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markmc

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Nov 20, 2011
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I need help..
My kids older 60gig PS3 has blue screen and noise from hard drive.
When searching for a new ps3 system what should i be looking for?
 

Bub

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Nov 21, 2011
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markmc said:
I need help..
My kids older 60gig PS3 has blue screen and noise from hard drive.
When searching for a new ps3 system what should i be looking for?

I'm an xbox guy but both my brothers bought the 160gb for $249 and they seem pleased with them. Target has a decent black friday deal if i recall. You can also unload that old on ebay for a decent buck, i guess the older models can play ps2 games so "techy" people fix em up for that although I don't know much about it Good Luck!
 

Blckshdw

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Mark, it may be something as simple as needing to replace the hard drive. That was something I did in my 1st gen PS3 (had the 50GB drive as well) Got online and grabbed a 300GB laptop drive and put that in so I could store music, videos and download a bunch of stuff. :dance:
 

markmc

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I didnt know a laptop hard drive would fit..thanks for the tip!

Are the new ps3 consoles backward compatible? cus my kid has like a couple hundred ps2 games..
Seen several black friday adds, might hit up wally world..
He also has the 360 xbox, and Wii but prefers ps3
 

Bub

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Nov 21, 2011
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markmc said:
I didnt know a laptop hard drive would fit..thanks for the tip!

Are the new ps3 consoles backward compatible? cus my kid has like a couple hundred ps2 games..
Seen several black friday adds, might hit up wally world..

No the new ones are not backward compatible.
 

Blckshdw

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Nov 20, 2011
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markmc said:
I didnt know a laptop hard drive would fit..thanks for the tip!

Are the new ps3 consoles backward compatible? cus my kid has like a couple hundred ps2 games..
Seen several black friday adds, might hit up wally world..
He also has the 360 xbox, and Wii but prefers ps3

Well damn!! You guys wanna adopt me? I need someone to buy me some toys!! :rotfl:
 

Bub

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Nov 21, 2011
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markmc said:
THAT SUCKS!
Gamestop gives crappy trade in for used ps2 games..

Check the almighty Best Buy I think they do a little better on trade ins because you have the option of store credit and let's face it we can all use more money for electronic goodies:smile:
 

markmc

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Bub said:
Check the almighty Best Buy I think they do a little better on trade ins because you have the option of store credit and let's face it we can all use more money for electronic goodies:smile:

Thanks for that tip, but the nearest best buy is 30min drive..:frown:
Gamestop is only local game store in our area..:frown:
 

Bub

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GTA V Official Trailer - YouTube

I don't know if we can embed youtube videos but as long as we are talking video games I have to plug GTA 5...I believe they are talking about a May release date :wootwoot::wootwoot:
 

Bub

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HARDTRAILZ

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With him having a bunch of ps2 games I would try to find some to rebuild it even if you had to ship it back and forth. I hate that my ps3 is not backwards compatable
 

Regulator

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Honestly, you can buy a PS2 in the pawn shop for 20 bucks, so I wouldn't worry about that much. Hell, I am still playing on a generation 1 PS2. :eek:
 

djthumper

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Nov 20, 2011
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PS2s are cheap. Buy the replacement PS3 and then a PS2.
 

Bub

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djthumper said:
PS2s are cheap. Buy the replacement PS3 and then a PS2.

Can you still buy a new ps2 or can you only get them used?? I bought one used from Gamestop and it was a pile of shit, i'd hate to see anyone waste money on a overused and outdated game consule
 

djthumper

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used, I think the only place that has them right now is gamestop though. :frown: But I think you can get a warranty from them on it.
 

ItsOnVoy

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Bub said:
Can you still buy a new ps2 or can you only get them used?? I bought one used from Gamestop and it was a pile of shit, i'd hate to see anyone waste money on a overused and outdated game consule

The ps3 is so much cheaper now and so worth every penny!!! I mean if you do not play games, you have the netflix if you use that, you have the blue ray player which is pretty big, you can go online with it etc etc. I love my ps3 and worth it! :yes:
 

Bub

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Nov 21, 2011
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as cool as PS3 is I still have to reiterate I'm an xbox 360 fan, as far as gaming goes I think it's the best one just throwing my two cents out there
 

Regulator

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I like my Wii. I can't keep up with the games on the xbox or ps3.
 

Bub

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Regulator said:
I like my Wii. I can't keep up with the games on the xbox or ps3.


Wii is bad ass I love using the blaster when playing fps and wii sports as well, however mine wont spit games out of it for some reason :-(
 

markmc

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Bub said:
Can you still buy a new ps2 or can you only get them used?? I bought one used from Gamestop and it was a pile of shit, i'd hate to see anyone waste money on a overused and outdated game consule

To my surprise..
Walmart has new ps2s @ $99
 

Bub

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markmc said:
To my surprise..
Walmart has new ps2s @ $99



:eek: Now your $100 ps2 than $250 new ps3, I wonder if Sony will rebuild your faulty ps3:eek:
 

djthumper

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I guess my boys make out with me being a gamer. I just need to get an new Xbox 360 with the kinects. I haven't decided if I just want the 4 GB or go for the 250GB.
 

Bub

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Nov 21, 2011
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"I guess my boys make out with me being a gamer" UH...PHRASHING!!!

go 250gb, you can install games onto the hd. which even though you need the disk to play it wont spin the optical drive while you play therefore the system runs cooler and quieter.



OFF TOPIC, are you guys up just for the hell of it or is anyone a 3rd shifter??
 

markmc

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Bub said:
:eek: Now your $100 ps2 than $250 new ps3, I wonder if Sony will rebuild your faulty ps3:eek:

Well the PS3 he has, has to be just about at end of life cycle.. i`m amazed its lasted this long..lol
bought like 3-4 replacement remotes..

oh, and i see sony screwed up the last update.. bluetooth and wireless remotes now dont work after update of system..
 

Bub

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djthumper said:
still up... but it is only 12:57am here. :biggrin:



ur out in Vegas?? I loved Nevada not a huge gambler but a big fan of the desert heat. One day I'll move out of the hell hole that is the Midwest
 

Bub

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markmc said:
Well the PS3 he has, has to be just about at end of life cycle.. i`m amazed its lasted this long..lol
bought like 3-4 replacement remotes..

oh, and i see sony screwed up the last update.. bluetooth and wireless remotes now dont work after update of system..


hmm go figure ruining fixing something that isn't broke, are you sure it isn't made by HTC my cellphone is the same way "Incredible" is a loose term lol
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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I had played video games in months, but this thread got me motivated to fire up the ps3. Looks like I will be wasting more time in front of the tv now
 

markmc

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HARDTRAILZ said:
I had played video games in months, but this thread got me motivated to fire up the ps3. Looks like I will be wasting more time in front of the tv now

Its addicting..
But there are worse addictions out there..


Dont let Spyro die :rotfl:
 

ItsOnVoy

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markmc said:
Its addicting..
But there are worse addictions out there..


Dont let Spyro die :rotfl:

:rotfl: Yes Spyro was a great classic!! I have three of those games on my ps3 (haven't really played them but yeah) lol
 

djthumper

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Bub said:
ur out in Vegas?? I loved Nevada not a huge gambler but a big fan of the desert heat. One day I'll move out of the hell hole that is the Midwest

Yeah Vegas, I don't gamble much either. I stay away from the strip as much as possible but will met up down there when visitors are in town.
 

fishsticks

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I'm surprised the thread has gone on this long without one mention of Skyrim. There I fixed it. I've gone without much in the way of sleep since it came out. (I have the PC version, none of this console silliness :biggrin:)
 

djthumper

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I got tired of building a new gaming PC all the time.
 

Bub

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fishsticks said:
I'm surprised the thread has gone on this long without one mention of Skyrim. There I fixed it. I've gone without much in the way of sleep since it came out. (I have the PC version, none of this console silliness :biggrin:)

This is gonna sound bad but I don't even know what Skyrim is, everyone is playing it I have no idea.
 

markmc

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Wife was able to get a new 160gb PS3 console at wally world last night.
You guys will see my kid back online soon..

Should i just get another 2.5" hard drive for his old ps3?
The drive looks like it got way to hot..all the solder connections on the board are brown..:undecided:
 

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