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You may want to try the reflow option. There is a reflow multi-part video on youtube about this process. It involves opening your PS3, and buying a few things. I've used that and have been successful in getting my PS3 back into working shape.

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When i turn my ps3 on it is quite but maybe 45 secs it starts to get loud and louder play it alittle it get a little quiter but it will get louder very shortly i do not know what to do

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sometimes your ps3 fan mite make a horrible sound which is louder than usual, i have found. by leaving it for a while it will return to normal.

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reguarly hoover out your ps3.

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System works without issue but the fans are extremely loud now. the fans actually get louder the longer the system is on.

the problem is your PS3 is now stuffed up inside with dust. mostly the cooling fins will be full of dust so making the fan work harder than usual to keep it cool inside.

to correct this you can open the unit up and clean the fins with a brush and till be like new again. but if you aren't very savvy in this area, then I would say purchase a small can of compressed air, they can be purchased from most main stream computer and electronics shops, the idea being with the air being very compressed, when you blow it inside of the PS3 vents is blows out the dust using much more force than your lungs could use.

this works very well in most cases.

I would say not to use this if your PS3 has just been on as the compressed air is VERY cold and if your PS3 is very hot inside you will cause rapid cooling and crack your motherboard. so make your ps3 has been OFF for at least 30mins before using compressed air.

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