Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My ps3 got wet now the fan doesnt work and it overheats in like 5 min.
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
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.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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
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
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
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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