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They do that. specially the first 40 and 60Gb models.
they are also the ones that are prone to heating up so much that they crash and give a Yellow Light of Death error, where a chip on the motherboard comes away from pins, and loses contact.

this usually entails sending the machine back to Sony if in warranty, and still costing you $150USD for shipping etc.

you can get manuals online on servicing your PS3, but its only worth it if you aren't going to use the warranty return scheme.

you can buy a 3rd party stand for your PS3 to sit on. these stands prop up the PS3 so it sits above the surface , elevated above some 100mm case fans for extra cooling.

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Hi,

That is typical of a gaming console.

The GPU (graphics processing unit) gets very hot thus the system getting hot too.
What you need to do is make sure all the air vents are clear of dust and that the console is placed in a well ventalated area.

Thats just about all you can do apart from get a cooling pad for the console.
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