July 17, 2013 @ 02:09 AM

Post: 2059

Join Date: Jan 2009

I have a 40 gb fat PS3. It's been running strong for the 3/4 years I've owned it but earlier today it died. YLOD. 

I looked at my options and they are as follows: 

1. Send it to Sony for $99.00 + tax and hope they fix/replace it. 

2. Send it to Gophermods for $79.99 and hope they fix it and it lasts another 6 months-1 year. 

3. Sell it for parts and put the money towards a new PS3. (Although I can't really afford more than $100 out of pocket for a new PS3 so this will be tough to figure out.) 

4. Sell it for parts and just play my 360 until I decide to get a PS4. (But at this point I only have Forza 4; the only games I want to play in the future are multiplatform.)  

Any thoughts on which option is best? 

Any experiences of sending a PS3 to Sony or Gophermods?
July 17, 2013 @ 05:00 AM
Black Manta

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Join Date: Feb 2012

Location: Boston

When it happened to me I sent it to Sony. You get a 3 month limited warranty with the refurbished PS3. Got YLOD again on the 4th month . To this day that PS3 is chillin in the corner of my room.

A few months after that happened I got a PS3 slim & been good ever since. Might send the old one back to Sony again & sell it before PS4 comes out. I prob won't be getting a PS4 til a year after launch.

I'd sell that one & get a slim if I were you. PS4 isn't backwards compatible so it's worth it.

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July 17, 2013 @ 05:59 AM

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Join Date: Jan 2011

Location: Toranta

Go for option 4. Unless you really want to play The Last of Us, the only good game left in this generation is GTA 5, which is on both consoles.
July 17, 2013 @ 06:41 PM

Post: 2059

Join Date: Jan 2009

I called Sony today. After talking to 2 different people these are my options:

1. Pay $99 and send it in. They fix my PS3 and send it back.

2. Pay $99 and send it in. They send me a refurbished 40gb back.

Don't really like either because the YLOD could easily happen again. 

They did say that if I had a backwards compatible 60/80gb with YLOD, I could upgrade it to a Slim for like $150. Of course the 40gb isn't eligible for that.

Sony's online store is selling a 320 gb refurbed slim for $199. Might think about that.
July 17, 2013 @ 08:00 PM
Tony Montana

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Join Date: Apr 2013

If you only want a 40gb you should just try getting one from ebay.

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July 17, 2013 @ 09:15 PM

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Join Date: Nov 2011

Which fat is it? The backwards compatible or the non-backwards compatible model? If it's non, then it's not really worth it to save a fat one, just buy the first slim one (the new one kinda sucks).

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July 17, 2013 @ 09:55 PM

Post: 2059

Join Date: Jan 2009

Non-backward compatible. And I upgraded the hdd to 100 gb anyway.

Looking into getting a pre-owned 160gb slim from cowboom for $149. And selling mine for parts. Why pay Sony $100 to get another fat refurb when I can get a new slim for the same price (or less if I make money from selling mine)
July 19, 2013 @ 02:37 PM

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Join Date: Jan 2009

Just sold mine on Amazon as-is for $90   

Putting that towards a $199 320gb refurb Slim from Sony which comes with the standard 1 year warranty.
September 19, 2013 @ 07:04 AM
Mighty Mouse

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Join Date: Sep 2013

Sent mine to Mike & Mike's PS3 in MN for only 80.00USD.

Sent it in Monday and got it back Thursday. They advised that I keep the lid off and mod the fan using one of those fan modification cables on http://www.ebay.com/ I don't have the exact link. Sorry razz

Much better than the options you guys have presented. GTA V rocks. cool
September 25, 2013 @ 01:50 PM

Post: 9513

Join Date: Mar 2007

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Throw that shit in the trash and get an X360 cool

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October 8, 2013 @ 03:58 AM

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Join Date: Oct 2013

I play diablo 3 console PS3 version and think it's just ok. What other problem?

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