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PS3 Slim Laser? –
How long will the laser last in the PS3 slim?
Certainly it would depend on how much someone uses it. Should i be concerned the laser will stop working? I have 10 games I have been ripping to my HD and I watch lots of movies.
I replace tons of lasers each week.
From the looks of it, lasers will last at least 2 1/2 to 3 years under NORMAL daily usage!
As for ripping games, that might DECREASE the life of the laser.
Blu-Ray lasers are much like a lightblub, they have a limited number of hours then they burn out.
But Sony has been improving the design.
The early ones 400a were bad, 99% of them have died by now.
The later 410a (dual-eye) used in since the launch of MetalGearSolid, are better design, and seem to last longer.
The Slim 450a (smaller of course), seem to be the same as the 410a, just a little smaller, I have personally only see TWO dead ones, and one was because the system was throw a very long distance before landing very hard.
It is still too early to know for sure in answering your questions.
hmm.. ok so i have an 80gb Model with the Dual Shock Controls, which laser would I have?
With Backup Manager my laser is gonna last a hell of a long time. Furthermore my PS3 is very quiet when playing ^_^
Originally Posted by xiaNaix
Nothing against Math (legend). Next quote irrelevant to above lol.
Originally Posted by sabin1981
The easy way to tell what type of laser you have without opening, is to watch how the disc loads/goes into your unit.
Originally Posted by rizzod
If the disc goes straight in, gets pulled from each side evenly, then you have the older (single-eye / 400a) laser system.
If the disc goes on a curve, turns slowly as it gets in by only one side, then you have the newer (dual-eye / 410a) laser system.