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Ps3 stuff hello there. can i ask you where the thermal resistor is located, i think mine overheats not because it's too hot but because the thermal resistor might be bad.

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One of them is located next to the relay. The other is located right behind the big transformer in the middle screwed to the copper heatsink next to the three transistors.

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Ps 3 overheats


Try getting an air can or blow into the fan to getting any dust out of the system causing it to overheat also make sure your fan is not against anything and can get good airflow

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MY PS3 WILL SHOW A GREEN SCREEN BUT WILL NOT DO ANYTHING


The thermal paste has melted from your PS3's CPU, causing it to overheat, which causes "The Matrix Effect" . The CPU is probably dead. If you can re-seat the heatsink with fresh thermal paste yourself, go for it. It may or may not work. If you are rich, send it in to Sony. If not, and your system is not under warranty, you're out of luck. Sell it on eBay for parts, and use that cash for a new PS3. Parts PS3's go for $40 - $60 on eBay, depending on how broken they are.

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Ps3 trips off at specific points during gameplay


well you can check to see if it is overheating, put your hand over the vents, if they are cold then its overheating

Jan 28, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 was working fine then frooze, now every time you tuen it on it works for about 3-4 mins then freezes, or turns its self off???


Hello,

Sound like you are having thermal issues with your PS3. The PS3 has thermal sensors that shuts the system down if it reaches the thermal threshold. I suggest that you contact Sony and report the problem.

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Jan 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 overheats and shuts down


do the fans kick on and it gets really loud, if so you can just grab some thermal gel and take the ps3 apart and put thermal gel on the cpu's. if its not getting loud then you may have a bad fan or the motherboard controller for the fan is bad

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

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Makes loud fan type noise and after being it says" system is becoming hot please turn off"


ur ps3 is try to overheat if u know whatur doing go to the computer store and buy some new compound artic silver 5 is best sony uses cheap thermal compound. there is a guid on how to take apart ur ps3 and reflow the mother board and put the new compound on hope that works if not it the power supply mine did the same thing 2 moths later a ylod so i got to get a new power supply they go bad just like the bluray dvd player never use cleaner on games and the bluray player

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Overheating


Go to any store that sells ps3 stuff and buy a ps3 fan I got one for about 35 dallars makes my ps3 run very good

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1st 80Gb ps3 model gets hot really fast..


Make sure that your not placing your system on any sort of carpet or rug this will cause the system to overheat. Also check the fan on the back of the system and make sure that the fan is clean and not full of dust and other sorts of stuff. If this does not stop then i would go buy a cooling fan for it just to make sure it dont fry the motherboard!!

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Playstation 3 overheating Fan problem?


I have done the research!!! And I wrote this guide taking more safety precautions against breaking my system than the originators so this is a reproduced guide wearing safety belts.
This means there are 2 possible problems with your PS3. Either 1) your fan is dying and needs to be replaced or 2) the heat transfer from your 2 processors to the fan is deteriorating. Number 2 is the most popular for overheating because Sony didn't use the greatest of thermal compounds on their processors, and the heat sink solutions Sony used in its launch systems weren't as well engineered as the later systems. 60gig are the most prone.
This has happened to me and I have fixed my PS3. It works perfectly as if I had just bought a new one (fan is super quiet, showing that the heat transfer is working perfectly) and 5 months later I had to repeat the process and it fixed the problem again. So, this solution may have to be an ongoing task through the years, I suggest doing it 3 times a year like I plan on doing. All you need is a couple screwdrivers, thermal paste (preferably something with silver or more expensive, Arctic Silver is good), and a heat gun (usually made for stripping paint) that gets to at least 650F. The processors in this MB are soldered in...
Okay, assuming you are good with handling hardware and get the PS3 bare down to its motherboard, you should see the huge *** fans mounted to the 2 processors, 1 says GPX and the other CELL I think.
1- You need to take off the fan carefully 2- Clean all the dust you can possible see, CAREFULLY 3- Use acetone or some other 99% alcohol compound to clean the old thermal paste off the back of the processors and the mounts of the fan. --------------------------------- This part is important --------------------------------- 4- Look for the 2 black chips that are almost touching each processor above (or below depending on the direction the board is) and pay attention to their location to the chips for when the board is upside down.
5- Place your motherboard on a flat, heat resistant surface and set up to where nothing will touch it for 30 minutes.
6- Using the heat gun, heat the processors for 25 seconds a piece (less time the hotter the gun) using a circular pattern as not to have the heat focused in 1 spot. Then do the same for the 4 black chips.
7- Let the motherboard cool for 30 minutes. You will hear popping noises, this is the solder hardening back up after being set further in its socket. DO NOT TOUCH MOTHERBOARD. It is hot and any outside pressure or contact could snap it. Just let it sit there.
Whats happening is your are resetting any connection damage that might have occurred from the processors getting hot and not cooling properly. This also corrects any minor misalignment of the processor and its seat.
8- Flip the motherboard over and repeat steps 6 and 7.
9- Now apply a thin layer of the thermal paste on the back of each processor. Just enough so you that appears like you can see through it. Not literally but to the point that you think you can make out a letter on the processor.
10- Mount the fan back on carefully and clean up all excess thermal compound that may have been squeezed out the sides.
That should do it. Put the PS3 back together, leave the final screws unscrewed, hold your breath, pray to your deity and turn it on.
Like I said earlier, this happened to me I. I did this fix, failed because I didn't heat the processors long enough. Increased my heating time by 15 seconds each processor, and then my PS3 ran faster, smoother, and quiter for about 5 months before I had to do this fix again because my girlfriend doesn't like to turn my PS3 off (have to shorten auto shutoff to 1 hour now *sigh*). But fixed for a second time with same results.
Good luck gents. This solution does work, but you must also know that it may void the chance of Sony fixing this for you for 150. I paid $7 (US) for the thermal compound and $25 for the heat gun. And the PS3 are $300

Nov 30, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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