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The only "freezeing" up it's done that I've seen, is every 5 minutes so someone else can take a turn.

Wonder if that is what they are talking about? Of course, it didn't freeze the machine, it just reset itself.

Maybe they were too stupid to actually program it correctly? If they didn't turn on the demo mode, sure, I can see the thing locking up after hours and hours of play stuck inside the plastic kiosk thing. Probably using it to keep the coffee pot warm. =)
    
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I really wanted to play on a PS3 but every one I see is either frozen or turned off. I am not exaggerating. Absolutely every single one in my area seems to hate being played. So far I've been to one Wal Mart, two Best Buys, two GameStops, one EB Games, one Circuit City.

And I'm not saying this to bash Sony, I really wanted to try the demos out even though I am not all that interested in the particular games available. I am saying it to complain about the fact that I can't even try it. And everytime I have see one working, a little kid is trying to have fun with it only to have it freeze it up on him.

And I really hate how they don't put a reset button on the kiosk so you can restart it manually. If the PS3 freezes, the Playstation button on the controller doesn't work. So what's the point of putting a label on the kiosk explaining how to reset the PS3 with the controller when it doesn't work if the console has frozen?
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Also I do own a PS3 now (60GB obviously) and to be honest it has no overheating problems and it has never crashed on me. I remember when the 360 first came out it would melt the discs in the drive.
Show me a picture of a DVD melted in the drive. I call BS. The console would fail long before it got hot enough to melt polycarbonate. Polycarbonate melts at 267C, while the maxium that electronics can handle before failure is about 110C.

The verdict: Impossible.

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thats like me falling face first down a flight of stairs while super models were watching me and saying "it was on purpose".
Haha good analogy
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post #24 of 34
Well the ones at Target work at least.
They are Non-Sony setup Consoles so you can play till Motorstorm for as long as you want, it was nice since I was playing it to kill time during the Wii Campout as my friends were waiting in line with me.
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I really wanted to play on a PS3 but every one I see is either frozen or turned off. I am not exaggerating. Absolutely every single one in my area seems to hate being played. So far I've been to one Wal Mart, two Best Buys, two GameStops, one EB Games, one Circuit City.

And I'm not saying this to bash Sony, I really wanted to try the demos out even though I am not all that interested in the particular games available. I am saying it to complain about the fact that I can't even try it. And everytime I have see one working, a little kid is trying to have fun with it only to have it freeze it up on him.

And I really hate how they don't put a reset button on the kiosk so you can restart it manually. If the PS3 freezes, the Playstation button on the controller doesn't work. So what's the point of putting a label on the kiosk explaining how to reset the PS3 with the controller when it doesn't work if the console has frozen?
Same here every time I see one it's turned off WTH? Even the one at the Sony Store was off.
 
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post #26 of 34
Yes, I forgot about the two Targets in town. At one, the PS3 was frozen as well.

But the other one was working fine. Only reason I didn't get to play it was because it being hogged like crazy.
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Show me a picture of a DVD melted in the drive. I call BS. The console would fail long before it got hot enough to melt polycarbonate. Polycarbonate melts at 267C, while the maxium that electronics can handle before failure is about 110C.

The verdict: Impossible.



Haha good analogy
Well, I wouldn't have been so harsh on him, maybe he was misinformed... the XBOX 360's overheated a lot at launch, thus a big recall.
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post #28 of 34
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Show me a picture of a DVD melted in the drive. I call BS.
Yeah let me get in the time machine and go back to last December.

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The console would fail long before it got hot enough to melt polycarbonate. Polycarbonate melts at 267C
You are telling me that my dashboard heats up to if not hotter than 267C on a hot summer day...

I can tell you are taking that literal, it did not turn to liquid if this is what you are after but it did deform and get stuck in the drive.

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while the maxium that electronics can handle before failure is about 110C.
Never said it did not fail. Just said that it melted the disc in the process.

Nonetheless I do not wish to argue with you, I just wanted to give my opinion and past experiences.
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post #29 of 34
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Yeah let me get in the time machine and go back to last December.



You are telling me that my dashboard heats up to if not hotter than 267C on a hot summer day...

I can tell you are taking that literal, it did not turn to liquid if this is what you are after but it did deform and get stuck in the drive.



Never said it did not fail. Just said that it melted the disc in the process.

Nonetheless I do not wish to argue with you, I just wanted to give my opinion and past experiences.
Still, the glass transistion point for polycarbonate is 150C, which would require some sort of major catastrophic failure to reach that temperature.
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Nonetheless I do not wish to argue with you, I just wanted to give my opinion and past experiences.
That's just the goat, man. Hakuna Matata.
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