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Old 11-10-04, 12:07 PM
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New PStwo reliability.....?

I had the original PS2 and it crapped out on me after just 10 months... i was wondering if anyone has heard if the new version is more dependable, or if anyone has any reviews or impressions on it... thanks
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Well, people do say that it runs pretty hot. I think it's still too early to tell whether or not it's reliable, since it just came out. Still, Sony's track record isn't promising, and I'm waiting a while to replace my old one (how was the PSOne, quality wise? Anyone know?)
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I would put more faith on the latest version of the old model than the new PStwo. Let someone else find the bugs and problems....


....on a related note, I had an original PS2 that crapped out and a couple weeks later, my house was broken into. They stole it so my insurance replaced it with a new one. The perks of living in the "cheap" part of town.
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Yea mine runs pretty hot after being on awile but other then that its been great.
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just get one.

all of the consoles are reliable enough. it's a shame that your first ps2 died in 10 months, but that's the exception and not the rule.
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Originally posted by gp98
....on a related note, I had an original PS2 that crapped out and a couple weeks later, my house was broken into. They stole it so my insurance replaced it with a new one. The perks of living in the "cheap" part of town.
A few years ago, my apartment was broken into, and they stole my discman. But they left my PS2 and games alone (they were in plain view). Oddly enough, while they left my PS2, they stole my 24-pack of pepsi cans and ramen noodles. Burglar must've been thirsty and hungry and not much of a gamer, huh?
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I have had no problems with my PStwo so far. It does feel a little warm but the thing is wafer thin and there's no fan.
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I would think it would be more reliable as the whole mechanic of a pull out drive is removed. However, if it is heating up that much it probably would negate that.
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I've had no problems with my PS2.. other than self induced problems.
Old 11-10-04, 04:35 PM
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I've had my PS1 for 7 years and it still runs fine. I've played the hell out of that console too. My Ps2, I've had since 2001, but I haven't played that much at all. I've only completed 3 games on it, but so far no problems.
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I don't really think the heat will be such a big issue, most PCs run way hotter and some people leave them on for weeks at a time.

The build quality of the PSOne is excellent, it's sturdy and reliable, the smaller form factor however means more heat because of less ventilation, but this isn't really a problem.
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My PSone is still working great years later and it get hot after hours of use just like the PSTwo. I haven't had any problems with my PSTwo, but I have started using it vertical due to the heat it produces. Figure it will get rid of the heat better that way.
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Add me to the list of having a PS and a PS2 that are still working fine. I have had few problems with disk read error on the X Box.
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I have a launch PS and PS2 and they still both work great. That PS1's what, nearly 10 years old now?
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when you flip open the lid with the eject buton, does your lid open all the way or just 1/2 the way? I just got mine and it seems like the lid hinge is not lubricated and it doesn't open all the way...

I also admit, the unit also runs pretty warm... (Using the system horizontally right now)

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