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Owners of Fat PlayStation 3 ‘Other OS’ Class Action Settlement - Up to $65 Payment


#1 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1913 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:17 AM

Credit to slickdeals

 

If you have a fatty PS3 model file a claim for a payment up to $65.

 

What you need:

 

Serial model number, PSN ID or PSN login email

 

Expires 4/15/2018

 

Review the settlement website below and submit a claim: 
 

https://topclassacti...on 3 Settlement



#2 Nogib   *squeezing* the *juice* CAGiversary!   1462 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:22 AM

Still so frustrating.  Traded in my 60GB launch model to GameStop years ago when it was starting to fail (YLOD) and didn't keep the serial number anywhere unlike every other console I've owned and sold. :(



#3 sasukekun   Cat-Like Typing Detected CAGiversary!   6741 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:31 AM

Fail. I traded mine in as well.



#4 GameRTR  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:32 AM

Nice. I just submitted my claim. Glad I kept the launch model all this time lol



#5 therealdeal19   GIANT ENEMY CRABS!!! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:35 AM

Still so frustrating.  Traded in my 60GB launch model to GameStop years ago when it was starting to fail (YLOD) and didn't keep the serial number anywhere unlike every other console I've owned and sold. :(

 

 

Fail. I traded mine in as well.

The settlement website says you only need one source of "proof." I submitted a claim and provided my PSN e-mail and ID, which was at the time used to register a PS3. 

 

Among other information, claimants must provide at least one of the following:

  • their PlayStation 3 serial number;
  • the PlayStation Network Sign-In ID (email address) used to create a PlayStation account associated with their PlayStation 3; or
  • the PlayStation Network Online ID (the player’s handle used for communicating and playing games on the PlayStation Network) associated with the PlayStation account linked to their PlayStation 3.


#6 platypus6c   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:37 AM

If I received the free games years ago during the first lawsuit due that mean I can't claim this time.

#7 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13498 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:39 AM

Got mine from Amazon Warehouse for $25 so I guess I'm eligible!



#8 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6671 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:40 AM

I can't remember what email I used originally to create my PSN ID, so I just listed my PSN ID itself, which of course hasn't changed. I had an original Fat 80GB model....so here's hoping.



#9 EpicLootsCA   "Basking in your hatred... Feels quite nice." CAGiversary!   117 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:42 AM

Then comes the PSN ban after we file.  :bomb:



#10 MetalSlugger   :P CAGiversary!   2741 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:43 AM

Submitted. Still have my phatty 80GB from early 2008 that is my only PS3. That was a load of horseshit when they removed it.

#11 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13498 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:44 AM

Holy Fuck getting this thing out of storage and I forgot how you can legit bludgeon someone to death with this easily.



#12 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11311 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:52 AM

I have a BC Fat that I got as a gift from a cousin, and I also originally owned a Non-BC Fat PS3 ages ago.....wonder if I can do this.



#13 Zantra2  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:53 AM

Hoping the payment is $65, but not holding my breath. I have been part of class action lawsuits before, and they always try to pay you in coupons, or the bare minimum. Hopefully listing the serial number, my PSN name, and my Email will allow me to get the full payment. And, hopefully it's a check, and not PSN credit.

#14 sasukekun   Cat-Like Typing Detected CAGiversary!   6741 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:56 AM

 

The settlement website says you only need one source of "proof." I submitted a claim and provided my PSN e-mail and ID, which was at the time used to register a PS3. 

 

Among other information, claimants must provide at least one of the following:

  • their PlayStation 3 serial number;
  • the PlayStation Network Sign-In ID (email address) used to create a PlayStation account associated with their PlayStation 3; or
  • the PlayStation Network Online ID (the player’s handle used for communicating and playing games on the PlayStation Network) associated with the PlayStation account linked to their PlayStation 3.

 

Oh nice. Didnt catch that. Thanks! 



#15 sasukekun   Cat-Like Typing Detected CAGiversary!   6741 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:00 AM

Hoping the payment is $65, but not holding my breath. I have been part of class action lawsuits before, and they always try to pay you in coupons, or the bare minimum. Hopefully listing the serial number, my PSN name, and my Email will allow me to get the full payment. And, hopefully it's a check, and not PSN credit.

I've claimed on a bunch of GameStop lawsuits and I've actually gotten about 2-3x the amount that it said I was gonna get.



#16 luckycollector  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:13 AM

what if you have two bc ps3. can i file twice or claim two at once? lol just brought one last month for $40.



#17 Tebunker   Shrugs at Clouds CAGiversary!   639 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:15 AM

I filed even though I traded in that ps3 when it ylod’d. But since it was my primary ps3 from just after launch till 2013 I think I am safe. I can stil see demos I downloaded from launch era ps3 on my account.

I loved that 60gb fat. Having full BC was great. Totally spoiled by that system. It took a beating too. Got knocked over a couple time and pretty sure a speaker fell on it once.

#18 spicoli420   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   863 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:19 AM

NICE! Still have our 60gb fatty. Use it for netflix now but occasionally I'll play a game or look at my stats on bad company 2:) Played over 350 hours of that game. I had to replace the bluray drive, but other than that the system is solid. 



#19 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8487 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:44 AM

so if I used to own a fatty ps3 and set up an account on it and later sold the fatty for a slim ps3 ill still be eligible for just submitting my psn id?

 

well submitted regardless. free money is free money.



#20 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3128 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:28 AM

Still using my fat PS3 on my downstairs TV as a media player, and my boys still play NFL Street and the Bigs (PS2) on it, replaced the laser a few years back and it still is working good.



#21 Shiftygism   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:32 AM

Gave my broken unit to my friend to see if he could fix it years ago and he got rid of it, I probably have the serial number for it sitting on my Asurion account (as it used to show up as lapsed) but it looks like they did away with the accounts page altogether as I can't find a login.



#22 happydogs   Razor barrel. CAGiversary!   510 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:55 AM

Holy Fuck getting this thing out of storage and I forgot how you can legit bludgeon someone to death with this easily.

LOL i just unplugged it from the dresser it's been sitting on, unused, for the past 5 years, and thought to myself, "Holy shit, this thing weighs more than the OG XBOX."



#23 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10144 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:36 AM

Wow, removing the Other OS must have hurt some people to the core if there is a lawsuit going on this long after they removed it.



#24 inkcil   Banception...Baseball Ban in a Best Buy CAGiversary!   1154 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:21 AM

I remember I was one of the first people I knew with the YLOD, happened July '09, exactly 2 years after I bought it from Circuit City for $500 (after tax with 10% off coupon) in July '07.  

 

RROD was such a big story that it took awhile for the maintstream to accept and acknowledge YLOD.  But because SONY and their fanbase was so vocal about Microsoft's mishaps, they never helped those of us who suffered the YLOD.  By the time people accepted YLOD was real and not something made up by Microsoft fans to counteract RROD, it was too late and their was no public pressure for SONY to make things right.  



#25 blackopslady   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   65 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:54 AM

For those who just purchased a used one shortly ago.

Who’s Eligible
The settlement Class covers U.S. persons who, between Nov. 1, 2006 and April 1, 2010, purchased a Fat PlayStation 3 in the United States from an authorized retailer and for personal or household use, and who either used the Other OS functionality, knew about that functionality, or “contends or believes that he or she lost value or desired functionality or was otherwise injured as a consequence of Firmware Update 3.21 and/or the disablement of Other OS functionality in the Fat PS3.”

Since they’re using log in data or serial numbers to track it, I wouldn’t risk trying to get in on it if you didn’t buy it and sign onto PSN on it within that time frame l.

#26 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   6074 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:14 AM

There's no lawsuit to address how faulty these things were (are)?  



#27 LoveAndBeer   AKA: jstew9 CAGiversary!   320 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:52 AM

Went ahead and submitted for both my original Fat PS3s.   Of course I'll have forgotten about it by the time any money actually is distributed.



#28 s1nister one   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   18 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:53 AM

I never received anything from the vita claim years back

#29 dxironman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:18 PM

So does this have anything to do with that firmware update that broke some people's Blu Ray drive?

#30 MachRay   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   162 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:39 PM

I never received anything from the vita claim years back

What was the vita claim about? I have a dead vita after it got updated awhile back and wont turn on anymore. Bought it new too.