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I have mentiond a few times I have fixed a few (modded more than a few) of hte 3 consoles. Im not electronic guru (in fact only have very basic knowledge) but love to tinker.. sometimes more then actually play. I'm the guy wll my friends come to when they hear about modding as thy know I will have tried or done it. of the big 3, i can honesly say the PS3 seems to have the least trouble (at least as far as I HAVE SEEN.. this could be much different for others).. I can attribute some of that to the fact that I know more people with a 360 and Wii then I do a PS3.. so hence I should see less issues. The early 360.. (treding sacred ground here) where utter crap.. those 40% fail rate numbers from rumourville.. I tend to think they are quite real. At the one year mark (Before MS extended it) ebay had 1000's of broke 360.. I know as I bought several of them. The early 360's failed alot.. I am the only person with a launch one that I know of about 30... But my launch one has maybe 100-200 hours on it at most. Wii's.. several with bad Drives.. but nothing else i have ever seen fail. Much like hte real early 360 (who would scratch up cd's if dropped alot (it messed with how far the CD sat fromt he rest pegs, and dropping would move that adjustmet so the cd rubbed when spinning, this happned alot more on upright ones then flat ones and is fixed in later versions) the Wii has some issue with specif DVDs in some early ones. PS3.. i have worked on 2 with the Yellow light of death, which is (spurise suprise) pretty much the same thing sa the 360 RROD.. To much heat and the chips loss connection. The good news is the PS3 is easier to fix then the 360.. most YLOD on the ps3 can be fixed with a cheap Heatgun..(harbour frieght if you have one, about $12-20 ) Take it apart and heat the CPU and GPU up to about 700 ish.. it should reseat um and it will work again.. then figure out why it heated up (most likley dust or restricted airflow.. or as you two said, bad fans).
I think the #1 thing I found.. even people who keep spotless houses dont understand how quick thses machines suck up dust. most 360's i got where 1/4 plugged/restircted.. one ig ot was so full of duair (dust/hair) that it was about 90% restricted and it still ran.. but only for short perids of time.. i could tell the orginial owner tried alot as one of the heat shiled had heat bluing on it ( that takes ALOT of heat). people put them in a stand or closed area.. the early 360's really needed to BREATH.. and many had 1" betweeen them and a wall or closed space.. and the ehat was blowing otu the back into a closed space.. so in effect was just baking it.. The Wii is pretty much not effected by heat (as it produces so much less then the other two) The PS3 is alos a victum of to tight of spaces..
Both the new slim ps3 and 360 have advnaced enouhg that both take alot more heat ( or actually i think they gnerate less).. its just the old saying.. the more complicated you make the plumbing, the easier it is to stop it up.. the ps3 and 360 (even the Wii) are quite alot fo horsepower in a small package.. I am quite impressed they dont have more issues as I see how much airglow a good PC CPU needs and a good Video card.
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