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Fan stopped working on PS3. overheats in 10 minutes and shuts off.

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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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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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