Dead ps3

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  1. hondavee4

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    While playing gt5 I went into the online section, after a few seconds my 60g ps3 emitted 3 beeps and shut down, now I can't get it to fire up
    Everytime it's the same, turn on, green light for 2 or 3 seconds then 3 beeps and shut down

    I can't get it to eject the disc either

    So what can I do? I can borrow my mates 80g ps3 and swap hdd over, will I be able to retrieve my save games that way?

    I have also got £80 or so of singstar on there too but it's my saved games I am more worried about especially gt5

    Any help appreciated
     
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    You can't put the drive into another PS3 unfortunately. If you do that, the PS3 will just ask to format it. The only way to get your saves off there is to resurrect the console long enough to get them off the drive, or to have the PS3 professionally fixed. If it's under warranty, Sony will send you a refurb so your saves would be gone.
     
  3. neil.atkins

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    Use the same temporary fix that works for xbox RROD i.e wrap it in towels and heat area behind Blu-ray drive with a hairdrier for about 10-15 mins (be careful if you do this and stay with it, don't let the towels catch fire!)

    I did this with my 60GB, it worked fine and I got the disk out and managed to backup my saves. It's still working now 3 months later but as a media player in another room :)

    It's only a temp fix, your console will die again at some point so it's time to decide on paying sony for a refurb or buying a slim like I did.

    Good luck....
     
  4. hondavee4

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    Cheers guys, will give that a try,

    Would I be right in thinking it's the drive that's gone as it won't eject a disc?

    If I were to get it running can I save my saves to a 8g memory card or does it have to be an external drive?

    Gonna ring These guys tomorrow if all else fails, anyone used em?

    FixMyConsole - Xbox 360, PS3, PSP & Wii Repair Specialists

    Hopefully they will be good enough to return the disc too
     
  5. neil.atkins

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    From what you have described, it's the standard YLOD and I would imagine your Blu-Ray drive is fine.

    I copied my saves to a USB memory stick when I got it back and running.

    Hope you get it all sorted and fixed....
     
  6. hondavee4

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    But I havnt got ylod, or at least I havnt seen anything yellow??
     
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    Maybe not then. I'm sure mine flashed yellow very briefly....
     
  8. RottenFox

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    Any which way you look at it, it's dead : http://www.avforums.com/forums/11457830-post1.html

    As to the Singstar stuff, you will need to phone Sony, when you get it repaired/replaced, to transfer the license.(if they can be bothered, and yeah, I'm being serious.)

    Details are in the post I linked to.

    You could try to strip and repair it yourself, it may work(no guarantee on how long, some work for hours, days or weeks/months, there's just no way to tell), or it may not work at all.

    A repair from a 3rd party will last either not long, or just as long as doing it yourself(and possibly 3 times as much as you fixing it), and the only real guaranteed way of fixing it, is either to get Sony to replace it(around £130), or buy a new one.
    If you can't get the hairdryer fix to boot it up long enough to get the disc out/saves backed up, everything is gone.

    And swapping hard drives to another ps3 won't work, as you can't do that.
    The only thing that will happen that way, is the other ps3 will want to format the hard drive, again, everything goes.
     
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  9. hondavee4

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    your right, my ps3 died just before i had to go to work and since ive got back and tried it again (unsuccessfully) a quick peek on you tube confirmed it is ylod

    no overly confident in doing it meself so ive contacted a local repairer, if it only ever fires up for a few mins ill be happy (relatively)

    just thinking back....why didnt i back-up those files.....Doh!
     
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    I'm considering selling mine when my 5th replacement arrives tomorrow. I am one of the lucky ones who invested in Sony's Continuous Play scheme right after the standard 12 month warranty finished on my 60GB release date PS3 so I can get a replacement easily. I still think it's disgusting how I have to pay £4.99 a month to cover a console that seems to have an inherent manufacturing fault.

    Anyway you do have some options to get the disc out:

    First option is to cross your fingers and hope that it's either HDD connections or cables that are at fault. Remove all cables, plug back in and try again. No joy? Remove the HDD and re-seat onto it's connectors (lots of guides online for this). It's very rare that this works but it's worth eliminating.

    Secondly - turn PS3 off at back with rocker switch
    Hold down eject button and turn rocker switch back on

    I have had this work for me with one console but not the rest. It seems to force an eject but it depends on what hardware has died as to whether it'll work or not.

    Another option is to open it up and retrieve it manually. Not a problem if it is out of warranty and it seems pretty simple having looked at some online guides. Please note I haven't tried this myself as Continuous Play don't seem to like you removing the warranty sticker despite the fact it's already run out!
     
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  12. hondavee4

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    Tbh all I am really worried about is my gt5 saved games..
    Just flicking through another section suggests you can't back-up your saved files for gt5

    If this is true then I can't see the point of hoping my (if I can get it fixed) repaired ps3 lasts a while, and if it did and packed up after say a year I would have to start again, at least now I'd only lose a weeks worth of saves (+ wipeout and a few others)

    Might as well go out and buy a slim and be done with it...

    Which slims are the ones to go for?
     
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    how much for your ylod ps3 console :) ??
     
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    Last time I checked, the PS3 forum, wasn't a trading area.! :smashin:
     
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    Have you spoken to Sony? Last week my ps3 got the RSOD, it was 3 months out of warranty but Sony offered to swap it for a refurbished model with a 3 month warranty, next day service too. Worth a try. :smashin:
     
  16. hondavee4

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    Yeah have rang Sony and got a refurb on the way, it cost me £130 delivered but that's the cheapest way around it for me, didn't want to take the chance of mine packing up in a few months time, they even said it's ok for me to pull it apart to get the disc out which I am half way through now :)
     

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