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No, mine was out of warranty, but since its an older 80Gb backwards compatible unit, they offer refurb exchange for $150 plus $30 on shipping to and from. If you have the newer non-backwards compatible fat PS3, they usually can offer you a slim PS3, since there's no real difference in functionality. Just make sure you have all the OEM parts, including the HDD.

Does your PS3 have the Wifi and card reader slot?

Yea, I have 20GB BC that was launched first day. I also have and newer model 80GB that is not BC, and I had PS3 Slim which I sold. I will definitely see if I can get Slim for this 80GB. Both work like a champs, never had any overheating problems.
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Yea, I have 20GB BC that was launched first day. I also have and newer model 80GB that is not BC, and I had PS3 Slim which I sold. I will definitely see if I can get Slim for this 80GB. Both work like a champs, never had any overheating problems.
Mine never overheated, but the thermal compound will dry up over time and make the board run hot. I redid my heatsink with Ceramique and changed the PSU from the APS 226 to the lower wattage APS-231 unit for less heat. Its super easy to change, IF you wanted to do it.
     
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Mine never overheated, but the thermal compound will dry up over time and make the board run hot. I redid my heatsink with Ceramique and changed the PSU from the APS 226 to the lower wattage APS-231 unit for less heat. Its super easy to change, IF you wanted to do it.
Good information. I didn't know the newer PS3's had a lower wattage PSU. I guess I'll research the difference in wattage and temperatures. I wonder how significant the difference is.
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I know that the 360 had 3 different wattage PSUs, probably to reduce the heat etc, my PS3 is running fine at the moment, I guess there isn't any way to get a monitoring chip? I know you could have done if they haddn't changed it so you can't run a different OS on it
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I know that the 360 had 3 different wattage PSUs, probably to reduce the heat etc, my PS3 is running fine at the moment, I guess there isn't any way to get a monitoring chip? I know you could have done if they haddn't changed it so you can't run a different OS on it
I think you can put Linux on it now, but discussion is not allowed here about it.[TOS]

AS of different wattage PSU, it helps a lot, if you encounter 2 different psu you can see that placing hand on top of each ps3, get you different feel.
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I think you can put Linux on it now, but discussion is not allowed here about it.[TOS]

AS of different wattage PSU, it helps a lot, if you encounter 2 different psu you can see that placing hand on top of each ps3, get you different feel.
The newer PS3 software releases did away with running different OS on PS3 a while ago.
     
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The newer PS3 software releases did away with running different OS on PS3 a while ago.
I know that. I think they removed it in 3.21, but check google. You might find interesting results.
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Yeah, the option was removed on the last update it seems, it was ok beforehand, but now it seems it isn't would have been cool if you could have as I would just need to take my PS3 around to mates over the weekend and stuff and then I would have a gaming system AND a PC to check emails and stuff, but I guess the PS3 has an inbuilt browser, so its not too much of a loss.

I am thinking of putting in a fan controller though, using a 200k pot, doesn't seem too hard to do as its just taking 3.3V from the PSU and putting it inline with the fan controller wiring
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