Playstation 3 broke

Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by FrankGator627, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. FrankGator627
    Offline

    FrankGator627 VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    24,270
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Gator Nation
    Ratings Received:
    +460 / 24 / -6
    I know I bought it less than a year ago to replace my old one (that lasted 6 years) but I can't find my receipt. Is there any other way to prove purchase to Sony?
  2. gatorhaze
    Offline

    gatorhaze Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Ratings Received:
    +79 / 0 / -0
    well, what exactly is going on with it? Most likely no, not without a receipt.
  3. LeafUF
    Online

    LeafUF Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Messages:
    13,336
    Likes Received:
    277
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Wandering
    Ratings Received:
    +320 / 0 / -0
    If you purchased with a credit card and still have the box you might be able to? But I also had to get something fixed on my PS3 about 2 years ago and was able to just register the unit online and get it fixed with just a warranty payment without proving purchase.
  4. gatorhaze
    Offline

    gatorhaze Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Ratings Received:
    +79 / 0 / -0
    I had to fix my bluray drive last month. It wasn't that hard and you can find parts cheap. But my ps3 was one of the first ones out. Easy fix though if you are out of warranty.
  5. FrankGator627
    Offline

    FrankGator627 VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    24,270
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Gator Nation
    Ratings Received:
    +460 / 24 / -6
    Basically, my PS3 is not reading disks. It makes a clicking noise and tries to spit out the disk but it doesnt spit it out.

    If I keep putting the disk back in, it will eventually read it and play the disk.
  6. gatorhaze
    Offline

    gatorhaze Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Ratings Received:
    +79 / 0 / -0
    If you're a little handy, do a search on the ps3 and your serial number and the problem. You may be able to find the solution on some message boards and even on YouTube. But if its under warranty, I would try that route as opening the system voids it. Because mine is 5 years old, I had nothing to lose other than 50 bucks for the part.
  7. FrankGator627
    Offline

    FrankGator627 VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    24,270
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Gator Nation
    Ratings Received:
    +460 / 24 / -6
    I called a local Play N Trade and they said they could probably fix it for 35 bucks. I think I'm just going to go that route since Sony will take two months to fix it.
  8. gatorr4life
    Offline

    gatorr4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    22,686
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +775 / 48 / -13
    Mine is finally going as well. Want to hold out to the ps4 next year, but that's just too long to wait. Especially since it will most likely get pushed back a quarter or two. Anybody want to sell there's to me? (Nothing over 120 Gig.) prefer 80, to be honest. I don't need the 250 or 500 Gigs.
  9. Swamp_of_Gators
    Offline

    Swamp_of_Gators Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    153
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Are you trying to stalk me?
    Ratings Received:
    +387 / 10 / -0
    Bro, crack it open and try to fix it. YouTube has plenty of tutorials. No reason not to try.
  10. gatorr4life
    Offline

    gatorr4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    22,686
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +775 / 48 / -13
    It's beyond repair. Hard to explan, but its basicslly fried.
  11. panamacitygator
    Offline

    panamacitygator Ticket Swap Moderator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    7,724
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Panama City, Florida
    Ratings Received:
    +48 / 0 / -0
    I'd buy me a refurb at Gamestop for 209.00 and be done with it!
  12. gatorr4life
    Offline

    gatorr4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    22,686
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +775 / 48 / -13
    'Been debating on that. But I did some research and I found that GameStop refurbishes them themselves. Sounds fishy to me. Who's to say they don't just blow a can of compressed air through it, and slap a price tag on it? If they sent it to Sony, that would make me feel better. I don't want someone's old PS3 that is one week away from a YLOD. And plus, for $30 more, I can get a brand new one. What's really annoying is that all the ps3's are stupid bundle packages. I don't want a bundle, just the system.

    Anyway, probably going to just bite the bullet and get a new one. Then, when the ps4 comes out, I'll give the ps3 to the 14 year old. She has a wii, I know she would like the upgrade.
  13. gatorr4life
    Offline

    gatorr4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    22,686
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +775 / 48 / -13
    Take that back, maybe I'll call GameStop and ask what their warranty is on used ps3's, if they even offer one.
  14. gatorhaze
    Offline

    gatorhaze Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Ratings Received:
    +79 / 0 / -0
    A buddy of mine works at GameStop. 30 days on used ps3s. $30 for an extra 1 year warranty. Doesn't sound like the greatest warranty out there.
  15. gatorr4life
    Offline

    gatorr4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    22,686
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +775 / 48 / -13
    I called up GameStop, and they told me it was a two year warranty for a measily $20 extra. told him that couldn't be right. So with a price tag of 209, that would make it $230. $20 more and I get a brand new one though. Lol decisions, decisions..... May as well buy a new, really. Why do these things have to be so expensive, dang.

    If it is, in fact, $30 for a year... Then, yet again, I may as well buy a new one. Game stop is such a rip off, I swear. You trade games in and they give you basically nothing in return. Then they turn around and sell it for double what they gave you, if not triple, in some cases. Yeah, I know it's a business. Still annoying though.:angry:
  16. FrankGator627
    Offline

    FrankGator627 VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    24,270
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Gator Nation
    Ratings Received:
    +460 / 24 / -6
    Buy and trade through Best Buy...They kill Gamestop on the buy and trade market.
  17. AncientCityGator
    Offline

    AncientCityGator Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Go outside and play real sports.
  18. gatorr4life
    Offline

    gatorr4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    22,686
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +775 / 48 / -13
    Find another thread. I've been playing sports all my life. Thanks for your worthless post though!
  19. FrankGator627
    Offline

    FrankGator627 VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    24,270
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Gator Nation
    Ratings Received:
    +460 / 24 / -6
    I'm so annoyed by the pricing of PlayStation 3s and the difference between repairs....I basically have these two PS3s that are broke and nothing to do with them because they aren't worth getting repaired and sold.

    I think Im just going to go buy the God of War bundle for 350 and be done with it.
  20. gatorhaze
    Offline

    gatorhaze Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Ratings Received:
    +79 / 0 / -0
    The only reason I repaired mine is because my PS3 is backwards compatible to some PS2 games. But You can't go wrong with the GOW bundle! You'll have extra controllers too!

Share This Page