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Broken PS3 Fan

Fan for my PS3 is broken, can I get it fixed at bestbuy?

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You could buy a usb fan which would then take some of the heat away

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I can't help with just the information "It's broken." Taking it to a local electronic repair or sending it into sony if you still have a warranty, or without, is also a good choice.

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Cuts out after 30 minutes of play , sometimes less and gets really hot

Your PS3 is overheating and the system is shutting itself down to save itself from serious damage.
If your PS3 is in a closed, confined space, get it out in the open. Make sure that none of the vents are being blocked. If there is alot of dust around the vents of the PS3, clean it out with compressed air.

If this does not alleviate the problem, there might be an internal issue such as dried out thermal paste or a broken fan. If you are comfortable in doing so, you can take apart the PS3 to fix these issues (many free tutorials are available online on how to take it apart, and spare parts are abundant on ebay). However, if your PS3 is still under warranty, it would be best to get them to fix it for free.

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My playstation 3 wont read my games

there's nothing more annoying than a broken video game console, but by paying attention to the symptoms, you can often temporarily or permanently fix a Playstation 3, or at least figure out
what symptoms mean and how they'll affect the repairs that you need. Here's a guide to dealing with a broken PS3 that won't read game discs properly.

1. Test other types of discs. Very commonly, you'll be able to use normal DVDs and CDs in the PS3. If this is the case, you can chalk up the failure up to the Blu-ray lens of the PS3, which is either dirty or broken. If no discs are working, the problem is actually likely to be more severe; still try the quick clean fix outlined below, but if you do end up needing to call in your warranty or contact a repair center, the extra information about what types of discs are working will help you get a speedy repair.

2. Attempt a quick fix. Get some compressed air from your local electronics store and spray it with short, controlled bursts into the opened disc tray of the Playstation 3, approximately towards the laser lens. This can clean the lens in some cases, and though it's a bit of a long shot, it's the most you can do without voiding your warranty. Carefully read the instructions on the compressed air, and don't hold it in one place for too long.

3. Call Sony for an RMA. If you still aren't getting any response, then the Blu-ray laser of the PS3 is broken and will need to be replaced. If your warranty's still valid, your best bet is to contact Sony and describe the issue--leave out anything that you did to try to fix the lens. The good news is that Sony's warranty system is one of the best, and you shouldn't have to go more than a week or two without your PS3 until the issue is fixed and your console is returned.

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How i can fix red screen on ps3 ?

Hi there,

Well first of all you can try the below steps -

1. turn off your ps3 with switch at back
2.hold power button
3.(do this while holding pwr button) switch back on the ps3
4. if done correctly the ps3 should make a loud fan noise causing the fans to enhance for awhile, that should clean out anything that could overheat the ps3

Sometimes the red light will be flashing because there is a problem with the connection of the hard drive to the rest of the PS3 or the hard drive itself is broken.
You can usually fix this problem by re-setting the drive. To do this, go to the side of your console and take out the hard drive. Then replace it in exactly the same position. If the red light is still flashing when you turn your PS3 on, you might have to get a new hard drive, or even a new PS3. Please post comments for more help or information..........

Good Luck!!


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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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Powers on and immediately shuts off

This seems to be case that the ps3 has overheated before the owner sold it to you.
Does your ps3 turn on and then dose it beep 3 times and the green light turn yellow and keeps on blinking. Or does the fan rev all the way up on the ps3. And does it turn back on when you want to turn it on or do you need to turn it off from the main power switch to turn it back on?

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HDMI output

If you send it to sony, im pretty sure they would fix it.

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