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toe
Joined: 9/9/2004
Posts: 37
Posted 11/29/2006 8:22:26 PM ,
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Okay.  I have been looking for a PS2 and have been very skeptical about buying a used one.  I was looking at the TRU website and was reading the reviews.  A bunch of people mentioned that the slim models overheat easily.  Is this true?  I'm wanting to get a system but don't want to waste my money on a faulty product.  Any suggestions or encouragment?.....

thanks, tom


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Darryl B.
Joined: 1/11/2005
Posts: 578
Posted: 11/29/2006 10:04:10 PM ,
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Well, how much are new ones costing now? Unless you're strapped for cash, I'd just go for a new one. If that's out of the question for right now, guess we'll just have to wait until a more knowledgable member posts (I don't know much about them either!)...
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pixelSHREDDER
Joined: 3/20/2003
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Posted 11/30/2006 7:09:42 PM ,
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My brother's had his slim PS2 for over a year now, and we've never had any problems; and he has a bad habit of leaving it on overnight, too.... Just make sure you keep it in a well-ventilated area.
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janderson123
Joined: 11/27/2006
Posts: 21
Posted: 12/2/2006 2:36:14 AM ,
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They overheat less if you use the vertical stand since it'll leave more room for the heat to vent away. Though finding a stand is tricky... Sony still makes them but stores refuse to stock them. And eBay is about 99% cheap knockoff stands.
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janderson123
Joined: 11/27/2006
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Posted 12/19/2006 5:21:50 PM ,
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Okay, having a stand installed now... when I had the slim model sitting flat it owuld get pretty hot after an hour. With the stand leaving the bottom exposed to air, even after 3 hours last night the system only got slightly warm.

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