My internal fan quit working and i am now using fans that are around the house to keep it cool. know i was playing a game for like 3 hours straight and i went and watched a movie and it froze about 20...
Does the PS3 work again afterwards?
Do you still have control of the PS3 when the movie freezes; can you fast-forward/skip past the point it stopped.
If the movie freezes at the exact same point again, then it is a defect with the DVD, or is dirty/scratched.
if the PS3 is still working at all.. REPLACE THE FAN NOW! It should be quite simple. while one PS3's CPU may be able to handle overheating a thousand times and never break, another PS3 may overheat once and permanently destroy or weaken the CPU!
If the fan is just dirty, you should be able to open it, rebuild the fan by removing the (probably) sticker on one side and using a pin to pop off a retaining washer.. then you can push the fan blade off and clean the bearings and everything with isopropyl alcohol. put JUST one or two tiny drops of oil on the bearings/shaft and reassemble.
There may just be a hair inside. Often, fans have rubber o-rings inside -you SHOULD remove these as they will ALWAYS eventually stop the fan from working again if they've failed once before already.
If the fan is actually dead (quite rare) then you can purchase one online. Get an exact replacement, or one with the same measurements and either the same, or better, specifications (will be written on the fan, and can be searched online -important that the new fan moves as much CFM cubic-feet-per-minute of air)
Aug 31, 2009 |
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console