Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?

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PostDo PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Christmas Name Change » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:51 pm

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Joer » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:03 pm

PS1 games do, PS2 games might do, depends on if you've got an old 60GB PS3.

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Christmas Name Change » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:09 pm

Joer » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:03 pm wrote:PS1 games do, PS2 games might do, depends on if you've got an old 60GB PS3.


What if I don't have a PS3 at all - which kind should I get to ensure backwards compatibility?

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Ironhide » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:05 pm

New ones don't have PS2 backwards compatibility, you need an early 60Gb model for that.

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Super Dragon 64 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:17 pm

Be warned that those 60GB models are the ones that came out in 2007.

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Christmas Name Change » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:43 pm

So I need a 2007 model 60GB PS3 if I want guaranteed backwards compatibility with both PS1 and PS2 games.

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Holpil » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:36 pm

Yes, the 60gb model. I bought one for £40 off someone a while back, it's worth checking E-bay local listings to see if there's anyone nearby selling and wanting collection only. If you do get one you should consider changing the thermal paste if you're going to be using it regularly. Do that and it'll last ages (unless your disc drive dies).

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Christmas Name Change » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:33 am

Holpil » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:36 pm wrote:changing the thermal paste if you're going to be using it regularly. Do that and it'll last ages


Sorry to ask another question but - I have no idea what that is!

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Holpil » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:58 am

Don't worry too much then. Thermal paste helps the heatsink dissipate heat from the processor (& GPU) by filling gaps between the two to aid heat transfer. The old PS3's used a cheap ceramic thermal paste that dries out over time and will eventually cause it to overheat. So ideally you'd need to clean off the old paste and reapply, but you'll need to open up the console to do it.

If you wanted to do it you'd follow this guide until you got the heatsink off:

http://www.llamma.com/PS3/repair/PS3_disassembly_tutorial.htm

Then clean off the paste with a swab & apply a small blob of new stuff like this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-MX-4-Thermal-Compound/dp/B0045JCFLY

Like I say don't worry too much, if the console hasn't been used much then it won't a problem for a while. But if you find the fans spinning up on full after just a few minutes into a game you might consider giving it a go.

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Pedro » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:07 pm

Not to hijack the thread, but thought this was as good a place as any - since moving my PS3 refuses to output a picture. Disk drive works fine and it sounds like it's active, but there's no picture through HDMI. I've tried with 2 different cables and both work fine with my Wii-U and 360, but to no avail with the PS3.

Anything else I should check or am I need of a new PS3?

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PostRe: Do PS1 and PS2 games work on a PS3?
by Jay Adama » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:08 am

Pedro » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:07 pm wrote:Not to hijack the thread, but thought this was as good a place as any - since moving my PS3 refuses to output a picture. Disk drive works fine and it sounds like it's active, but there's no picture through HDMI. I've tried with 2 different cables and both work fine with my Wii-U and 360, but to no avail with the PS3.

Anything else I should check or am I need of a new PS3?

Try resetting the video settings by holding down the power button for ~10 seconds while switching on. You should hear the power on beep, then a second beep when it's resetting.


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