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Feb 21, 2014
Wish my old phat lasted. I had to pay a small business to reflow solder connection points on 2 occasions.

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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Feb 21, 2014

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)


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Feb 21, 2014
My original phat PS3 caught a fatal dose of YLOD last year after 6 years faithful service. I've also got a slim which is going strong 4 years in, and my PS4 is looking good after 3 months (fingers crossed!)
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Feb 21, 2014

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. 

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Feb 21, 2014

Random:

 

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. 

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Feb 21, 2014

i opened my ps3 a couple months ago it was literally covered in dust lol ever since then it has been a trooper what with all of the hcountless hours i have played it 

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The only reason I added fans to mine was to prevent it from heating up not cuz it was heating up. Oh yeah and a 500gig hard drive.
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