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Twice now when I've been playing GT5 it's crashed. I start a race, the fans kick into high gear, and 5 seconds later it shuts off with a flashing red light. It turns back on alright, but I can't do any races.

I have the MGS4 80GB bundle.

What should I do?
 
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I dont know what to do, but to send it back to Sony. My friend also had a similar problem. He just sent it back under warranty.

Sorry dude, that sucks balls.

EDIT: Try other games to see if it still crashes? If it doesnt, then you may have a defective GT5 game.
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Well, it's official. I got the YLOD.
 
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is there waranty?
    
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post #5 of 18
same thing happened to my friend the other day. just try and pick up a refurb from gamestop. then swap out your hard drives.
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You might be able to trade it in to gamestop since it powers on at first, and at least get 100 bucks or something for it, lol.
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
You might be able to trade it in to gamestop since it powers on at first, and at least get 100 bucks or something for it, lol.
Too late for that, just straight up YLOD now.

 
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Now I'm scared because I have that same bundle....

EDIT: but I swapped out HDD's, would that matter?
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Now I'm scared because I have that same bundle....

EDIT: but I swapped out HDD's, would that matter?
Me too, I had a 320 gig in there.

I wonder if I can recover my data somehow?
 
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
Me too, I had a 320 gig in there.

I wonder if I can recover my data somehow?
Just fix it and sell it or if you fix it make a fan controller for it, as I did with my friends 40 gig and he is still kicking it like new. I made youtube tutorial how to make PS3 fan controller. Check it out.
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