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PostSubject: PS3 flashing red light   Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:25 am

I worked the past few shifts and the kids had some friends overnight. PS3 was worked to the core it seems and apparently left on.. blasted brood..

So now the Dag gone thing won't come on. It wants to, it really does.. but once its about to start it flashes red and shuts herself down. I think after a dozen failed attempts I'll take it to the boards..

..so whats up with my PS3 peeps?
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:56 am

Sounds to me like it might have overheated.... If it did, you could have anything from a blown power supply to blown resistors/capacitors or even processor or memory damage.

Though, if it's in an enclosed space, try taking it out and starting it back up. If that works, you may just need to not put it back into the cabinet or whatever it was in.

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:05 pm

While you have it out try using an air can to blow any accumulated dust in it out!

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:24 pm

You have one of the defective ps3s. Yellow lights and blinking red lights indicates general hardware failure on ps3. If your ps3 is still under warranty call Sony and they will send you a new or refurbshed one. Your ps3 is one in a billion
That means the Ps3 is DEAD

To fix it you can read this article
http://ps3.qj.net/Possible-PS3-flashing-red-light-fix-from-MXACE/pg/49/aid/75721



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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:17 am

yes Kimerajam is correct. I've seen this one other time and Sony replaced it out of warranty for I think $150.00
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:27 am

Thanks for the info guys..

I'll have to weigh those options vs going the xbox route finally
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:30 am

Xbox.... Xboooooooooox!

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:33 am

XBOX BOO!!!

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:43 pm

Marc, I own both machines and I can honestly tell you.. repair the PS3. The Xbox is a piece of $hit when it comes to death (Microsoft has had to send me two as mine have all been crap) If the PS3 death frustrates you, your in for it w an Xbox. Dayth just sold his as he plays only his PS3 now. I'm sure I've opened a huge debate can, but IMO fix the PS3
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:26 pm

makari wrote:
XBOX BOO!!!
You just started a war, sir.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:09 pm

dynamicspartan wrote:
You just started a war, sir.


There can be only one...
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:30 pm

Not really a war when the PS3 is just sooooooooo much better than the XBOX! Razz

Honestly I really do not have anything against XBOX, I just prefer the PS3. I fully concede the smoother "play" on the XBOX. And to a lot of people a better game selection (only title I want that Xbox has that PS3 doesn't is bloodbowl Sad ).

I just prefer:
Free Online Play
Controllers fit better in my hands
Final Fantasy Series (Which for some Godawful reason they let that go to others)
Web browser...Not sure if XBOX got one yet. Although PS3 did nerf having Windows installed onthe PS3 Sad
Better Reliability (which is eh but still better)
And need I mention Blu Ray!!!! And yes it really makes a huge difference!


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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:38 pm

I say better online play at this point is iffy at best. I was playin COD MW2 on my xbox yesterday and today and it is plagued with the same issues as PSN online play not to mention there are a ridiculous amount on hacks that I saw in the Xbox version was ridiculous
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:17 am

I own both and actually prefer my Xbox 360. Most likely it is because I had a xbox for years before I got the PS3 and am use to how the controller feels. The PS3 controller feels too small. There have only been 3 games that I could get o PS3 and not on xbox, and a lot more than that for xbox and not the PS3.
I still love both, play and use both. My surround sound is hooked up through my PS3 so I can watch movies, definately a step up from anything Xbox has. But still, if I have a choice, I order games for the xbox 360.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:51 am

Two Words: Mass Effect.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:25 am

Crobar is correct the days of console exclusives are very rare. Unluss its a Sony title.. God of War or Halo titles are available on either now
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:04 am

wittdooley wrote:
Two Words: Mass Effect.
YES!

Keith wrote:
Crobar is correct the days of console exclusives are very rare. Unluss its a Sony title.. God of War or Halo titles are available on either now
Unless I miss read that, both those games are still console exclusives.

But to be honest now. I had a PS3 for a little bit but I prefer xbox over it. It was a good console it just isn't for me. I grew up playing on the original xbox until I got my 360. It's all opinion. But I would never love not being able to play Gears 3 or Halo Reach.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:30 am

I agree... I played the Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta, and I can't WAIT for it to come out Smile I've played Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo Wars so far and even have the Halo Legends DVD lol! Both Mass Effects were awesome, and I loved Dragon Age as well.

Some of the games on PS3 are cool, but they've never held enough interest for me to want to spend the extra cash to get one....

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:57 pm

yes that was meant those 2 titles are pretty much the last of the exclusives
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:50 pm

Gears of War, Fable, Splinter Cell....
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:51 pm

well still a rare occasion is my point ha ha
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:19 am

For me the Decision was simple.

Twisted Metal, Ratchet & Clank, God of War, and a BluRay player.

I'll get a 360 some day, when I feel they are more reliable.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:25 am

My Launch 360 lasted until about 4 months ago. Pretty reliable to me.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:19 am

XBOX consistently horrid reliability, PS3 not great but about twice as good, still above industry standard though as far as % it should be at.
Acording to these surveys, wish i could find something more official and more up to date.



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Independent review site, NoFussReviews conducted a survey of over 500,000 game console owners to look into the failure rate of their consoles. Here are some interesting revelations

Percentage consoles that were repaired or replaced
XBox 360 : 42%
PS3 : 8%
Wii : <1%

Percentage consoles repaired replaced more than once (among those who answered Yes)
XBox 360 : 55%
PS3 : 12%
Wii : 0%

Repaired more than two times
XBox 360 : 39%
PS3 : 8%
Wii : 0%

Repaired more than five times
Xbox 360 : 3%
PS3 : 1%
Wii : 0%

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Hot on the heels of a controversial Game Informer survey comes a new study that also pegs the Xbox 360 as the least reliable console on the market. Electronics-warranty company SquareTrade has issued a survey of 16,000 game consoles it serviced from the second quarter of 2007 to the first quarter of 2009. The report analyzed approximately 2,500 PlayStation 3s, 2,500 Xbox 360s and 11,000 Wiis selected at random. (The company found Wii owners much more likely to buy warranties.) All consoles had been purchased new and had not been damaged by their owners.

As with the Game Informer study, SquareTrade found that the Xbox 360's failure rate was far higher than its rivals. Some 23.7 percent of those surveyed failed within two years of purchase: 12 percent from the infamous "Red Ring of Death" and 11.7 percent from other problems, including the "E74" error. Both problems are covered by the 360's three-year manufacturer's warranty, which the company began offering in 2007 for a cost of over $1 billion.



Historically, the 360 is more than twice as likely to fail as its rivals.

By contrast, the study found 10 percent of PlayStation 3s surveyed failed within two years of purchase, as did 2.7 percent of Wiis. However, SquareTrade pointed out an April survey by media-research firm Nielsen that concluded the Wii is the least played of the three major consoles, being used for only 516 minutes per month. By contrast, the Xbox 360 is played over twice as much (1,191 minutes per month), with the PS3 lagging slightly behind it (1,053 minutes per month).

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 flashing red light   Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:34 am

my xbox failed once, then didn't start up when I got it back. besides that, it never failed again over it's life span. My son has it now and it is still working fine for him. I own cats, cats are rough on electronics.
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