Forums - Sony Discussion - MGS4 80GB PS3 already dead ? --flashing red light, just got this 6/12!!

I'm rather new to the PS3, seeing as I've only had it for LESS THAN 2 WEEKS as I ordered a MGS4 80GB bundle from Amazon and received it June 12th.  So I'm home for lunch (I live close to work) and fired up some MGS4 for a little bit of action during my break and after 10 minutes or so of play the video freezes, audio stops, an then the screen goes blank, the PS3 beeps and the green light switches over to the flashing red light!!


What the hell is this?  This is a BRAND NEW PS3 that's 13 days old.  It's completely open ventilation wise as it's in a Bello AVS-422T rack--see pic of stand below.  It does sit on top of my now obsolete Toshiba HD-A1 player, but that player has not been used at all since having the PS3--it is plugged in, but never turned on.

http://www.homeaudiosuperstore.com/media/bello-avs422t.jpg

 

Additionally, right now it's a cool 67 degrees in my house!!


Is this thing pooched or what?  I unplugged it, flicked the back switch off and tried powering it back on and I've gotten only the flashing red light.  The only 'bad' thing I did with my PS3 was I did play it for a while on Saturday when it was toasty in my house--about 88-90 degrees inside, I did have plenty of ventilation with a fan and the door open (it was hot here) and the PS3 never froze or acted funny (no graphics glitches like screen tears or skipped frames) so I assumed it could handle it.  Worked fine Sunday and Monday and now all of a sudden it's broken??  Can anyone shed light on this issue for me as I wanna know if I'm gonna wind up having to send this one back or if it's just a one-time thing.  So much for Sony superiority.



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Shit happens, you just got a defective unit from the sounds of it. Even with the best of products from any company every once in a while. Relax and just get a replacement.

I give this thread a 9.3.

Thank god for the disable signatures option.

I predict that this thread is going to go down in flames....

Profcrab said:
Shit happens, you just got a defective unit from the sounds of it. Even with the best of products from any company every once in a while. Relax and just get a replacement.

I give this thread a 9.3.

 

Is there anyway to eject the disc??? My MGS4 is still in the drive too!!! DAMMIT!!  Shoulda just upgraded my computer ...

 



Your last paragraph makes this seem like a cheap shot at the PS3.

But if its true, I dont know what you can do.

There is no such thing as a beeping red light..but..are you sure you conected it to your tv properly?



 

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Being a new poster with a low post count won't help you much with the flame you probably will receive but all I can say is you probably received a defective unit , I can only recomend you return it to Sony for a replacement.


boden12 said:

Profcrab said:
Shit happens, you just got a defective unit from the sounds of it. Even with the best of products from any company every once in a while. Relax and just get a replacement.

I give this thread a 9.3.

 

Is there anyway to eject the disc??? My MGS4 is still in the drive too!!! DAMMIT!! Shoulda just upgraded my computer ...

 

 

Do a google search.  I'm sure there is some way.  Might also try asking over at the Sony PS3 forums.  Relax man, I know you are pissed but sometimes defective products just happen.  The PS3 isn't particularly known for a high failure rate, however, every electronic device made has a failure rate.  No company pulls a 0%.  Just get a replacement.

I give that post a 9.5.



Thank god for the disable signatures option.

I sense....a lie!

I hope my 360 doesn't RRoD          "Suck my balls!" - Tag courtesy of Fkusmot

You should complain, it should only break down 2 weeks AFTER the warranty has expired so you have to buy another one!

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i got one too it look and sound like my 60 gb, also have the same amount of heat comming from it ...bring it back get the 40gb it runs Cooler and quieter than the 80 gb ...maybe the 80gb is just old sony stocks