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PS3 broken. What next?

A minor disaster has befallen my lounge.

My PS3 has died. Powers on, no output to screen, refuses to then power down. Has to be unplugged. It's stuffed.

I'm not a huge gamer, especially since small children invaded my house in 2010. Since then, the PS3 has been used as a Blu Ray, DVD player. It has Amazon Prime video on it. It also stores and plays digital rips of DVDs I have in storage in the attic. It was a 500Gb model and had loads on it.

I was pondering getting another one, or jumping in a PS4, XBOX one, or instead buying a smart Blu Ray player.

Any thoughts against my needs?

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If you don't use play tv (our PS3 is our DVR) then you may be ok going PS4 as I think you get prime on it. May be worth getting a 2nd hand one if cheap but if the smart DVD is cheaper and meets your needs, go for that... But you could play GT6 on PS3... :-)
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Just a thought, have you tried holding power and going to the "hidden" menu - depends on your ps3 as to exact route.
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Thanks for the reply.

The PS3 has no video output at all. I just get a solid black screen.

It's goosed.

I've managed to get hold of an old style, early PS3 so I shall use that for a while. It's a bit tired and the cooling fans run all the time as it is producing a huge lump of heat.
 
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There are online fixers - my PS3 had a clicking CD/DVD and wouldn't load or play discs. They quoted 49 to fix including couriers. I didn't take it up as my son donated his old one. Like you I use it as a BluRay player and ocxasionly to play racing games. I have a recaro seat and steering wheel thingy.
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I sold it as broken on eBay and got 33 for it.
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Sad how quickly these things become worthless. Since upgrading to XBox One my 360 hasn't been touched.

I have around 100 games (all bought new), wheel stand pro, 360 wireless force feedback steering wheel, pedals, controllers, Guitar Hero Gibson Les Paul, wireless headset, but the whole lot is probably only worth about 50p

I've got a 80 GB FAT PS3 with a few games, that got used more as a Blu Ray Player but now I have the One that does that as well. Couldn't even sell this to CEX, they didn't want it.

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