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Brought my ps3 back from the dead!

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So last night during a round of rush on BF3 with my brother my ps3 just went dead. Tried turning it on several times would blink and then turn off. Thought it was maybe just overheating so I let it cool down for 20 min, then an hour and noticed it wasn't just blinking red it was also giving the ylod. I was pretty pissed but new it might eventually happen since I had started noticing some screen flickering a lot. Even went out and bought a new one. Good thing I didn't open it. 10 minutes at 400f and it is back and running normal.

So what do you guys think, should I try my luck and see how long this fix lasts or keep the new one? The wife actually gave me the OK to keep the new one but still not sure.

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Edited by jbjmed - 2/3/12 at 4:42pm
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You stuck it in the oven? Lol. I would assume this is similar to the xbox towel trick. Both of these, however are temporary solutions and the unit will probably go down again. How long it'll last is up to chance. I'd say just return the new PS3 and keep using the old one if it's still working satisfactory. When it finally goes out you can just go buy a new one again. It's not like the prices will be going up.
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Yup. Stripped it down to the mainboard and tossed her in the oven. thumb.gif I know it's likely a temporary fix. Might hold on to he new one for a few days just in case.
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Put the new one in the box and return it as faulty and get a new one lol

edit: of course wait a few weeks...
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Put the new one in the box and return it as faulty and get a new one lol
edit: of course wait a few weeks...

It's still in the box, haven't opened it yet. I figured I have a new one If I roasted the old one then no biggie. It was already gone. Luckily it still has a little life left it after all.
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Put the old one in the box of the new one and return it saying it isn't working and demand a refund xD

It will go eventually. Depends on what you payed for the new one. If low then keep it, if high then return it and buy one when you can get a discount somewhere. Unless tou reballed it, it will happen again.
 
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Put the old one in the box of the new one and return it saying it isn't working and demand a refund xD

Lol I'd use caution with that method. When I purchased my 120gb PS3 and started loading my music library onto it I was surprised to see it only had 40gb space. Took the HDD out and sure enough it said 40gb. Took it back to the store to tell them that someone had switched the hard drives on the system and at first they didn't believe me. They actually accused me of switching them. Then the manager came out and I asked if the system had been returned previously. She said yes, but it was unopened rolleyes.gif After that she believed me and gave me different model that came with two free games so I was happy. I asked if they paid with cash and she said no, they paid with credit card lolololol. Whether they pursued legal action against them I don't know, but they won't be trying that trick anytime soon.biggrin.gif
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Put the old one in the box of the new one and return it saying it isn't working and demand a refund xD
It will go eventually. Depends on what you payed for the new one. If low then keep it, if high then return it and buy one when you can get a discount somewhere. Unless tou reballed it, it will happen again.

Yea. I decided to keep the new one. I'm working on transferring all the files over to the new today.
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Better yet, Just Swap out the motherboard from the new one, with the old one, Clerk will never know.
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Lol now that would be sneaky. Don't think I could do that though. I have all the data transferred over now and I'm enjoying the new ps3 and how quiet it is compared to the old one. After baking it the fan tends to run a lot more and it's loud. I know I didnt put too much tim and I secured everything. Oh well. Don't have to worry about it anymore.
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