Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
The clicking noise is just on the menu, It used to do this on all the screens but after we replaced the cables it stopped. Well, now the noise is back and the screen keeps blacking out. But only on the main PS3 menu and the stuff like internet, and other things like that.
I'd recommend a System Restore.
Settings, System Settings, System Restore.
If you have any saved games, games, etc. Then you'll want to use the backup utility with an external drive to save your info, but BEFORE you restore your old files to your system, make sure you verify the problem is gone.
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Posted on Feb 25, 2009
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Dec 07, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console
PS3 Clicking noise is associated with the hardware aspect, so that's your starting point it may come from the PS3 fan clicking, so do check out the fan if there's something that might have got stucked in between. Clogs from too much dust or dirt may also cause PS3 clicking sound.
PS3 clicking noise may also come from the hard drive. The hard drive are a bit noisy because of the mechanical parts and moving drive head when reading and storing data. Again, if the noise level is very minimal, there's no worry. PS clicking noise fro the hard drive that becomes too audible may signify that the hard drive is having mechanical problems and may soon broke down. At this point you may want to backup any data you have
I hope this helps you.
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