disgust

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 05:24:06 PM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 06, 2009, 04:37:29 PM

Quote from: Razgon on March 06, 2009, 09:09:48 AM

Its a known issue - try looking at PS3 forums, and you'll see it.

Appearently, the first batches of PS3's, mostly the 60GB have this issue now, and it should be repaired by them for no fee whatsoever.

Hmm.  My first batch 60GB has had zero problems.  Guess I'm lucky *knocks on wood*

Heh same here...

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009, 05:52:10 PM »

I seem to recall something about the failure rates for the consoles (about a year ago) where the Xbox360 had a failure rate of nearly 25%, while the PS3 was about 0.2%. I can't recall where I saw this however, so take it with a grain of salt. Also, considering industry people said the failure rate for the 360 was probably closer to 50% at the time, I suspect the PS3 also has a higher rate than reported.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 05:52:30 PM »

Quote from: gellar on March 06, 2009, 05:24:06 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 06, 2009, 04:37:29 PM

Quote from: Razgon on March 06, 2009, 09:09:48 AM

Its a known issue - try looking at PS3 forums, and you'll see it.

Appearently, the first batches of PS3's, mostly the 60GB have this issue now, and it should be repaired by them for no fee whatsoever.

Hmm.  My first batch 60GB has had zero problems.  Guess I'm lucky *knocks on wood*

Heh same here...

gellar

well, there are no known numbers yet, but at least Sony's service partner here in Denmark aknowledges the issue, and the store I bought the ps3 from has said that A LOT of costumers are returning their PS3s these days. Could be a small percentage for all I know, but seemingly big of course for those affected (Which includes me ;-) )
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 07:58:59 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on March 06, 2009, 09:09:48 AM

Its a known issue - try looking at PS3 forums, and you'll see it.

Appearently, the first batches of PS3's, mostly the 60GB have this issue now, and it should be repaired by them for no fee whatsoever.
eek What!? I just bought a used 60gb one from someone here this past fall... Admittedly I haven't used it much on BluRay stuff yet (mostly PS2 lately) but it hasn't given me a problem yet. Is the drive or laser fixable or can it be replaced like the original Xbox stuff?
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2009, 11:02:39 PM »

Well for some reason I taught the warranty was for 60day but Sony said its a year. So my Coffin rescue box is on its way and sony said the whole process should take ''5 days". Seeing is believing., but so far Sony seems to have my back. 
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2009, 11:22:47 PM »

Quote from: Kagath on March 06, 2009, 07:58:59 PM

Quote from: Razgon on March 06, 2009, 09:09:48 AM

Its a known issue - try looking at PS3 forums, and you'll see it.

Appearently, the first batches of PS3's, mostly the 60GB have this issue now, and it should be repaired by them for no fee whatsoever.
eek What!? I just bought a used 60gb one from someone here this past fall... Admittedly I haven't used it much on BluRay stuff yet (mostly PS2 lately) but it hasn't given me a problem yet. Is the drive or laser fixable or can it be replaced like the original Xbox stuff?

there are some videos out there, detailing possible fixes with a new laserhead actually, and if you'r into light electronics, it should be rather easy. Although, its not a gaurenteed fix of course.

Some people have said resetting the system (Pressing and holding down the power button a few times to get the "secret menu") will fix the issue as well, but most likely thats not the same issue
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2009, 06:47:32 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on March 06, 2009, 05:52:10 PM

I seem to recall something about the failure rates for the consoles (about a year ago) where the Xbox360 had a failure rate of nearly 25%, while the PS3 was about 0.2%. I can't recall where I saw this however, so take it with a grain of salt. Also, considering industry people said the failure rate for the 360 was probably closer to 50% at the time, I suspect the PS3 also has a higher rate than reported.

Frankly, I'm not surprised if the 360 has a failure rate of 50%. Hell - it wouldn't surprise me if it was higher.

That said - my 60GB PS3 is still kicking along without problems (knock on wood).
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2009, 06:26:51 PM »

i have a 60gb, from the last batch of new units before they fazed them out, so i'm crossing my fingers. 

my launch day ps2 still works, as does my ps1, so i hope my luck holds to make up for 2 rrod'ed 360s in less than two years.


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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2009, 06:54:45 PM »

When did they stop making the 60gb? I think mine is from March 07.
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2009, 06:59:55 PM »

Quote from: Kagath on March 07, 2009, 06:54:45 PM

When did they stop making the 60gb? I think mine is from March 07.

Because they removed one of the hardware components responsible for the backward compatibility in order to cut costs, resulting in the 4 USB port 80GB model. The second hardware component was later removed for the 40GB, 80GB w/ 2 USB, & 160 GB models.
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2009, 07:04:40 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on March 07, 2009, 06:59:55 PM

Quote from: Kagath on March 07, 2009, 06:54:45 PM

When did they stop making the 60gb? I think mine is from March 07.

Because they removed one of the hardware components responsible for the backward compatibility in order to cut costs, resulting in the 4 USB port 80GB model. The second hardware component was later removed for the 40GB, 80GB w/ 2 USB, & 160 GB models.

not sure when they stopped making them, but i have a feeling mine is about the same age as yours.  i bought it august 2007, right around when the 80gb software bc only models first started hitting the shelves.
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2009, 07:29:15 PM »

PS3 retail configurations
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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2009, 08:10:02 AM »

Just a little FYI - it seems that around half of the returned PS3 with defunct Blueray drives are actually bad because of dirt on the readers. For instance, smoking in the vicinity of the ps3 seems to have a pretty bad effect on it.

So, a cleaner disc *could* actually help people with issues
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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2009, 03:31:27 PM »

Anyone here tried that Maxell BluRay cleaning disc? Disc with a couple small holes on either side. Supposedly makes a small 'cleaning vacuum'. I'd like to try it on all my stuff but I'm not $25 curious. Suppose I could try making one but it may cause more harm than good being off balance.
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