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#1 Mana Knight

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:56 PM

What's the longest you left your PS3 on for? For me, the longest I left my PS3 on for was 3-4 hours. I do fear leaving a console on for a while will break it, so that's why I don't leave my consoles on for very long.
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#2 magiic

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:00 PM

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#3 blackjaw

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:01 PM

About 4 hours...I baby my 60gig and couldnt find a save point in a PS2 game and just left it on while I went to a cookout/dinner.

#4 cochesecochese

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:15 PM

Over a month straight folding when I first got it and had no games for it. I sold it so I couldn't tell you if that did any long term damage though.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:17 PM

Actually playing a game around 3 hours or so. One time I left it on by accident it was around 5 hours.

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#6 mguiddy

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:24 PM

Six months or more... with maybe a turn off here or there for a few minutes.

#7 GodlyOne

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:28 PM

I'm only comfortable with leaving it on 1-2 hours at a time (I'm O.C.D. like that)

Six months or more... with maybe a turn off here or there for a few minutes.


You're the only person on my friends list that I ever see online (although F@H is a good thing), your PS3's alwaysALWAYS on, I'm surprised it hasn't spontaneously melted or exploded yet. :lol:


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#8 NTolerance

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:31 PM

Electric bill aside, it's OK to leave most computer-like electronics on for extended periods. In fact, it can be argued that more wear and tear occurs when the temperature of a device is constantly going hot/cold due to being constantly turned on and off.

One exception to this would be the 360 due to its heat issues.

#9 StrandedBrit

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:34 PM

On weekdays it'll be just a few hours, but on the weekends I've actually got up turned it on and then only turned it off when I go to bed.
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#10 prmononoke

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:41 PM

I left mine on for a few days back when marten was having that Folding@Home contest. The other day, I discovered it had been turned on, but I have no idea how long it was on.
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#11 Koggit

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:43 PM

Electric bill aside, it's OK to leave most computer-like electronics on for extended periods. In fact, it can be argued that more wear and tear occurs when the temperature of a device is constantly going hot/cold due to being constantly turned on and off.

One exception to this would be the 360 due to its heat issues.


This is very true. This is why overclockers are more concerned with getting a stable temperature than a low temperature -- a CPU that is 60 idle and 65 load will last longer than a CPU that is 20 idle and 55 load.

TMK, aren't you electrical engineering? Seems like you wouldn't be worried about something like that.

#12 Mana Knight

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:51 PM

TMK, aren't you electrical engineering? Seems like you wouldn't be worried about something like that.

Yeah, I am (just got my degree too), but like GodlyOne, I'm a bit OCD and try not leaving consoles on for long periods of time after hearing about consoles overheating in the past.

I've heard of a bunch of PS3 consoles that broke from leaving them folding too long (like where a HDD failed, some got a yellow light of death, and one only got beeps). I'll even admit I cringe to see my PS3 left on for around 2 hours online, which the fans get a little louder (they aren't anywhere near as loud as my 360, but still).
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#13 GodlyOne

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:54 PM

I've heard of a bunch of PS3 consoles that broke from leaving them folding too long (like where a HDD failed, some got a yellow light of death, and one only got beeps). I'll even admit I cringe to see my PS3 left on for around 2 hours online, which the fans get a little louder (they aren't anywhere near as loud as my 360, but still).


:lol: I'm exactly like that, during the Warhawk GGL game my PS3 had been on for about 2 and a half hours and I felt that I needed to turn the PS3 off.


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#14 Number83

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:58 PM

Off Topic, but I hope someone can help me here.

Whenever I put in a Blu-Ray movie in my PS3, It will play for a few minutes and then the picture will freeze, but the sound will continue on. When I eject the disk, there is some kind oily subastance that I can wipe off. When I put the disk back in again, same thing happens, just not in the same place. I remove the disk, and again, an oily substance. Did something break? I dont want to keep using it if it's going to dirty the lens.

Also, one of my PS2 games will not read (I have a 60GB PS3) Chessmaster. Does someone have that compatability link they can share? Thanks!

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#15 Mana Knight

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:21 PM

Off Topic, but I hope someone can help me here.

Whenever I put in a Blu-Ray movie in my PS3, It will play for a few minutes and then the picture will freeze, but the sound will continue on. When I eject the disk, there is some kind oily subastance that I can wipe off. When I put the disk back in again, same thing happens, just not in the same place. I remove the disk, and again, an oily substance. Did something break? I dont want to keep using it if it's going to dirty the lens.

Also, one of my PS2 games will not read (I have a 60GB PS3) Chessmaster. Does someone have that compatability link they can share? Thanks!

Direct the question to this thread and the computability site is here: http://www.us.playst...ompatibleStatus

Sometimes a firmware does indeed make a game not work (even on 20GB/60GB consoles), so the list of compatible games might not catch it (if that is the case).

:lol: I'm exactly like that, during the Warhawk GGL game my PS3 had been on for about 2 and a half hours and I felt that I needed to turn the PS3 off.

Haha yeah. I was upset with myself once for leaving my PS3 on a bit longer because I fell asleep on CoD4 online.
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#16 shadowkast

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:28 PM

my two year old always gets into the cabnet and turns that and my wii on when I'm at work, so I come home and get pissed

#17 pimpinc333

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:35 PM

I think you guys worry too much.

Also Shadowkast, You really shouldn't get pissed about that. If little things like that set you off so easily, you may need to take some anger management classes.

#18 Number83

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:39 PM

Direct the question to this thread and the computability site is here: http://www.us.playst...ompatibleStatus

Sometimes a firmware does indeed make a game not work (even on 20GB/60GB consoles), so the list of compatible games might not catch it (if that is the case).


Will do. Thanks for the help! :D

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#19 zenprime

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:47 PM

In the beginning I used to leave it on for long periods of time, dunno why I don't do it now.

#20 Machine

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:52 PM

I used to leave my 60GB on for weeks at a time running the Folding application. I had to stop because of the hit my electric bill was taking.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:07 PM

More than 6 hours but less than one day. I played assassins creed(just needed to beat the damn game) for 12 hrs straight.
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#22 H.Cornerstone

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:09 PM

10 hours once to heat up my room.

#23 dallow

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 08:43 PM

Weeks, but probably not more than 4 at a time.

#24 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:14 PM

A month or two at least.

I only really turn it off when I take it with me on trips or when it freezes.

#25 Thomas96

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:33 PM

I've left my console on forabout maybe 8 hours, while I was at work. but it was running fine...
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#26 shrike4242

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:40 PM

Mine's been running pretty much non-stop since I bought it in July of last year, with the exception of power outages, and the occasional game.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:32 AM

Mine's been running pretty much non-stop since I bought it in July of last year, with the exception of power outages, and the occasional game.

Almost a year!
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 02:22 AM

like 5 and a half hours...downloading that first MGO patch.
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#29 x3x1x

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:05 AM

Probably 8-12 hours overnight with a dvd in that I've gone to sleep with.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:10 AM

Because of Sony's bad rep for poor soldier joints, I would venture to say that its better to leave the PS3 on all the time. No thermal fatigue that way.