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  • strange-quark 8 Jul 2013 12:44:15 29 posts
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    Due to a super slow internet connection, I've left a PS3 running non-stop for 2 months,downloading PS+ games. What's the worst abuse someone has subjected their console to?
  • dominalien 8 Jul 2013 12:47:22 6,968 posts
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    I don't think that's abuse. It should simply reach a stable temperature and adjust fan speeds to compensate.

    Now if you put it in a small closed cabinet with no ventilation and spent 3 months playing it non stop while chain-smoking, that would be abuse.

    Frankly, I think no device which needs lots of active cooling would be able to survive that, unless it had huge thermal margins to spare.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • ZuluHero 8 Jul 2013 12:55:07 4,175 posts
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    I don't think my PC has been off since I built it. Does that count?
  • chopsen 8 Jul 2013 12:56:00 16,087 posts
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    Dunno. When did you build it?
  • chopsen 8 Jul 2013 12:56:47 16,087 posts
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    On topic, I've knackered 2 PS3 optical drives by using it as my DVD/BR player.
  • DFawkes 8 Jul 2013 13:04:55 23,040 posts
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    I smashed a PSone with the pointy controller. Those controllers make it far too easy. The console casing itself was sturdy enough, the laser not so much.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • ZuluHero 8 Jul 2013 13:23:00 4,175 posts
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    I built my PC about 9 months ago?

    My partner also put my N-Gage through the washer. It didn't survive (not that it was a big loss in hindsight :p)
  • Folant 8 Jul 2013 13:57:26 1,243 posts
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    I used to punch my ps2 phat when the laser started to act up. Was the only thing that worked.
    Had the PS logo indented on my knuckle for a time.

    Posted from my Nexus 4, not using Tapatalk 4.

  • f311 8 Jul 2013 14:17:28 249 posts
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    Threw my ps2 out of the window a few times till it was little pieces because the laser wouldn't read final fantasy 8 or 9.
  • nickthegun 8 Jul 2013 14:33:27 60,135 posts
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    I lured a Gamecube into the back of a ford transit and committed unspeakable acts on it.

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  • dominalien 8 Jul 2013 14:36:19 6,968 posts
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    So... you're the one responsible for the Wii?

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  • Kew1Melon 8 Jul 2013 14:37:25 398 posts
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    once left mine buffing porn hub all day, got dat 25k/b internet.

    You have an imagination barrier.

  • Deckard1 8 Jul 2013 14:48:49 28,244 posts
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    I put a game gear up my arse once.
  • Trafford 8 Jul 2013 15:03:32 5,807 posts
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    I leant Jimmy Savile my Wii.
    Something about party games he said.
  • Aretak 8 Jul 2013 15:15:07 10,359 posts
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    I tripped over my GameCube controller cord once and sent it crashing to the floor from my TV stand. Apart from a small chip to the silver paint it was fine, and still works to this day.
  • Salaman 8 Jul 2013 15:42:36 19,131 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    Now if you put it in a small closed cabinet with no ventilation and spent 3 months playing it non stop while chain-smoking, that would be abuse.
    Let's not start that whole banjo snapping conversation up again please!
  • Folant 8 Jul 2013 15:49:02 1,243 posts
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    Dear god, won't someone think of the peniseses...

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