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


#31 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4112 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:44 PM

Lost mine (80GB MGS) to YLOD years ago, sent it to Sony for repair, and didn't record the s/n :\

 

I was pissed when they removed Other OS. We used it in grad school to study gpgpu programming.

 

At least Sony sent me a ps4 in exchange for that broken ps3, lol. Still don't know how that worked out since I was told I would be getting a recertified ps3 slim. I didn't complain ^^

 

-Update-

Found my serial number! I had recorded it before submitting the repair to Sony. Also found my 2008 receipt from Sears.

 

Claim sent.



#32 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14072 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:03 PM

I sold my MGS unit long ago.  But, I can likely still find the serial #.  I also have a used 60GB OG sitting at home.  I'll definitley be getting in on this.



#33 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1552 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:24 PM

It’s ironic that this being shared on slickdeals and here is further reducing our potential payout.

#34 Indiansfan008   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   368 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:37 PM

I had the YLOD twice and RROD (only) once. Surprisingly all of my old systems still work apart from the original Gameboy (screen has dead pixels but the system still turns on). It will be a sad day when all of the others don't work.

 

I filled out a previous claim and confirmed they have my claim on file, but I'm not holding my breath on getting a payout.



#35 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6172 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:53 PM

It’s ironic that this being shared on slickdeals and here is further reducing our potential payout.

 

Yes, the fund is only 3.75 million dollars which includes plaintiff's attorneys fees, admin fees for the settlement, class representative fees, etc...Given how easy the application process is and how willing people seem to be to engage in fraud, I'd say most people are going to be lucky to literally end up with a couple bucks.  



#36 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3141 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:28 PM

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

That's what happened to mine, but was an easy fix, and worked better afterwards, kids still play some old PS2 games on it, so glad I kept it for that, wish the PS4 did PS2 discs.  They love NFL Street and The Bigs.



#37 EYEL1NER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2015 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

Too bad it likely won't be anywhere near the $65. I'd love to turn around and put that towards fixing my launch 60GB BC unit that had its HDMI get fried in a lightning strike and has static-y, blurred video when using the other cables. I still have a ton of PS3 games on my shelves that I never opened, let alone played, and would like my console back up and running.

#38 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1032 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

That's what happened to mine, but was an easy fix, and worked better afterwards, kids still play some old PS2 games on it, so glad I kept it for that, wish the PS4 did PS2 discs. They love NFL Street and The Bigs.


What was the easy fix? I have a launch model that plays blu rays fine but will not read dvds. No amount of googling I’ve done has turned up answers for this issue (lots of “won’t read blu ray but reads dvd” results). I’ve still got ps2 games and there are some I’d really like to play but can’t even though my model is bc

#39 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3490 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:17 PM

hmm, I think my fat 80G is still sitting I'm my recycle pile after trying those various resoldering fixes.  Finally died earlier this year.  Will see if I still have the S/N tag on it and submit the claim.  Thanks OP!



#40 mitch079   Mumm-Ra shares with no one! CAGiversary!   12732 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:18 PM

Amazing how some of you are completely missing what providing one of the following means.



#41 EveningNewbs   ! CAGiversary!   493 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:23 PM

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.

Came here to post this. I got excited until I read that part. Not worth committing perjury for $65, kids!



#42 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10228 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:43 PM

Came here to post this. I got excited until I read that part. Not worth committing perjury for $65, kids!

Agreed.  This isn't "Go out and buy a cheap old :ps3: to try to get your part of a lawsuit that has nothing to do with you" but rather "You enjoyed using YDL when it was available and was affected when Sony removed it as an option."



#43 tjm01572   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   77 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:11 PM

Final payout amount depends on number of claimants. Meaning the more people who submit a claim form, the lower the actual amount paid per person. Seems dumb to be “spreading the word”....

#44 guvadc   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:44 PM

I at one time had more than 1, I had a 20gb and a 60gb version .  I assume they will go look at PSN history and weed out those claims that are bogus.   When I looked at my PSN account, I have 5 ps3's listed. 2 of those I assume are the models in question.  

 

I wonder if I could get 65 per system ?? ;-)   In reality , I'll be lucky to get a dollar. 



#45 Araxius   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:16 PM

Maybe the $65 will make up for the $600 I spent on the console and $100 I got conned into spending on the $100 Monster cable to accompany it.



#46 EveningNewbs   ! CAGiversary!   493 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:18 PM

Maybe the $65 will make up for the $600 I spent on the console and $100 I got conned into spending on the $100 Monster cable to accompany it.

Think of it as spending $100 on a valuable life lesson.

#47 xwrestling   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   14 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:40 PM

Called the 855 number for info, and sure enough they still had my previous filing in their system. We'll see what happens next year :)



#48 jmarano7836   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   318 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:15 PM

Filed a claim and had the fat 60GB fat ps3.  

 

I wonder what will happen if you purchased it used from an authorized retailer? My trophy history supports my login and platinumed games from that time period prior to 2010 so - I guess we will see? 



#49 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3141 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:28 PM

Maybe the $65 will make up for the $600 I spent on the console and $100 I got conned into spending on the $100 Monster cable to accompany it.

The old Best Buy trick, I remember the old LPT1 printer cable trick too.



#50 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:12 PM

Mine is launch day 60 GB. It’s still runs like a whizzing charm.

#51 ZerotypeX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3876 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:47 AM

Tried to register twice just now and "An Error Has Occured" showed up on the page. Anyone else having issues?



#52 JimStabsPeople  

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:26 AM

Damn. I had the Motorstorm 80GB model way back when. Sold it on eBay back in at least 2011 after it YLOD'd.
Kinda wish I still had a backwards compatible PS3, plus those models just had a really nice aesthetic that they lost with the newer slims.



#53 Youngnoble   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1410 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:53 AM

So I have the original 60gb I bought at launch serial number and receipt. I did have to send it into sony when the blu ray drive died 2 months later. My replacement has a different serial number. Theres no way sony wont hold it against you if you put in claim right. I have 8 years of plus stacked. Not sure if its worth it.

#54 billyrox   Old Man CAGiversary!   3024 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:26 PM

I thought this thing was canceled because the judge thought the lawyers were asking for too much money for themselves...



#55 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3570 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:53 PM

I still have my fat PS3 but I don't feel right partaking in this since I didn't give a damn about the "Other OS" removal. Now if I got the YLOD then it'd probably be a different story.



#56 Defvayne   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 02:16 PM

I never received anything from the vita claim years back


I recall getting something, but can't remember what. I think it was a check for $25.

#57 Defvayne   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 02:19 PM

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.


I believe it was related to remote play. It was advertised for the PS3, but not really implemented fully until the PS4 came out.

#58 iHack   1337 H4X0R CAGiversary!   785 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:03 PM

Anyone else receiving an error when submitting?



#59 irishsoccermbw   Banned Banned   6423 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:05 PM

Yup got an error on the final page.  I'll try again in a couple of days.



#60 The Dude 419   Maybe tommorrow CAGiversary!   461 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:08 PM

Tried to register twice just now and "An Error Has Occured" showed up on the page. Anyone else having issues?

Same here