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My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Wulfespinndel » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:18 pm

Is there any way to fix this, or should I get a new one? I just got Tekken Tag Tournament 2 a few days ago (a shame in my case really).

Also my dad did something retarded. He drilled a couple of screws at the bottom of the PS3. While the PS3 still works, I'm worried what'll happen next. He did this in order to hang the PS3 on the wall.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Exodis » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:30 pm

Wulfespinndel wrote:Also my dad did something retarded. He drilled a couple of screws at the bottom of the PS3. While the PS3 still works, I'm worried what'll happen next. He did this in order to hang the PS3 on the wall.

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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Tuor » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:36 pm

Which way did you hang it?
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Wulfespinndel » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:48 pm

He hanged it vertically so that the PlayStation 3 logo was downside up.

Now since the console still works though, it's only good for like...DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, so now it's just a Blu-Ray player. (LMFAO.) If it isn't the screws that caused the problem though, it's gotta be the age. From what I remember, this console was bought in 2009-ish or so? So that pretty much makes it a 5-year old console.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Snow Diggity » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:58 pm

Um no

it cant be having it vertically because i have a stand for my old one and it works fine, My old one is also from 2009 and I played GTA V on it yesterday.

It's the screws, he probably screwed a wire or unplugged something inside your PS3 on the disk reading side
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Exodis » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:29 pm

That's gotta be the problem: the screws. Messed something up inside.
I think you're right Wulf: what your dad did was pretty retarded.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Whatis6times9 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:37 pm

It's most likely fucked. It's been out of production long enough that's it gonna be hard to find replacement parts and screwing it was majorly stupid.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby The Mad Doctor » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:04 pm

My biased suggestion: ditch consoles and get a PC. You may ignore me if you choose to. End of line.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Wulfespinndel » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:58 pm

Whatis6times9 wrote:It's most likely fucked. It's been out of production long enough that's it gonna be hard to find replacement parts and screwing it was majorly stupid.

No big surprise here, my old Xbox died because of age years ago. I was thinking of buying another PS3 for myself anyway considering I don't like the fat one. Slim or Super Slim?

The Mad Doctor wrote:My biased suggestion: ditch consoles and get a PC. You may ignore me if you choose to. End of line.

Hell no, not gonna happen. I love Tekken Tag Tournament 2 way too much for that.

Almost forgot, what exactly lies at the bottom of the old fat PS3's?

I'm specifically talking about this side. This is where he drilled the screws at:

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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Snow Diggity » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:06 pm

Get a PS4
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Wulfespinndel » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:11 pm

WAY too early for that I'm afraid; I'd wait until later versions of the PS4 are released without any of the Day 1 issues like overheating. And since this game came out in 2012, it's going to be awhile.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Snow Diggity » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:16 pm

screw that, get a PS4, grab a beer and go to town on GTA V
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Wulfespinndel » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:23 pm

I don't like GTA V.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby The Mad Doctor » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:35 am

Well you can go ahead and try to fix your PS3, but just remember that PC has better graphics and cheaper games. At least consider that when you think about it when wondering when the time comes to pick a new console.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Wulfespinndel » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:19 pm

I was able to take a look at one of the screws and fortunately one screw was drilled on the hollow side of the stand. I'm not sure about the other screw but if it was also drilled on a hollow side as well then I might have to just get another PS3 instead, probably a Slim.

I did more testing and I found out that it's actually no longer capable of playing Blu-Ray discs either. So it's just a DVD player. That said, I did get some time to play Tekken Revolution instead.

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The Mad Doctor wrote:PC has cheaper games.

Well DmC Devil May Cry is still free for Playstation Plus members. And since the Ultimate Edition's $67.00, that's a WIN.

EDIT: I just found out that BioShock: Infinite is also free as well, along with Borderlands 2, Uncharted 3, XCOM, and Shadow of the Colossus (HOLY SHIT). I'm no fanboy but to me those are good deals.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby The Mad Doctor » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:36 pm

Your playstation may win you over with free triple-A games. That doesn't change the fact that Steam has more regular sales, and massive sales every other month. With prices that go down to below five dollars.

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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Exodis » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:41 pm

Please stop.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby The Mad Doctor » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:33 pm

You're right, sorry.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Whatis6times9 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:50 pm

Maybe the bluray just shat out. The fats tend to do that after a while. You could probably find a refurb slim at a decent price.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Snow Diggity » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:11 am

Last I saw due to the PS4 and Xbox1 coming out, the PS3 slim is like what 100$ down at the Gamestop at my mall?
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Wulfespinndel » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:45 am

Can you guys tell me anything about refurbished consoles?
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Saint Soul » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:59 pm

get it thru gamestop.
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Re: My fat old PS3 can no longer play the disc

Postby Exodis » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:22 pm

Pretty much.
Gamestop is pretty much the best seller of refurbished consoles, from old to new.
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