Ps3 Life Span

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by SinHarvest24, Sep 15, 2012.

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How long did your Ps3 live?

  1. Less than a year!

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. 1 - 2 Years

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. 3 - 4 Years

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  4. 4 - 5 Years

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. 5+ and going!!

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  1. SinHarvest24
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    SinHarvest24 Shiroyasha

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    The ps3, i thought, would've lasted me 5+ years, no worries!

    The reality is that it didn't. I bought my ps3 along with a couple of friends/family (note: 3 were 80Gig/1 was 160Gig). Altogether it was 4 of us, this was around Jan-Feb 2008.

    Right now there's only 1 working Ps3 among us (80Gig). 3 of us encountered the same problem leaving our Ps3 'dead'. Randomly turning off, 3 beeps and flashing red light. (personally i've never seen the yellow light flash, none of my friends can claim they did either)


    That give the Ps3 an estimated 4 year life span among the 4 Ps3's.


    For those of you, who own/ed a ps3 for 3+ years, how's it holding up?

    Anyone encountered our same fatality?
     
  2. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

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    My launch 60 Gb Ps3 ylod about 1 or 1 1/2 years back, my now refurbished 60 Gb Ps3 never gets used, My Slim Netflix edition Ps3 I've never had a problem with though its not nearly as old.

    edit: found my ylod thread here on gba, seems it was closer to 3 years ago when it died, so mine lasted close to 3 years.
    http://gbatemp.net/t...sony-questions/
     
  3. jimmyemunoz

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    Sony has been making consoles that are too delicate, so they break, for the last 2 generations. I honestly am thinking real hard about buying any more Sony Playstation products. The funny thing is the handhelds seem to be made to last.
     
  4. GameWinner

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    I had mine since 2008, 80GB.
    Still works like a champ.
     
  5. Issac

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    Well, there's no option for me. I got a 160 GB model (or if it is 120? not slim though, european with 4 included psn games) I guess it was christmas 2008. that makes it soon 4 years and still going.
     
  6. ShadowSoldier

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    I haven't had a PS3 for years, only a couple months, but I dropped my PS3 on cement a couple times and everything works just fine.
     
  7. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    It will be 3 years this coming Christmas.

    My first PSX and first PS2 both wound up with problems, though.
     
  8. Qtis

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    My PS3 is going at around 2 years, my brother's PS3 is around 3 years and my girlfriend's 60 Gb is still going strong from '08. No problems whatsoever if space limitations don't count (my PS3 library is huuuge). My original PS2 Phat is still going strong and it's ancient!
     
  9. ZAFDeltaForce

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    My 80GB PS3 still works great, no issues so far
     
  10. EyeZ

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    I've had my PS3 since launch and it's still going strong.
     
  11. Tom

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    never had an issue with my ps2 or ps3, other then the ps3 being unhackable on 4.25
     
  12. SinHarvest24
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    How often do you use it?
     
  13. EyeZ

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    I haven't used it much this year for gaming myself, but my nephew has spent some time on it, and it is used quite often as a DVD player.
     
  14. Depravo

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    The Blu-ray drive on mine went after around 6 or 7 months. The replacement is still going strong after a year of daily use.
     
  15. EyeZ

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    This was on a new PS3 Dep, or you buy pre-owned?
     
  16. Depravo

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    It was a brand new 320GB slim. The warranty covered the free replacement and that one has given me (so far) a trouble-free year of games and video.
     
  17. EyeZ

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    Good you was covered by the warranty, i'm just surprised that the Blue-Ray lasted you such a short time.
     
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  18. Depravo

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    It was maybe just a single faulty unit. These things happen and that's what warranties are for. Like I said, the replacement (a refurbished model) has displayed no problems at all so far and I play the thing for three or four hours most days.
     
  19. Fellow

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    I have one of the first Slim PS3s out of 2009, it still works. I play it weekly.