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Sony Advises Against Microwaving Your PS3

Edwin Kee:

I don’t know about you, but this is definitely a no-brainer – you should not put another piece of consumer electronics into a microwave to dry it. Unfortunately, there must have been some folks around the world who has done so, considering how Sony went about recently to make a public announcement that you should not put your PS3 console in the microwave. I am at a complete loss for words to hear that from Sony, how about you?

Sony did so based on the evidence of some PS3s which were sent back to Sony for repair, saying, “Of the defective products received by Sony, we have detected on some rare occasions evident changes in the shape of the unit and even burn marks that can only be assumed to have been brought about by the use of an electrical appliance such as a hairdryer or microwave. Heating up your game console leads not only to a defective unit but also creates the risk of a fire or even serious injury”.

Speechless, dudes, totally speechless.

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ZeroX98761304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

they`re probably got a PS3 that had been repaired with a heat gun to reflow the board and something went bad for the customer, hence why he sended it to sony.

But yeah, Microwaving your PS3 I not really the smartest thing to do

jadenkorri1304d ago

and yet people still put their HS modem from their provider in the dish washer to clean it, and also were responsible for their dish washer as the modem welded to the top of the dish washer and broke it...

dboyman1303d ago

Every time I hear things like this, I am reminded of that movie by Mike Judge Idiocracy...

Conzul1303d ago (Edited 1303d ago )

And they say the Ninty doesn't make a hot product...

ChronoJoe1303d ago (Edited 1303d ago )

Actually for a long time people have been using microwaves / ovens / inducing overheating generally as a means of 'fixing' (often only fixes for a few months / weeks) ylod / rrod.

It often works for a while as the solder melts. That said I'm not actually sure how well this works in a microwave. Most people seem to use ovens.

IAmLee1303d ago

I'd say that'd be commonsense, but you never know nowadays..

1Victor1303d ago

everyone know you don't dry a PS3 in a microwave you use a oven @ 350* for 2 hours or till its defrosted also the 360 is more advanced it self heating the by press of a button.JK

laxbeav1303d ago

When I read the article I lost all hope for mankind. You sir have just renewed it!!!

BuLLDoG9091303d ago

"burn marks that can only be assumed to have been brought about by the use of an electrical appliance such as a hairdryer or microwave"

yep, i melted the back of my old 40gb phat using the hair dryer technique, and got all my saves onto a thumb drive after doing so.. handy trick for the YLOD

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NastyLeftHook01304d ago

its moments like this that makes me really believe that some people are still not fully human yet. (92% human) (8% monkey)

how? how can ones brain be so oblivious to the fact that electronics cannot be MOTHER-FN MICROWAVED!

Ezz20131304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

blame sony they said "it only does everything"
the dude who put ps3 in the Microwave
thought ps3 can make a dinner for him /s

NastyLeftHook01304d ago

so if i bought a forest and decided to make paper out of the trees and i advertised my business stating the following : this product only does everything: and a 19 yo young man picks up 2 sheets of paper and jumps off a bridge expecting to fly and dies i should be blamed? :p

pixelsword1304d ago

@ Ezz:

No.

It's a grill, not a microwave; and certainly not microwavable.

Hingle_Mcringleberry1304d ago

I'm so glad I read this because I play my PS3 outside in the rain quite a bit and I was about to pop it into the Microwave to dry it cos I can't wait till it gets dry.
Now because of this warming from SONY, I'll pop it into the tumble dryer instead. Grateful.

BlackWolf1304d ago

Some people simply amaze me. No electronic pieces should be put on a microwave. Someone with enough gray matter should know this.

Tetsujin1304d ago

It's stories like these that make me wonder if evolution can go in reverse.....

MysticStrummer1304d ago

Watch the movie Idiocracy and see if it doesn't creep you out a little. We're heading in that direction.

Also...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301...

kneon1303d ago

It certainly can, there is no longer enough natural selection to weed out the idiots so they just keep reproducing. Sure we have the Darwin Awards contestants but that's just a drop in a sea of idiots.

Plus technology is leading to a society that relies on the internet for everything, why bother remembering anything when you can just look it up? On the upside it makes winning at trivia rather trivial since everyone else is an idiot.

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