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User Info: PhoenixRush

PhoenixRush
5 years ago#1
This whole time I've had my slim on a table, and the system of course gets pretty hot in the back after a while. But I have company coming and I need to clear the table off so people can use it, but they also want to play PS3. There won't be a fire or anything will there? God do I sound paranoid. <_<
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User Info: SamcroReaper

SamcroReaper
5 years ago#2
It's never a good idea to put any piece of electronics on the carpet.

User Info: jammies

jammies
5 years ago#3
Carpet conducts electricity. At least put a piece of wood under it.
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User Info: JoveHack

JoveHack
5 years ago#4
jammies posted...
Carpet conducts electricity. At least put a piece of wood under it.

Carpet's also a good insulator, so heat build-up is something to worry about.

If it's cool and dry, the carpet will be generating static electricity as people walk on it. Be prepared to lose the PS3 permanently to a static shock.

Finally, carpet with a lot of people walking on it will kick up a lot of dust. Dust doesn't usually rise very high. Instead it stays low where the PS3 will suck it all in with its fan-forced cooling. That's probably a year's worth of dust, or more.'


Now if you're already having problems with the console, this would be a good way to finish it off. Otherwise, find some other place, high up if possible, to put the system. On top of a bookcase is good, if there's one close enough. (You do have wireless controllers, right?)

Just set it on a chair/stool nearby. Even a tall cardboard box will work.

Or just put it on the carpet and see if it melts. You might be fine.

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User Info: PhoenixRush

PhoenixRush
5 years ago#5
I put it on the system's own box. The rear of the system shouldn't have much dust kicked up since it's where people don't walk. Thanks everyone.
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