PlayStation YouTuber Mystic has revealed a detailed video on how to properly maintain and preserver your PS3, specifically the ‘fat’ model that offers full PSOne and PS2 backwards compatibility. Naturally, this involves a lot of care and attention on your part, but it’s worth it to preserve the console.
You can check out the video below, alongside a description of what Mystic is hoping to achieve with his detailed breakdown.
Long live the PlayStation 3! Previously I made the case that you should pick up a backwards compatible model, and now I’m gonna show you how to properly maintain one and make sure it stays reliable for years to come.
That will include de-lidding the Cell and RSX, installing a new fan, new power supply (if applicable) new thermal pads, a fan control switch, drilling holes into the case, and general clean up.
Mystic makes a fair point about maintaining the PS3, as these are the original models that were released at launch in 2006 in the US and 2007 in Europe and the UK.
Sony discontinued them when the Slim and Super Slim PS3s were released, and unfortunately, I can personally say that I’ve had the experience of having my trusty launch 60GB PS3 give up the ghost after many years of loyal service. Sob.
[Source – Mystic on YouTube]