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    Default PS3 Red Light Of Death as People call it?

    My PS3 cut out tonight and won't switch on. All i get is a red flashing light then once you press power you get a yellow light which then goes to Red flashing again. Has anyone had this problem if so where did you take it to get it repaired.

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    Default Re: PS3 Red Light Of Death as People call it?

    I think Rich (J Crouch) had the problem and posted about it on here somewhere ...


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    Rich was suffering with a sore ring on his XBox I believe


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    Default Re: PS3 Red Light Of Death as People call it?

    Ignore that then.

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    My brother was babbling on to me about this when I saw him last.

    He said that his friends dad actually works for sony and he reckons he had it on good authority that after 3 years Your X-Box and PS3 are purposely designed to cut out. The playstation version is called 'The Red light of death' And the X-Box version is called the 'Yellow Ring of Death'. It apparently costs in the region a hundred pounds to fix. An ingenius bit of busines on Sony and Microsofts part, but seriously how the fuck can this be taken lightly.
    'An outrage' isn't even close.


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    My 360 ring-of-deathed within weeks of me getting it (it was a return I got cheap from work - so might've been preowned for a bit of time, but not much). Microsoft allowed me to transfer the warranty to me and fixed it for free, so can't really grumble


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    I think the PS3 version of this is actually called Yellow Light of Death & the Xbox version is called Red Ring of Death. It happened to me in February this year & I got it fixed from these guys who are based in Top Valley for about £50, sadly a couple days later it died again (I managed to get my save data on to a USB stick though). I rang the guy up about it & he said he'll give me my money back as it was unfixable, so I got my 50 quid back, sold my PS3 on eBay as broken for about £70 then I just got myself a new 250GB Slimline PS3 for £260


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    Default Re: PS3 Red Light Of Death as People call it?

    Download here for a guide to fixing it yourself
    http://www.digital-kaos.co.uk/forums...-guide-144343/

    Kezz that's just nonsense I'm afraid....


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    Taken it to a place in South Nottingham for £50


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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickyTart View Post
    Download here for a guide to fixing it yourself
    http://www.digital-kaos.co.uk/forums...-guide-144343/

    Kezz that's just nonsense I'm afraid....
    Well I can't pretend I'm that clued up about it as I'm really not, but nevertheless for a change I'm glad I'm wrong!


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    I traded in my ps3 for a slim line one last year once it started making funny noises lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kezz View Post
    My brother was babbling on to me about this when I saw him last.

    He said that his friends dad actually works for sony and he reckons he had it on good authority that after 3 years Your X-Box and PS3 are purposely designed to cut out. The playstation version is called 'The Red light of death' And the X-Box version is called the 'Yellow Ring of Death'. It apparently costs in the region a hundred pounds to fix. An ingenius bit of busines on Sony and Microsofts part, but seriously how the fuck can this be taken lightly.
    'An outrage' isn't even close.
    Nah thats not true. I used to work for Microsoft, and worked on the launch of the 360. Its just shoddily a built device. The dev units were worse and frequently caught fire. Theres no conspiracy or deliberate expiry date, its like anything really- the more complex something gets the more prone it is to breaking.

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