Have an original PlayStation 3? You may be able to get money for it

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If you owned one of the original PlayStation 3 'Phat' consoles that were released back in 2006, you may be owed some money!

The original PS3 console released in 2006 gave users the ability to install an alternative operating system along with the PS3 software.

But when the "slim model" was released, the alternative operating system feature was removed due to security concerns.

That change resulted in a class-action lawsuit. A settlement was reached in 2016, which allows PS3 owners to claim $65.

In order to make your claim to receive money from Sony, you must do the following:

  •  Have purchased the PlayStation 3 between the dates of Nov. 1, 2006 and April 1, 2010.
  •  Have made the purchase from an authorized PlayStation retailer in the United States.
  •  The purchased console must have been bought new, not a floor model or used.
  •   Include your PSN username and PS3 serial number.
  • The offer is only good for 20GB, 40GB, 60GB and 80GB models.
  •  Fill out this claim form and provide your PlayStation 3's serial number and/or your PlayStation Network sign in information.

The deadline to submit your claim is April 15.

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