Is the PS3 kept in a closed cabinet? Does your house suffer from voltage fluctuations? I've never heard anyone so unlucky with their PS3 as you!
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No bigboss its kept on an open shelved rack with at least 6" or more of airspace to the side, over 12" behind & nothing in front other than a coffee table about 5ft away.
Minimal voltage fluctuations as it is used on a Tacima & the 320gb one has been fine, so had 2 of the previous ones lasting 18 months.
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You are so unlucky with PS3's mate...i'm wondering if this is some sort of record
I haven't had any issues with the 2 ps3s i have had, i traded in my initial fat ps3 for a slim but i did use the fat one for movies for most of the time i owned it (both bluray and dvd) and it never once had an issue despite getting used on a daily basis. My slim hasn't had as much use as i went over to a seperate bluray player shortly before i traded in the fat ps3 and is used just for gaming but it's been great with no issues despite me getting it on release day, i'm always cautious about getting any console on release due to potential issues.
It's not good that a refurb unit would cease to work in such a small ammount of time, you must feel cursed! My ps3 is plugged into my tacima conditioner too so it's definately not that at fault and you have plenty of ventilation so i can't see that it's anything you are doing that's causing this ammount of failures so you must just be one of the most unlucky ps3 owners in the world.....not that it's much consolation to you
Hope the next replacement serves you well for years to come
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Cheers Nick, damm thing is gettin me down a bit. Anyway it has been replaced today, DPD delivered it this morning, good turnaround i only sent the broken one off last Thursday lunch time.
I'm now in 2 minds oooming & ahhhring whether to sell it, with the 3 month Sony Warranty, 4 or 5 games, a pad & a decent HDMI lead, or keep it. I do have all the original documents & box my first 60gb ps3 came in, so that may bump the price a bit.
We also have a 60gb PS3 and have had it for years with no problem at all, until a few months ago. We got the YLOD, phoned Sony who replaced it a few days later. The replacement lasted 6 weeks, that went back. The replacement did not even switch on, it failed before the driver had gone down the road. Phoned Sony, not happy with them. They assured us the next one would be fine. The one we have now seems ok (touch wood).
All the units are in an open case with lots of ventilation. The one thing we did do with this last one was to fit an external fan to the side of it, and all seems well, up to now.
No issues with my son's phat PS3 since 2007 but the fan does seem to work overtime, most of the time. On average, I could say it has carried out medium-to-high duties mostly playing games.
Perhaps not completely relevant to most of the problems many posters reported in this thread, but pertinent nonetheless: a year or so ago, I decided to upgrade the original 60 GB HD to 320 GB. At the same time, I gave it a good clean-up inside and out and replaced the thermal paste which helped tremendously. I couldn't believe the amount of dust that had gathered in and around the heat sink! The original paste was rather thin and mostly dried out, one of the reasons for the fan to run like there's no tomorrow. Good news is that it has behaved itself since.
At around the same time, my Toshiba laptop started overheating and shutting itself down, tripping on high CPU temperature. I cleaned it + renewed the paste and it has been keeping very cool after that.
In contrast, my slim PS3 runs relatively cool and the fan hardly ever reaches audible levels (using it for 'light duties').
having just moved, my ps3 doesnt work anymore, its an old one, the sound is fine through the amp, but the picture output seems to be broken.
the hard drive inside, i would like to put this into another ps3, if i tried this would it just work with another? its just to check if its the hdd thats knackered (though i don't think this is the case) its just a process of elimination!
now i have a couple of options, whilst i want a ps3 again, i also might just settle for a BD Player, prefereably with hd audio output do i can run it into my onkyo 507, and mkv file playback. does anyone have any suggestions? price range is £100, branded or unbranded, it matters not, i just need somethign to entertain me. iplayer would also be a bonus (but not essential;) )
thanks for any help
apparently you cant take out the hard drive and put into another ps3. but you can transfer the data of a working ps3 to another using an ethernet cable. Does the multi av scart connector still work you could use that to check the picture or take it to your local repair shop
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