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PS3 Self-cleaning Intructions?? Is this for real????

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I was googling "PS3 CLEANING TIPS" When I ran across instructions on How to Make the PS3 go into SELF-CLEAN Mode and Blow the dust that gets into the console out by turning on all fans. From what I read it was only 40 and 60GB Units that this works on.  So It says Turn off PS3 from the switch located on the back and when turning it back on Hold down the Eject button and the PS3 will come on with all Fans Blazing and Blowing out the dust inside. Now my questions are (1) does this really work and more Importantly (2) will this cause my PS3 to go into overdrive and accelerate the YLOD happening?

 

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It's the fan test, don't do it unless you want to cough up $150 or $300 for a slim.
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Aug 29, 2009

Whew Thank you, I was thinking of trying it too since I was cleaning my entertainment center. Don't need or want a Slim anytime soon. Thanks.

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Aug 29, 2009

It's just a fan test.  It really doesn't do much, maybe blow around some big chunks of dust.  It just runs the fans @ max speed.

 

It definitely won't cause YLOD or a problem.  I've used it like 3 or 4 times... but the best solution for cleaning is to open up your unit and use compressed air to clean it.  (It will void your warranty, but I'm way outside 1 year).

 

It's nothing to worry about if you want to try it.

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VivaGardner wrote:

It's just a fan test.  It really doesn't do much, maybe blow around some big chunks of dust.  It just runs the fans @ max speed.

 

It definitely won't cause YLOD or a problem.  I've used it like 3 or 4 times... but the best solution for cleaning is to open up your unit and use compressed air to clean it.  (It will void your warranty, but I'm way outside 1 year).

 

It's nothing to worry about if you want to try it.


Agreed. Don't believe the hype. The fan test SONY does not reccommend is to turn your 60gb on its back, trapping the heat which kicks the fan up. This will destroy your unit.

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Thanks for the response because as I was researching, For every 3 people that said it was cool, there were 2 others that said it would damage PS3. Then they say SONY suggest taking a Vaccum and Getting the dust out. They also say the Condensed Air method is not reccomended as well, But I see people on the Boards that say they do that one, so Its hard to know what Info is correct or not. Thanks again.
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No

dont do it

 

if you can the best thing to do is to open it up and clean it, specially the fan and around it

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UH< sorry but it does work I've performed this several times. It is a SELF CLEANING function not a fan test.

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SKOT_FREE wrote:
I was googling...

 

Ugh, people, don't implicitly trust Google. As the late Rodney Dangerfield used to say, the last guy who did this, he could have been a maniac!

 

There are VERY clear instructions on how to clean the PS3 in your owner's manual. You just have to be willing to do one thing; open it up and READ IT.

 

And don't bump old topics either.

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Oct 28, 2012

it only works on the 40Gb..... I've tried on both my 60Gb and 80Gb, no dice

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