10-17-2012 06:25 PM
i was playing a game on my ps3 the other day and it had some glitches. it was stuck on a scene and didnt move so i restarted the match and it got back to normal but then again it froze so i clicked Quit game. it took a while to quit the game and the ps3 restarted and made a beep sound. then i tried to click on the game i was playing and it didnt pop up. and from there on, any of my games wont show the icon to start up.
Any suggestions guys?
i also have a question, i still have the sticker on the ps3, does that mean i can send it in to repair for free? or how does it work?
10-17-2012 06:59 PM
Press and hold the power button until you hear 2 FAST BEEPS.
Select option #3. This will check the hard drive for errors.
It is possible that this fixes the problem. If it doesn't you need to replace the blu ray drive.
If the warranty sticker is gone then you need a third part to repair it. OR as some folks say here just go buy a new one since they are only $250...
10-17-2012 07:02 PM
No i still have the sticker on the ps3. and if i restore will i lose any content on the ps3 or lose the accounts. bcuz i dont have the password for one of the accounts and i dont want to lose that account
10-17-2012 08:04 PM
i hear people almost daily saying "you need to replace the laser in this because i already tried cleaning it" but the simple fact is most people do not clean it right or with the right alcohol....you can NOT use that cheap 70-80% stuff as it leaves a water film on the lense probably making it worse than it originally was..but at walmart you can get a big bottle of 92% and this does the trick 9 out of 10 times..i have a drawer here that has over 25 good lasers because people have bought a replacement because they thought it was bad and did not clean it right...use just a dab and go side to side and round the lense and use the dry side to wipe it good and then use a magnifying glass to check the lense for any smudges if theres any redo it because these are sensitive but i have found from real life proof that most of the time theres absolutely nothing wrong with them other than dirty....i also found this same solution with the ps2's and the rate was about the same as these ps3's but they push these parts like crack so people just think"oh i need that"...when more than likely you don't.
10-18-2012 09:34 AM - edited 10-18-2012 09:36 AM
The laser being dirty could very well be the problem. 9 out of 10 times is completely bogus though. I have a room full of bad lasers, spindle motors, door motors, ect. from 360's and PS3's.
10-18-2012 09:44 AM
Check the back of the disc for sctaches or smudges. Clean off the smudges and try again. If that's not the issue, try another game disc. If that doesn't read or a 3rd disc doesn't read, then you need a new PS3. Because if your system isn't ready any discs, then it's clearly broken. And repairing it is a pain, so just buy a new one.
10-18-2012 10:00 AM
Everyone is different those with large enough bank accounts can break expensive toys throw them away and buy new ones with no problem.
Some people prefer to tear things apart see how they work and put them back together and that's fine too.
Some people aren't good with the tech side of repairs and it can cause major problems. Haven't you ever had someone say "I tried to fix it myself" and they made plenty of mistakes along the way.
I had a customer bring me a PS3 that he literally ripped the top off of and bent the mother board in ways I can't even explain. They wanted me to fix it...I told them to part it out and throw the broken peices away. I can't fix a MB with a 45 degree angle in the center can you?
I haven't seen many facts stated here in a while I see lots of opinions though.