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Old 10-28-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Any issues with PS3 on it's side?

as the title says, i am considering standing my ps3 on it's side so i can have it closer to the tv and not have to stare at cables dangling between the two.. however, i am wondering if there are any known issues with doing so? i thought i remembered reading before about ps3s scratching discs if they were on their side, or burning up simply from being on it's side??

so, i turn to my fellow ps3t members and ask for your advice.. should i do this?

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Old 10-28-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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I keep my fat system on it's side next to the tv. I actually find it dissipates heat better, since the vent is pointed upwards.
I haven't had any problems with disc scratches so far.

I don't know if the same can be said for slim models ... I know they make stands that you can buy to make it more stable (the fat models are wide enough that this shouldn't happen unless you knock right into it.)
I'd say you have nothing to worry about it you want to stand it on it's side.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:03 AM   #3
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I keep my fat system on it's side next to the tv. I actually find it dissipates heat better, since the vent is pointed upwards.
I haven't had any problems with disc scratches so far.

I don't know if the same can be said for slim models ... I know they make stands that you can buy to make it more stable (the fat models are wide enough that this shouldn't happen unless you knock right into it.)
I'd say you have nothing to worry about it you want to stand it on it's side.
thanks! i have the 60gb launch fatty, and really don't want to risk damaging it, or games, or anything else.. but sounds like you have had no issues at all, so i am gonna just go for it and hope for the best. thanks again!
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:10 PM   #4
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i used to have mine on its side for about a year and a half and the reason i put it flat is because my cat knocked it over, put a nice scratch on the console and completely fucked my game disk up
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:29 AM   #5
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I was on the phone with Playstation customer service (Network issues) and asked that question..

Sony told me it was better for the system to stand on its end.. They said it gets better air flow that way..
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:18 AM   #6
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I've had mine on it's side for 2 yrs now.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:00 AM   #7
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Confirming that they tend to get better airflow if set vertically, just make sure the vent on the top isn't obstructed.
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I have had my 120GB slim for almost a year now and it has always been on its side. I haven't experienced any problems with the console or discs.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:07 PM   #9
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I've had mine on it's side for 2 yrs now.
Same, and no issues.
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:58 AM   #10
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I've never had a problem with my large 40GB PS3 sitting flat on the computer desk (hooked up to the Asus 19" widescreen monitor by HDMI to DVI cable and Logitech 2.1 speaker system). When I had it hooked up to my old CRT TV set, it was standing up and never had a problem with that either.
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