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Mar 05

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If you’re looking to protect the hard earned cash you’ve invested into your PS3 slim console you’ll want to follow these few simple tips to extend the life of your machine.

It’s likely that this slim console is your second PS3 console, as many other PS3 owners have had to upgrade from their bulky units due to over-heating or other faults.

Here’s what you can do to extend the life of your PS3 slim console.

1) Never leave it on when not it use. Kids are the worst for this before bedtime, playing a game late into the night and then zzzz zzzz zzzz. The console is often left running for a 8 hour stretch and not that’s not good.

2) Give your console a break every now and then. Your PS3 console can runs for 12 hours but your putting lots of stress on the components, giving your console a break after every few hours will help increase its lifespan and yours. Continue reading »

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Feb 22

If you want to get best visual experience from your PlayStation 3 you’ll need a HDTV and a good quality HDMI cable or Component lead.

In this article I’ll be focusing on HDMI cables and explain a little about them, so that you can get the best from your gaming setup.

Here’s a few common questions you may have regarding AV cables and your PS3.

Does the PS3 come with a HDMI cable?

No, the PlayStation 3 does not come with a HDMI cable. The console is sold with a standard definition scart lead, I guess to ensure compatiblity with tv’s! You’ll need to buy a new cable if you want the full HD Experience.

Aren’t all HDMI cables the same?

Yes and No, all produced cables are supposed to meet certain hdmi specifications but this leads to manufactors building the cable as they interpret the specs. Some cables are certified with a hdmi license and these are generally considered to be of a better quality. Continue reading »

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Apr 19

If you’re looking to extend the life of your PS3 console and help prevent the yellow light of death, your console will need some extra cooling. By keeping your console cool you’ll be putting less stress on the components and this makes them last much longer than normal.

But doesn’t the PS3 already have a cooling fan? Yes, but frankly its not very good and Sony had to make some compromises on the quality due to a limited amount of space, this means that the factory cooling solution is not the best and it can also be very noisy.

You can increase the lifespan of your PlayStation 3 by adding a external fan or by replacing the original internal fan with a upgraded version.

Below are some of the most popular ps3 cooling fan solutions.

PS3 External USB Cooling Fan

ps3 usb cooling fan

This fan is a very simple design and plugs into the usb port on the front of your console, it provides additional cooling by pushing air through the vent on the front of the console. It’s four independent fan design is compact and very easy to use, and includes a power switch on the fan itself so can be turned on /off independently of the console.
Buy online / Read more about this fan(See all PS3 Accessories) Continue reading »

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