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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

My PS3 is So Hot!

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

My PS3 keeps overheating for some reason, and has to shut down! Even if it's on for 5-ish minutes! Can anyone help me?

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Snys93

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Turn it off, let it cool the f*ck down...or buy a new one and run it to death :D

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Dr. Orange

Check the fan.

 

>Check the fan.

 

>>>Check the fan.

 

Is it fanular? 

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

WELL....

I'm no tech guy, but I'll try that.

 

*Edit: I don't know how to check the fan.  :panic:

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Redeemer

Yeah you might want to clean out that fan. Maybe place a grill-like surface under your console to allow more air to circulate.

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Flare

Ohohohoho, I have much experience in this area. I spent a longass time fixing my PS3's overheating problems.

 

First, just try blowing some air through it.

If that doesn't work, take it apart moderately and clean it.

If THAT doesn't work, completely take it apart (even down to the fan) and clean EVERYTHING.

If even that doesn't work, then change the thermal paste, and buy a new fan if you want to be extra sure.

 

I only had to replace the Thermal Paste on mine, didn't have to get the new fan.

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Who Knows

It Might be the vents that are clogged up with dust trapping heat in your console

 

My Phat ps3 is notorious for this so i use a q tip and pass it along the vents to clean it out

 

if it does not work open it up and do a through clean of the system

 

Edit Nvm Flare has it right

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO OPEN IT.

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CLEAN IT.

Also, I trusted my brother (who is the Tech Prince of the family) to fix it. And what did he do? NOTHING!

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Flare

Look up a guide on how to take it apart. All you really need is a few different sized Phillips Screwdrivers.

 

Clean it with Q-Tips and Rubbing Alcohol, or a very soft cloth doused in Alcohol for the bigger surfaces.

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DZComposer

Air Dusters will get rid of most of the dust. Use a dry cloth or dusting brush to remove any dust that didn't come off.

I would be very hesitant to use liquids. Isopropyl (in concentrations sold to the general public) is conductive and may cause a short if it isn't dried-off completely before power is returned to the unit.

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Flare

The good thing about Isopropyl is that it evaporates rather quickly. So it's highly unlikely that it'll still be there by the time you're done.

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Sideways

A phat PS3 is difficult to get into without proper tools. You need a torx screwdriver to get the top cover off. I recommend you go to your local walmart and look in the hardware department for Ultrasteel 44bit Precision Screwdriver bits set. It has an extention which will make getting to the screw easier. 

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ultra-Steel-Precision-Screwdriver-Set-44pc/17190613

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Who Knows

I totally forgot to say this in my last post but what model do you have ?

 

Phat Slim or Super Slim

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

I have Phat Slim.

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Arashikage

Find any open port in the PS3 and blow canned air through it.  open it up and do the same thing.  To open it up follow my instructions carefully.  

  

 

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO OPEN IT.

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CLEAN IT.

Also, I trusted my brother (who is the Tech Prince of the family) to fix it. And what did he do? NOTHING!

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Look for tiny holes with little metal things inside.  These little metal things should be circular and have a little notch in them.  These are called screws and you need a fancy tool called a screwdriver.to take these out as they're holding the PS3 together.  Stick the screwdriver so that it meets one of the screws, and twist it counterclockwise until it's fully removed.  After you've done this for each screw, remove the top plate to expose the innards of the PS3, and then you should be able to just blow canned air through it.

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

Ok, but can I use a vacuum cleaner?

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Sideways

Here's a guide for the first slim PS3: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation+3+Slim+Teardown/1121

 

Phat PS3 (what I have)  https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation+3+Teardown/1260

 

And this is for the super slim: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation+3+Super+Slim+Teardown+-+Video+tutorial/24914

 

 

EDIT:

 

Also an obvious, make sure you unplug your ps3 and leave it off/unplugged before you work on it. Don't be like this person from the comments of the phat ps3 disassembly guide I posted above:

 

 

 

i have a SERIOUS PROBLEM. i put my ribbon cable from my bluray drive into my ps3 while it was on and i heard a pop. the drive was no loner able to recieve power and i saw someone else had the same problem but on a differnt ps3. they said it was the ic chip on the daughter board and i dont even know where that is.... im only 16 and i plan on being an electronic engineer can anyone please help me because im a SEMI-noob future genius noob now.

 

If you were planning on being an Electronics Engineer you would know better then to be messing with live electronics. 

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LazerMaster5

Rule 1 of electronics: Unplug the device before opening it up and working on it. After all, the last thing you need is to blow out a part or electrocute yourself.

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

Ok, those vent things are clear of dust, but the frigging thing is still overheating! Does this mean I have to strip it to the fan, like Flare said???

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Who Knows

Most Likely

 

Or else they will charge you around 100$ for a repair

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Vy'drach

Where are you keeping it out of curiousity? Because where you're operating it can also cause it to overheat due to a number of things, such as improper air flow or heat not being able to disperse properly.

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

It's in-between a VCR and other electronic thingamadoowackers . It's about 10-20 centimeters away from the VCR and around 5-ish centimeters from the thngamadoowackers. It is sitting on carpet, UPRIGHT. It's probably half a meter away from the wall. The logo is facing the VCR.

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Sideways

First, get it up off the carpet. Sitting upright, you might be blocking one of the air intakes.

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

Wait, there's no vents on the side that was laying down on the carpet.

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

THAT'S IT! THAT'S IT!!! I AM GETTING RID OF THE THING!

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