Wednesday, 17 November 2010

10 month old developed RLOD - why me?


In February I posted my sad YLOD story, not that I was alone - most of you have/had original PS3s which boiled themselves to death this way...

My PS3 slim has over the last week, bugged out with a flashing red light on (literally) cold boot, I think the turn in the weather causes this. Press again to switch off, press again and it comes good - every time at the start of a session, i.e. when the PS3 is cold.

I've had a quick Google and it's mostly idiot forum posts I'm finding - any of you lot more experienced with this? Off to look for the receipt...


***Also - are you regulars cool to have your portable IDs addded at the bottom? Just say and I'll add them, it'll be cool to see you all there.***

6 comments:

  1. NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo a week before GT5, this is exactly what i'm dreading happening.

    hope you can find that receipt!!

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  2. Touch wood my fattie is still OK. Hope you get it replaced under the warranty.

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  3. Sounds similar to what my old 60GB did, except that it never came good. From what I read online it sounded likely to be a power supply issue, but I've not got round to trying to fix it yet. Having said all that I don't know if the slims will show errors the same way - ie. if the flashing red light means the same on a slim as a fatty.

    Only 10 months old though... I'd be a bit unhappy about that. Here's hoping you get it sorted.

    Oh, and feel free to put my ID up for the world to laugh at, although I don't know if you'd class me as a regular... I'm more of a lurker - often here but rarely seen.

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  4. @El Stefio - cheers - you indeed meet 'regular' qualifications, we don't stand on ceremony here!

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  5. Having read your YLOD tale I think I better do a back-up. My 60 sounds like an asthmatic smoker who just finished a triathlon at the best of times, every time I turn it on I fear is its last and I would hate to have to re-download the 78 games on my HD again..

    A woman at work offered me a YLOD 40g for a tenner, I'd planned on trying to do the homefix and trying a quick trade-in but I'm not so sure now.. Do you think its worth a try??

    Is your slim not under warranty still? maybe get a free service before it runs out

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  6. @ marv

    For a tenner I'd happily take it as a paperweight. Worth a punt surely...?

    @ MrJimmy

    You'll want some BB code off me or something then?

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