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bharat4ever 02-07-2009 03:56 PM

Defects in PS3
 
I've been reading about the various defects in the ps3, ylod, blu ray reader going bad and all, but i don't have a time reference to say that the ps3's producing between these dates are the culprits.

I bought a 80GB version about a month back Does this version also suffer from these defects, or has Sony corrected them after the initial versions.

I also heard that the inaugural 60GB version had a lot of defects, but not much after that.. Any truth in that?

Dustin S. 02-07-2009 04:02 PM

The PS3 defects are not common. People never really go to the internet to say "MY PS3 WORKS GREAT" they just go to complain about a problem and how to fix it.

I own both the original 60GB and I got my parents to buy themselves an 80 from about 2 months ago as well. Both are working completely fine. If you actally take care of the console, dont slam it around, dont continue to unplug it al the time, dont heat it up on purpose, yatta yatta its a durable console.

However it is technology and some things just happen to break for no reason due to a random default. However PS3 is not know for it as they didnt purpusly send it off the assembly line defective to get it out a year early. So if it does break your covered for a year for free, just send it in. If it breaks after that you just spend like 100 bucks to get it fixed, unless you bought a warrenty through the story. Honestly though dont worry, my launch console (the very first one in the store) still works to this day and i use it every day for hours.

trediddy 02-07-2009 06:41 PM

my ps3 works fine except one time i had to take it in because inside where the dish goes was all dusty

X_Racer1 02-07-2009 06:59 PM

Well my 80GB has been great and I have an old model with 4 USB ports and card readers, also back when PS2 compatibility existed and it hasn't let me down yet at over a years age, I do know two people though that had their PS3 break down, but they both owned 40GB consoles that had Blu-Ray drives fail, which seemed to really affect 40GB consoles, Sony has since fixed that problem and many 40GB owners haven't even experienced any problems, it's just slightly more common than problems with other models and those have problem rates of less than 3% out of all consoles sold..

SaintAvi 02-07-2009 10:50 PM

people with problems will always squawk loudest, dont let it fool you

trediddy 02-07-2009 11:45 PM

thats right lol

Dipchit02 03-07-2009 01:50 AM

i have had my PS3 since April 12 2007 and it is the original 60GB version and mine works just fine i mean it freezes every now and then but i think it is more the game than the system cuz it seems to happen more on certain games and then like not at all on other games. only ONE of my friends have had a problem with their PS3 where as EVERYONE of my friends have had a problem with their 360 aka RRoD. basically the PS3 problems are minimal and like Dustin said rarely do people go on forums or where ever to say HEY MY PS3 STILL WORKS GREAT

trediddy 03-07-2009 01:56 AM

when the xbox came out there were all sorts of problems

SaintAvi 03-07-2009 02:01 AM

I wouldnt worry, as long as you take care of it it'll work for years, my ps2 still works
perfect

Dipchit02 03-07-2009 02:09 AM

i prob but alot more wear and tear on my PS3 than you do anyways i mean i bring this thing from my house to a friends house alot because they dont have a PS3 and they want to play itor something like that

trediddy 03-07-2009 02:16 AM

how often you go to your friends house

bharat4ever 03-07-2009 11:55 AM

But one thing.... do we need to take any precations in everyday use? Like not leaving it on in standby a lot, or removing the disc as soon as you finish playing? things like that?

Dipchit02 03-07-2009 01:08 PM

i used to go there at prob a couple times a month or so. but i dont ever take mine out of standby or take the disc out

trediddy 03-07-2009 01:37 PM

that may be a problem idk

Dustin S. 03-07-2009 04:35 PM

Mine has been in standby mode for years. The ONLY time the switch should be used (and it says this in the manuel i believe) is when your unplugging it, to move it or something or say there is a fierce storm outside and a bolt of electricity could charge through you house. Other than that it shouldnt be used everyday, i dont know why people do it. I did with my PS2 and it broke, the guy fixing it told me i should stop.

I also never take out the disc when im done, im way too lazy lol. The only problem i see there is if it does decide to break, well you better hope the disc tray still works or sony will be stealing your game.

trediddy 04-07-2009 12:26 AM

i rarely turn off that back switch
i also sometimes leave my disks in lol

Dipchit02 04-07-2009 05:43 PM

Dustin if you really wanted to still be lazy and not go get your disc you could always eject the disc with the controller before you turn it off and just leave it sticking out of the PS3.

m0tl3sl4y3r 04-07-2009 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trediddy (Post 44594)
when the xbox came out there were all sorts of problems

thats why I didn't buy 1

but anyways back to the PS3, I've had mine for about a 2 months, it works fine except for the occasional freezing, but I would have to say that PS3s are pretty reliable

trediddy 04-07-2009 07:11 PM

yea they are

Dipchit02 04-07-2009 08:27 PM

yea i have one friend that has had a problem with his PS3 but he bought it off Ebay. and even then i just think he screw something up with it but he lives like 5 hours away so i cant really just drive there and help him out. but everyone that i know has had their 360 red ring at least once. and i HATE it when people say but the RRoD problem is fixed now i say oh yeah how do you know that? i still hear of it happening and the new ones you wont know for like 2 years yet

Dustin S. 04-07-2009 09:11 PM

LOL Im actually the same way. I have a couple friends with 360's all of them at least once were like "cant play i had to send in my xbox, it had RROD" and i told them to get a PS3 and still wouldnt allow it. One friend has already had it happen 2 or 3 times and still plays it, i dont know why. I love PlayStation but if my PS1, PSP, PS2, or PS3 was constantly breaking id own an Xbox the next day.

Dipchit02 04-07-2009 09:59 PM

oh yea i agree with you ont that Dustin if my PS3 was that bad i would have a 360 in like no time at all. but this is my favorite story to tell people so my one friends has a 360 and would always give him a hard time about the failure rate and stuff and was like well you should jsut get a PS3 because it wont break and you 360 will. and then one day we were playing games in my room he brought his 360 over and all of the sudden i hear umm yeah i cant play anymore, I am like why then he just points to the 3 red lights it was WONDERFUL and i laughed and continued to play my non broken PS3

SaintAvi 04-07-2009 10:20 PM

once they buy a few games they are pretty stuck unless they wanna take the hit rebuying
any multiplatform titles, they pretty much are stuck

Dipchit02 04-07-2009 10:23 PM

yeah but you could always sell you old games and then get the other system if you were having problems or w/e

trediddy 05-07-2009 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dustin S. (Post 44744)
LOL Im actually the same way. I have a couple friends with 360's all of them at least once were like "cant play i had to send in my xbox, it had RROD" and i told them to get a PS3 and still wouldnt allow it. One friend has already had it happen 2 or 3 times and still plays it, i dont know why. I love PlayStation but if my PS1, PSP, PS2, or PS3 was constantly breaking id own an Xbox the next day.

what would you do if on the next day u got an xbox the xbox broke down

Dustin S. 05-07-2009 05:16 PM

Haha well its time to go back to PC gaming ;). If that happened id have the worse luck in the world. The only console i had break on me was my PS2 and the only problem it had was it would play DVD movies and annoyed me, plus i was getting 150 bucks back from Bestbuy as there was a price drop and i was returning under warrenty.

Leaving all my PlayStation games behind to go exclusive to Xbox would be the hardest thing in the world though. So i can somewhat understand peoples decisions to stick with Xbox even when it breaks 3 times.

trediddy 06-07-2009 03:57 AM

ive never really been into pc gaming

Dipchit02 06-07-2009 02:29 PM

yea i used to do PC gaming for like the sims and stuff like that but never really for shooters and stuff i always just used those on my console

trediddy 07-07-2009 04:47 AM

the only thing about pc gaming is if you have a game where you connect to other ppl you are vulerable to get a virus

SaintAvi 07-07-2009 05:04 AM

I'm gonna say no thats incorrect Trediddy, in the remote event of someone even being remotely skilled to engineer a virus capable of being delivered via matchmaking protocols in a video game while still getting the game to even launch after being tampered with, Im sure a hacker of that caliber has bigger fish to fry than pestering some kid playing team fortress

Jordan 07-07-2009 12:33 PM

My 60 gig wouldn't read discs after a year and a half. I sent it back to sony and got a refurbished 60 gig which has had no problems. 1 defect in 3 years isn't to bad though I was unlucky as it is pretty uncommon for a ps3 to break.

Dipchit02 07-07-2009 05:49 PM

Jordan did you have to pay anything? because doesnt the PS3 only have a one year warranty on them?

Jordan 07-07-2009 08:03 PM

Hmm no I didn't have to pay anything. I might have gotten the dates mixed up. Come to think of it I bought it in the summer of 06 and it broke in january. For some reason I thought it was january of 08. My bad.

Dipchit02 07-07-2009 08:16 PM

lol ok then i was going to say cuz my friend had his break then he looked into it and it had a one year warranty and it is like 160 buck or something to get a refurb and he doesnt seem to key on that idea

SaintAvi 07-07-2009 08:45 PM

I remember a friend had a problem with his PS2, he told them he didnt remember when he purchased it and they fixed it for free :D

Hopefully itll work for one of you guys if you are unfortunately in a similar situation

Dipchit02 07-07-2009 08:56 PM

so just call and tell them you dont remember when you bought it and you might it fixed for free? that doesnt make sense i would think that they would make you prove date of purchase if they are doing it for free

SaintAvi 07-07-2009 08:57 PM

It may not make sense but that does not change that it happened

Dipchit02 07-07-2009 09:13 PM

oh yea im not debating that it worked or not im just saying i would have thought Sony would want proof of when you bought it. but i will tell my friend to try to next time i talk to him.

trediddy 08-07-2009 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SaintAvi (Post 44915)
I'm gonna say no thats incorrect Trediddy, in the remote event of someone even being remotely skilled to engineer a virus capable of being delivered via matchmaking protocols in a video game while still getting the game to even launch after being tampered with, Im sure a hacker of that caliber has bigger fish to fry than pestering some kid playing team fortress

im talkin about games you download on the computer cuz my cousin downloaded a game and after a couple months the computer got a virus same happened wit my computer

X_Racer1 08-07-2009 01:13 AM

I find that strange that a virus would only strike after a few months after installing the game, if the game really caused it, it should happen immediately, it might just have been you got an infection from somewhere else on the Internet and your cousin's infection was simply a co-incidence under similar circumstances.


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