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Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by raised_fisT, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. raised_fisT

    raised_fisT Well-Known Member

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    So my ps3 serves as my households main entertainment source. (Games/movies/netflix) The thing took a dump the other week and the problem is the motherboard is done for. I'm reading different things about repairing this and want to know if anyone out there has any experience with this at all. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Mojo Ram

    Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    That sucks.
    There are some decent how-to videos on youtube. I've never had to do it fortunately.

    Just out of curiosity, which PS3 do you have and how many years did it last before crapping out?
  3. -X-

    -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    You can get spare parts on eBay pretty cheap, and like @Mojo Ram said, there are plenty of YouTube videos on how to replace it.
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    Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    It might be easiest just to replace the whole thing. I got a used 160gb PS3 with 3 games thrown in for $125 + $32 or so shipping. Got it within a week.
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    bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    Or spring for the new system. Gonna need to update eventually.
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    raised_fisT Well-Known Member

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    It's the SLIM version. not sure what model # though. I know there are different variations. I had it for about 4 years... I feel like it should have lasted me a bit longer though. Ehhh... I'll figure something out. Just needed some input. Thanks, fellas.
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    bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    I've had mine about that long, works great to me. They're essentially computers, so a lot of different things can affect it. Heat, humidity, dust, etc... Hard to say honestly. Dust and heat can really do it, I don't know how many PS3's and Xbox's I saw guys go through during deployments... Seriously, in almost 3 years I saw over 20 of those things go down.