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What Are Signs That Your PS3 Might Be Dying?

#1 200STM   Bro-Gamer CAGiversary!   800 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

I own a 80GB FAT PS3 (From the Motorstorm Bundle) and lately it has been making a small noise while its in standby mode, it has never done that before until the past couple of days. I am coming here for advice to see if CAGs ever had a similar problem that lead to it pretty much becoming unusable. I am going to back up my saves to the cloud and I am thinking of trading it in at gamestop to take advantage of the double credit offer and picking up a crystal white PS3 Type 3. This noise might be a sign that my PS3 is near its end.

#2 shadowkast   Lowball Ban Lowball Ban   4980 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  


Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

i would agree with your plan of action

#3 brownda1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   372 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

Sounds like the perfect plan, I traded mine when it started to have troubles ejecting movies and haven't looked back.

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#4 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6836 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:59 AM

There's really no way of knowing if your PS3 is dying as it just kinda happens. If you're leery about it, your plan seems like a solid one.

#5 knightsdwn   Beautiful Plastic CAGiversary!   3390 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:11 AM

I owned the same PS3 console and had similar issues. Trade it in ASAP before it worsens.

#6 Koopa22   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   180 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:29 AM

Save your games to Cloud then trade it

#7 Rosterking   Look away. CAGiversary!   1232 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  


Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:37 AM

Don't forget to deactivate!

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#8 Velo214   Chilln like a Villain CAGiversary!   8528 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

yeah my ps3 was perfect for 2 years then playing blops 2 one night and the laser just dies. really no rhyme or reason. my 4 year old 160 gig was still going strong but shaking a bit, so i traded both in to gamestop during double tivs. i got new (used) ps3s through amazon warehouse deals + 2 years warranty for bout $50 more than i traded in old ps3s. great upgrade, especially just for security.