I bought a intercooler fan for my ps3 hoping that was my problem but i dont think it was...it turns on sometimes it;ll stay on for 20 mins max..but at other times it'll turn off instantly ...and its been a few times where it flashes a orange light instead of green or red...what can i do?
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Check to see if the problem is overheating by storing it in a plastic bag in a refrigerator for 1/2 hour then power it up immediately. Don't let it stay out without power or let it dry as moisture will condense on it. If it stays on longer after cooling something is causing overheating., if not the problem is probably an intermittant short. If you can open it up and spray the components individually with freeze spray, this may isolate the problem. Sometimes pc boards warp under temperature changes and cause intermittant problems, sometimes it's a semiconductor.
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The best place to look is online for one. Search trusted sites like Amazon, Newegg, Tigerdirect, and FrozenCP. I don't know if you can find these in stores anymore due to the Slim being out and it being the main one with any support left. I have included a link to get you started.
Hello, I think You should have a cooling fan that can cool it from heat. Because the cause of that problem is that the prossesor is over heated and it cant contiune. So you have to take out of power for sometime (1 hour or more) then try it again. If you need me call on me back.
It is not recommended to simply rely on the intercooler fans. Since they are not cotrolled by the main board they do not adjust for correct operation. The intercooler fans are the to get fresh cooler air around your system and to help remove some of the heat generated.
sounds like you do have an issue with the fan. You can get an external fan from like gamestop or another store such as that. It would be called an intracooler, or intercooler. You have to make sure its for the model you have tho this would help some of the issue. Otherwise you can search in craigslist or something of these sorts. I dont reccomend opening your PS3 however you can find in craigslist under the videogame area people who fix your systems. It may take 20-40 dollars or something like that, but its worth it. They usually guarentee their work for a month or more too.. Good luck.
Your PS3 might have a broken fan. If you are using an external fan that attaches to the PS3 than stop, fans like the Nyko Intercooler and Pelican cause more problems with ventillation and may cause the PS3 to overheat. If heat is an issue make sure the system has plenty of room to breath and point a small fan at the console. If thiat doesn't work call Sony customer sopport.
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hey man go to walmart or either a game store and buy a fan its called an intercooler that is exactly what had happened to me and that fixed it and it should for you they are about 40 dollors or so at least for me