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Re: Do you leave your PS3 plugged in?

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Brink-2-Chaos - Sorry but I disagree, power surges are not the cause of YLOD.

 

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I have to disagree with you.

I have seen my cousings PS3 YLOD in front of my eyes on a power surge. 5 minutes later it was raining cats and dogs.

When I used to fix PS3's (reflows and cleanings), I would get a few PS3's in that have YLOD from power surges as well. 

The odd part is that you would think replacing the power supples would do the trick.... nope. A reflow was needed.

Not to say that its a common occurrence, but its not uncommon at the same time.


Grey, I think the PS3 would have failed regardless. If it needed a reflow the power surge didn't cause it. It may have made it sooner but it was going to fail without the surge but it wasn't the surge that truly caused the YLOD.

You should always have electronics on, minimum, on a surge protector. If you have the $$$ get a UPS.

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Re: Do you leave your PS3 plugged in?

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i left my first ps3 in my car for a summer day ...he was a good ol boy

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oh yeah, isnt there many threads on how to prevent ylod? unplugging isnt on any of them (unless they mention a thunderstorm). basicly, keep vents clean, give it time to cool off after long uses and things like that. but for the ps3 slim and slime and light, they have less cases of ylod so you shouldnt worry.

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Re: Do you leave your PS3 plugged in?

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SHANE523 wrote:

gR3yGh051 wrote:

BRIT-KO wrote:

Brink-2-Chaos - Sorry but I disagree, power surges are not the cause of YLOD.

 

BRIT-KO


I have to disagree with you.

I have seen my cousings PS3 YLOD in front of my eyes on a power surge. 5 minutes later it was raining cats and dogs.

When I used to fix PS3's (reflows and cleanings), I would get a few PS3's in that have YLOD from power surges as well. 

The odd part is that you would think replacing the power supples would do the trick.... nope. A reflow was needed.

Not to say that its a common occurrence, but its not uncommon at the same time.


Grey, I think the PS3 would have failed regardless. If it needed a reflow the power surge didn't cause it. It may have made it sooner but it was going to fail without the surge but it wasn't the surge that truly caused the YLOD.

You should always have electronics on, minimum, on a surge protector. If you have the $$$ get a UPS.


You cant really say that for sure. just more speculation

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Thanks for the tip. I guess it's been programmed into me since I've owned 3 360's now and the RROD always rears it's ugly head. I'm heavily invested in video games in general and just want to make sure everything can last as long as it can.

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Yes it was designed to be on for 10 years. Smiley Surprised

 

Seriously though I have unplugged it for cleanings, vacuuming vents and so forth.

It's good to cut power to your electronics as it gives it a good reboot.

I do it with my router, PC, cell phones ETC......

 

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My PS3 has a Power Switch in the Back of it, so I never have to worry about that so called Red Light, 

that I keep hearing costing a Fortune a Year to leave on... Supposedly it's all by it's self is 1 million 

Volts of Electricity over the course of 1 Year, or it's something like that... 

 

With the power switch in the Back, you can now turn that off, & save so much Electric, & Money, 

so my PS3 is actually saving me Money... & yet it is a Fat Model, ^_^ 

 

To be honest, it's about the same, I think when your using the PS3, your actually saving mode with a Slim, 

however when your not using the PS3, a Fat Model actually saves you more Money, so in the end, 

both Consoles save about the same ammount of Money... 

 

And by this, i'm only talking about if your Fat PS3 Over Heats oter wise your actually saving more, 

which isn't the case with all Fat PS3... My old one never Over Heated, but this New one does... ~_~ 

 

Am I wrong? @_@

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Brink-2-Chaos wrote:
however Power surges seem to be the leading cause of YLOD from what ive seen ive had a friend whos YLOD'D 4 times due to Power surges

And why didn't he get a battery backup / UPS after the first time?

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Mine is always plugged in but I turn the power switch off on the back. I'm probably just paranoid, but I figure it also helps save my electric bill and bit. Smiley Happy
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