PS3 graphics Stretching Glitch

I’ve been having some Graphics glitches with the assassins creed series (specifically 2/BH/Rev) and until today I assumed it was an issue with the game itself.

There are times where the textures/polygons seem to stretch out forever.
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    Some Reading would suggest its a heating/dust problem and could lead to the YLOD. So at this point I’m in fear for my PS3.

    Two part question:

    1. How can I determine if it is a hardware problem?
    2. I’m unsure about whether to open it and clean it or not. Some people say that its too dangerous and others say it is real easy. Maybe I should stick to cleaning the vents first?

    (I’m assuming cleaning it is probably good even if this isn’t a hardware problem)

    UPDATE :- Still happening after cleaning out as much dust as I could. I took a picture of it happening myself after only half hour:
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    Only seems to happen with these games. So far.

    UPDATE 2:- Tried my games on a different playstation and everything worked fine. I haven’t found any way to fix it.

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “PS3 graphics Stretching Glitch”

    It is a hardware problem if software updates don’t fix it though a software update could fix it if the hardware problem was or could be cause by software use.

    Make sure you have the latest system update and AC version.

    Cleaning it is definitely a good idea and it isn’t too complicated. The dust build-up will restrict airflow effectively reducing the amount of heat dissipation that is possible which can result in heat damage.

    A helpful teardown guide:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation-3-Slim-Teardown/1121/1

    Unfortunately if heat damage has already limited the hardware in some way any efforts are going to be in prolonging the life and will most likely not fix anything.

    This could as already stated be a sign of a hardware issue in the PS3 itself, However don’t overlook the possibility of it being a television problem. Try hooking up to another tv, and if that does not fix the problem there may even be something up with the AV or HDMI cable you are using. if swapping out these things does not help and you are still under a warranty I would recommend downloading all your save files to flash drives and return the ps3 for a new one.

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