Hey, it's canana. Our Game Recommendation thread creator.
40 Gb fat 2008 model still operational. What I do to my PS3:
put on open location.
dust it off only whenever I feel like it.
leave the disc inside when turning it off.
take out the disc only when changing game.
quit game and return to XMB before turning it off.
turn off ps3 via XMB.
turn off back switch only when relocating ps3.
Hey! Those seems some nice advices. I also had a 40GB model and it died the same way, the secnd PS3 was a 80GB model.
I always quit game and turn it off via XMB, however, I always turn off back switch when I didn't wanted to play anymore. Sorry, can't understand #2, what product or what do you use to dust it off? Also, how many hours of use do you recommend daily?