Watchdog’s PS3 repair segment last night didn’t work, in a nutshell.
The program centred on the “thousands upon thousands” of UK PS3s that have shown the YLOD and have to be fixed outside of warrantee for a charge.
The show establishing a repair team outside Sony’s UK HQ earlier this month, complete with branded van, and filmed 11 users getting their consoles repaired for free: it admitted four of those consoles repaired by “experts” were no longer working.
The report claimed PS3 costs “£400” and with repair will total “£528”.
Also included in the segment was an x-ray of the PlayStation 3 showing “trapped gas”, although no explanation of this was offered.
SCEE strongly refuted the show’s content yesterday.
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