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Re: PLAYSTATION 3 Repair Service.....

Jun 10, 2011

cooljoe895 wrote:

My 60GBps3 unexepectely turned off last night and when i tried turning it on again the light went green and after a few seconds the light turned oranged and did 3 beeps and the light started blinking red untill i press the on/off button again then it turns to a solid red light. i have tried turning it on several times and the same thig keeps happening. I have not yet opened up my ps3 in fear that the problem will become worse. i got my ps3 in early 2007 so my warenty is long gone.

is their a solution to this problem?

is the ofline data on my ps3 still salvageable?

You got the YLOD. You can try to repair it yourself. Here's a link:

http://community.us.playstation.com/message/552918

Or you can send it to Sony. Or you can send it to a third party repair shop. Endless Electronics comes recommended.

The only way to retrieve your data is to get it working again.

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Jul 11, 2012
My kids have been playing call of duty black ops online. They have 3 ps3s in the house and of the 3 only 2 have ever been used to play cod online. The first system did the same thing As u. It only happen in online mode. 1system we thought was a glitch and just our system, but then when we hooked the 2nd system up, within 2 hours of online game play, the exact thing happened to it! I think this is something caused by Sony and COD online, and am going to contact Sony about this. Especially since I have saw your post and same game caused same problems to yours.
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Nov 2, 2012
If I mail my ps3 back to Sony, because of yellow light of death!! Will that just send a completely new ps3??? And how do I send the ps3 to Sony??
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red screen of death

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I have the red screen of death what do i do and what will it cost me I have a playstation 3 from 6 years ago.what should I do should i send it in? what about all my trophys and saved data what happens to all of that can it be recoverd?

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May 1, 2013

I have a ps3 that got the yellow light of death and sent it in to get repaired but do not have the original hard drive that it came with it , can it still be fixed?

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Aug 16, 2013
Just a heads up I sent in my 60gb launch ps3 into Sony because of ylod. I broke the seal to do a reflow once before but that only lasted as long as it took to beat Last of Us. They had a special offer that for $100 I could get a ps3 slim instead so I went for it. After a pretty painless and extremely no involvement process either that dropping my ylod ps3 for shipment, I just received a 250gb super slim instead....feeling pretty good about the deal. The only ps2 game I played was crash bandicoot and there's a download now for that. My game data was lost but I'm not going to lose any sleep. As long as this new ps3 lasts a year ill be happy and ill get a ps4. Thank u sony.
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I have a 120GB PS3 slim and for the past two months it has been freezing up on me while I am playing a game i have tried different games on it and checked all the disk no scratches on them they have all been cleaned and i have blown out the system and have restored my files , system , and the whole PS3 system and it still freezing when i play a game i get about a half hour to an hour of game play should i take it to a local Authorized PS3 repair shop and how much would it be???

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Oct 23, 2014

neil144 wrote:

dont send it, even tough u dont have warrenty, you have opened it and that is considered to be tampered with.. i did the same this and told em i have opened it before just to see the inside. they told me we will not service your ps3 because you have tampered with it.

 

so im just gona get a slim, mine died out 3 days ago..


Hi:

Sorry to check this old Topic but, SONY didn't wanted to repair your system even paying them? Why? Have you tried again or something?

Thanks

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Oct 23, 2014
Warranties on almost all electronics are voided when you open them. Manufacturers have would have no way of knowing if it broke due failure or the user.
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Oct 23, 2014

A friend told me about a guy who repaired his and I took my YLOD 20 gb launch ps3 to him last year to get it fixed.  He did fix it but the system is still very loud and I am afraid to play it for long periods of time but it does work when I do use it.  It cost me 40 dollars to get it fixed so was not too bad.

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