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ENVi3
my friend has PS3 that has quit working recently.
what happens is, you can start it up and it makes the usual beep, and the little animated background comes up and the PS3 start-up sound plays ... but the XMB doesn't show up
at the point, you can press the PS button and the "Turn Off System" and "Turn off Controller" options come up.
if you pick "Turn off System", the system beeps 3 times (like when it's a force shut down), and the screen goes black but the PS3 never actually turns off, unless you hit the switch in the back.
He says he doesn't know what he could have done wrong, except maybe unplug it when it was on.
it's fairly new too ... i cant remember how long he's had it but its not more than half a year.

any ideas what it could be, or what he should do?
ENVi3
never mind.
he told me he remembered he got the warranty from the store, so he'll just take it back and get a new one.


he got a new one, and it has the same problem, and he brought it over to my house and i basically unplugged my plugs off my PS3 and put them into his new one ... and same problem.
can u say wtf ?
Ex-PS Fanboy
QUOTE(X_ENVi3-_- @ Nov 2 2008, 12:58 PM) [snapback]1470540[/snapback]
can u say wtf ?


wtf.

but serously not sure, just keep gettin replacements, maybe Sony released a defective batch or something?
FrankCastle
When Sony sends a replacement it's a remanufactured unit. They get one like his, they fix it, test it and then send it out to fulfill a RMA. It could have been damaged during shipping, although it's weird that they both have the same exact problem. Call Sony up and explain it all to them. Tell them you tried it out in your house which means it can't have anything to do with his setup at home. Tell them you also used the cables from your PS3 to make sure it wasn't an issue with that. Sony will send out another one if that's the case.
Ex-PS Fanboy
you could try an get it repaired.

When mine crashed i took it in and they gave me a choice to either have it repaired or to get a replacement.
ENVi3
QUOTE(FrankCastle @ Nov 4 2008, 12:04 PM) [snapback]1470716[/snapback]
When Sony sends a replacement it's a remanufactured unit. They get one like his, they fix it, test it and then send it out to fulfill a RMA. It could have been damaged during shipping, although it's weird that they both have the same exact problem.
He went to Best Buy and got it replaced. what sucks is the original one was the MGS4 bundle and when he got the new one they didn't give it back to him.
I've e-mailed Sony and they just sent me links for their troubleshooting pages.
i guess a call would have to be done.
FrankCastle
Yeah, the only way Sony resolves problems like that is over the phone, and unfortunately their phone support is hard to get through to sometimes.
gamerguy45
yeah i recon they had a bad batch and because they always referb one thats similar to yours it probably had the same prob so yeah send it back again.
ENVi3
believe it or not but it was the internet that somehow interfered.
i have no idea how or why it only affected that PS3 or why it started doing it so suddenly but, whenever there was no internet (wireless) it would work fine, and when there was that sloppy start up would happen.
I've seen my friend playing it now, but he just doesn't get online.
FrankCastle
QUOTE(X_ENVi3-_- @ Dec 22 2008, 09:08 PM) [snapback]1476185[/snapback]
believe it or not but it was the internet that somehow interfered.
i have no idea how or why it only affected that PS3 or why it started doing it so suddenly but, whenever there was no internet (wireless) it would work fine, and when there was that sloppy start up would happen.
I've seen my friend playing it now, but he just doesn't get online.


That's still a defect though, you shouldn't have to turn off the WiFi. I would send it back to get a replacement.
ENVi3
its been a while, and oddly enough that problem just went away.
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