(04-26-2013 10:11 PM)CWMulligan Wrote: The older ones had problems with the silicon on the boards melting over time. I had two different ones I had to replace, including my 60 gig. I'm pretty sure you can get a new one from best buy for $149. You might even be able to trade in your old one towards it, especially if you have the old box. I'd suggest just going with that option if you can. Also, you might be able to contact Sony support and upgrade to the slim for a lowered price point. I did that a few years ago, not sure if they still offer that deal
(04-26-2013 10:21 PM)rmpaq5 Wrote: Just going by your posts, your ps3 looks to be your gaming system, blu-ray/DVD player, and the equivalent of a cable box/sattelite receiver. If that is the case getting a new one for $149 as suggested is a no brainer.
(04-26-2013 10:38 PM)magneto2 Wrote: Just out of curiousity did you update the firmware recently? On the older machines it can really mess up the software. See if you can roll back the firmware or google it. Also does it play games ok or do those mess up to?
(04-26-2013 05:17 PM)tate31nym Wrote: I have a first generation PS3 (60 gig, though there's basically nothing on the drive right now bc I haven't had time to game in ages). I stream everything thru it and it's connected directly to my router. Recently, no matter what streaming service I use (netflix/amazon/mlb) it will play for about 10 minutes and then freeze. Sometimes the audio continues but the picture does not. I have to restart the whole machine to recover. I've done all the typical stuff like uninstalling/reinstalling netflix, restarting my internet connection, checking all the connections, etc. It really began after the latest netflix update earlier this week - but it's affecting all the programs.
Anyone have this happen to them or know what causes it?
Is my ancient baby about to die? (please say no)
Any advice/thoughts is appreciated.
(04-27-2013 12:06 AM)jhyde77 Wrote: I don't think its about to die. I think its a firmware issue. I have a 120 GB model and since the latest firmware update, it won't play a Netflix movie without stopping in the middle of it. I think there may be some bugs that will eventually get fixed.