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#1 HEY ITS JOEY

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Posted November 07, 2008 - 11:42 PM

decided to turn it on for the first time in weeks, and now it doesn't read anything. disk reader just died..ugh
what do i do? I got this as a gift from my cousin..i think, if i remember right, that its less than a year old. got it last christmas. anyone have this problem before? its the 40gig one

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Posted November 07, 2008 - 11:51 PM

Did you try to revive it? CPR? 30 chest compressions and 2 breaths, repeat...

It happened to my brother's about a month or two after he bought it. Not sure what he exactly did, but I think the gist is that he contacted Sony, they sent him an empty box, he shipped it to them, and then they sent him a new one. You may need proof of purchase...

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Posted November 07, 2008 - 11:53 PM

Wow that sucks.

Yeah see if it is still under warranty.

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Posted November 08, 2008 - 10:34 AM

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Posted November 08, 2008 - 10:45 AM

horrible news...i've heard of this with 360s, but this is the first PS3

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Posted November 08, 2008 - 09:23 PM

horrible news...i've heard of this with 360s, but this is the first PS3


LOL...you haven't heard anything man....I've heard loads of PS3s having disc read problems as well as this...but of course, 360's got insanely famous and smeared :P




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Posted November 08, 2008 - 09:39 PM

so my PS3 just died!, what do i do...

Buy an xbox 360. :P

PS2's were infamous with the laser alignment being off. It was a relatively easy fix, if you have the jeweler size screwdrivers and aren't squeamish about taking it apart. Problem is, once the problem shows up, its a habitual adjustment you have to make, to keep them up and running. Don't know if the PS3 is the same, but I'd do a Google search and see what you come up with.

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Posted November 08, 2008 - 11:21 PM

well i googled and it appears others with the 40gig PS3 have had the same disk reader problem. I guess Sony is well aware of the problem and i've read people have gotten theirs repaired or Sony just replaced it. i've had my ps2 for years and it hasn't broken down and this PS3 is less than a year old. I guess i'll have to contact them about it

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Posted November 08, 2008 - 11:39 PM

The OP is lying, only 360s get [expletive]ed up, PS3s are perfect.

At least that's what I've read online from PS3 fanboys.

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Posted November 08, 2008 - 11:40 PM

I had a scare just now, I thought my PS3 died, it was just Ratouille that was dead

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 01:55 AM

This happened to my cousins ps3 out the box a couple weeks ago on her birthday. She went to Circuit City and got a brand new working one.
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Posted November 09, 2008 - 01:58 AM

that sucks

we never used to have this problem with super nintendo and sega genesis

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 02:30 AM

that sucks

we never used to have this problem with super nintendo and sega genesis

Yeh, except you would have to blow air into the cartridge like a million times to get it to work.

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 02:59 AM

That sucks,hope you can solve the problem!

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 06:19 AM

The OP is lying, only 360s get [expletive]ed up, PS3s are perfect.

At least that's what I've read online from PS3 fanboys.


Perfect my [expletive]...fanboys will always protect their own machines...=.= Hate the fanboyism that exists....plainly making things ugly.

I'm not referring to you dogg. :(




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Posted November 09, 2008 - 10:47 AM

LOL...you haven't heard anything man....I've heard loads of PS3s having disc read problems as well as this...but of course, 360's got insanely famous and smeared :(

yea, i know i haven't heard much about any of this, i was just going off experiences of friends of mine, not a fanboy...i don't even own either system, so i can't really say, but my housemate has both...his have both been fine, but i know about 4 people with 360s that broke down. the reason people probably don't hear about the PS3s breaking down as much is because they're expensive as hell, and most people know more people that have 360s...

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 11:00 AM

The OP is lying, only 360s get [expletive]ed up, PS3s are perfect.

At least that's what I've read online from PS3 fanboys.


You can't compare 33%+ [360] failure rate to <1% [PS3].

And yes, these are confirmed by plenty of sources. Google it.

Now, I'm not saying the PS3 is perfect, but it was built much sturdier than the 360. That is fact. Games, peripherals, online services, etc. are for another argument. ;)


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Posted November 09, 2008 - 11:03 AM

yea, i know i haven't heard much about any of this, i was just going off experiences of friends of mine, not a fanboy...i don't even own either system, so i can't really say, but my housemate has both...his have both been fine, but i know about 4 people with 360sthat broke down. the reason people probably don't hear about the PS3s breaking down as much is because they're expensive as hell, and most people know fewer people that 360s...


True that. I dun own a PS3 myself but I'm involved in a community that has more PS3s over Xbox360s thus that's where I get my experiences learnt, and why I'm aware of PS3's situation.

I myself haven't got a 3ROD, only disc read problems.




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Posted November 09, 2008 - 11:53 AM

yea, i phrased a few things wrong, but you got the idea.

i haven't bought a videogame system since the PSone, but i've always had people close to me with every big system, so i never really missed out...what i am going to do though is build a new computer this month...already ordered the parts, excited that 2k9 is on PC this year too!

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 04:02 PM

You can't compare 33%+ [360] failure rate to <1% [PS3].

And yes, these are confirmed by plenty of sources. Google it.

Now, I'm not saying the PS3 is perfect, but it was built much sturdier than the 360. That is fact. Games, peripherals, online services, etc. are for another argument. :unsure:

I know that nignog, I'm not saying 360 never gets [expletive]ed. I'm on my 3rd I think. I'm just saying I see dudes (like all over M2) saying how the PS3 never ever gets messed up and it's built perfectly and all that.

And with the less people having PS3s, it's true with me. I know 2 people right now at UCSB who have a PS3, while like 5 have 360s and alllll of my pre-college friends have 360s.




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