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God i'm so lucky, my 5th 60gb ps3 has just died Cry & its had less than one months use, 1st time i've tried to turn it on since the network came back online. Oh such joy, i'm so glad Sony make such reliable products, never had these sort of problems with the old Atari 2600, Megadrive, Mastersystem & Snes.

They'll be getting sick of me ringing them up & getting a courier to do the exchanges.

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Ouch thats no good.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that the slims are better quality.

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why dont they give you the newer model?

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I do have a 320gb slim ( also giving me rubbish on the GT5 programming, Big thanks to Oldboy who tried to help me out sorting it ) & a now broken 60gb Phat. I want / would like to keep a Phat one 'cos i still play some of the old PS2 games on it occasionally. Me & the better half enjoy the ps2 version of Tiger Woods 2005 golf on it & a couple of other games. 

 + I dont think they would replace a Phat with a slim anyway, as it's insured like 4 like on the Continual Play Insurance cover.

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ask for a ps2 + money

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No chance of that i dont want to go backwards with it & use it as a spare for my main 320gb one. Being picked up & exchanged Thursday sorted.

My last PS3 was replaced at the begining of June this year, so they have made a note of it as it's not good even by Sonys standards.

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Here we go again the next ps3 dies a death today with a game stuck in it this time. It is going to be replaced under the Sony 3 month warranty & they are going to investigate it more this time, it hasn't even lasted 2 months. What joy!! hopefully the replacement will be here by Tuesday next week. Lucky number 7? we will have to wait & see.

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What the hell do you do to them?  Wink I've had an original 60gb for years now with no problems other than it having to be vertical and with space around due to exessive heat build up. 

 

Hopefully you can get them to sort it properly this time!

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Funny you should say that as i've only used it a couple of times since it was last replaced & yes it has been turned off between uses.

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Just have a look on ebay for 60gb PS3. Tells you all you need to know!

Hope you get it sorted but it does not look promising...

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It is under Sony Warranty as it is less than 2 months old & sent as a replacement to me by Sony.

 

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f1only wrote:

...... not good even by Sonys standards.

You sound really unlucky mate, or maybe I am lucky.

I can only speak as I find but had never had an issue with any Sony equipment - and regard their quality as high. Having owned an original PS3 since 2007 recently traded in for a slim with a bigger harddrive. I have a vaio laptop and various other Sony products from the last couple of decades including, Laptop, CD radio, digital camera, alarm clock, walkman and a TV. from the early 90's. All still perform perfect.

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Seems really unlucky. I too have one of each. Both running strong.

And the 60GB version is one I wouldn't like to lose. I have a couple of SACDs and like the 4 usb ports...

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def lugs wrote:

f1only wrote:

...... not good even by Sonys standards.

You sound really unlucky mate, or maybe I am lucky.

I can only speak as I find but had never had an issue with any Sony equipment - and regard their quality as high. Having owned an original PS3 since 2007 recently traded in for a slim with a bigger harddrive. I have a vaio laptop and various other Sony products from the last couple of decades including, Laptop, CD radio, digital camera, alarm clock, walkman and a TV. from the early 90's. All still perform perfect.

Hi def lugs

The quote that you have taken is from Sony themselves from when i spoke to them on the phone & not mine. This was said to me over the phone when i rang up in the beginning of August to get another replacement for the one that was replaced in June. 

So now Augusts PS3 is being replaced, according to their records this will be my 7th PS3 in total, when it arrives , hopefully Tuesday. This one that has gone back, i am informed by Sony they are going to have a very close look at, as it is unusual for them to break down so quickly, when they are refurbished they are tested thoroughly & if anything is at all suspect they replace it with new parts.

I wondered if Sony has had a bad batch of refurbished consoles & i seem to be getting some of them.Cry

I have a Sony S380 that i have recently purchased & that has no problems or the previous Sony 363 bd player, it has always been their consoles that seem to have these sort of issues having owned 3 PS1's & 4 PS2's all of which suffered with overheating & laser problems.

Regards ...

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f1only wrote:
 this will be my 7th PS3 in total,

 having owned 3 PS1's & 4 PS2's all of which suffered with overheating & laser problems.

Crikey, you've had 13 faulty consoles, I think you maybe have to consider that it might not all be Sony's fault Smile

I bought the PS1, PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360 at launch, and they're all still going despite being the supposedly unreliable models (He says, tempting fate!).

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bigblue235 wrote:

f1only wrote:
 this will be my 7th PS3 in total,

 having owned 3 PS1's & 4 PS2's all of which suffered with overheating & laser problems.

Crikey, you've had 13 faulty consoles, I think you maybe have to consider that it might not all be Sony's fault Smile

Hi bigblue235

I'm not saying they are all Sonys fault, far from it. The PS1's were hammered, as were the first 2 or 3 PS2's except the last one ( lasted 4 years ) which then mostly saw dvd duty in a spare bedroom & the laser decided to give up on it about 2 years ago. The 1st ps3 i had yes it got used a lot, but it has gradually been declining since then, as online friends will testify if you look how often i'm on it.

I might get a chance today to go on the spare 320gb but it will be the 1st time in a couple weeks i just dont get the time at the moment, & havn't since the beginning of May.

It is never ever used for playing bluray films, simply because of the issues i had when my 1st ps3 died, a disc stuck in it, & it took about 3 or 4 weeks for Sony to return it, Blockbuster would have had a field day if a movie had been stuck in it on the rental costs.

Regards...

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