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About My PS3 Internal Fan (I Need Help!!!)

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    About My PS3 Internal Fan (I Need Help!!!)

    My fan been acting weird since last year..it been making loud noises, 2 days ago my PS3 overheated and shut off and it keeps doing it every time I turn it on , but the weird thing about it is that its not hot in my house or in the PS3..I do not know what to do. I had my PS3 since a week after launch, and I don't want to lose it.

    do anybody has tips if you had this problem?
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    Clean the unit.

    Back up as many of your save files as possible.

    Elevate the PS3 on each corner so air can flow directly beneath the unit.

    Pray.

    All else fails, buy a new PS3.



    ^ These are your logical options, in the order you should address them. Hope everything works out for ya.


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    Get all the dust out of it

    Backup everything or if u have money you buy another PS3 and transfer data between them

    don't play it for a day and then see what happens

    Last option buy another PS3

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarethgeason View Post
    Get all the dust out of it

    Backup everything or if u have money you buy another PS3 and transfer data between them

    don't play it for a day and then see what happens

    Last option buy another PS3
    This is really good advice...why didn't I think of that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    This is really good advice...why didn't I think of that?
    cuz you don't have brains like jarethgeason

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    Unit you should clean.

    Back save files up you must.

    Lift each corner, feel the force flow through the PS3.

    Concentrate. Concentrate.

    A new PS3 you must buy should you fail.

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    ok i'll try that...Thanks for the tips
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos06 View Post
    ok i'll try that...Thanks for the tips
    In all seriousness, it sounds like you're on the fast track to a YLoD. The fan is a symptom, not the problem. The problem is the PS3 is overheating and it's likely cracks are opening in the solder. Once a PS3 starts going into a hard reboot cycle, it's time to trade it in.

    Back up your save files to USB and/or PS+ and do it now! Trade in the Fatboy for a Slim, you won't regret it. You won't miss the backwards compatibility thanks to HD Collections and plugging in a USB hub adds extra USB ports.

    What you lose in aesthetics by swapping a Fat for a Slim, you gain in reliability and longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant1th3s1s View Post
    In all seriousness, it sounds like you're on the fast track to a YLoD. The fan is a symptom, not the problem. The problem is the PS3 is overheating and it's likely cracks are opening in the solder. Once a PS3 starts going into a hard reboot cycle, it's time to trade it in.

    Back up your save files to USB and/or PS+ and do it now! Trade in the Fatboy for a Slim, you won't regret it. You won't miss the backwards compatibility thanks to HD Collections and plugging in a USB hub adds extra USB ports.

    What you lose in aesthetics by swapping a Fat for a Slim, you gain in reliability and longevity.
    Damn, I don't want to buy a slim, but i might have too, I'll give it to a repair shop first though..Thanks for telling me this though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos06 View Post
    Damn, I don't want to buy a slim, but i might have too, I'll give it to a repair shop first though..Thanks for telling me this though
    My PS3 stopped reading disc so I bought a PS3 slim.. getting the piece of shit fixed never crossed my mind til recently. It still plays psn games though. A few weeks ago I opened it up and cleaned the lens but it still couldn't read discs. :/

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    Yeap. All of the above happens too fast. backing up the saves is vital. I personally dislike the slim for many reasons, but it's all they have now

    Mine is pretty much brand new and it's frozen on 3 separate occasions. :/






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    I had the same problem, so I took my fat ps3 apart (look on youtube for basic directions). The problem is in the dust and hear transfer grease on cpu and heat sink. Every 2-4 years u need to clean them. it was not hard. Get a vacuum and suck all the dust out. Specially check the cpu and heat sinks, they tend the build dust like a wall. After thar cleanning use heat transfer grease on cpu and heat sink and put it all together. U can save a lot of money if u do it ur self.

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    There is another option; one that I chose as I didn't want to get one of the slim models either. Go ahead and back-up all the data you can as the other guys have said and when/if the console finally kicks the bucket contact Playstation support directly. They will swap out your console for a fully reconditioned one. They will charge you for this service, however, it's not going to be more than a second hand console in stores and, if you so wish, you can upgrade to a 120GB slim anyway. This is the only way left to get a new old style PS3.

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    Well my fan has been kicking in way to soon recently and i already kinda of knew what the score was but reading the above has confirmed pretty much what i already knew so i suppose im due YLOD anytime soon

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    FUUUUU..it got worse, Now my games won't even play disks anymore, I don 't want to lose my PS3!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos06 View Post
    FUUUUU..it got worse, Now my games won't even play disks anymore, I don 't want to lose my PS3!!
    Face it, your PS3 is dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRAGON1NINJA View Post
    Face it, your PS3 is dead
    DON"T SAY THAT! jk

    no really, i guess I gotta get a slim
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    Happened to me mate its game over for your PS sadly , which model is it , it happened to my old fatboy

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCLEPAULIE View Post
    Happened to me mate its game over for your PS sadly , which model is it , it happened to my old fatboy
    I got Fatboy model

    Update: I called Sony and they helped me fix the game problem, I can play games again, but its still loud
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos06 View Post
    I got Fatboy model

    Update: I called Sony and they helped me fix the game problem, I can play games again, but its still loud
    It couldn't read disc, is that the problem they fixed?

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