Hardware Steven Kippel on 03 Jan 2009

My Playstation 3 died yesterday

My Playstation 3 died yesterday

So I’m bummed. I just finish watching a Blu-ray version of Sony Picture’s The Fall and start working on something else while my brother-in-law starts playing LEGO Batman. I wasn’t paying attention as I was preoccupied but the system turned off and he left the room so I figured he was done playing. I turned off the TV and receiver. A couple minutes later my brother-in-law comes back in and asks why I turned the PS3 off.

I grab the Sixaxis controller and try to power the PS3 on, but the lights on the controller just blink. Next I tried the button on the front of the console. The green light flashed followed by a yellow light once and then the red light blinked continuously until I flipped the power switch on the rear. A few tries resulted in the same.

I found this video on YouTube showing exactly what I’m getting.

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The next step is to call Sony at 1-800-345-SONY (7669) and see what they have to say. From the looks of online forums I’ll have to send it in to be replaced. I’ve had this console for about a year-and-a-half so I don’t know if they’ll cover it under warranty or not.

7 Responses to “My Playstation 3 died yesterday”

  1. on 03 Jan 2009 at 12:30 PM 1.Wesley Novack said …

    Ouch, hope they agree to fix it under warranty for you. Although I’m not sure how long the PS3 warranty goes for…

  2. on 03 Jan 2009 at 4:28 PM 2.Steven Kippel said …

    Warranty is 1 year.

  3. on 16 Jan 2009 at 8:06 AM 3.Big Guy said …

    Yeah, Mine went yesterday too. I am a year and 2 months in. They need to fix this. I have spent over 1200 dollars in Sony equipment. SONY….step up and fix this problem for free. We didn’t pay 500 bucks for 1 year of gaming!

    If they don’t I am switching to microsoft!

  4. on 16 Jan 2009 at 9:48 AM 4.Wesley Novack said …

    If you bought it under a credit card, some extend the warranty on purchased items an additional year. Check your credit card documentation or call customer service to inquire.

  5. on 16 Jan 2009 at 5:40 PM 5.Steven Kippel said …

    Unfortunately I got the first one free and the one that I just sent back was the replacement from the first one.

    I don’t know if Microsoft is any better. My brother went through two Xbox 360s in one week and my boss is on his fourth in the past year.

  6. on 30 Jan 2009 at 2:17 AM 6.Kristan said …

    Same happened to mine PS3 just now and it is 3 days old.

  7. on 13 Jul 2009 at 2:11 AM 7.Buddy said …

    I just was watching gran torino on bluray when all of a sudden, my playstation 3 made a loud buzzing noise and shut off along with my t.v. The playstation 3 will not turn on or make any indication of life. The t.v.is fine, but I’m not sure why it turned off. Anyway,I have only had my ps3 for 5 months and gran torino for 2 hrs. Gran torino is stuck in the ps3, I have no idea what to do and I want help. My email address is budster82@yahoo.com if anyone knows what to do, please send info.

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