#9093125, By Moshbag How many PS3s are failing?(YLOD, traffic light of death)

  • Moshbag 20 Oct 2012 22:46:49 106 posts
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    So my five year old 60GB PS3 has finally given up the ghost. It loads to the XMB fine but both downloaded and disc games freeze on a black screen on start up. I've restored the file system (which it said was corrupted), rebuilt the database and eventually formatted the hard drive, none of which have solved the problem. I've deactivated the console and all my saves are elsewhere so no issues on that front.

    My question is this: is it worth buying a cheap hard drive? Or could the problem be somewhere else in the system? I don't want to waste money on a hard drive if I end up buying a new console anyway. Or does anyone have any suggestions of other things I could try to get it working again?

    Thanks for any help.

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