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11-14-2005, 01:51 PM
I hope you saved your receipts, and proof of purchase.

Wish I had :(

Interested? Click here. (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6139482.html)

11-14-2005, 02:21 PM
Blocked by websense, anyone throw up a summary?

11-14-2005, 02:24 PM
Sony (WHILE NOT ADMITTING ANY GUILT OR WRONGDOING) will shell out 25 bucks, a free game, or free (or reduced cost, at Sony's discretion) repairs for busted PS2s.

Sean of the Thread
11-14-2005, 02:32 PM
I fixed mine on my own and in doing so I'm sure I fuked the warranty.

Very easy to fix tho although I ended up with extra screws :(

The Ponzzz
11-14-2005, 02:45 PM
How the hell did I double post...

[Edited on 11-14-2005 by The Ponzzz]

11-14-2005, 02:54 PM
Here is the article from the link:

Sony settles PS2 class action suit
Ruling on infamous "disc read error" issue could give qualifying PS2 owners $25, a free game, free repairs, or a replacement system.
PlayStation 2 owners whose systems have given them inappropriate "Disc Read Error" messages are eligible to reap the benefits of a settlement in a class action lawsuit they might never have heard of.

Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sony of Canada, and Toys R Us of Canada have settled a class action lawsuit over the systems, pending the approval of US and Canadian courts. If those courts approve the settlement, gamers who have recently purchased, repaired, or lost the use of an affected PS2 are eligible to receive a check for $25 ($31 Canadian), a free PS2 game from a specified list, or a free or reduced cost repair or replacement (at SCEA's discretion) of an affected system.

A Sony rep confirmed the settlement for GameSpot but insisted it is in no way an admission of guilt. "While we are convinced that there is no problem with these models, and that we would win if we defended this case through trial, we have agreed to settle these lawsuits to avoid the extraordinary high cost of cumbersome class action litigation," the representative said.

It should be noted that this settlement doesn't mean a free $25 for everyone who ever got a "Disc Read Error" message from his or her PS2. All claims must be accompanied by proof of the purchase and/or repairs. Claims must be made over the settlement Web site or mailed and postmarked by February 16, 2006.

It will be a while before anybody sees the benefits of the suit. First the settlement needs the approval of the courts, and those hearings in the US and Canada have been tentatively scheduled for April 28, 2006, and May 11, 2006, respectively.

For more details on who qualifies for the benefits and how to claim them, check out the settlement Web site.

By Brendan Sinclair -- GameSpot
Posted Nov 9, 2005 5:11 pm PT
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11-14-2005, 02:59 PM
oof, proof of purchase of my PS2?

don't think that'll happen.

No receipts, 1st one was taken apart to clean the laser. 2nd one was modded to add a HDD.

11-14-2005, 03:00 PM
I'm just waitin for the PS3 I think.

The Ponzzz
11-14-2005, 03:00 PM
Wait, the HDD is a mod?! They fucking sell it that way! Well there goes all 3 of mine then

11-14-2005, 03:03 PM
No, I had a mod chip soldered to the PS2 and added a 120gb HDD so I could burn games to it that I rented from Blockbuster.

The PS2 HDD is a completely valid addition.

Mine is not.

The Ponzzz
11-14-2005, 03:05 PM
Haha ok!

11-14-2005, 03:07 PM
They fixed mine for free even post warranty and then added a new warranty to it. As long as you bitched and were willing to wait for shipping and repair time this was never a big deal.

Terminator X
11-14-2005, 10:19 PM
The Xbox's lens reader fries about ten times quicker, where the hell is my free Fribble?

11-14-2005, 10:29 PM
I wish I had saved the receipt from my first one, it did that stupid disc read error thing. :(