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I decided to sell my old ps3.

post #1 of 28
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So that I could pick up the 320GB Uncharted 3 edition. I just set it up (with the new remote, free from costco):

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the purpose of this thread is still unknown. but don't worry; i will continue searching for clues to this great mystery.
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The old one is sexier, i am disappoint
post #4 of 28
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The clues are similar to priori synthetical truths.
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by blklightning View Post

the purpose of this thread is still unknown. but don't worry; i will continue searching for clues to this great mystery.

Phat PS3 have a fatal design flaw, and people with Phats would be wise to do what OP did.

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Phat PS3 have a fatal design flaw, and people with Phats would be wise to do what OP did.


that's inconclusive as my fat 40 is 4 years old, has a ton of hours on it and still runs perfectly fine. i even played it for 4 days when the ac went out. 90+ degrees indoor temp in southern texas and yet it's still going strong almost 3 years later. so what's the supposed fatal flaw that you speak of?
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the purpose of this thread is still unknown. but don't worry; i will continue searching for clues to this great mystery.

He's just trying to show off his SVS sub in the background.. heh..
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He's just trying to show off his SVS sub in the background.. heh..

Runs too hot and the tin solder will fail eventually, pulling the RSX away from the PCB. Cross your fingers, as what you just said is exactly the same thing I've heard others say, only to eventually get it.

More than 50% of the people in my beer League have had theirs fail since launch.

Thinking about how soon the slim was designed and released this gen, is there any question it was done so early as to both reduce costs and fix the design issues Sony obviously knows about?

Put you hand on the side after a few hours of gaming, then open her up (clean any dust out since you should be doing that out of warranty anyways) and take a look at the inadequate heatsink and fan, and tell me I'm wrong. I have laptop that puts out 90C when gaming, and my Ps3 was running hotter to the touch...

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Originally Posted by Rogozhin View Post

So that I could pick up the 320GB Uncharted 3 edition. I just set it up (with the new remote, free from costco):



So....

What year was that PS3 you sold? How many GB?

What did you sell it for?

I have an old 60GB model bought as a motorstorm bundle and just wondered what you sold yours for.
post #10 of 28
i just figured it out --- look at that box. notice the flames appear to originate from the ps3. so clearly, he thought this ps3 model was equipped with a built in flamethrower.

and no, i'm not related to columbo.
post #11 of 28
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It was the 80gb fat version.

lmao @ the flame comment.

That's the small svs. :P
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by blklightning View Post

that's inconclusive as my fat 40 is 4 years old, has a ton of hours on it and still runs perfectly fine. i even played it for 4 days when the ac went out. 90+ degrees indoor temp in southern texas and yet it's still going strong almost 3 years later. so what's the supposed fatal flaw that you speak of?

just wait... it will happen to you too.
post #13 of 28
The failure rate of original phats is always greatly exagerated on AVS ..
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The failure rate of original phats is always greatly exagerated on AVS ..

It's been worse over at my beer league of 40 or so ppl. 50% easily, several people multiple times. I myself went through 2 before getting smart.

It's a design flaw combined with the early adaptation off tin solder. And it's very real.

It's why the not very slim, slim was rushed to market so soon, which fixed those flaws.
post #15 of 28
Should of purchased a Xbox Slim...xbox has a Star Wars edition coming out. If I were you PS owners I would sell them to me for cheap with free shipping so I can take them off your hands " before" anything happens
post #16 of 28
My Slim produces the most heat out of all of my equipment...and I have an Onkyo AVR...
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

It's been worse over at my beer league of 40 or so ppl. 50% easily, several people multiple times. I myself went through 2 before getting smart.

It's a design flaw combined with the early adaptation off tin solder. And it's very real.

It's why the not very slim, slim was rushed to market so soon, which fixed those flaws.

I know the story .. and the failure rate of original PS3's is not 50% ..

And you think the slim was "rushed to market" .. ?? And that was why .. ?? Right ..
post #18 of 28
It makes sense to me. Ever measure how hot a OG phat runs? Ever take one apart? Every deal with heatsinks?

The OG PS3 was underengineered for it's size, heat production, and use of tin solder. They're not holding up well, and Sony isn't doing the right thing and replacing them like MS did for their similar problems.
post #19 of 28
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My fat ps3 never failed or required a reset, I have never noticed heat issues either.
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Originally Posted by Rogozhin View Post

My fat ps3 never failed or required a reset, I have never noticed heat issues either.

Neither did my old phat ps3, the slim one has been running perfectly since I installed it.
post #21 of 28
I'm thinking of retiring my fatty because of the noise. Heard the regular slim is much quieter so I may pick one up before they're all gone. I'd hate to get stuck with one of those new pieces of crap they just came out with. What a cheap looking mess that thing is.
post #22 of 28
The fan is quieter on the slim, but disc reading is way louder. I put mine on a mouse pad, it helps, but still much louder than the built like a tank fat 60GB.
post #23 of 28
My 80 GB phat with BC is still going strong. The guy I sold it to uses it all the time too.

The slim is much quieter. That's why I sold my phats and got two slims. The disc reading is only louder on initial spin-up. In real use, they are quiet IMO.
post #24 of 28
I bought a (fat) 60Gb PS3 at launch day. (November something 06)

3 years later (almost to the day) it got YLOD.

I got it exchanged for free because I bought an extended warranty.

3 years later (almost exactly for real) it got YLOD.

Air flow to mine was never compromised and I typically didn't play for long periods... I just don't have time or interest for 4 hour sessions type of play.

I am convinced this is a design flaw of the older PS3s. No question in my mind. There are ways to DIY a fix. The hair dryer method should be illegal. The heat gun method won't last . The oven method is the best. I used to work in electronics manufacturing and ovens is what was used originally. (never a heat gun...oy.) BGA chips were always dicey to manufacture even at the original factory with seriously expensive equipment.

I'm sending my PS3 to Sony for a $99 slim 160GB version. Why anyone with the fat goes out and pays full price for the slim is something I don't understand.

The slim doesn't have a yellow light so the YLOD is no longer possible.
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Originally Posted by Brian Hampton View Post

I bought a (fat) 60Gb PS3 at launch day. (November something 06)

3 years later (almost to the day) it got YLOD.

I got it exchanged for free because I bought an extended warranty.

3 years later (almost exactly for real) it got YLOD.

Air flow to mine was never compromised and I typically didn't play for long periods... I just don't have time or interest for 4 hour sessions type of play.

I am convinced this is a design flaw of the older PS3s. No question in my mind. There are ways to DIY a fix. The hair dryer method should be illegal. The heat gun method won't last . The oven method is the best. I used to work in electronics manufacturing and ovens is what was used originally. (never a heat gun...oy.) BGA chips were always dicey to manufacture even at the original factory with seriously expensive equipment.

I'm sending my PS3 to Sony for a $99 slim 160GB version. Why anyone with the fat goes out and pays full price for the slim is something I don't understand.

The slim doesn't have a yellow light so the YLOD is no longer possible.

Not true, it has the same Green/Red/Yellow LED. The only LED removed (at least on the 3000 and lower) was the network connectivity LED.

The real thing is the power consumption is way down, the die smaller, and much less heat and a better dissipation system. Also, seems they got their tin solder mixture issues down right. Phat are a ticking time bomb, and you experience was mine exactly, but it was 2 years to the month for both failures on a launch unit.
post #26 of 28
5 years and still going strong. You guys just don't know how to properly operate a PS3 is all. cool.gif
post #27 of 28
mark my word, i'll get to tell you "I told you so" one of these days.

Just do me a favor and keep your saves back up.
post #28 of 28
I have the new super slim white preordered that releases tomm. for my living room, I have had multiple old fat ps3's over the years one had one failure, and it lasted me almost 5 years, the fat 60 gig ps3.
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