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PS3 is freezing up

I Need a new fan for my PS3 it over heating where can I buy one. Thanks Dennis

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You can purchase a usb powered external fan that fixes to the back of the ps3 from ebay for less than $30 or 15 gbp.

i think attempting to replace the interior fan will invalidate sonys gaurantee ,if it still is under warranty.

lastly i would suggest the obvious and make sure you have you ps3 out in the open and not in an an enclosed environment like a shelf or
tv/video cabinet.also not on carpet, make sure all the vents are not blocked, i found for me the coolest position to run the ps3 is on its side away from other heat sources like plasma tv,video/dvd/sat/cable players.

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