How many PS3s are failing?(YLOD, traffic light of death)

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  • Deleted user 2 March 2009 23:18:07
    I'm not trying to draw analogies with the 360 but a lot seem to going tits up. I know the most pissed off shout the loudest but it is starting to stand out. I know this is only personal experience but in the 7 people I know who own a Ps3, 3 of them have had to be sent back to get fixed. What's that about?
  • Red-Moose 2 Mar 2009 23:21:05 5,346 posts
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    Mine is fine after buying at launch. So that makes 2 now (your 3 minus my 1).
  • Retroid Moderator 2 Mar 2009 23:24:39 44,503 posts
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    Safe to say it'll be nowhere near RRoD levels ^___^;
  • oldskool4572 2 Mar 2009 23:27:48 394 posts
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    Mine is a launch model.

    Funny thing happened 2 days ago when I just got the wavy lines and the tuning orchestra music but no xmb. Rang Sony and they got me to hold down the power button until I got 2 beeps. 6 options came up and then I had to reformat the hard drive. Luckily I didn't have too much on there and my game saves were on PSP, backed up.
    Apparently because I turned it off during a download from PSN (siren chapters I think) it corrupted the data.

    Apart from that little hiccup, all good :)
  • Ferral 2 Mar 2009 23:38:40 121 posts
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    Got mine about 5 weeks ago and it seems fine, mind you it is still relatively new. It does get some hammer though. What has happened a few times is the sound has stopped working via HDMI and I have had to change the HDMI port to a different one on my TV to get it back on which can be a bit annoying.
  • Aretak 2 Mar 2009 23:43:24 10,345 posts
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    My launch console has never had any problems. Still extremely quiet too, whereas others have said theirs has gotten noisier over time.
  • Deleted user 2 March 2009 23:44:06
    I've got an intermittent loud fan and occasional crashes. Nothing major as of yet.
  • oldskool4572 2 Mar 2009 23:45:24 394 posts
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    Ferral wrote:
    Got mine about 5 weeks ago and it seems fine, mind you it is still relatively new. It does get some hammer though. What has happened a few times is the sound has stopped working via HDMI and I have had to change the HDMI port to a different one on my TV to get it back on which can be a bit annoying.
    Is that your TV having the problem there with the inputs you think?
  • Pro_Gamer 2 Mar 2009 23:50:22 47 posts
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    I strongly suspect Sony have covered up the REAL facts regareding the machines reliability and that the percentage of failed units is MUCH higher than they would have you think. This is what happens - You have honest, hard working people paying their money for such an expensive machine, yet nobody can explain why the cost is so high. If I buy a PS3, I want to play games. Who here is honestly interested in paying an arm and a leg to watch movies in a slightly higher resolution??

    Sony should cut the price of the console by removing blu-ray and this WILL also improve it's reliability.
  • Deleted user 2 March 2009 23:51:41
    wayn3h^! wrote:
    I've got an intermittent loud fan and occasional crashes. Nothing major as of yet.

    Mine had that until it got YLOD a couple of days ago.
    I was playing it alot before it broke though, so I don't know if the loud fan and crashes were early signs of doom, or if I just played it too much.
  • morriss 3 Mar 2009 00:03:37 70,911 posts
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    Mine's fine but gets louder and louder and time goes on.
  • ecureuil 3 Mar 2009 00:06:54 76,491 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    Mine's fine but gets louder and louder and time goes on.

    Could it be dust buildup over the fan, meaning it has to work harder? Just an idea.
  • Red-Moose 3 Mar 2009 00:08:13 5,346 posts
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    Actually come to think of it mine has been for around 8 months straight now, only rebooting for updates. Never gives any problems.
  • Zamn10210 3 Mar 2009 00:19:14 75 posts
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    Pro_Gamer wrote:

    Sony should cut the price of the console by removing blu-ray and this WILL also improve it's reliability.

    you sir, are a fool
  • angerisagift 3 Mar 2009 00:24:05 1,947 posts
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    Zamn10210 wrote:
    Pro_Gamer wrote:

    Sony should cut the price of the console by removing blu-ray and this WILL also improve it's reliability.

    you sir, are a fool

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  • GitSomE_UK 3 Mar 2009 00:25:13 1,210 posts
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    I've got a PS3 with PS2 backwards compatibility had it since Dec 2007 and it's been running fine. Make sure it's got plenty of air flow.

    I've noticed mines also gotten louder but only with the high end games such as KZ2, LBP and MGS4. Play something from PSN very, very quiet.

    /Touches wood
  • Gaol 3 Mar 2009 00:30:37 2,263 posts
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    I have a US launch PS3 that's always worked fine. I know about half dozen IRL with them and no one has had to send one back.

    Plus the 6 folk I know haven't abused theirs like the 7 folk you know, therefore the PS3 is clearly indestructable under normal use.
  • oxymoron 3 Mar 2009 00:33:38 7 posts
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    I have 2 PS3's, one at home (launch unit) and the other in my office has been there about a year.

    never had any problems with either of them.
  • gohda 3 Mar 2009 00:36:47 6,642 posts
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    Ask reddevil93
  • phAge 3 Mar 2009 00:36:56 24,336 posts
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    ALL PS3's are fail... ing - amirite?!

    Eh?

    Eh?

    Sorry.
  • oldskool4572 3 Mar 2009 00:37:18 394 posts
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    GitSomE UK wrote:
    I've got a PS3 with PS2 backwards compatibility had it since Dec 2007 and it's been running fine. Make sure it's got plenty of air flow.

    I've noticed mines also gotten louder but only with the high end games such as KZ2, LBP and MGS4. Play something from PSN very, very quiet.

    /Touches wood
    Me to
  • Deleted user 3 March 2009 00:37:27
    4 people I know who have a 360 have had a RROD and another one got a lazer burn on a game in the 360. Don't know anyone yet who has had a broken PS3, I suppose you really do get what you pay for.

    Pro-Gamer could write for Eurogamer.
  • oldskool4572 3 Mar 2009 00:40:21 394 posts
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    Or start a site called Pro-Gamer.

    /…shudders
  • Razz 3 Mar 2009 00:41:21 60,760 posts
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    oldskool4572 wrote:
    GitSomE UK wrote:
    /Touches wood
    Me to
    You disgust me.

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  • reddevil93 3 Mar 2009 00:45:34 11,373 posts
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    gohda wrote:
    Ask reddevil93
    Waiting for my 6th now. The refurb didn't work...

    Slolny etc.

  • GitSomE_UK 3 Mar 2009 00:46:37 1,210 posts
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    @El-Dev

    The build quality is one thing that's always impressed me about the PS3. It just feels so solid and reliable.
  • gohda 3 Mar 2009 00:48:44 6,642 posts
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    Good god, not really worth it anymore is it?
  • Psychotext 3 Mar 2009 00:50:24 53,807 posts
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    I just finished counting. 17 of them in total.
  • reddevil93 3 Mar 2009 00:54:48 11,373 posts
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    gohda wrote:
    Good god, not really worth it anymore is it?
    Not really too annoyed, though I do have some games to finish from Christmas..

    @ disc

    I really don't know, though recent gambling exploits have convinced me that I'm extremely unlucky. :-)

    Oddly enough, FIFA has broken 3 of the 5. Loud whirring then the disc drive just conked out for good..

    Edit: FIFA 08 for the 1st PS3, FIFA 09 for the last 2

  • Retroid Moderator 3 Mar 2009 00:57:34 44,503 posts
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