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Re: Whats the Average lifespan of the Old PS3 console?

May 23, 2010
Not tin foil, since the console will heat up like a baked potato.
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Re: Whats the Average lifespan of the Old PS3 console?

May 23, 2010

From what ive noticed the average old PS3 life is 2 to 2.5 years for people who havent tried to clean it out nor change the thermal paste

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Re: Whats the Average lifespan of the Old PS3 console?

Mar 14, 2012

My FAT system went 4 years before suffering the YLOD (happened on Suday) LoL

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Mar 14, 2012

my cechlo1 phat from 2008 is still running strong and smooth and i have mine running almost 24 hours a day,when im not playing it's running FOLDING@HOME..

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Mar 14, 2012

In a way, that's actually better for the longevity of the unit....as long as you changed the paste at some point. Your unit isn't going through heat/cold cycles which would cause the solder joints to crack.

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Mar 14, 2012

your exactly right and i have changed it twice now but this last time it didn't even really need it,the AS-5 still looked good as new..

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Mar 14, 2012

there has been so many Revisions of the ps3 Slim that this is not an issue at all anymore I know for a fact there is over six revisions of the Ps3 slim model all made in just the year 2011 and one revision this year already .

each time a revision is made they tweak what needs fixing / shrinking cpu dye / gpu / motherboards heat pipes and cooling fan a fan speeds lower voltage ram power supp ect..

the list goes on

i can tell you my ps3 was made in December 2011 and after 4 hours of non stop BF3 online matches the back of my ps3 is barely warm.

the old ps3's still work

the new ones will last longer because of the changes made that the public does not even know about .

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i've had mine 14 years or how ever long it's been since it came out, it's a machine, running 100%

 

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Jun 13, 2015
Launch night +1 60gb still works flawlessly and I've done nothing to it, other than vacuum the vents. It's never been opened either.

That said, it's only use is a bedroom BR player these days.
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Jun 13, 2015

it will depend on the user

 

since it could be 1 day (drop it on tile floor?)   or dog urinated on it?   who knows..

 

or it can last for 10+ years..

 

my psone is still working even to this day.. just tested it a few months ago..  but i don't use it anyway.. mostly staying in storage..

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