Submitted by Gekko 1014d ago | news

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. (PS3, Sony)

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ZeroX9876  +   1014d 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
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jadenkorri  +   1014d 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...
dboyman  +   1013d ago
Every time I hear things like this, I am reminded of that movie by Mike Judge Idiocracy...
guitarded77  +   1014d ago
This guy would disagree...

Conzul  +   1014d ago
And they say the Ninty doesn't make a hot product...
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ChronoJoe  +   1013d 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.
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IAmLee  +   1014d ago
I'd say that'd be commonsense, but you never know nowadays..
1Victor  +   1014d 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
laxbeav  +   1014d ago
When I read the article I lost all hope for mankind. You sir have just renewed it!!!
BuLLDoG909  +   1014d 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
NastyLeftHook0  +   1014d 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!
Ezz2013  +   1014d 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
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1014d 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
pixelsword  +   1014d ago
@ Ezz:


It's a grill, not a microwave; and certainly not microwavable.
Speed-Racer  +   1014d ago
but will it blend?
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1014d 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.
pixelsword  +   1014d ago
BlackWolf  +   1014d ago
Some people simply amaze me. No electronic pieces should be put on a microwave. Someone with enough gray matter should know this.
Tetsujin  +   1014d ago
It's stories like these that make me wonder if evolution can go in reverse.....
MysticStrummer  +   1014d ago
Watch the movie Idiocracy and see if it doesn't creep you out a little. We're heading in that direction.


kneon  +   1014d 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.
Treian  +   1014d ago
TheLyonKing  +   1014d ago
I put mine in the oven its a bit slower but much more effective, people can be so dumb sometimes /s
Kennytaur  +   1014d ago
Now they say. >:-(

*.... pling!*
MizTv  +   1014d ago
I have never thought of doing that
CaptainYesterday  +   1014d ago
I would never think of doing this, not even to my broken fat thats sitting in the corner of my room.
tachy0n  +   1014d ago
i heard about putting PCB boards(video cards, motherboards etc) in the oven but microwave? lol?
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hennessey86  +   1014d ago
I was just about to have PS3 on toast as well :(
KrimsonKody  +   1014d ago
(immediately removes PS3 from microwave)
I guess there will be no PS3 TV dinners for me tonight...

Does this go for the Vita also, because let me tell you, I enjoy my vita pot pies to death...
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360ICE  +   1014d ago
I just wanted to bring some christmas warmth to my PS3. This warning needs to be on the actual PS3, so I didn't forget this next time. I also need to be reminded that Dualshock is affected by Newton's laws of motion, so that I don't forget and throw them on the wall. Or leave them in mid-air.
rainslacker  +   1014d ago
It truly is a shame that most homes don't come with real wood burning fireplaces anymore.:)
BlmThug  +   1014d ago
One does wonder just how stupid one has to be to in order to microwave an electronic item
ZigZagZach  +   1014d ago
Oh thank God they told me was just about to go ahead and microwave it!
Erdrick  +   1014d ago
i dry my ps3 by holding it outside the window of my car while i drive
stumpa  +   1013d ago
GenericNameHere  +   1014d ago
You guys are all idiots. The PS3 IS a microwave. How do you think I've survived in the jungle for 3 years??

Hallow  +   1014d ago
About time they put out a warning! More companies should do this, just last week I was playing my Fender Strat in the shower and was electrocuted. I am filing a law suit, they put shower warnings on hair dryers so why not guitars?
rainslacker  +   1014d ago
Sadly in today's society with everyone able to sue over anything, you may not be far off.
Tuxmask55  +   1014d ago
Why would you.....?!?
CERN  +   1014d ago
I never knew people microwaved there ps3.
aim4dabushiz  +   1014d ago
did they mention anything about not eating it 2!?
jay2  +   1014d ago
So thats why my Xbox 360 died.......Oh Wait.............
Valenka  +   1014d ago
"Sony advises against microwaving your PS3."

Well, you don't say.
zekk  +   1014d ago
i hear putting a dvd or cd face up makes a pretty cool light show
Hicken  +   1014d ago
It does.
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Ares90  +   1013d ago
Ok, no microwave?

Damn. Fortunately I have:

Waffle Iron
zekk  +   1013d ago
What? no deep frier?
Ares90  +   1013d ago
oh yes, my bad.
Mister_G  +   1013d ago
Yeah, it's probably people trying the hair dryer trick on a YLOD'd machine. Maybe people without a suitable hair dryer thought a microwave would work(?).

BBC Watchdog program showed PS3s been repaired in a special oven, but stripped down to the motherboard of course, maybe people just remember the "fix with an oven" part.

You gotta laugh tho :)
chukamachine  +   1013d ago
MS advises you to put 360 in microwave.

Microwaves sell out.

I did the towel and hairdryer trick for a friends 360, but never a microwave.
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