So I purchase a PS3 80GB with the Dual shock 3 in October. The official release date of it is 8/20/08. Make a note of that. When I got home to try the system out it had an error message saying "cannot start. correct hard drive not found" and I rebooted, same thing. After several tries it finally started, I was like "ok whew." But then later the problem still persisted, and I just had to reboot or unplug the cables. It seems as I have tested is that If I do not use the system frequently (it is still in standby mode) this error will keep happening. So, I go online and try a bunch of recommended things, from taking the HDD out to reformatting it etc. At this point it is really annoying me so I just called support. First, A lady answers, and I tell her my problems and shes like do I have a receipt? Which I don't. She says well if you don't have a receipt we will need to charge you $149 for repair. In my mind I'm like
that shit! So I hang up, but then I realize the system, that is the 80gb DS3 model, hasn't even been out for like 4 months! So I call back, different guys and I ask him that this PS3 model hasn't even been out for 4 months so I don't understand why I have to pay to service my PS3 because of no
ing receipt. He tells me to hold on so that he can ask someone and he comes back saying all this bullshit about proof of purchase and shit. Pretty much he says you need still need a receipt. I tell him so basically, if someone doesn't buy it from a retailer their gonna have to pay no matter what. He talks more saying how the systems on ebay and such could be refurbished and stuff so blah blah. In my mind: first the system I got is less than a year old so I don't give a
!!! second there's many ways to verify if the system has been tampered with ie sticker seals etc. So the guys like so you should try to find a receipt etc blah blah. I'm like w/e and hang up. So my question is, why the
is Sony and their support soo much BS?!?!?! I mean my Xbox 360 has died twice and not once did a need a receipt. MS support was still stupid as all support but in the end it got done. BOTTOMLINE- I mean I understand Sony all you security reasons and BS but THE SYSTEM CAME OUT ON 8/20/08!!! So pretty much I'm sure my system is messed up, yea fanboys well be like well it still works so stop complaining. I didn't fork over $400 for a kinda working system.
YOU. In the end, I kinda regret getting the PS3 right now, it just sucks, I'm trying to enjoy my experience with the games and blurays but all this trouble isn't
ing worth it. In the end, I'll just have to make due. Shit happens....But if a awesome CAG is so kind as to still have their receipt of their purchase and just send me a copy of it to use, of course black out all your info, Card Number, name, whatever you need. I just need a proof of purchase. I will be eternally in you debt. But again I dont expect anyone will do it, or even read this. In the end Love all CAGs hate Sony
. Bitching over.
The Chop Suey