How long did your PS3 last?

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#1 2eachhisownmask
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Assuming you got at some point the infamous YLOD, how long did your console last?

Please list the model (fat/slim) and HD capacity.

I want to calculate the average life-span of the console.

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#2 The_Pig_Hostage
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I have a launch console that's still running fine.
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#3 robmonga2
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I lost faith in the PS3 when my phat 80gb died, no way are these things meant to last ten years. None of the current gen hardware is meant to (aside from nintendo)
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#4 starwarsjunky
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ive had a 120GB slim since october-ish and its still running strong
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#5 l-laxor
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Still working just fine, no signs of wear and tear.

1 year old

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#6 LightR
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PS3 60GB BC, been running since May 31st 2007.
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#7 Big_Bad_Sad
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12 months and counting
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#8 2eachhisownmask
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I lost faith in the PS3 when my phat 80gb died, no way are these things meant to last ten years. None of the current gen hardware is meant to (aside from nintendo)robmonga2
How long did you have it for?
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#9 robmonga2
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[QUOTE="robmonga2"]I lost faith in the PS3 when my phat 80gb died, no way are these things meant to last ten years. None of the current gen hardware is meant to (aside from nintendo)2eachhisownmask
How long did you have it for?

2-21/2 years, it died hard... Though my friend still has the original 60gb, but he doesn't play 1/8 the amount I do.
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#10 Silverbond
Member since 2008 • 16130 Posts

Going on two years June 30th and is running perfectly.

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#11 bundymatic
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YLOD after 2 years and now the one they sent me back is unplayable because of crazy loud fan

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#12 2eachhisownmask
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[QUOTE="2eachhisownmask"][QUOTE="robmonga2"]I lost faith in the PS3 when my phat 80gb died, no way are these things meant to last ten years. None of the current gen hardware is meant to (aside from nintendo)robmonga2
How long did you have it for?

2-21/2 years, it died hard... Though my friend still has the original 60gb, but he doesn't play 1/8 the amount I do.

Hmm... I bought mine in 02/08 and it just died on me a few days ago (after 2 and a half years), which I think is a ridiculously short and unaccepted life-span. I preformed Gilsky's fix successfully, only to play another hour or so, and then while trying to batch a Blue Ray movie, the system just shut down and the red light started flashing.... i am still able to turn it on and all, but wont do it out of fear it will YLOD again. I did play extensively the past year or so, but that's what the console is for.

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#13 2eachhisownmask
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YLOD after 2 years and now the one they sent me back is unplayable because of crazy loud fan

bundymatic

How did you get them to send you a new one after 2 years? Weren't you pass your warranty?

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#14 atc-fanatic
Member since 2009 • 973 Posts

red blinkin light 3yrs 2 days(60gb). now i have an old 40gb with a 320gb its turnin 3yrs old im startin 2 worry a little.

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#15 bundymatic
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I paid for them to fix it should have just bought a new one
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#16 VinnoT
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I got mine on UK launch day... which was March 2007. It broke around March 2010 lol..so 3 years. I have yet to replace it.
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#17 Sloan360
Member since 2009 • 1449 Posts

I have an original model PS3, only one year after release, and have had no problems with it so far.

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#18 joseph_mach
Member since 2003 • 3898 Posts

My launch console is still running like a champ.

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#19 munkeypoo45
Member since 2008 • 3221 Posts

i got mine in april 08 and it is still running.

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#20 dpgunit_3087
Member since 2004 • 830 Posts

Mine lasted just over a year and two months. It's an 80GB Motorstorm bundle PS3 with PS2 compatability through emulation. I didn't get the YLOD, it just stopped reading all discs. Got it back from repair last August and it's been fine since.

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#21 kramer_inc
Member since 2008 • 1303 Posts

My 60 gig launch is still going but is in need of a new video card soon.

Sorry false alarm I found the problem and it's not a video card it was the video output switch from component cable to hdmi and it nowworks great again. I'm so happy :D

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#22 MarcRecon
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I have a launch console that's still running fine.The_Pig_Hostage

Yeah....I was singing that same song up until about 6months ago, but I still have no regrets.

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#23 hiryu3
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got YLOD on my launch 60 gig after 2.5 years
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#24 xTpux
Member since 2010 • 308 Posts

I bought mine refurbished from Sony at GameStop on December 26, 2009 for $150 and it is still running hard. Which I mean, why would it not? Lol I have only had it 6 months. :P

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#25 karnis
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it's still going
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#26 caseystryker
Member since 2005 • 5421 Posts

I got my 60GB PS3 at launch and it died last year in July. Replaced it with an 80GB version and it's still going strong. Hopefully I'm not jinking myself.

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#27 wooooode
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Launch 60 running great.
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#28 iron-iron
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No problems since launch.
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#29 co_oper182
Member since 2010 • 173 Posts
lauch 60 g with a 1000 gig harddrive now ;) still going strong
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#30 DarkoDonsta
Member since 2010 • 25 Posts
Well not the YLOD but i got mine about september/october time last year (250 gb slim) and it tends to crash, especially when i close the internet browser.
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#31 mental_case_5
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Jan 1st 2008 - April 2010. 40gb. DAMN YLOD!!

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#32 kool_zed_speaks
Member since 2005 • 125 Posts

I have an 80GB fat PS3 running fine since March 2009, and thats under HEAVY use. :)

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#33 -Hoax-
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August 21st 2008 - June 7th 2010 :(
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#34 MushroomWig
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March 23rd 2007 - September 12th 2009 RIP fatty. :(
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#35 UnrealLegend
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mine is alive still

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#36 lx_theo
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Lasted about 3.5 years, but there's no option for that. It was the original 60gb, and I had NHL 10 in it. *sniff*

I'm getting it back tommorrow from repair though. Or, wait... I mean today. Long night.

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#37 JasonDarksavior
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2 Years and I replaced with 120 GB Slim. **Touchwood** No problems so far.
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#38 Venom_Raptor
Member since 2010 • 6959 Posts

I got the YLOD a long time ago, within 8 months of owning a PS3, but because of the one year warranty, I got it replaced for free :D

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#39 ZAFS_666
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I bought my PS3 40gb on March 2008 and it broke on December 2009 (YLOD)

But sony gave me a new PS3 slim 120gb on January and it's been working fine since then

Edit: I had warranty of course

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#40 inggrish
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60GB launch (UK), lasted until July 2009

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#41 donalbane
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This poll says it all: 50% failure over the course of 3 years. That 2 year extension on the warranty Sony started offering is starting to sound pretty good.
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#42 emitsu97
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3 years and 2 months on a Launch Day 60GB used daily.

Btw, you're not going to get what you're looking for with such a small consumer sampling and generalized poll options.

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#43 Sk8ter_213
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Well, I bought my 60GB back in January 2007 and it got the YLOD in November 2008. Had it fixed and returned (actually it was replaced) got it back 5 days later and has been working perfectly since then. My 20GB got the same in July 2009, was repaired and returned that week also and still working fine.
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#44 Floppy_Jim
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60GB- disc drive failure after 13 months, Nov. 2008. The refurb lasted until March 2010, YLOD this time.
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#45 Bubble_Man
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Got the MGS4 80 gig bundle and it's still running with no problems. I always shut it down properly (except for a couple of instances beyond my control) and keep a pillow case over it to keep the dust out when not running.

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#46 dk00111
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I've got a 40GB for two years now and it's been running strong without a problem. Although I do need a new hard drive since 40GB is really small.
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#47 Jimbowesker
Member since 2009 • 976 Posts

My fat 60GB AO1 died on me.I got it when PS3 first launched

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#48 lextexrex
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My shipping box is coming in today. 20gb w/ 100gb 7200rpm hdd. They are trading me for a slim.
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#49 gashead101
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My 60gb will be 3 years old on 17th August 2007

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#50 SGTiD1NG0
Member since 2008 • 1727 Posts
Wow. I'm in the 7%. Quite surprised, really. Mine has broke twice so far, though, the second time was after getting a free, refurbished PS3.