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Overheating I think my 60 gig PS3 is overheating. How do I open this thing up so I can clear all the airways from dust and what not? It has been freezing while playing Call of Duty 4. Any other suggestions would be great also!

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If its overheating and already frezzing the damage has already been done, but you can buy what they call intercollers for this unit. You need to take this in to have it repaired as overheating is not the cause of the problem here something is causeing it to overheat!

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