Decided to upgrade to the slim and have had no problems in the last 3+ years, minus the software\firmware issues we all experience.
I sold the phat online, with full disclosure and repair paperwork. The buyer was a happy modder and I was more confident wirh the slim.
The ambient noise dropped as well. Never realized how loud the phat was until I went slim.
The phat is a pretty console case. Shame it had to go.
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Yeah, the slim PS3 barely makes any noise which is good if you have kids or just dont like loud things. The fans on my ps3 im sure over heat sometimes cuz i leave it on till I fall asleep. good thing that PS3 has automatic shutoff lol but sometimes that doesnt even work so it stays on all night. Im surprised it's lasted this long. The only console that has lasted me this long is my Super Nintendo I got as a kid, I still have it and works fine. The gray plastic on it turned yellow from age, but it still works.
I went through so many PS2's and PS1's, I couldved bought a car with that money. (Systems were expensive back then)
Haha same here, I've had my PS3 since about 2009 and I've never had a single problem with it, it's definitely a trooper because countless night I've fallen asleep while watching Netflix leaving it left on all night.
I took my phat apart last month to clean it for the firs time ever, which was gross, but I never noticed that the top was clear-ish. Suprised me actually, always thought it was black.