Oh my... I dropped the PS3 on the floor...

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Zipper963, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Zipper963
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    Hi guys !

    Here's the short story : I dropped my PS3 80 GB Fat CFW 3.55 on the floor during cleaning my bedroom. :blink: Shy on me. Now, the PS3 freeze on the XMB, during a game or a movie. I've tried to fix it by changing the HDD but it's still freezing. I decided to open it and the only thing that doesn't seem normal for me was a plastic broken pin : [​IMG]

    I fix it with crazy glue. But I can't see what is broken inside and I'm not a professional. That's why I'm asking you guys! How can I fix it? Does it worth a fix? Maybe I should throw up to the garbage and buy new one? The probleme seems to be on the motherboard.Here's a screenshot of freezing when I tried to format the HDD : [​IMG]

    Thank's in advance for your advice!

    Sorry for my poor english, I'm still learning!
     
  2. FireGrey

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    If it's a problem with the motherboard there's nothing you can really do.
    replacing the motherboard is not worth the effort.
     
  3. MakiManPR

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    Does the PS3 screen's colors looks like that or thats your TV?
     
  4. Zipper963
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    Oh, I see. So I should probably buy a new one. Thank's for your quick reply.


    It look only like that when it freeze. But when it's not freezing, the colors are fine.
     
  5. DS1

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    Yes!
    Don't feel bad for dropping it, I've dropped every system I own (except the GameCube, it comes with its own handle, hahaha)
     
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  6. MakiManPR

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    Then you need a new PS3.
    That mean when you dropped it you damaged the GPU
     
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  7. FireGrey

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    Yeah unless you are very skilled at building computers, then I would stay nowhere near replacing the motherboard.
     
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    There is a repair console shop near of my home and they charge 25$ to see what is the problem. Thay also ready to buy the PS3 for 75$. Should I sell it to them? Or should I pay the 25$ to see what is broken inside?
     
  9. FireGrey

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    Well the problem is the GPU or the Motherboard so getting them to confirm will do nothing so I suggest selling it to them.
    But it's your console and your choice.
     
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    Alright then! Thank's again. Now, I need to find a PS3 with a CFW. I saw that list http://www.ps3devwiki.com/wiki/SKU_Models. I will try to find a compatible PS3 to downgrade it to 3.55.

    See you
     
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  11. haxan

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    in my room?
    just take it to a store and tel them to fix it.
    if its to pricey then buy a new one.
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    damn i feel so bad for that ps3
    my friend always breaks/drop his consols and i just tell him " dont throw it away just gimmi gimmi gimmi ^^
    i end up fixing them for a really really cheep price
    and now i have 3x psp 3000 1x go 2x ps3 (hes a rich video game nerd)