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Pitched noise coming from the fan

Hi, i loud noise is drive me crazy, just start when the fans turn to loud....what can i do??

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Re: pitched noise coming from the fan

When I first got my PS3, It had the annoying high pitched fan sound as well, but went away after a week and has worked fine ever since, no problems at all. I have the 60 gig version, so. Maybe if yours is new you just need to break it in?

Posted on May 04, 2007

Re: pitched noise coming from the fan

Cover with a towel or somethin until it stops makin the noise

Posted on May 08, 2007

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My guess is its going to die soon. I would back up most of your stuff on a hard drive if possible. If it gets that far. I had this happen to my 40GB PS3 about a year ago. It turned on for 5 minutes then off. Soon after that it didn't turn on. And it was making really loud fan noises.
What are the specs of your PS3 and was it making loud fan noises before? Consider buying a new PS3 slim?
A quick guess that i just thought is try doing the fan test before turning it on. Turn Off PS3 completely (switch in back) Hold eject button and Turn on switch.

NOTE: This is dangerous and can harm the PS3.

Good Luck

Nov 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 loud fan noise

Don't do anything your fan is just fine it's just running faster to keep it cool when you hear a clicking sound at high speed then you should be worried about it cause your fan is failing and should be replaced

May 31, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Why is my system running so loud?

The 2 most common causes of noise are the DVD drive and the fans.
If it does it continuously, check the fans. Make sure you are giving it adequate ventilation (atleast 12 inches in the back and 3-4 on the sides minimum) because if the fans are running that loud it's an indication that your 360 is running hotter than it should. If it only starts happening when you insert a game/dvd disk it could be the DVD drives motor running harder. This is a more complex issue to tackle and not recommended for the unexperienced. The only simple trick I can think of at the moment with the DVD drive is to change the consoles position, if it's vertical, lay it down and vice versa. Hope this helps or atleast narrows it down for you.

Dec 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 is loud - sounds like a loud fan motor. How can I make it run quietly?

You can try installing the game you want to play on the Xbox 360 Hard Disk, which reduces the motor noise to an extent, however there is no permanent way to fix the loud fan motor noise while playing the game with the disk in the drive.

Make sure you keep your Xbox 360 unit well ventilated, ensure it does not gather dust near the small vents and openings on the unit.


Dec 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My Ps3 makes a loud fan noise after 15-20 minutes

its your backup fan turning on you must not have adequate venitlation take it out of small place and put it near a fan or window

Oct 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Turned unit on and there was a loud fan noise. My son turned it off right away but when he turned it back on the lights and beeps come from the unit but there is no audio or video of any kind. Checked

Ok well there are two possibilities I can think of.The first is your whole fan is blown because something got caught,jammed it,and fried it.This is the very freaking costly and mabey not worth it possibility.The other is your Xbox either is sitting on the floor and has no room for the fan to work.It backed up.Or the fan is clogged.The way to fix that is to turn the machine off and take a tweezers to the fan grate and see if you can take out the dust.But do not,I stress do NOT play it without fixing the fan otherwise it might explode.Hope I helped.

May 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Loud noise when turned on

Loud grinding noises are always a BAD sign of things to come. It could have been that something was in the fans on your unit or it could have been the hard drive. Either way, I would return it if it is still under warranty. You will not regret this.

Mar 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 is making a high pitched ringing sound the entire time it's on to correct?

what model is this playstation?
and how old some older models the fan makes a lot of noise in the need to replace the fan is your bluray drive working properly? if is then inside the ps3 there is no moving parts other than the fan and the bluraydrive if you need to replace your fan I have replacement parts for the ps3

Mar 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Loud noise

Hi there, they may have changed the dvd drive.

the fans should be working you can tell if they work by just get a piece of paper and place it where the fans are to see if they blowing air out.

Or it could have been they have changed the drive. Microsoft may have added an exter heatsink.

Jul 14, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox cooling fan sounds like a vacum running is this common

probably worn bearings. Or clogged with dust.
turn-off, unplug all leads, get vacuum cleaner on it and suck the blighter.
re-set back up.
nothing to lose eh ?
Mike @ Compurepair.

Feb 24, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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