Hacker claims Sony wants PS3's to YLOD

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Sep 26, 2010
  1. SPH73
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    For the record, I've always felt the Xbox 360 RROD was another example of this type of shady business tactic. I even think MS was inspired by Sony and their own sleazy tactics, thinking "If they can get away with it, so can we." This tactic actually has a name and its called "Planned Obsolescence."
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    Well, this is kind of interesting, but what's the point?

    If they purposefully make their consoles break, they'll get less of a fanbase.
     
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    This cannot be compared to RROD, since MS fixes that for free.

    But YLOD is most often caused by someting becoming un-soldered. like the GPU
     
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    only if it's under warranty (yes I know they made it [the warranty] longer to accommodate the RROD)

    YLOD is so rare anyway... I read somewhere that it's occurred in 10% of launch models, and much more modest rate compared to the xbox
     
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    Yeah, I don't know about that.
     
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    It was that. Something to do with the Thermal Paste used in the launch consoles.
     
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    I remember people saying that if you dropped a PS3 of a high shelf, it wouldnt break
    How i laughed [​IMG]

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    My ps2 has straws in it and the lens are full of dust and it still works >:
     
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    IT looks like a promising story but there is a need for more facts to really prove or maybe I could be wrong there is a similar situation but how would we know if there is now concrete evidence.
     
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    I wouldn't be that surprised if this turned out to be true.
    It's not much of a good business tactic. You may do have more sales but people will associate your brand with reliability issues.
     
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    you mean the shitty connector cable on the back of the psx1 that's the ONLY problem i ever had. didn't have a problem with the ps2 but than again i got the laser replaced with a better one when i got it chipped [​IMG]
     
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    Fix'd.

    You only need the last part of the url then put that in the youtube tags [ youtube ] uf0y5s2DmF4 [ / youtube ]
    [​IMG]
     
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    There's the question.
    How do people know whether it's on purpose or not?
    If they don't know it's on purpose, what are they going to get mad about?


    But with a lot of this it's not that they want it to break by a certain time, it's that they honestly don't give a fuck because by the time it breaks you already gave them money ages ago. They just need to make sure it lasts "long enough".
     
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    at least Nintendo doesn't do this
    long live Nintendo!!
     
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    Actually, what I meant was that a breaking console normally lowers your trust in a company no matter what (unless your a hard core fan.)

    Also, I think that companies wouldn't want to simply kill their consoles just cause they can. Don't they also get revenue from games? [​IMG] Lots of broken consoles equals less games being played.
     
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    Generally consoles take a few years to break, and by that time the owner's played and either gotten bored of, or beaten the games he had... but more games are constantly coming out.

    A lot of people that own consoles are younger, so the breaking is usually blamed on misuse as well.
     
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    Nintendo does corrupt things as well. Also, this isn't even proven.
     
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    Well they did release 4.2 for the Wii which bricked even some non-hacked users.
     
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    That was accidental though....
     
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    Oh, the coincidences. I've just fixed my 60GB PS3 from its second YLOD some hours ago.

    And by the way, YLOD = RROD. It's the same exact cause and problem.

    And I guess it actually was a genuine design error on Sony's behalf, since it actually seems to be only happening with the launch models, as far as I know.
     

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