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Ps3 fan doesnt work?

My ps3 got wet now the fan doesnt work and it overheats in like 5 min.

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  • miabllrs Jun 30, 2008

    hey my fan didnt get wet but it did stop working...do u kno where 2 get a replacement fan?

  • designer171 Nov 15, 2008

    my console is overheating.... fan works i check it out side i plug it to computer... so i dont know what's a problem..



  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    HELLO

  • cynele Mar 10, 2009

    I have got a ps3 and i was playing it for a long period of time. I was playing it online and it started to freeze and blow out hot air. I think my fan/motor isnt working because it overheats reallyfast withn 10-15 mins. Does anyway one know how much it is in pounds to get a new fan ?

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    FML

  • chevellepurp
    chevellepurp Feb 08, 2013

    if you have ps3 slim with the light up power and eject buttons that look like this go to amazon.com and buy a ps3 xcm led fan and that should fix it once you install it. it cost 39.99

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I have solution for all of you. You need to call sony at 1-800-345-7669. They will send you a box so you can place you unit in (ps3). If you got warrany on your ps3 they will ask you to send in a copy to varify that it is still in warrany. If it is then they will not charge you anything they will open up the system and see what the problem is either fix the ps3 or they will replace it with a refuribished one. Also you need to make sure that the warrany tag on the ps3 upper right side is still there or they will charge you 150 dollars. And if the serial on the back is removed they will not even service your unit. If you unit is not in warrany they will charge you 150 dollars. Wich is real good because they will dust the interior of it good luck everyone...

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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    mickelmason May 28, 2012

    but im in england

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For me my ps3 (40g) was vertical and got a bit too hot for the cheap thermal paste sony uses. Once it heats up it leaks out from between the heatsink and cpu/gpu. It also happened to get in my fan. Solution; replace the fan. Disassembly can be found on youtube and is simple. Replacing the Fan is a snap and I recommend Arctic Silver 5 on your Cpu and Gpu to avoid having any more issues.

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If you want to see PS3 get disassembled go to youtube and search Gilskey. he has videos of disassembly. if your PS3 has a warranty and you disassemble it, the warranty will be voided!!!!!!! you can buy replacement fans on ebay.

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

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My fan is making a loud noise after i dropped it by mistake. how can I get the top off to correct it is it possible.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

I carefully opened my ps3 as the fan had gotten stuck, the way the fan is designed, (Large 4 inch or so) required a reseat ( push the fan back down to the motor) The way it's designed is that if the ps3 tips from vertical over to horizonal rather roughly the fan becomes displaced, I gently pushed the fan back down and it was free as a bird again, max cool. I think if the system is tipped over frm vertical, too many times roughly tha fan would probably be worn out, so I'm shopping for a back up. A aftermark external would probably work too, But remember though the internal fan is a stepper motor, if the cpu thinks it's not rotating.. cool or not it will probably indicate failure and resume a shutdown condition... best of luck PS have a spare fan on hand...

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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My fan stop to, and worse is that i live in venezuela... if u know something let me knkow thanx

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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Fixed!
For PS3 , You can try Adapter FAN . Forme is working!
cool!!
ALex
Orlando Florida
pc1@techemail.com

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First off, u shouldn't have gotten it wet!!! second of all im sure theres nothing u can do to make a fan start working again, either get a new ps3 or try buyin an external fan

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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