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trathen93
post Jul 8 2009, 10:37 PM
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Anyway, the fan on my 40gb ps3 has been really loud lately.it generally gets louder after ive switched it on, normally 30 mins after maybe even longer. thought at first that the heat was the problem but its still happening after the tempratures dipped.
Ive got a 320gb HDD in that i fitted and dont know if this is responsible. ive moved it to a more open space and tried to clear the dust off and got a hairdryer on it ( not powerful one) but still nothing.
any suggestions please?


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post Jul 8 2009, 11:05 PM
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post Jul 8 2009, 11:15 PM
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QUOTE(OptimumPx @ Jul 9 2009, 12:05 AM) [snapback]1511885[/snapback]
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thanks mate, didnt know if this was the right place for this.
tried to run other games and no change. for some fifa 09 seems to be the worst but for me it doesnt matter


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post Jul 9 2009, 12:00 AM
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I've heard that this is to be done only as a last resort so it's up to you mate.
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Also I think you can only do it on the 40GB.

Some comments about it here.

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post Jul 9 2009, 03:32 PM
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thanks mate. tried it and its its been fine so far. been on it all day and no noise but it can do that sometimes anyway and suddenly go loud


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post Jul 10 2009, 02:19 PM
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I heard this is actually a FORCE EJECT button to force out jammed disks in the ps3. Some people think this is to clean it because of the air it pushes out.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Oo7nfUuFB4

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post Jul 10 2009, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE(DuPz0r @ Jul 10 2009, 03:19 PM) [snapback]1512174[/snapback]
I heard this is actually a FORCE EJECT button to force out jammed disks in the ps3. Some people think this is to clean it because of the air it pushes out.

Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Oo7nfUuFB4

Also I don't think it's even mentioned in the booklets which come with the machine so I wouldn't try it myself.
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post Jul 11 2009, 10:30 PM
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You could also try a can of compressed air. That will get a lot of gunk out.

If you come across a video that tells me which button magically brings a PS3 back to life, please share :/
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post Jul 12 2009, 10:07 AM
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QUOTE(FrankCastle @ Jul 11 2009, 11:30 PM) [snapback]1512374[/snapback]
You could also try a can of compressed air. That will get a lot of gunk out.

If you come across a video that tells me which button magically brings a PS3 back to life, please share :/



There is a series of buttons called a phone call and a fee... Trust me, i've had three PS3's so far!


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post Jul 12 2009, 11:54 AM
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QUOTE(DuPz0r @ Jul 12 2009, 11:07 AM) [snapback]1512398[/snapback]
QUOTE(FrankCastle @ Jul 11 2009, 11:30 PM) [snapback]1512374[/snapback]
You could also try a can of compressed air. That will get a lot of gunk out.

If you come across a video that tells me which button magically brings a PS3 back to life, please share :/



There is a series of buttons called a phone call and a fee... Trust me, i've had three PS3's so far!

I've heard an awful lot of complaints about 'broken' PS3's but haven't heard what the actual problems have been or what the most common problem is.
What was wrong with yours DuPz0r? unsure.gif
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post Jul 12 2009, 07:09 PM
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I don't get it, everyone hates the PS3 because it starts breaking, yet the 360 has had Rrod since day 1.

And When you said loud PS3 fan I assumed you were calling me.
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post Jul 12 2009, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE(DuPz0r @ Jul 12 2009, 06:07 AM) [snapback]1512398[/snapback]
QUOTE(FrankCastle @ Jul 11 2009, 11:30 PM) [snapback]1512374[/snapback]
You could also try a can of compressed air. That will get a lot of gunk out.

If you come across a video that tells me which button magically brings a PS3 back to life, please share :/



There is a series of buttons called a phone call and a fee... Trust me, i've had three PS3's so far!


I have gone through all that with Sony. Three is my record as well. I refuse to pay $150 for a system that will die in less than a year. I'm not the only one... Sony's own customer support supervisor admitted he wouldn't pay either when I asked him about it.

I'm pretty sure the problem with my PS3 was overheating. I left if on over night and the system shut itself down the following day. From that day on the system would only stay on for a few minutes at a time. Until eventually it wouldn't turn on at all. It's normal for a computer system to shut itself down in order to prevent damage to the CPU. Unfortunately Sony's didn't design their systems to shut down prior to damage. Instead, they brilliantly designed it to shut down after it already has been damaged.
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post Jul 28 2009, 10:02 PM
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QUOTE(FrankCastle @ Jul 11 2009, 11:30 PM) [snapback]1512374[/snapback]
You could also try a can of compressed air. That will get a lot of gunk out.

If you come across a video that tells me which button magically brings a PS3 back to life, please share :/


Fix the thing yourself Frank. You seem pretty handy. Use a few of the tutorials on youtube and while your in there replace any bust caps or anything.
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post Jul 29 2009, 05:07 AM
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How the hell have some of you gone through 3 ps3s? I would venture to say its abused by yall more than its just a random malfunction. I've never had a problem with mine and i got it 2 months after they came out
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post Aug 11 2009, 12:41 AM
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QUOTE(Effy Fetish @ Jul 28 2009, 06:02 PM) [snapback]1515449[/snapback]
Fix the thing yourself Frank. You seem pretty handy. Use a few of the tutorials on youtube and while your in there replace any bust caps or anything.


I tried but I think something on the main board is dead. A replacement board costs almost as much as a new PS3 so it doesn't make sense to buy one.


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How the hell have some of you gone through 3 ps3s? I would venture to say its abused by yall more than its just a random malfunction. I've never had a problem with mine and i got it 2 months after they came out


If by abuse you mean leaving it on over night, then yeah i abused it. I wish it was that simple. I wouldn't be boycotting SONY if that was the case.
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post Aug 12 2009, 05:23 PM
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the fan has started to make noises again on my ps3. im thinkin that its cos of the heat in the room. i might go and buy another fan that plugs into the usb port.
whats the best one and does any1 have one .how much louder will it make my ps3?


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post Aug 12 2009, 05:50 PM
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How did you cure it last time?
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post Aug 13 2009, 12:10 AM
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QUOTE(marney1 @ Aug 12 2009, 06:50 PM) [snapback]1517726[/snapback]
How did you cure it last time?


i done that fan thing where it clears it out an it was workin brilliantly, until the other night when it decided to go loud at 1am when my brother was asleep in the next room. still finished my game with accrington stanley though.


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post Aug 13 2009, 12:49 AM
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How did you cure it last time?


i done that fan thing where it clears it out an it was workin brilliantly, until the other night when it decided to go loud at 1am when my brother was asleep in the next room. still finished my game with accrington stanley though.

Ahh but did you win.
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post Aug 13 2009, 10:48 PM
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QUOTE(marney1 @ Aug 13 2009, 01:49 AM) [snapback]1517810[/snapback]
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QUOTE(marney1 @ Aug 12 2009, 06:50 PM) [snapback]1517726[/snapback]
How did you cure it last time?


i done that fan thing where it clears it out an it was workin brilliantly, until the other night when it decided to go loud at 1am when my brother was asleep in the next room. still finished my game with accrington stanley though.

Ahh but did you win.

I dont like to go off topic,but yes i won. on topic, the thing is still loud. tried the hoover on it and no luck. i might just stump up the money for a USB fan but i ddont know what the noise is like from one of them


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