Thread: Leaving your system on?

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    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    A few months ago when my 5 year old nephew was visiting, he wanted to play on my PS2. Knowing him, I said no because he has a known history for... breaking things. After constantly begging the hell out of me, I caved in and inserted some game which I cant remember what it was and let him have it. After 30 minutes though, I had to leave for work, and told him not to forget to turn it off when hes finished. Well after a 10 hour shift which seemed like forever, sure enough, he forgot, and the ps2 was left on pretty much all day long. It didn't do much harm. However since my PS2 was kinda old, it now freezes up on occasion.
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    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    Quote by Shot
    A few months ago when my 5 year old nephew was visiting, he wanted to play on my PS2. Knowing him, I said no because he has a known history for... breaking things. After constantly begging the hell out of me, I caved in and inserted some game which I cant remember what it was and let him have it. After 30 minutes though, I had to leave for work, and told him not to forget to turn it off when hes finished. Well after a 10 hour shift which seemed like forever, sure enough, he forgot, and the ps2 was left on pretty much all day long. It didn't do much harm. However since my PS2 was kinda old, it now freezes up on occasion.


    my cousin alway did to me i hated it
    and i would hear the game on but i thought he was still playing. he likes to sneak away and leave shit running which pisses me off since im a freak about keeping me stuff it good conidition
    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    I left my NES on overnight once. That's about it. With my Wii, even after turning it off it still stays pretty hot so I make a point to unplug it as well. I love my Wii and wouldn't want anything bad to happen to it
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    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    nintendos and sega were such good systems to leave on compared to the playstations and the xboxs now a days

    the old systems didnt have much wires inside like the new systems do

    playstation 3 and xbox 360 r more than just a game system its a dvd player and a computer
    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    I left my Wii on for a week on pause it was okay no problems just the bonus that I could cook bacon and eggs on it.
    The Bucket is Opened<<<<< Off shadowgate on the nes.
    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    I use to keep my systems on all the time if I was playing a game and didn't have enough memory card space.

    Needless to say I don't do that any more.
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    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    Quote by Benjanime
    a friend of mine used to have a dreamcast. he left it on for a whole day on accident once and the engine burned up. since his dad had a number of great games of his own for the system, he got grounded for more than a month and bought a new dreamcast soon after


    was this a gas or steam engine?

    and did you remember to change the oil every 3,000 miles?

    I bet your room and/or house got polluted, real fast.

    PS: How many miles to the gallon did said engine get? also is it a DOHC or SOHC?
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    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    Quote by TestTickles
    my cousin alway did to me i hated it
    and i would hear the game on but i thought he was still playing. he likes to sneak away and leave shit running which pisses me off since im a freak about keeping me stuff it good conidition


    Come to think of it, I should be thankful he just forgot to turn it off and didnt do anything else like spelling juice all over the unit or breaking some of the games in half.
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    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    hah...that sucks about your friends dreamcast.

    if that happened to me, i'd be sooo pissed because i loved dreamcast when it came out.

    i still have one, but i don't play it a lot.
    92 til Infinity
    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    When I was a little girl, I used to leave our NES or the Sega Genesis on for about an hour but ever since our NES got fried, I don't leave systems on anymore.
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    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    Gamecube for 24 hours. Surprisingly, it didn't do any damage.
    • 13 years 3 months ago
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    sigh, reading all this is starting to remind me of that bizarre short on x-play with morgan von vebb destroying a ps2, an xbox, and a gamecube to see which one still works... i wish i could see that same episode again...
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    • 13 years 2 months ago
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    Quote by Copper20
    Gamecube for 24 hours. Surprisingly, it didn't do any damage.


    Yes, the Gamecube is the system I left on for a about a week a few times. But it has a fairly good fan to keep it cool, which is why I think it doesn't bother it much.
    • 13 years 2 months ago
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    I used to leave my systems on (mostly NES and SNES) all the time for games that didn't have a save or password feature. I would leave them on when I went to school or went to bed. I would never leave a system like the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or any other disc based system on in fear of it overheating.
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