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Old August 11 2008, 09:45 PM   #28
dark angel_707
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Re: Sony's Perceived Idiocy.

there was problems with original playstation and also ps2 drives. Went through quite a few original playstation. The most common problem:

With the early units, many gamers experienced skipping full-motion video or dreaded physical "ticking" noises coming from their PlayStations. The problem appears to have come from poorly placed vents leading to overheating in some environments—the plastic moldings inside the console would warp very slightly and create knock-on effects with the laser assembly. The solution was to ensure the console was sat on a surface which dissipated heat efficiently in a well vented area, or raise the unit up slightly by propping something at its edges. A common fix for already affected consoles was to turn the PlayStation sideways or upside-down (thereby using gravity to cancel the effects of the warped interior) although some gamers smacked the lid of the PlayStation to make a game load or work.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playstation
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