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GotMex?
$623,493,674,868,715.98 in Debt
+193|5888

So I saved up for 4 months to buy a PS3 and finally ordered it online last month. I got me a nice package with the 60gb model (what happened to the 20gb model? couldn't find one), some blu-ray movies, 2 games, and extra controls and what not. I got the PS3 at last on saturday, finally and hooked it up and was up and running pretty quick. It was kind of annoying to have to update the firmware already, since it's such a big file and takes time, but anyway, by 6pm Sunday I was finally watching Casino Royale in HD and playing Splinter Cell as well. So I left some games demos downloading later on to see what game to buy next, and then after that I booted up [email protected] and left it running for the night.

So things are great, I come back home from school excited and hurry up to play some Sam Fisher, but something is odd as I walk in to the room. Everything was quiet; No jet engine roar from the PS3's fans. I figured it must've shut down by accident or something, so I just went up to it and tried to power it up and no luck. Thinking the touch-sensors were messed or my fingers weren't working, I tried flipping the back switch off and on again, but still no change. So I went into immediate troubleshooting mode plugging in to different outlets, unplugging cables, switching TV inputs, EVERYTHING was tried. I even tried using my CPU power cable in case the cable was damaged somehow. But it was all in vain, the PS3 was long gone by the time I got home.

Naturally, I called PS3 support (amazingly, they answered without any holding time), and they quickly told me that I'd have to send the system in for repairs. He asked me at some point if I tried plugging it in into different outlets and I said I tried that as well as using a different cable. He asked if it was a sony cable and I luckily said yes cause he then mentioned something about warranty issues using non-sony cable. I don't see how using an exact same cable to test a BROKEN PS3 could void warranty, but oh well, dodged that bullet. Anyway, CS rep said that they would send a box and I should be back up and running within 3 weeks.

Sweet! I can be playing the PS3 I paid for in 3 weeks! I was pretty mad, since I want to play PS3 now, not in a month when they send me a new/refurbished/repaired one. I mean I had it for under 24 hours. How does a $600 machine break so quick? Btw, another funny note was I wasn't sure if I still had the proof of purchase, so the guy said without it they couldn't be sure if I was still covered under the 1 year warranty or not. I don't see how I could be out of a 1 year warranty for a system that's only been out for about 4 months... I finally got him to understand that, and he came around to my side.

Anyway, so now I'm out about $800 bucks, with no PS3 and just a bunch of controllers, games, and movies. The PS3 even ate Splinter Cell since you can't eject it manually and without power, it's just stuck in there. I doubt I'll see that game ever again. Now I gotta wait for that prepaid box, gotta ship that back, they gotta take a look at it, and then mail a PS3 back to me. Woot!

...I knew I should've just bought a Wii off ebay instead, even at the $400 they sell.

Last edited by GotMex? (2007-04-09 17:37:29)

RavyGravy
Son.
+617|5530|NSW, Australia

ouch man i feel for ya
Ice Cold Killa
Member
+26|5569|Perth, W.A, Australia.
man i would be really pissed if that happened to me because in AUS its $1000 AUD which is heaps, i can go get a good PC with that money you have now put me off PS3 cheers for the info cause i was thinking of buying one.
Obiwan
Go Cards !!
+196|5819|The Ville
that sucks I had a prob like that for my 360 I ended up buying a new one
jamesb
Joined BF2s in November 2005
+133|5849|Doncaster, England
That sucks 
Jbrar
rawr
+86|5667|Winterpeg, Canada
ya, i had xbox trouble like this, cept I had to ship it over the border since i'm up on Canada. And guess what, on the way back it was stolen outta the truck. They dropped off an empty box, and I was like omfg, you gotta be f#($*#( kidding me. Made some calls, and ended up getting a free xbox, leather xbox brand cd case apparently only avaliable to employee's (wtf?), and a free game and controller. Microsoft tech support ftw in that one case.
russ)=spetsnaz
Banned
+131|5581|the guy in the hind on gator
same shit happened to me with my xbox it turned on but red lights were flashing and it would not load so like u i setn it and in about a month i was playing again
Hurricane
Banned
+1,153|5755|Washington, DC

That sucks. Remember to always say you used sony cables and products.
BigmacK
Back from the Dead.
+628|5876|Chicago.
That sucks. But count your blessings, it will be back in your possession soon.
SonderKommando
Eat, Lift, Grow, Repeat....
+564|5785|The darkside of Denver
Ahh, the red ring of death, my 360 got it as well. took about three weeks to get fixed. Sorry to hear about your ps3. Thats the first bad one i heard
twiistaaa
Member
+87|5793|mexico

BigmacK wrote:

That sucks. But count your blessings, it will be back in your possession soon.
yeah count your blessings indeed.

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Eagle
Togs8896 is my evil alter ego
+567|5756|New Hampshire, USA
Really, i just think god does not like you.

Do you worship satan?
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SonderKommando
Eat, Lift, Grow, Repeat....
+564|5785|The darkside of Denver

-=]NS[=-Eagle wrote:

Really, i just think god does not like you.
Wow dude, that was rude!
some_random_panda
Flamesuit essential
+454|5516

-=]NS[=-Eagle wrote:

Really, i just think god does not like you.

Do you worship satan?
I was pissed when my PC shut down for good (C: drive had scratches all over it from dud manufacturing parts, it turned out), and I DON'T worship satan.

It was a $2000 comp, too.
cowami
OY, BITCHTITS!
+1,106|5415|Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk

I feel sorry for you. Losing your PS3 (albeit temporarily) has got to suck. I'd give you a sympathy karma, but you have enough already.
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Jimbo2687
Member
+1|5554|Karkand Hotel
when you get your PS3 back, get MotorStorm. if you like offroad racing. has really good Graphics and Physics.
MagiCandy
Member
+18|5779
Well dang, I think that that ps3 was just faulty or something. I occasionally leave the thing on overnight running the disease research thing. (I don't remember the name of it right now)

Along the lines of games to recommend, if you like the fighters pick up Virtua Fighter 5
Andoura
Got loooollllll ?
+853|5764|Montreal, Qc, Canada
shit, this is bullshit... the idea of buying a wii was not bad looll


give us some news in 3 weeks about the ps3 and the game stuck in it :p
Reciprocity
Member
+721|5706|the dank(super) side of Oregon
ouch, my 360 had a dead HD out of the box.  the price keep going up and the quality keeps going down.
-Leeds-Lad-
Member
+15|5359|Leeds, WestYorkshire
i hope that doesen't happen offten like the 360's, jesus loads of them got 3 red lights...including mine
Vub
The Power of Two
+188|5619|Sydney, Australia

cowami wrote:

I feel sorry for you. Losing your PS3 (albeit temporarily) has got to suck. I'd give you a sympathy karma, but you have enough already.
No karma has been given out in this thread, so you should still give him his sympathy karma.
kylef
Gone
+1,352|5618|N. Ireland
A PS3 isn't built for Folding. You know it utilizes DX, so you can't play games while Folding? ... I most certainly wouldn't of started folding on a PS3. Use your PC.
heggs
Spamalamadingdong
+581|5513|New York
Looks like you got a bad egg. Sony appears to be doing what they should, so that's good, but it sucks for you. Haven't had any trouble with mine, hopefully I won't either. Keep us posted as to what happens.
Remember Me As A Time Of Day
jord
Member
+2,382|5803|The North, beyond the wall.
My Xbox broke the weekend i got it.I just took it back and got a new one the day it broke.
bennisboy
Member
+829|5771|Poundland

leetkyle wrote:

A PS3 isn't built for Folding. You know it utilizes DX, so you can't play games while Folding? ... I most certainly wouldn't of started folding on a PS3. Use your PC.
Erm what is folding?

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