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ConfusedCartman
01-19-2009, 07:58 PM
Basically, my Blu-Ray laser died last night, and I don't have any money to replace or repair it. Even if the warranty was still in place, which it isn't, I bought my PS3 from eBay (never opened, but still). I don't have the money to buy the KEM-400AAA replacement laser and do the repairs myself, either, so I won't be able to do anything LittleBigPlanet related until I find some way to replace it. I'll still be around here (99% percent of the work I do for the site has nothing to do with playing the actual game), so no worries there. Just letting you guys know so you don't wonder why I'm not making levels or doing anything else in LittleBigPlanet.

Gilgamesh
01-19-2009, 08:05 PM
Wow, that really sucks, any idea what caused the breakdown?
I hope you can find some way to get that fixed, or a least raise enough money to fix it.

ryryryan
01-19-2009, 08:05 PM
Oh man, that sucks :( Hope you come up with a master plan to get money soon!

Alex™
01-19-2009, 08:11 PM
sell members of the site to slavers for money? apart from me obviously because i thought of the idea :D

dorien
01-19-2009, 08:36 PM
That sucks CC

I'm down for the slave idea *looks at acquiring all the female members*;)

Lets have a wip round guys........

*holds out pint glass for coins*

Sonic5411
01-19-2009, 08:38 PM
Sucks dude

do you know what could hav happened

dorien
01-19-2009, 08:48 PM
Sucks dude

do you know what could hav happened

It happens quite a lot really

The Disk reader just stops reading anything at all and you can only play games off your HD
It happened to me during the BETA and luckily I could still play the BETA as it was on the HD

I just bought a new PS3 as I didn't have time to get it fixed before the release date.

Alex™
01-19-2009, 09:19 PM
That sucks CC

I'm down for the slave idea *looks at acquiring all the female members*;)

Lets have a wip round guys........

*holds out pint glass for coins*

yay someone agrees with me :D but maybe CC isn't cut put for selling people to slavers... he is too nice :/ lol

Sack-Andreas
01-19-2009, 10:17 PM
My PS3 died recently too :( at least you're not alone...

moleynator
01-19-2009, 10:25 PM
My PS3 died recently too :( at least you're not alone...

As did mine. They replaced it out of warranty as it was a 60gb.

ryryryan
01-19-2009, 10:43 PM
As did mine. They replaced it out of warranty as it was a 60gb.

Wait... why? I have a 60 and is out of warranty now. So if mine broke could mine still possibly be replaced?

Thee-Flash
01-19-2009, 10:51 PM
>.> c'mon moley spill!

and ya i'm on my second ps3....

BobMarley
01-20-2009, 12:41 AM
I hope this happens to no one else in our site. best of luck to you CC.

RangerZero
01-20-2009, 02:50 AM
My condolences...

Was it a 60gig version? If it was so then it sucks double for ya!

sjbluedog24
01-20-2009, 02:51 AM
Hey, I feel your pain. My Ps3 did not brick, but it started to all of a sudden stop reading dvd's and ps2 games. And I am also having some problems with the in game xmb where I can not press it or I have to restart my ps3.

misterwonderloo
01-21-2009, 03:18 PM
that allready happened to me twice.........

the first version and the second version of ps3 had aproximatelly 15% of broken blu-ray disks...

the new version of 80 and 160 gbs are ok i supose.... i allready got one of these ;9

TheArmedReaper
01-21-2009, 03:53 PM
How much do you need for repairs?
*gets out wallet*

ryryryan
01-21-2009, 04:15 PM
How much do you need for repairs?
*gets out wallet*

I'll one up you on that! *send CC my PS3*

TheArmedReaper
01-21-2009, 04:20 PM
I'll one up you on that! *send CC my PS3*

Oh yeh?!
*hands CC my house*

Don Vhalt
01-21-2009, 05:01 PM
Oh yeh?!
*hands CC my house*

*robs bank and hands CC 100 million* i winz

ConfusedCartman
01-22-2009, 03:51 AM
Just an update:

I was able to pick up a replacement laser and a kit of "Console Tools" which are made specifically for opening up video game consoles. It cost me 90$ in total, and I should be up and running in a week at most.

Mattrick
01-22-2009, 04:12 AM
Mine died january 1st of this year and I still don't have it back from repair. I bought the extended warranty plan and I am still waiting...now they are telling me it won't be until next week. I had the red flashing light of death (overheated and burned up the processor). The system isn't in a cabinet and has plenty of air moving around it...weird. See my blog for details.

I am amazed at how many people posted above and have had one die or recently just died. Mine was a 60GB I bought 12/30/2006.

KAPBAM
01-22-2009, 05:56 PM
Just an update:

I was able to pick up a replacement laser and a kit of "Console Tools" which are made specifically for opening up video game consoles. It cost me 90$ in total, and I should be up and running in a week at most.

Great to know you got a fix CC :)

And my condolances to all others who have similar problems. A friend of mine had to send in his PS3 to Sony and got it back within 2 weeks, if that can cheer anyone up!

Mattrick
01-22-2009, 05:57 PM
Mine will be back today...just heard from the warranty company and the UPS tracking number they gave said it is out for delivery!! Should be playing tonight after 3 long weeks without!