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    I need your opinion again!

    Well, my phat PS3 the 60GB model that died 3 and half years ago, and I had to send to Sony to fix the problem which it was yellow light of death. As I said last month when I have upgraded my PS3 HDD from 750 to 1TB and I have lost all my games on my phat PS3 the 60GB model and I have bought 90 percent of PSN games as Iam a collecter like to keep games. But there is an issue. Since the begining of the last year which is 2011 my PS3 fan is getting very loud and I started thinking that yellow light of death will occur again as the solder balls under the GPU and CPU will be melted as I have played a lot on it, and since than my PS3 keeps making same sound. Should I redownload all my games or no? Because I don't want to waste my GB of internet usage but I don't no what to do to say the truth. I kept thinking since last summer that my PS3 will die but it didn't and I kept playing on it a lot but still its working fine. Even yesterday I have played BF3 online for 1 hour and the fan sound was like FEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA loud and after I stopped playing. The fan sound went back to normal FAAAAAA. So, I don't no what to do. Should I redownload all my games again? Will my PS3 will survive or no?


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    I'm going to keep it short and sweet: If the fan(s) and heatsink inside the system are failing, it is not a question of "if" but a question of "when" the system will fail. I got a bit lost in your description but I think you're talking about the 60GB original-sized version? If it's as old as it could possibly be when it came out, then it could be on its way out the door. You could send it to Sony and hope they fix it but I doubt they will do it for free.

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    I had a YLOD once myself, and while I don't recall the fan going bonkers beforehand, I've heard that's a telltale sign for a lot of people with the original Fat models, upgraded hard drive or no.

    I would IMMEDIATELY back up your save files, either to an external drive or to the cloud using PlayStation Plus. All of your PSN games and downloads can be reacquired, but your save files, those true testaments to your time and effort, will be lost forever if your system dies.

    Once that's done, if your system is still running, I would proceed to download the games you feel comfortable with downloading under your bandwidth restrictions and do the same - back 'em up.

    As for getting it fixed or replaced - when my 60 GB launch model broke, it was well beyond warranty, but Sony was running a program where defective 60 GB launch models could be "traded in" for a 120 GB Slim model (+$100). I think they wanted launch models for the parts or something. Not sure if they're still doing this, but your Fat PS3 might not comply anyway, since you've replaced the hard drive.

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    Yeah, it's only a matter of time before your PS3 checks out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JLyman View Post
    I'm going to keep it short and sweet: If the fan(s) and heatsink inside the system are failing, it is not a question of "if" but a question of "when" the system will fail. I got a bit lost in your description but I think you're talking about the 60GB original-sized version? If it's as old as it could possibly be when it came out, then it could be on its way out the door. You could send it to Sony and hope they fix it but I doubt they will do it for free.
    Yeah, I was talking about the 60Gb model. I have decided not to download all my games on it, until die and I will repair it again. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Yeah, it's only a matter of time before your PS3 checks out.
    I was thinking about that since last summer and it didn't happen. I keep saying my PS3 will die after 1 week but it is not happening.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleOnTheRun View Post
    I had a YLOD once myself, and while I don't recall the fan going bonkers beforehand, I've heard that's a telltale sign for a lot of people with the original Fat models, upgraded hard drive or no.

    I would IMMEDIATELY back up your save files, either to an external drive or to the cloud using PlayStation Plus. All of your PSN games and downloads can be reacquired, but your save files, those true testaments to your time and effort, will be lost forever if your system dies.

    Once that's done, if your system is still running, I would proceed to download the games you feel comfortable with downloading under your bandwidth restrictions and do the same - back 'em up.

    As for getting it fixed or replaced - when my 60 GB launch model broke, it was well beyond warranty, but Sony was running a program where defective 60 GB launch models could be "traded in" for a 120 GB Slim model (+$100). I think they wanted launch models for the parts or something. Not sure if they're still doing this, but your Fat PS3 might not comply anyway, since you've replaced the hard drive.
    No I want my PS3 60GB model. I do have lots of PS2 games which it can play. I will never give away my PS3 6O GB model.


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