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Easy Rhino

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mine is still running

its also 1st gen! the 20GB version

I probably should have been more vigilante clearing out dust although I don't think that is what killed it. Anyway, I am considering a PS4 in the Summer.
 
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Does your PS3 still work?
Use to own original one, until YLOD came. Couldn't got those savegames back.

But did bought s PS3 Slim for myself, which works just fine.
 

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No, mine is long dead sadly. The PS4 I bought on release day still works great though!
 
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Second gen PS3 here (fat 80GB, no PS2 compatibility), works flawlessly and I've also repasted it and it has a SSD. Though I use it mostly as a blu-ray player.
 

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I have a... 250GB? Slim PS3. I took it apart, cleaned and repasted it. I also drilled holes in the top cover where the fan is so it can easily get cool air. It was given to me because it didn't run worth a shit unless it had a house fan pointed at it and even then it wasn't reliable... now it works fine. I also upgraded the hard drive to a 1TB SSHD. I've got a custom firmware on it that allows me to install my PS1 games directly to the hard drive. Most PS2 games even work, although my PS2 works better for PS2 games, oddly enough. I can also install PS3 games directly.
 
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The PS4 I bought on release day still works great though!
Mine does too :)
Second gen PS3 here (fat 80GB, no PS2 compatibility), works flawlessly and I've also repasted it and it has a SSD.
I have one of those. I had to replace the laser in the optical drive years ago which gave it a few more years of life. Sadly the second laser died and now I can't seem to find replacement parts for my exact model like I was able to a decade ago. So it sits on my shelf for now.
 
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I have one of those. I had to replace the laser in the optical drive years ago which gave it a few more years of life. Sadly the second laser died and now I can't seem to find replacement parts for my exact model like I was able to a decade ago. So it sits on my shelf for now.
I got mine for free over three years ago and the previous owner said that he only ran Linux on it so I guess the laser has still many, many hours left to play movies and games. :)
 
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I got mine for free over three years ago and the previous owner said that he only ran Linux on it so I guess the laser has still many, many hours left to play movies and games. :)
Nice. I don't know if it's true or not, but I was told to avoid 'pausing' games to prologue the laser.
 
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I have a Ps3 slim 320gb model.
I dumpster dove for it.
It belonged to a girl (judging from username) and came bundled with ni no kuni wrath of white witch :laugh:
There wasn't much game data on her account so I assume she saved the laser for me :D
Found it in 2017, still works as a charm:)
 
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I have a Ps3 slim 320gb model.
I dumpster dove for it.
It belonged to a girl (judging from username) and came bundled with ni no kuni wrath of white witch :laugh:
There wasn't much game data on her account so I assume she saved the laser for me :D
Found it in 2017, still works as a charm:)
What a find! I can't believe someone would just throw one out like that. I'm glad you saved it :)
 
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What a find! I can't believe someone would just throw one out like that. I'm glad you saved it :)
Possibly stolen and dumped.
 
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What a find! I can't believe someone would just throw one out like that. I'm glad you saved it :)
Local second hand shops were full of them, so they werent worth that much.
It was in a pretty bad shape. I nurtured it back to health :D

Playing Infamous recently, such a good game!
 
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I have a PS3 Fat (no PS2 compatibility). We got it back in 2009 as a GameStop refurb. Currently has a 20GB Seagate drive from 2006 for some reason. It works fine after eleven years of use, with very heavy use for the first seven years. I used the crap out of it back in the day playing LBP 1 and 2 and Burnout Paradise, and my dad primarily played Final Fantasy 13, Skyrim (which I also played for a while before switching to playing it exclusively on PC in 2013), and PS1 games. It was our main media consumption device (in addition to our old Windows Media Center PC).

I don't really use it because RPCS3 exists (also my Xbox 360 seems to have killed all but one of the HDMI ports on my TV, and I'd rather have my HTPC on the single working port).

The rest of my family uses a Super Slim (with the drive we originally used in the Fat; 160GB I think?) that recently started having issues with 1080P output over HDMI.
 
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