Thursday, September 09, 2010

PS3 non-specific hardware fault

As mentioned I received my repaired console back on Tuesday, I managed to get the cables working (one had kinked) and ran it for about an hour with no problem. Wednesday I turned it on when I got back and left it to download the "Quantum Theory" demo. I then gave that a go and then tried another game - freeze and phut.

Green light, yellow light, flashing red light. Oh great. I left it for a while and managed to eject the disc before it failed again. Left it overnight and it managed to stay running for about a minute before failing.

Looking around it does seem that the old phat consoles seem to have problems around the three year mark. So another call to the insurance company and another wait.