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Sony Playstation3 the console seems to be overheating after turn on causing the unit to freeze up the video, the fan is running but in low speed, the powersupply is very hot to the touch what would cause the unit to be running so hot? thanks in advance for help

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Re: Sony Playstation3

Seems to be the same issue as the Xbox 360 they have a cooling fan that attaches to the back of the system you can read about it here

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