not normally one to butt in one these matters BUT...new slimline PSTwo's dont need a fan 'cos the power supply is external which is how they make them so darn slim and therefore helps out with the laser problem because the fan is not dragging in dust all over the insides of your machine. How come they didnt think of that sooner?
Anyway-for what its worth, i've got one and i personally think its too bloody noisy when its spinning discs.
Oh......cooling fans! Right, it's just that from your original post (the one with no reference whatsoever to cooling fans) you implied (probably unintentionally, by the sound of it) that the build quality of the new slimline PS2 was inferior, because it's smaller. Which would be a very bizarre statement to make! But I catch ya drift now. Perhaps you should maked sure your posts are clear, before you hit the submit button? So, there.
Granty - thanks for that info. I learn something every day on this forum. Love it!
I can't fault the build quality of the old PS2 - my mate somehow yanked mine off it's shelf (about 5 ft up) today and it hit the floor with an huge bang!
I naturally felt the worst as I picked it up! The component lead connection was shagged but this appeared to be the only external damage! Then the real test - I hooked it up to my TV via RGB and couldn't believe my eyes when it worked. A lucky escape with only a new Component lead to fork out for.