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Old 10-15-2010, 01:43 PM   #61
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sjmarcy should be. hes amazing. the wealth of knowledge he possess and shares with the world is mind boggling for a peon like myself. after hes appointed a mod, we should kill him for fear of his persuasive and cunning ways take over the mass sheep of MT.net. Im scared. Hold me Brain.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:26 PM   #62
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Isn't his data stored in the PS3 marketplace thing? I know it holds my credit card number and name for purchases. My system is updating right now but I'll take a look later today and let you know. I think its PSN -> account mgmt -> ??
I dunno, I was wondering if there was a way to get that info.

And yeah, I am actually scamming you guys. for attention.
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FYI - his name and address are in the account mgmt info. Mine is password locked though - so I'm assuming you might want to start guessing his PW. 4 digits...try the basics 1-2-3-4...0-0-0-0
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:52 PM   #64
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FYI - his name and address are in the account mgmt info. Mine is password locked though - so I'm assuming you might want to start guessing his PW. 4 digits...try the basics 1-2-3-4...0-0-0-0
lol, and the colsole freezes after about 50 sec of being on. Sounds like this is going to be fun. I wish I could just find a decription key for the harddrive haha.
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lol, and the colsole freezes after about 50 sec of being on. Sounds like this is going to be fun. I wish I could just find a decription key for the harddrive haha.
If it's "overheating" or thinks it is, maybe some effort could be spent resolving the defect? I understand that some make a business out of buying and fixing for resale busted consoles. Apparently, many can be fixed in 20 minutes. Just a thought.
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Sounds like it's very close to the yellow light of death. Can be easily fixed with patience, a screwdriver, HeatSink compound, and a heat gun.
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Sounds like it's very close to the yellow light of death. Can be easily fixed with patience, a screwdriver, HeatSink compound, and a heat gun.
Here is what it does exactly (if I can fix it, I am totally up for it):

1 Turns on fine, runs for about 45 sec

2 The screen starts getting artifacts

3 After about 3 sec, the whole screen has a "plaid" like pattern on it, with repeateing green dots.

4 After about 5 sec, it freezes.

5 Will not restart unless I let it sot for a hour or more.

It really reminds me of the NES days where if the cartridge was not in just right, the screen would get odd patterns on it than the NES would freeze.

Can that be fixed?
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:36 PM   #68
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irony is fixing the PS3 and then not having a reason to 'get the scammer' because it works.
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irony is fixing the PS3 and then not having a reason to 'get the scammer' because it works.
Why "get" someone?

OP learned a lesson about buying used electronics from an unknown person who advertised for free on a site which promises no protections.

Given that you can fix many common PS3 woes in 20 minutes, I'd say it's worth looking into. Hours of time has been spent on the "get the guy" strategy, some of the recommendations are unwise or bordeline illegal as in the stalking and confronting by surprise at home stuff, interrogating his family, etc.

Next time be more careful with future purchases, lesson learned. Take some responsibility.
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irony is fixing the PS3 and then not having a reason to 'get the scammer' because it works.
That's why you focus on getting the scammer first. Only after you have raped and pillaged do you fix the broken **** he sold you. It's win-win.
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that's illegal.
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Blow on the cartridge.
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Blow on the cartridge.

that could possible be illegal too.
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You are illegal.
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that's illegal.
I will have to see a datalog of that.


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Blow on the cartridge.
that could possible be illegal too.
Most NES cartridges are over 18 years old at this point so blowing them isn't illegal.
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You are illegal.
blow my discks
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blow my discks
Your spelling is illegal.
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Oh you guys are so helpful. aha
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Typing with the PS3 controller sucks.
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Typing with the PS3 controller sucks.
ask hyper.
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