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the disk was stuck inside the console so my stupid brother took the ps3 apart to take it out, thus the seal is now broken so thats the warranty gone down the drain. The console wont turn on anymore too.


anyways, can someone recommend what to do with it now?

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Kill your brother?
you could try changing the hard drive?
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Kill your brother?
you could try changing the hard drive?
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Is the ps3 not meant to shut down when it's overheating?
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i was thinking that too, but i dont think its a hard drive problem because Ive tried opening the PS3 without the hard drive in it and it still doesnt work.

Is it under warranty? that is all I can say if you have a SATA - USB cable you can back up your ps3 HDD to your pc so you won't lose anything
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Is it under warranty? that is all I can say if you have a SATA - USB cable you can back up your ps3 HDD to your pc so you won't lose anything
Her brother broke the warranty seal so it's void now...
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i was thinking that too, but i dont think its a hard drive problem because Ive tried opening the PS3 without the hard drive in it and it still doesnt work.

these guys in london are offering "cheap(ish)" repairs!

http://www.free-press-release.com/ne...237991816.html
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Hi guys,

my 60 GB PS3 has has the flashing light problem whilst my brother was playing Call of Duty 4, the disk was stuck inside the console so my stupid brother took the ps3 apart to take it out, thus the seal is now broken so thats the warranty gone down the drain. The console wont turn on anymore too.

Ive searched on the net and many have said that this is a harddrive problem or an overheating problem. I tried switching it on without the hard drive to see if that is the source of the problem but it still flashes so i think its something to do with the motherboard.

anyways, can someone recommend what to do with it now? should i send it for repair or sell it on ebay without the hard disk drive? is there anyway that i can remove the info from the hard drive because it contains personal info?

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They don't honour their legal obligations anyway so I don't think you'd have been covered by their warranty. I didn't open mine up when it went (after six months) but told me the fault (stopped reading discs) was repairable but not covered in the warranty so they wanted me to pay more money. Got a flashed 360 instead because of this.
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so my brother bought a new 80 GB ps3 today, anyone know how to transfer the data from the old hard drive to the new one? Ive tried putting the old 60 gb hard drive into the new 80 gb one but it deosnt work?

also what should i do with the old broken ps3 now? should i sell it on ebay? ive heard that some data stays on the RAM but i have personal data such as bank details which ive left on the ps3.

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