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If you have a PS3, did YLOD also got you?

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GrahfsLament said:
DonFerrari said:

From what I know mine isn`t. Second or third version.

It should still be able to play PS1 discs. Just, sadly, not PS2 discs. So...half BC?

I guess so.

V-r0cK said:
DonFerrari said:

From what I know mine isn`t. Second or third version.

Oh really? I didnt know that, I thought all phat ones were bwc and they took it off when they started to make the slim. 

Either way, sorry for your loss.  Will you be getting another PS3 to replace it?

I think only that first one with a lot of USB entries were BC.

Nope, I`ll keep mine even if not working anymore, but I hardly play older games so no need to buy another PS3.

BraLoD said:
Was it full BC?

Didn`t had a PS1 or PS2 original disc to test when I used it regularly, but from what I know only PS1 BC.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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Good luck, mine repeated the ylod 6 months after repair :/ But it was heavily used. It has been decorating my wall ever since

That generation was awful, 2 ylods, 3 rrods and the disc drive in the Wii broke.

All in the name for more environmentally friendly solder. I wonder how many extra consoles ended up in the dump to help the environment :/



gergroy said:
Lasted a lot longer than my original ps3. My first one only lasted about a year before I got a ylod. That was a rough generation for hardware failure...

The seventh generation of consoles is undeniably the crappiest for hardware reliability in most of gaming history. Xbox 360 had Red Ring of Death, scratched disks, and stuck disc drives. PS3 has the Yellow Light of Death from hardware failure. And even the Wii has disc lens issues, notably in dual-layer games.

In 2009, 360 failure rate was 23.7%, PS3 was 10%. And the Wii back then was only 2.7%. To me, anything higher than 5% is ridiculous. 

But to the OP, I hope your PS3 starts working again after the repair and lasts for years to come.



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SvennoJ said:

Good luck, mine repeated the ylod 6 months after repair :/ But it was heavily used. It has been decorating my wall ever since

That generation was awful, 2 ylods, 3 rrods and the disc drive in the Wii broke.

All in the name for more environmentally friendly solder. I wonder how many extra consoles ended up in the dump to help the environment :/

I would bet the older "bad for the environment" solder that didn`t need any repair for over 30 years and you didn`t need to buy another product because of defect would end up being friendlier to the environment long term than the newer ones.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
BraLoD said:
Was it full BC?

Didn`t had a PS1 or PS2 original disc to test when I used it regularly, but from what I know only PS1 BC.

All PS3 models had PS1 BC, but only some of the original models like yours had PS2 BC.

Try to test a PS2 game on it when it gets back, a full BC PS3 is a great piece of hardware.



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I think I bought my current PS3 Slim in 2011. Still works, but I'm kind of afraid of how quickly consoles from that gen are going to die off. SNES/Genesis was a super durable gen with consoles easily lasting all the way to today. N64 still runs well thanks to carts, but working PS1's and Saturns are pretty rare these days. Saturn is rare due a combination of poor sales and janky build quality. PS1 seems to be rare simply because everybody tossed out or sold their PS1 when PS2 arrived. Since PS2 plays PS1 games nobody really values the PS1 anymore, and a lot of them are left to rot in garages, attics, or sheds. Late model PS2s run really well thanks to the fact that they kept being made all the way into the PS3 gen, but those might start breaking in the next fifteen years. Gamecube runs pretty well to this day, seems to be everywhere in used shops, and has the Wii which runs it's games, so GC isn't in any danger at all.

But then there's the friggin PS3. Not the first console to have heat issues, but one that can definitely get them. Unlike the 360, PS3 is valued thanks to the unique library. I'm not sure what the average lifespan of a PS3 is, but I'd say we will be lucky to get 20 years even out of the slim models that came out in 2011 and saw relatively light play.

And PS4/XB1 gen? Yeah, good luck. Those things will be stupidly lucky to last 15 years after they leave the production line. This is why full backwards compatibility needs to be standard in consoles from here on out.

As for Switch, I think it'll be fine for three reasons. First off it's kinda last gen tech (like the Wii was a boosted GC), so it's not going to break as much as cutting edge technology. Second, there are going to be 100 million of the things out in the wild, so by the time the entire stock of Switch's stops working it will be at least two decades if not longer. Third, and most importantly Switch 2 is bound to be backwards compatible.



DonFerrari said:

After 11 years of use of my PS3 (sure the past 6 were very light use) my console finally surrendered to YLOD. It is on the assistance and estimate 40USD to repair, let`s pray for it safe recovery.

Mine is a phat version with 160Gb memory uncharted bundle so I guess second or third gen.

Damn you !

I have an old PS3 collecting dust in a closet somewhere(also the thicc boy) but without teleportation i fear it will be AGAIN too expensive to send. :p



Immersiveunreality said:
DonFerrari said:

After 11 years of use of my PS3 (sure the past 6 were very light use) my console finally surrendered to YLOD. It is on the assistance and estimate 40USD to repair, let`s pray for it safe recovery.

Mine is a phat version with 160Gb memory uncharted bundle so I guess second or third gen.

Damn you !

I have an old PS3 collecting dust in a closet somewhere(also the thicc boy) but without teleportation i fear it will be AGAIN too expensive to send. :p

Unlucky me



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
Immersiveunreality said:

Damn you !

I have an old PS3 collecting dust in a closet somewhere(also the thicc boy) but without teleportation i fear it will be AGAIN too expensive to send. :p

Unlucky me

Really i have so much free stuff i would like to just give away and none that lives close ever bites, and i'm also a stubborn fool for not wanting to have secondhand stores rip me off.



It won't come back. The processor is defective.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."