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Old 12-16-2009, 07:12 PM   #1061
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When I bought the Xbox 360 they offered a a two-year replacement warranty from Best [Bad] Buy, and I got it. This was because the 360 for $399 and the two-year replacement policy covered up to that amount.

When I got the 60GB PS3, the cost was $499 and exceeded the two-year replacement warranty. At the time, they insured me it would be covered. I was never solicited for replacement warranty for a greater period of time.

So, I was left to think that instead of a one year Sony warranty, I had a two year warranty. My unit dies after two years four months. Am I mis-interpreting the Best [Bad] Buy Replacement Warranty?

I guess I need to ask if the two-year replacement warranty starts from day one, or from the last day the original manufacturer warranty ends.
Shame you don't live in the UK, We got warranties but I see them as a way for stores to bury the real cost to them (sales of goods act). Some products like the PS3 you have a certain life expectancy which can be upto 6 years and if it becomes defect within that period the store is liable (the store took the cash not the manufucture).

I did not need to quote this luckly but researched it on the odd chance. I had the 40Gb model for a year and a half and it went wrong using sonys update to version 3. Sonys end result after trying to get my console to boot was they wanted 150 for a refurbed console despite the firmware was to blame. I spoke with the online retailer and after telling them what I did with sony they said no 40Gbs in stock and offered a full refund which was a result.

Got the slim now but not as fast and good looking as the 40Gb.

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Old 12-17-2009, 11:00 AM   #1062
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When I bought the Xbox 360 they offered a a two-year replacement warranty from Best [Bad] Buy, and I got it. This was because the 360 for $399 and the two-year replacement policy covered up to that amount...
I know for a fact that at Future Shop (Canada) the product service plan replaces the manufacture warranty. So there is no doubling up on warranties. I can't tell if you've misinterpreted their policy or if their extended warranty is similar to Future Shop. I would imagine it is.

In my experience, the best part about buying warranty from retail store is they are responsible for shipping back to manufacturer for repair and it also covers all hardware in the system bundle. Usually they are hassle-free on replacing broken hardware with brand new hardware as long as you fall in the 1-3 year replacement time.

My Xbox 360 died 2 years after purchase and I was covered under the extended warranty purchased. Futureshop sent the system to Microsoft for repair. 5 days later I got a call saying it couldnt be fixed and to come in and get a brand new system for free. I kept the hard drive/cables/controller from the original 1st gen 20GB system and upgraded to an Elite for $90, 2 years later.

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Old 12-17-2009, 06:13 PM   #1063
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Just bought the 120GB PS3 slim.

Here's to hoping its a major upgrade over my TANK-301 like everyone is telling me it is haha
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:58 AM   #1064
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:25 AM   #1065
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I know for a fact that at Future Shop (Canada) the product service plan replaces the manufacture warranty. So there is no doubling up on warranties. I can't tell if you've misinterpreted their policy or if their extended warranty is similar to Future Shop. I would imagine it is.

In my experience, the best part about buying warranty from retail store is they are responsible for shipping back to manufacturer for repair and it also covers all hardware in the system bundle. Usually they are hassle-free on replacing broken hardware with brand new hardware as long as you fall in the 1-3 year replacement time.

My Xbox 360 died 2 years after purchase and I was covered under the extended warranty purchased. Futureshop sent the system to Microsoft for repair. 5 days later I got a call saying it couldnt be fixed and to come in and get a brand new system for free. I kept the hard drive/cables/controller from the original 1st gen 20GB system and upgraded to an Elite for $90, 2 years later.
I used the Best Buy Two-Year Replacement Warranty once, it was on the original Xbox console, and the retail store conducted an in-store swap. When I got the same warranty for the Xbox 360, that policy changed to where you have to call an 800 number, send in the unit, and they issue some sort of credit/refund for the cost of the console. Fortunately for me, Microsoft fixed my 2+ year old Xbox 360 on their dime.

But this is neither here nor there for the Sony PS3. I knew I did not buy the Best Buy Two-Year Replacement Warranty at the same checkout as the PS3 console. I bought it a day ot two later after their management confirmed they's cover the console cost as the warranty didn't actually go high enough in $$$ coverage. I'm presently trying to find that Best Buy Two-Year Replacement Warranty for the PS3.

Had the HDMI output failed just before the two-year mark I would have saved myself some of the loss by having Amex refund me on their consumer protection feature for members.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:35 PM   #1066
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RE: 320Gb version

I've noticed that if a disc has fingerprints, or other such marks, the PS3 sometimes decides not to load the disc.

So remember if your disk doesn't play, just clean the marks with a cloth and that might solve your problem.

Ofcourse, many other BR players can do the same - but i've noticed the PS3 does it more often than other brands/models.


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Old 08-04-2011, 10:06 AM   #1067
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Pff?
I don't even clean my glasses with cloth, use silk.
Or, stop putting fingerprints on your disks.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:16 AM   #1068
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So will my 60GB PS3 bitstream TrueHD to my Onkyo 705 for decoding? I thought it had been updated to do that, but my receiver is telling me otherwise...
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #1069
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I'm hoping my sad day hasn't come. My wife was watching a movie and all of a sudden the ps3 turned off.

Now when I try to start it it's green for a second then starts flashing red, nothing happens on screen.

Any ideas guys? Or am I f***ed?
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:07 AM   #1070
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I'm hoping my sad day hasn't come. My wife was watching a movie and all of a sudden the ps3 turned off.

Now when I try to start it it's green for a second then starts flashing red, nothing happens on screen.

Any ideas guys? Or am I f***ed?
Yep, my launch 20gb did the exact same thing 3 weeks ago - New Slim 160gb in da house now...
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:17 AM   #1071
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Yep, my launch 20gb did the exact same thing 3 weeks ago - New Slim 160gb in da house now...
Mine is a launch day 20gb. This is not cool, happening right before Star Wars when I have two car registrations due.

I'm going to have to sacrifice something, this sucks.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:08 AM   #1072
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Mine is a launch day 20gb. This is not cool, happening right before Star Wars when I have two car registrations due.

I'm going to have to sacrifice something, this sucks.
The red lights means it is overheated, does the problem also occur after cooling down? If so, I can only state the obvious tips:

Make sure it has a lot of free space for ventilation
Use a vacuum cleaner on all openings to remove dust.

I also have the red light problem, but only when I play Uncharted 2 and Killzone 3 ( I can play those 40 minutes at most). Mass Effect 2 and Blu Ray movie? No problem, for something like 7.5 hours...
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:48 PM   #1073
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The red lights means it is overheated, does the problem also occur after cooling down? If so, I can only state the obvious tips:

Make sure it has a lot of free space for ventilation
Use a vacuum cleaner on all openings to remove dust.

I also have the red light problem, but only when I play Uncharted 2 and Killzone 3 ( I can play those 40 minutes at most). Mass Effect 2 and Blu Ray movie? No problem, for something like 7.5 hours...
No, it happens right when you turn it on. I've never had heat issues. It's a blinking red light. It goes green, then yellow, then blinking red.

guy at ps said it had to be fixed.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:55 PM   #1074
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Next month I will have had my PS3 for a year it's a 160 GB Ps3 slim, really happy I have it and sorry I waited so long to get it between watching Netflix and hulu + and blu-ray I have more then enough to keep me busy.. plus I can game on it when I get tired of movies

Also I want to add I was a heavy PC gamer before I got my PS3 and now that I have it I find it hard to spend $500+ to upgrade my PC for gaming now.. kinda sad since I don't want that market to die out like that.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:16 AM   #1075
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I am bringing this thread back to live for a question.

I am thinking about getting another PS3, and I am wondering whether I should go for the 320Gb Slim version (in RED), or a 500Gb brand new slide-door version for around the same price?

Reason I asked is mainly, I heard so much negatives about the new version like the slide door design, and I was told it is a dust trap and all. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:17 PM   #1076
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I am bringing this thread back to live for a question.

I am thinking about getting another PS3, and I am wondering whether I should go for the 320Gb Slim version (in RED), or a 500Gb brand new slide-door version for around the same price?

Reason I asked is mainly, I heard so much negatives about the new version like the slide door design, and I was told it is a dust trap and all. What do you guys think?
based on the screen shots here..
http://www.joystiq.com/screenshots/p...nboxing-0/#/22

I would say avoid this version and just get the slim.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:32 AM   #1077
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:26 PM   #1078
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I still love my PS3. It's 1 of my best electronic investments!
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