My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?

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My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« on: October 03, 2011, 12:10:40 PM »
it warns that it's overheating over like 10 minutes then shuts off. Should i fuck about repairing it or just get a slim for £169 which i can afford but would rather spend on booze and fags.

Have you ever had this issues? Maybe you can offer advice.


Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 12:38:13 PM »
I have a great solution. Throw it out and start playing games on the PC.

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Mrs. Peach

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Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 12:40:56 PM »
Lol


@monkeybradders
Have you cleaned all the vents assiduously?  Have you tried using an external fan for extra cooling?

Mine died (I suspect from over heating) and I paid Sony for a repair mainly because I wanted the particular model I had.  The repair (or replacement) has lasted about three years now but I've made sure it's well cooled.

There's another thread about this somewhere.

Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 12:45:35 PM »
Lol


@monkeybradders
Have you cleaned all the vents assiduously?  Have you tried using an external fan for extra cooling?

Mine died (I suspect from over heating) and I paid Sony for a repair mainly because I wanted the particular model I had.  The repair (or replacement) has lasted about three years now but I've made sure it's well cooled.

There's another thread about this somewhere.

i have cleaned the vents using a spray duster and vacuumed them i have powered it on whilst holding eject for a self clear. I have the unit in front of a waist high pylon fan AND by a window yet it still overheats. I've a feeling i need to get in there and clean it properly but not sure whether this will work.


PS - this is my 3rd ps3 as the other 2 did YLOD so i refuse to go back to sony since they charge 150 for like for like and i can get a new slim for 169

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Mrs. Peach

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Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 12:56:47 PM »
If you're determined to open it up, there's a bunch of fix it pages on the internet.

Have you got anything else plugged into the thing?

Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 04:20:54 PM »
so i took it all apart, cleaned it up and applied new thermal contact. Still says it's overheating my prognosis is a broken sensor. Time for a new ps3

btw, taking it apart was really easy, just in case anyone is thinking of doing it.

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Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 07:34:41 PM »
Are you going to give it a nice burial?  I will send a wreath.

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Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 08:20:00 PM »
You could just leave the side off and aim a fan in there.
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Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 11:14:13 PM »
You could not have a PS3.

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Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 01:18:49 AM »
Are you going to give it a nice burial?  I will send a wreath.

Why do people idolise machines manufactured in third-world labour conditions to provide mindless entertainment by multinational corporations interested only in locking you into their proprietary platform and making you buy more things at first-world cost price?
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 02:06:08 AM »
Are you going to give it a nice burial?  I will send a wreath.

Why do people idolise machines manufactured in third-world labour conditions to provide mindless entertainment by multinational corporations interested only in locking you into their proprietary platform and making you buy more things at first-world cost price?

It provides entertainment other platforms do not.

Re: My PS3 does dying all the time can YOU help?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 03:24:33 AM »
Are you going to give it a nice burial?  I will send a wreath.

Why do people idolise machines manufactured in third-world labour conditions to provide mindless entertainment by multinational corporations interested only in locking you into their proprietary platform and making you buy more things at first-world cost price?

why not?