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Old 08-14-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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PS3 fan noise

So my PS3 crashed as you guys know, and I took it to a flea market to be repaired. What ended up happening was it could not be repaired because the USB ports were broken. So, I agreed to just trade it for a "fat" model. I did not mind because I heard the fatboys had better parts compared to the slims which were cheaply produced.

For the first week or 2 it ran fine. Now however, it makes a rather audible noise from the fans, sounds like a hairdryer. It does this after about 10 minutes of gameplay. Tips? I keep it in the Living room where the temperature is fine, and the vents aren't dusty.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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That's normal I believe, I dunno if theres any tricks to make it less loud or what...
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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Like my old phat model, it would heat up quickly and eventually burned up my video card. I'm not a fan of the old models. I have had bad luck with them. Much better luck so far with the slim. So I think it's internally getting really hot which is cranking up the fan. Just my opinion.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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Yeah I have the super slim, the newest model and I've never had an issue with it. it's really quiet too.
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might have to change out the fan ....

probably can get them at a pc shop ( i would bring in the old one to compare tho )
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My original PS3 has been working for 4 years now, and it's always had a loud fan. I'd like to say it's normal, but I don't know just how loud you mean.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #7
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Some of our older PS2s ('fatties') will hummmm when running for a bit....ehh, I assumed it was the 'natural life-cycle'. I keep ours very clean, and regularly dust the fans, yet still...

Can't say about the PS3s; don't own any. I'll let you know how they run, in a few years, heh.
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The older PS3 models are known to be pretty noisy and are more prone to overheating, though I don't think it sounding like a hairdryer is normal. You may have to look into changing out the fan if it gets worse.
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Thanks to all for the input. I guess hairdryer was a slight exaggeration I mean it's not unbearably loud but it's definately pretty audible compared to my old slim that used to hum pretty quietly. I've heard propping it up on some cans helped.
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