PS3 is dead. Long live the Xbox.

My PS3 just died. YLOD. Shit.
 
Super SFIV is on the immediate horizon and I'm completely fucked. Obviously I'm out of warranty and even if I decide to send it to Sony it will take an age to get it back via that route.
 
Other options are to either take it to a local repair shop or attempt to fix it myself. I'm pretty good with this sort of thing but as I don't have the tools necessary to repair it on hand, it would probably end up costing me just as much as taking it to get repaired.
 
But wait, what's that you say? My blog title says "PS3 is dead. Long live the Xbox." Oh yes, I knew I'd forgotten something!! A friend of mine has both a PS3 and 360 and has kindly agreed to lend me his 360 (He wouldn't let me have his PS3, I mean how selfish can you get)
So once I've collected it I will be playing on my (his) 360. Username will be mubress of course. I won't have time to get it until the weekend but come Saturday I will be ONLINE.
 
My only problem now is that I'll have to get SFIV for 360 ( I can't spend a whole week without SF!!) and then Super as well straight after. Fortunately SFIV is cheap now and Super is pretty cheap too so it's all good!
 
Crisis averted. Returning to Defcon 5.

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Posted by mubress

My PS3 just died. YLOD. Shit.
 
Super SFIV is on the immediate horizon and I'm completely fucked. Obviously I'm out of warranty and even if I decide to send it to Sony it will take an age to get it back via that route.
 
Other options are to either take it to a local repair shop or attempt to fix it myself. I'm pretty good with this sort of thing but as I don't have the tools necessary to repair it on hand, it would probably end up costing me just as much as taking it to get repaired.
 
But wait, what's that you say? My blog title says "PS3 is dead. Long live the Xbox." Oh yes, I knew I'd forgotten something!! A friend of mine has both a PS3 and 360 and has kindly agreed to lend me his 360 (He wouldn't let me have his PS3, I mean how selfish can you get)
So once I've collected it I will be playing on my (his) 360. Username will be mubress of course. I won't have time to get it until the weekend but come Saturday I will be ONLINE.
 
My only problem now is that I'll have to get SFIV for 360 ( I can't spend a whole week without SF!!) and then Super as well straight after. Fortunately SFIV is cheap now and Super is pretty cheap too so it's all good!
 
Crisis averted. Returning to Defcon 5.

Posted by ChristianCastillo

Long live Xbox LOL how ironic

Posted by Pessh

Nooooooooooooooooooo =(

Posted by Scooper

Cool. See you online.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Okay.

Posted by JJOR64

That's a bummer.   :(      Hopefully you wont get a RROD before Tuesday.       :P

Posted by PufferFiz

Try and find someone that is good with electronics. Sometimes just resetting the the CPU and or GPU will fix it, unless one of those chips is totally fried. 
 
Though it is nice of your friend to lend you his xbox. so at least you CAN game.

Posted by ninjakiller
YLOD repair for $70, I'm not schilling for them, but somebody else recommended them and they had a good experience is all I'm saying. 
Posted by TwoOneFive
@ChristianCastillo said:
" Long live Xbox LOL how ironic "
hahahahahahaha 
Edited by Meteora
@TwoOneFive said:

" @ChristianCastillo said:

" Long live Xbox LOL how ironic "
hahahahahahaha  "
Ahahahahah oh the irony hurts.
 
Friend is pretty cool, I wouldn't let anyone touch my precious console.
Posted by mubress
@JJOR64: That really would be unlucky. At least I can just give it him back though :)
 
@Meteora: Yeah it's very good of him. He doesn't use it much though as he has a PS3
Posted by VicRattlehead

well that does suck...i havent enough money for both versions and xbl sub...
spent £85 on a passport earlier today (85 fucking pound) which destroyed my plans of buying both versions and a stick
 
you ever gonna get your ps3 fixed or replaced?

Posted by Mmmslash

Does this mean I should remove you from my PSN friends?

Posted by mubress
@VicRattlehead: £85! Is that because you lost it or something?
 
Did I not mention that I will get it repaired?.... (reads post quickly) oh, apparently not. Well yes, I'll be back on PS3 at some point.
 
@Mmmslash: I'LL BE BACK!!
Posted by Jeffsekai
@mubress: Welcome to the club brother, mind the Stang.
 
GET HYPE!!!??
Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans
@ChristianCastillo said:
" Long live Xbox LOL how ironic "
lol, good one!
Posted by mubress
@Jeffsekai: LOST HYPE......
 
......but then HYPE RETURNED!!!!
Posted by Stang

Game is on son, GAME IS ON.

Posted by thegoldencat7

Ah, that really sucks man. And what cruel timing. 
 
Although we can now see how one of the best PS3 players fares against the 360 crowd.
Posted by AgentJ

Guess for the high powered consoles this is the generation of the hardware failure :P

Posted by Grillbar
@ChristianCastillo said:
" Long live Xbox LOL how ironic "
yearh when considdering that the ps3 (fat) had a fail rate of 17% (slim was a lettle less)
and the xbox 360 had a fail rate of 52%
Posted by Stang
@thegoldencat7 said:
" Ah, that really sucks man. And what cruel timing.  Although we can now see how one of the best PS3 players fares against the 360 crowd. "
10-0 me. :)
 
Just kidding, looking forward to games though. I will tape them if/when we play.
Posted by AniMoney

are you going to play with the xbox controller?

Posted by SpaceInsomniac
@PresidentOfJellybeans said:

" @ChristianCastillo said:

" Long live Xbox LOL how ironic "
lol, good one! "
Hey now!  The spooky stream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/teamspooky  has been running a 360 or two for four days straight, and still haven't had the RROD.  I really do think MS finally fixed their hardware.  It sure took them long enough, though.
Posted by Iceman2913

I have the same problem in fact I made a blog about it lol, but I am going to buy a new slim instead and get my bc ps3 fixed later

Posted by mubress
@AniMoney said:
" are you going to play with the xbox controller? "
No, going to pick up a fightpad.
Posted by CL60

RROD  is overblown by the internet.

Posted by Cube
@Grillbar said:
" @ChristianCastillo said:
" Long live Xbox LOL how ironic "
yearh when considdering that the ps3 (fat) had a fail rate of 17% (slim was a lettle less)and the xbox 360 had a fail rate of 52% "
It didn't have a failure rate of 17%.
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@CL60 said:

" RROD  is overblown by the internet. "

You are joking right?
Posted by AgentJ
@CL60 said:
" RROD  is overblown by the internet. "
I dunno, I've seen some nuts statistics on the subject.
Posted by CL60
@EnemaEms said:
" @CL60 said:

" RROD  is overblown by the internet. "

You are joking right? "
No I'm not. My launch 360 ran fine up until like half a year ago. Plus my friends launch 360 still works fine. 
 
Plus even when they do break. You can just send it to MS and they will send you another 360 for free. So it's not as a big deal and everybody makes it out to be.
Posted by ricetopher
@CL60 said:
" RROD  is overblown by the internet. "
Yeah, RROD gets overblown because whenever someone's 360 breaks, they usually bitch about it on the internet. You don't see threads everyday saying "HEY MY XBOX STILL WORKS"
Posted by trophyhunter

hope you get a RROD

Posted by AgentJ
@CL60 said:
" @EnemaEms said:
" @CL60 said:

" RROD  is overblown by the internet. "

You are joking right? "
No I'm not. My launch 360 ran fine up until like half a year ago. Plus my friends launch 360 still works fine.   Plus even when they do break. You can just send it to MS and they will send you another 360 for free. So it's not as a big deal and everybody makes it out to be. "
Just because yours and your friends boxes are fine (and even yours broke) doesn't mean that what, 25% of them have broken? Mine has been fine since I got it, but thats probably thanks to both less use than probably the average Call of Duty owner and the posibility that it might be of the Jasper chipset. Sure it might be a little overblown on a game site where everyone has their console on 24/7, but the problem of RROD is very real.
Posted by CL60
@AgentJ said:
" @CL60 said:
" @EnemaEms said:
" @CL60 said:

" RROD  is overblown by the internet. "

You are joking right? "
No I'm not. My launch 360 ran fine up until like half a year ago. Plus my friends launch 360 still works fine.   Plus even when they do break. You can just send it to MS and they will send you another 360 for free. So it's not as a big deal and everybody makes it out to be. "
Just because yours and your friends boxes are fine (and even yours broke) doesn't mean that what, 25% of them have broken? Mine has been fine since I got it, but thats probably thanks to both less use than probably the average Call of Duty owner and the posibility that it might be of the Jasper chipset. Sure it might be a little overblown on a game site where everyone has their console on 24/7, but the problem of RROD is very real. "
Maybe at launch it was, but it isn't anymore like everybody thinks it is.
Posted by AgentJ
@CL60: Well sure, if you went out and bought a brand new console. But for those who have had their consoles repaired 5 times and its still breaking, the problem is still very present.
Posted by End_Boss
Inflammatory.
Posted by Creamypies

This thread was a bad idea.

Posted by xyzygy
@CL60 said:
" RROD  is overblown by the internet. "
Agreed. Mine has been on almost every day for the past 3 years this coming summer. No problems at all.
Posted by Th3_James

If you want I will give you a 360 for a nice turkey sandwich. Honestly I have 3 RROD 360's to spare, and 3 working ones. I could fix the RROD consoles and sell them, but I am lazy ATM and out of thermal compoud 

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Posted by mubress
@trophyhunter said:
" hope you get a RROD "
Your mean :(
Posted by Cube
@xyzygy: That doesn't mean anything. 
 
 
When will people understand that just because something doesn't happen to them, doesn't mean it's not happening. 
Posted by mubress
@Cube said:
" When will people understand that just because something doesn't happen to them, doesn't mean it's not happening.  "
I admit to thinking that way about the YLOD on the PS3. Though certainly not as common place as the RROD it does happen. Confirmed :)
Posted by CL60
@Cube said:
" @xyzygy: That doesn't mean anything.   When will people understand that just because something doesn't happen to them, doesn't mean it's not happening.  "
Because it is overblown? 
 
The newer(and by newer i mean 1-2 years) do not RROD that much regardless of what you and others may think.
Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans
@SpaceInsomniac said:
" @PresidentOfJellybeans said:

" @ChristianCastillo said:

" Long live Xbox LOL how ironic "
lol, good one! "
Hey now!  The spooky stream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/teamspooky  has been running a 360 or two for four days straight, and still haven't had the RROD.  I really do think MS finally fixed their hardware.  It sure took them long enough, though. "
All I know is I'm on my fifth xbox 360,  all previous ones dying from the rrod.  I'm not hating on 360's.  I obviously like the 360 a lot, having bought 5 of them.  Haven't had to repurchase a system so many times since the original playstation.  Hopefully the hardware is better now, I could do without buying another one =).
Edited by CL60
@PresidentOfJellybeans said:

" @SpaceInsomniac said:

" @PresidentOfJellybeans said:

" @ChristianCastillo said:

" Long live Xbox LOL how ironic "
lol, good one! "
Hey now!  The spooky stream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/teamspooky  has been running a 360 or two for four days straight, and still haven't had the RROD.  I really do think MS finally fixed their hardware.  It sure took them long enough, though. "
All I know is I'm on my fifth xbox 360,  all previous ones dying from the rrod.  I'm not hating on 360's.  I obviously like the 360 a lot, having bought 5 of them.  Haven't had to repurchase a system so many times since the original playstation.  Hopefully the hardware is better now, I could do without buying another one =). "
You realize you didn't have to rebuy them right? Just send it to microsft and they will send you another one for free. When mine eventually broke it only took them 4-5 days to send me another one.
Edited by Cube
@CL60 said:

" @Cube said:

" @xyzygy: That doesn't mean anything.   When will people understand that just because something doesn't happen to them, doesn't mean it's not happening.  "
Because it is overblown?   The newer(and by newer i mean 1-2 years) do not RROD that much regardless of what you and others may think. "
And do you have any proof of that? Fact is, more people say RROD is a problem than people who say it isn't.
Posted by xyzygy
@Cube: Well, here's the deal. There are two 360's in my house, one is my sisters and one is mine. Neither of them have had any problems (Sisters is 2 years old, mine is 3). I have a cousin who has a launch, works fine. My two best friends also have 360s, their's hasn't broken at all yet. One of them has had it since launch, one since maybe 8 months. The common factor here is that I told them a long long time ago to set the 360 in a space to give it lots of room, set it horizontally, put erasers on the bottom so it will lift the console up and thus not creating a suction on the bottom vents and allowing much more airflow, and to install games all the time (as soon as the feature was available).  
 
But I do have a friend who had her 360 break. Why may you ask? She bought it from a friend of ours who smoked constantly around it and kept it on the carpet floor. When she got the 360, she set it vertically in a small space between a bunch of DVD racks. It's obvious why hers broke. 
 
What I'm getting at is that, for me and all my experiences with the console, if you take care of it very well and allow lots of room and airflow then it won't RROD. I know you can tell me that because I have never experienced it that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. But truth be told, me giving all my friends this advice, them following it and then not having any problems simply cannot be a coincidence. And then the one friend who I don't tell it to (partly because she doesn't play games and she's a total poser so I kind of wanted hers to die) hers does break. 
 
Keep in mind that I'm speaking from my own experiences. You can have different experiences, I don't care, but my advice seems to be working for the 5 consoles that are following it.
Posted by trophyhunter
@mubress said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" hope you get a RROD "
Your mean :( "
I'm sorry T__T
Edited by lordofultima

I AM THE KING, LONG LIVE THE KING 
 
@PresidentOfJellybeans: lol, why would you rebuy a console when you can get it repaired, most likely for free from Microsoft. 
 
@CL60: I've repaired my 360 four times, it's really not overblown. Everyone I know has had Xbox failure as well. I love the 360 don't get me wrong, but it's made like ass. The UPS just came and delivered my Xbox 360 a couple seconds ago, and he said this: "You got it back, eh? Hopefully it works good for you this time. I can't tell you how many people have had to send these back, I've seen so many."

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