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Old 07-06-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Time to trade my 40GB Old PS3 for a Slim?

Lately I cant play a game for more than 8 minutes or I will get a message saying that it is overheating and to shut it off to let it cool down for a while. These may be signs pointing out to YLoD. How much would Game-Stop pay me for My PS3? Its not roughed up or anything. Just a little dusty in the vents which I have no way to clean it because picking it out takes time and is hard. So how much would they offer for my PS3?

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Old 07-06-2011, 04:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Time to trade my 40GB Old PS3 for a Slim?

Call up your local gamestop and ask.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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Call up your local gamestop and ask.
Seriously, I didn't think of that.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Time to trade my 40GB Old PS3 for a Slim?

If you trade it into gamestop, they will keep the system for at least an hour to insure it's working properly. If it's shutting off like you say within 10 minutes, gamestop won't give you a dime for it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
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If you trade it into gamestop, they will keep the system for at least an hour to insure it's working properly. If it's shutting off like you say within 10 minutes, gamestop won't give you a dime for it.
They wouldn't be able to fix it? Oh and it never over heats unless im in a game. I can also watch movies with no problems, I could be in the XMB for hours. Anyway This Happens every time in the summer, and only in the summer. Im tired of going through this every-summer so im sure it always works properly when it cools down outside. So for now I'll guess ill stick it out till then but only strong powered games like Black Ops and Uncharted it over heats quick. I can play 2k11 for like and hour and 20 min.

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Old 07-06-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: Time to trade my 40GB Old PS3 for a Slim?

Or should I just buy a PS3 Fan cooler?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: Time to trade my 40GB Old PS3 for a Slim?

Although no one cares about my lame problems, Im gonna attempt to clean out the dust with a vacuum wish me luck.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:09 PM   #8
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Ok so I cleaned out the vents. Oh but wait it still is over heating Next step it to buy a PS3 Fan Cooler, if that does not work IDK what to do.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:43 PM   #9
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Stop wasting your money.. trade that garbage in
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:52 PM   #10
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Stop wasting your money.. trade that garbage in
Supposedly if it over heats they wont except it. So im gonna order this cooler Tomorrow than if that don't work, then ill try to sell it somehow.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cooling-8...0002963&sr=8-8
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:47 PM   #11
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Supposedly if it over heats they wont except it. So im gonna order this cooler Tomorrow than if that don't work, then ill try to sell it somehow.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cooling-8...0002963&sr=8-8

Sell it on craigslist haha let us know whats up! lol
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:39 AM   #12
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They wouldn't be able to fix it? Oh and it never over heats unless im in a game. I can also watch movies with no problems, I could be in the XMB for hours. Anyway This Happens every time in the summer, and only in the summer. Im tired of going through this every-summer so im sure it always works properly when it cools down outside. So for now I'll guess ill stick it out till then but only strong powered games like Black Ops and Uncharted it over heats quick. I can play 2k11 for like and hour and 20 min.


Just giving you a heads up on the process. They will run games on it for at least an hour to make sure it doesn't have any problems. If the system can run for more than an hour, then go for it.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:52 AM   #13
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i'd stop playing it before that thing literally bursts into flamse. Regardless of what happens you are going to need a new PS3. DO NOT buy the fan, wasted money. Get your slim, and try to see if you can sell the old one somehow.
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i'd stop playing it before that thing literally bursts into flamse. Regardless of what happens you are going to need a new PS3. DO NOT buy the fan, wasted money. Get your slim, and try to see if you can sell the old one somehow.
I've asked friends and they been saying the fan works. Either way im gonna call Gay-Stop soon and ask em how much for my PS3. Anything less than $150 im not trading. Oh man, I heard they may give anything right there at $120 or lower.

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:04 AM   #15
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I've asked friends and they been saying the fan works. Either way im gonna call Gay-Stop soon and ask em how much for my PS3. Anything less than $150 im not trading. Oh man, I heard they may give anything right there at $120 or lower.
i dont think the fan saves a system like yours, at the point its at though.
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