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    Post by arathorn13 Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:15 pm

    My ps3 went the way of the the koala bear's last night. I'm hestitant about going all in on a new console with the ps4 supposedly coming out this year.

    What are your thoughts on refurbished?
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    Post by meridam99 Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:18 pm

    My thoughts are...get exactly the same model. You should be able to swap in your hard drive unless you have Playstation Plus or all your saves are already backed up. PS4 is not coming out this year, PSVita is, new handheld.
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    Post by aceluby Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:20 pm

    Swapping out the HDD will require a reformatting, no matter the model.

    My suggestion would be to look at your local craigslist to see if there are any places nearby that do fixes for your problem (is it YLOD or is it not reading discs?). Once you get it fixed I'd get PSN+ to backup your saves in case the fix is temporary.
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    Post by jjshowal Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:21 pm

    PS4 will not come out until at least the holiday season at the end of 2013. This is the best time to buy a PS3. My fatty RLOD'ed last fall (lost 5 amazing Demon's Souls builds) and I got a slim, which I haven't had any problems with at all. They are only like $250 right?
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    Post by lextune Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:26 pm

    Did I miss a memo about Koala Bears?
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    Post by arathorn13 Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:39 pm

    aceluby wrote:Swapping out the HDD will require a reformatting, no matter the model.

    My suggestion would be to look at your local craigslist to see if there are any places nearby that do fixes for your problem (is it YLOD or is it not reading discs?). Once you get it fixed I'd get PSN+ to backup your saves in case the fix is temporary.

    The disc drive is shot. I have it apart and could replace it, but the console is an 07. Probably time for a new one.

    Thanks though!
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    Post by aceluby Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:47 pm

    I just had my disc drive fixed for $75 locally w/ a 90 day warantee. Beats throwing down $250 for a new console...
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    Post by Zakkia Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:51 pm

    I had to get a new ps3. One of the rare blu ray failures :\ lost my lvl 99 lost planet 2 char. All my final fantasy 13 progress. And etc. It was depressing but its worth to either get an ethernet cable and transfer the data if u can acess the menu.
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    Post by Carphil Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:05 pm

    If I count the things I lost when my PS2 memory card was gone, you guys would not believe. After I got the PS3, my father, in a rage moment, destroyed the PS2. I still like to play classic games in my friends house. What I'm saying, its better to buy a new PS3 even if there is already a PS4 (of course there is not but you got the ideia).
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    Post by Doelker Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:04 pm

    Carphil wrote:If I count the things I lost when my PS2 memory card was gone, you guys would not believe. After I got the PS3, my father, in a rage moment, destroyed the PS2. I still like to play classic games in my friends house. What I'm saying, its better to buy a new PS3 even if there is already a PS4 (of course there is not but you got the ideia).
    :shock: Wow... Try not to leave the PS3 close to him then...
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    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:17 pm

    still got a ps1 ps2 and an n64 and i still use all of them!
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    Post by arathorn13 Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:25 pm

    sparkly-twinkly-lizard wrote:still got a ps1 ps2 and an n64 and i still use all of them!

    I still have my n64. I held on to that system forever. I only went to ps2 when they stopped making new games. What is you favorite n64 game?
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    Post by BARZOHD- Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:18 pm

    Duuuuude no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Post by meridam99 Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:46 pm

    Favorite N64 game will always be Bond!
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    Post by jjshowal Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:00 pm

    I still have an NES! N64 is futuristic compared to the 8-bit days!
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    Post by BARZOHD- Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:07 pm

    does having an atari mean im cool like you guys with your fancy shmancy NES and N64?
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    Post by Outkast21 Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:11 pm

    Ps4 will not even be out next year. Ps3 is still in its prime.
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    Post by BARZOHD- Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:17 pm

    I didnt think a new PS would be out this early. PS3 is still getting the job done id say
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    Post by arathorn13 Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:29 pm

    BARZOHD- wrote:Duuuuude no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No way?
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    Post by BARZOHD- Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:30 pm

    No way like i cant believe that happend to you too
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    Post by arathorn13 Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:47 pm

    Yeah, I tried the eject and re-insert disc method about 20 times, but nothing. Smacking it got no response either. It is dead.
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    Post by BARZOHD- Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:49 pm

    at least yours didnt purr at you like a cat
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    Post by arathorn13 Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:45 pm

    BARZOHD- wrote:at least yours didnt purr at you like a cat

    No purring, but it is in several pieces. I decided to start from scratch on my new ps3 with a dex/int build. Was invaded in the Parish by some farging icehole (censors) in giant's armor with an Avelyn. I was maybe lvl 15 with standard weapon & armor for *'s sake!

    That must be the bottom box glitch stuff I keep reading about. I messaged " an avelyn in the Parish? what a jackbottom!(censors again)" . I got no reply.
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    Post by BARZOHD- Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:02 pm

    I like starting fresh on new characters. Bringing stuff from a previous game makes the game a easy walk through. I like a challenge, but that's just me. I'm working on beating the game with my sl16 on psn. I just beat 4 kings and let me just say wow. Tough battle right there. I'm not leveling him up so if u want to co op with any low level guys, let me know.
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    Post by arathorn13 Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:13 pm

    Wow, that would be tough. You can't take many hits at that sl.

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