Make your PS3 last longer

If you are a serious gamer, you could spend hours a day playing on your PlayStation. The last thing you want to happen is for it to break down. Especially if you have a warranty, it could be weeks before you play again. The average wait time is two weeks and that means weeks without your favorite video game. The worst thing is to see that yellow light, which indicates that it is time to send it in for repair. So what can you do to avoid this? There are some simple preventative steps you can take that will give your game console longevity.

Whenever possible, place the PlayStation on its side. If you place it horizontally, it will heat up faster. This is important if you play for hours. Try to keep it away from other items that may cause it to overheat. This is especially important for original models. The first PS3 I bought lasted about six months before it broke. If possible, you may want to consider getting a ventilation system that will allow you to play longer. When gaming on your system for more than three hours, it’s a good idea to turn it off and let it cool down. It also depends on how you use it. Browsing the net or using it to watch a movie online does not have the same effect as using a disc.

Periodic cleaning is essential. Dust and dirt can be the biggest enemy of your PlayStation. The vents that keep it from overheating are the places that collect the most dust. Keeping it off the ground is ideal. Unfortunately, dust will continue to get into the system. If possible, avoid opening the system, tampering with the label is a surefire way to void your warranty. Buying the basic air duster is a great way to remove dust. Consistent use of the air cleaner will help keep dust to a minimum. Take care not to overuse the duster as it can cause damage if used incorrectly.

Things are not made to last like before. People spend a lot of money on their favorite electronic devices and treating them with care counts. Taking care of the things you value will only make them last longer. Give your PS3 the love it deserves and it will love you back.

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