My Bud's PS3 Died on Him.....

DJ Spliff

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for a 2nd time!!!!!

Got the yellow ring of death. Any advice on what he can do? He's about to get dicked over by Sony again for a repair. He has one of the first models of PS3 and has already had to send it in once before. Passed it's warranty of course.

He's got some options and they are:

1) take it to a local shop that says they can repair it, but they just say that it'll just crap out again on him in a year.

2)send it in to sony and pay a higher repair fee to them (which it'll of course just crap on him a year later with them too)

3) send it to sony and trade it in for a Slim model (still with a fee of course), and because he raised a bit of hell they offered to throw in a free game that's at least 2 months old but has to be a something developed by sony.

He's already spent time on the phone with sony and they said there is No way they can (or will) wave any repair or trade in fee.

Any advice? poor guys really pissed and disillusioned about the whole thing.

























Also, inb4 get an Xbox or become an Xbox gamer :teeth:
 

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He could do that insurance thing, but he'll have to wait two months to claim. Over here it's £5 a month.
 

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In all seriousness, get a fucking xbox.

It's by far the better console for gaming.

Yeh the ps3 has a web browser and iplayer and a blue ray player. That's just polishing a turd.

But for gaming, the xbox is way way better. I got both, I know.

Plus they're cheaper. They do break, but it's cheaper to buy a new one.
 

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In all seriousness, get a fucking xbox.

It's by far the better console for gaming.

Yeh the ps3 has a web browser and iplayer and a blue ray player. That's just polishing a turd.

But for gaming, the xbox is way way better. I got both, I know.

Plus they're cheaper. They do break, but it's cheaper to buy a new one.
Don't listen to this fool, I've had both and PS3 rips it, anyway.... tell your mate to get the case of and hoover all the dust out first before he does anything else.
 

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Got xbox and ps3 and hands down xbox is better, especially the manly control. So tell your friend to tell sony they have lost a valued customer to a rival and they can shove their ps3 sideways where the sun dont shine
 

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^^ Word.

Mulit platform games usually run 1080p on xbox but only 720 on ps3.

PS3 exclusives are gay usually...

Yes the xbox online costs, but there's more people on and it's a much better community. People actually talk! They don't on ps3 because you have useless bluetooth headsets which never work and need charing every 2 minutes.

Better controller. Only chidlren find the tiny ps3 controller good. Or those with girl hands.

Game and concolse updates don't take 4 hours like they do on the ps3.

I have both, why would I say this shit if it wasn't true?
 

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for a 2nd time!!!!!

Got the yellow ring of death. Any advice on what he can do? He's about to get dicked over by Sony again for a repair. He has one of the first models of PS3 and has already had to send it in once before. Passed it's warranty of course.

He's got some options and they are:

1) take it to a local shop that says they can repair it, but they just say that it'll just crap out again on him in a year.

2)send it in to sony and pay a higher repair fee to them (which it'll of course just crap on him a year later with them too)

3) send it to sony and trade it in for a Slim model (still with a fee of course), and because he raised a bit of hell they offered to throw in a free game that's at least 2 months old but has to be a something developed by sony.

He's already spent time on the phone with sony and they said there is No way they can (or will) wave any repair or trade in fee.

Any advice? poor guys really pissed and disillusioned about the whole thing.

























Also, inb4 get an Xbox or become an Xbox gamer :teeth:

I had that same problem on my old ps3 for ages... after tbout the third or fourth time of having to get it repaired i went into game and told them bout my ps3 being fucked etc.. but because i had one of the very first ps3's to come out which were compatible with ps1 and 2 games, i got a ridiculous deal of a brand new ps3 and need for speed shift for free ! still dont understand how i gave in my broekn old one and some how got a sort of new ps3 for 3...

but if your bud has the same sort of model as i did they are like gold dust to computer geeks apparantly, so see what you can do with that info...
 

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i was always a playstation kid, but xbox is better, mainly because the controls, on the playstation the analog sticks are curved the wrong way?
 

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i dont understand how it is ok for sony to sell a ps3 that is prone to faults. then repair it and it breaks again and again and again and again. surely if they repair it.. it should be "repaired"

Now im not a gamer, and not aware of the common problems that everyone seems to be familiar with.
But as a consumer i would see that as a big F### You from sony to its customers.

P.s. games are for kids lol!! so grow up and do summin productive !!
 

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i dont understand how it is ok for sony to sell a ps3 that is prone to faults. then repair it and it breaks again and again and again and again. surely if they repair it.. it should be "repaired"

Now im not a gamer, and not aware of the common problems that everyone seems to be familiar with.
But as a consumer i would see that as a big F### You from sony to its customers.

P.s. games are for kids lol!! so grow up and do summin productive !!
Apple do the same thing... apparently stuff not working and paying a lot goes hand in hand
 

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i dont understand how it is ok for sony to sell a ps3 that is prone to faults. then repair it and it breaks again and again and again and again. surely if they repair it.. it should be "repaired"
Now im not a gamer, and not aware of the common problems that everyone seems to be familiar with.
But as a consumer i would see that as a big F### You from sony to its customers.

P.s. games are for kids lol!! so grow up and do summin productive !!
Exactly man! That's what's so fuking frustrating about the whole thing. And now sony's just gonna bleed him for more money!
 
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