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Jan 19 2013
By: SargeSparta First Son 5 posts
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Is my PS3 going to die soon?

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I have a 20GB PS3 from Jan. 2007. For a months, maybe a year or two, it's been irritatingly loud. It's louder than my T.V. and my PC, let alone any of my other systems. The fan in my room is on it's highest setting. It's got plenty of free space. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

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Jan 19, 2013

SargeSparta wrote:

I have a 20GB PS3 from Jan. 2007. For a months, maybe a year or two, it's been irritatingly loud. It's louder than my T.V. and my PC, let alone any of my other systems. The fan in my room is on it's highest setting. It's got plenty of free space. Does anyone have any ideas?

 


Actually I do. Let Endless Electronic perform some preventative maintenance on it before it does die. The system is old and the thermal paste is likely drying out.

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Jan 19, 2013

How long does it take for it to get repaired and shipped back? 

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How long does it take for it to get repaired and shipped back? 


Check out their website. www.endlesselectronics.org I got mine back in less than a month but that was a while ago. I don't know what the turn around is now. I doubt it's much longer or shorter than that.

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Jan 20, 2013

Would it be better to do it myself?

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Would it be better to do it myself?


Do what? Simply clean it and put new thermal paste on? If you're comfortable doing that yourself go ahead. If you're talking about any more in depth repair I wouldn't recommend it.

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Jan 20, 2013
Like replacing the PSU?
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Like replacing the PSU?

That's not difficult either. If you are comfortable doing thins yourself go for it. Just don't do any reflow. That can do more harm than good and is only temporary at best.

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