Bought a broken ps3

#1 Posted by Lord_Xp (606 posts) -

I bought a ps3 with no HDD but bought a HDD for it to install myself since its pretty easy. Now my problem is that the seller said it has no power video. If I send it in and pay $100 service fee, will Sony fix it even though the original HDD isn't there? Or can I do that whole reset process myself to fix it?

#2 Posted by DarthOrange (3890 posts) -

I don't know about fixing it yourself but replacing the HDD is ok with Sony and doesn't void the warranty so you should be fine sending it in.

#3 Posted by Lord_Xp (606 posts) -

@darthorange: As long as I can get it fixed, I'll be happy.

All of this for The Last of Us, GTA V, and Beyond: Two Souls.

#4 Posted by MonetaryDread (2170 posts) -

How much did you pay for the PS3? Was it free or something? Because I am seeing working PS3's on ebay for $150. That has to be less expensive than buying a broken PS3, buying a HD, then paying $100 to get it fixed.

#5 Edited by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

I haven't heard anything good about Sony's repair services, just a heads up. And yeah, I'm also wondering how much this ps3 was, because between the HDD, and repair services you're already fast approaching the cost of a new PS3. You could get the latest redesign for $230.

#6 Posted by Lord_Xp (606 posts) -

@monetarydread: ps3 was $40 then $40 for a 350 gig HDD. I have a good history with sonys repair service

#7 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -
#8 Edited by squiDc00kiE (367 posts) -

@lord_xp: I believe Sony released official instructions on how to swap the HDD. So they shouldn't give you a problem

#9 Posted by Lord_Xp (606 posts) -

@awesomeusername: I HAD TO. I got bored of things to play on my PC. Ran out of things to watch on Netflix. And the weather is getting colder. I need to play games.

#10 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

@lord_xp: I'm going to add you on PSN then. We can play some vidya games (GTA V).

#11 Posted by Lord_Xp (606 posts) -
#12 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

@lord_xp: You only have 95 trophies?! Is lord_xp your main account or do you have a different one??

#13 Posted by Lord_Xp (606 posts) -

@awesomeusername: I have an og account under whiteghost09. I won't ever be on that one though. I like my new username better.

#14 Edited by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

@lord_xp: Alright, well I added you so accept that whenever you get on. (anti-altair16)

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