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PS3 Help? Crashing/Controller Issues...

Sep 13 at 2:34:29 PM
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I posted this in PSage, but then realized that place is a ghost town; mine was the first post on the PS3 page in near a month. So maybe someone here can help:

Issue 1 : CECHB backward compatible launch-day console: works fine with disc games/movies, but crashes when I try to play Gradius V, downloaded from the PS store. I tried re-downloading a few times and eventually got it to work... But only for about a half hour into the game. "Crashing" means the whole system shuts down with a flashing red light, but I can turn it on again and start playing no prob. Again, it never has this problem with anything but Gradius. So is this possibly an HD issue? An overheating issue somehow? A "Gradius port sucks" issue?

Issue 2 : I have one controller that won't charge on either of my PS3 consoles (CECHB/CECHG) despite the fact that my other controller charges fine. I just replaced the batteries in both my controllers, and they both worked up until last week or so, when one stopped charging. Tried multiple cables, USBs, resetting the controller, cleaning the port/cable with contact cleaner and still if I plug it in it just gives a "line" instead of the charging indicator and won't flash. The battery still does have charge in fact (two bars,) but of course it will not forever. Tried removing/reinstalling the battery, didn't help. Not an easy problem to google apparently.

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Edited: 09/13/2017 at 02:37 PM by Zero Insertion Force

Sep 16 at 3:46:57 PM
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Electronics are a pain. lol PS3s, especially the early ones, have 2 problems: Overheating, and HDD corruption due to it being formatted to a FAT32 standard.

It doesn't sound like an overheating issue, that will usually result in a hardware error (Good ol' YLOD, which is like Sony's verstion of the RROD) So I'm betting the problem is either in the HDD with the way the format is handling your Gradius game, or since it's an older PS3, it could be some weird random incompatibility between the old PS3 hardware and the game's software.

Save all your save data and important things on the cloud or on a thumb drive, and look up how to reformat the drive via a PC AND the PS3 and redownload your games once you signed back in (Make sure you remember your UN and password! lol) and see if that works. PS3 has a service mode, but I don't think it'll scrub out all the bad corrupted data like a PC can.

As for the controllers, where'd you get the batteries? If they're from Ebay or Amazon, they could be cheap Chinese batteries, so they probably won't last as long. You could see if you can get a Sony-OEM battery from a broken/beat-up controller. If they are OEM, it could be the controllers themselves. It's hard to tell.

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Sep 17 at 2:47:51 AM
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with those old original ps3 i always get a mod chip to controll the fan speed for better cooling. and drill some holes in the bottom of the console too.
as for your hdd i would back it up and put in a 256gb samsung ssd drive.

Sep 17 at 1:38:27 PM
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^ Fan mods are sweet, but they do tend to make your console sound like a jet engine since instead of regulating speeds at a variable rate, it's just on full blast. Or at least the fan mods I've seen do that. But hey, keeps 'em cool for sure. lol

Always keep a PS3 out in the open too, that helps prevent a YLOD. If it's all stuffed up in an entertainment center, it'll cause more heat. It wouldn't hurt to set a PS3 on top of one of those USB laptop cooling fan tray/base thingies either.

As for upgrading the HDD, I haven't thought of that. Might as well just install a bigger HDD. Sill might have to have it formatted to FAT32, but you'll have way more memory to play with.

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Sep 17 at 6:05:39 PM
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Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

^ Fan mods are sweet, but they do tend to make your console sound like a jet engine since instead of regulating speeds at a variable rate, it's just on full blast. Or at least the fan mods I've seen do that. But hey, keeps 'em cool for sure. lol

Always keep a PS3 out in the open too, that helps prevent a YLOD. If it's all stuffed up in an entertainment center, it'll cause more heat. It wouldn't hurt to set a PS3 on top of one of those USB laptop cooling fan tray/base thingies either.

As for upgrading the HDD, I haven't thought of that. Might as well just install a bigger HDD. Sill might have to have it formatted to FAT32, but you'll have way more memory to play with.

Pretty much what i do and more  




 

Sep 17 at 6:25:04 PM
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I don't play my BC as much as I did its modded to run backups etc but I used to set it clean out it's shell and done a similar set up Dave did but I used a bigger fan. Downside is it sucks up everything cathair and dust derbis like mad so I'd blast it out every week or so (OCD) I should drill holes in the case tho.

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Sep 17 at 7:10:42 PM
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Originally posted by: Nes Freak
 
Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

^ Fan mods are sweet, but they do tend to make your console sound like a jet engine since instead of regulating speeds at a variable rate, it's just on full blast. Or at least the fan mods I've seen do that. But hey, keeps 'em cool for sure. lol

Always keep a PS3 out in the open too, that helps prevent a YLOD. If it's all stuffed up in an entertainment center, it'll cause more heat. It wouldn't hurt to set a PS3 on top of one of those USB laptop cooling fan tray/base thingies either.

As for upgrading the HDD, I haven't thought of that. Might as well just install a bigger HDD. Sill might have to have it formatted to FAT32, but you'll have way more memory to play with.

Pretty much what i do and more  




 

Yeah, that is above and beyond. lol But I like it. With the mesh, not only it looks cool, stays cool too.  

I kinda did the same thing with my Retro Freak console, however it's not as fancy looking (I literally sticky tacked and taped a fan on the bottom and used old plastic receipt paper spools as posts. hahaha)
 

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Sep 17 at 11:17:27 PM
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Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos
 
Originally posted by: Nes Freak
 
Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

^ Fan mods are sweet, but they do tend to make your console sound like a jet engine since instead of regulating speeds at a variable rate, it's just on full blast. Or at least the fan mods I've seen do that. But hey, keeps 'em cool for sure. lol

Always keep a PS3 out in the open too, that helps prevent a YLOD. If it's all stuffed up in an entertainment center, it'll cause more heat. It wouldn't hurt to set a PS3 on top of one of those USB laptop cooling fan tray/base thingies either.

As for upgrading the HDD, I haven't thought of that. Might as well just install a bigger HDD. Sill might have to have it formatted to FAT32, but you'll have way more memory to play with.

Pretty much what i do and more  




 

Yeah, that is above and beyond. lol But I like it. With the mesh, not only it looks cool, stays cool too.  

I kinda did the same thing with my Retro Freak console, however it's not as fancy looking (I literally sticky tacked and taped a fan on the bottom and used old plastic receipt paper spools as posts. hahaha)
 

Thank you and yeah this is my secound one.  the first one i did i put a cheap home depot shower drain on the back of the console and used a drill bit equiflent sized of the shower drain holes to make it look half way decent. then i taped some window screening of the other side like the one in the picture to keep dust minimal. i found this way to be easier since all i need is a sharpie a ruler and drill. plus is cools better if its pulling air fron the side instead of the middle.

and hey what ever keeps it cool right? i have a asus ac3200 router with a small usb powered desk fan on it at all times since it gets pretty hot.
 

Sep 20 at 12:38:29 AM
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Good call on the reformatting HD bit, I'll prob. just grab a new HD along the way, tired of messing around with such a tiny one anyway   Overheating wasn't my first thought considering at points the system was doing it after being booted less than five minutes from cold, but I do keep my PS3s out in the open and vacuum out from time to time... and the CECHB has been alive since 2006 , unlike my slim which died after a couple years.

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Edited: 09/20/2017 at 12:39 AM by Zero Insertion Force