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

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Look at the dates.. that guy's probably left in frustration now.

In either case i feel with you both. I can see why it really sucks, and it's very unfortunate that you guys got faulty models. It happens but it's never a cool thing. I hope you get it sorted out and that your replacements will work great :)



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Sounds like a defective Unit. Do what everyone else is saying and give SONY a call.



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Hate to bump an old thread, and NO this is not me trolling/complaining about Sony--in fact, I just got Killzone 2 and am loving the hell out of it! I'm posting this as I'm curious as to what exact PS3 model I have as did notice something odd after finding out more about the different PS3 models...

The PS3 I received back (I got a refurb back after sending in my May '08 MGS4 CECHE01 model) is labeled as a CECHE01 with a May 07 build date. One other odd thing to note was that there's a new sticker over a corner of where the HDD access port is, and it's numbered 0518290CECHE01 and in the bottom right corner is 'REP'. So perhaps they did take a different unit like an old 40GB and slap an 80GB drive in it and called it an E01?

According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3) the CECHE01 was not even available until August 07! This leaves only two possibilities--

1) Sony was manufacturing CECHE01's prior to when they were first available. This makes a lot of sense, I must admit.

2) Sony sent me a different model (CECHA01?) and it's in a CECHE01 box.

The only difference I can see is that one PS3 has true PS2 hardware support and the other uses software emulation.   What would be the easiest way to test it? What's a cheap PS2 game that doesn't work on the CECHE01 box but does on the A01?  Or is there a way to get the PS3 to tell you what model it is from inside the systems menus?