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PS3 Phat YLOD :-(

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29 Apr 2012
By danyoda1

Hi Guys

 

My Phatty died last night :-( But i managed to resurrect it with the old hairdryer trick :-) Got as many of my gamesaves onto a memory stick as i could (ie; the ones not locked to the machine - bow your heads in shame stupid developers) so gonna see how it runs from now - it's been ok for about 4 hours so far.

 

It's one of those things that i was expecting to happen but hoping it wouldn't!

 

Just for reference, i remember seeing something about model revisions and one of the slims had the large fan before they shrunk it, anyone know what that revision code is as if i replaced my phatty with a slim, i think i'd try and get that one 'cos of the lower noise output of the fan.

 

cheers

 

dan

 

and it wasn't a firmware update/uncharted/gran turismo/COD that killed it -twas just wanna them things!

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You're best off getting the latest version of the PS3. All the modifications, such as adding removing, chopping and changing parts were all done for a reason. The best you'll get is whatever model is on sale right now ;)
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i'd read that they moved from a 120mm to an 80mm fan though whch is apparently louder?

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I doubt it's notably louder. The old PS3s seem to run louder than all slims so I doubt you'd notice
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I bought a 160gb Slim last September (used my 320gb hdd in it) and it's so quiet compared to the old 60gb Phat model I had before. So much so that I noticed the other day that my son had left it on and I hadnt noticed for two days !
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Well, the old YLOD hairdryer trick lasted about a week :-(

 

It's just such a shame the slim ps3's are soooo ugly compared to the phatty's

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danyoda1 wrote:

Well, the old YLOD hairdryer trick lasted about a week :-(

 

It's just such a shame the slim ps3's are soooo ugly compared to the phatty's


 

You get used to it. I have both.. The 60gig still wins everytime but I do use my slim alot more. It is quieter and more efficient, and the wifi is a hell of a lot better.

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