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Mar 06 2012
By: NovaDeathStar I Only Post Everything 1237 posts
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PS3 makes popping noises

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Sorry I think this has been disscussed before but I cant find the thread

Anyways my 160GB Slim has been making popping noises I have no idea why but it better not be bad. My PS3 isnt even 6 months old yet but it seem to already have a couple of minimal problems.

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Treasure Hunter
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Re: PS3 makes popping noises

Mar 7, 2012

The popping noises are just the plastic expanding and contracting with temperature changes in the console. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Mar 7, 2012

yes, that could be the cause, but i also heard this noise in my PS3 jst before my blueray drive died. Not trying to scare you  here my friend.


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Mar 7, 2012

Yes, I get the same exact noise with my slim. I always thought of it as thermal considering it was only sitting there and would suddenly make the noise, and I relate it to the *ticking noises you hear after you shut off a vehicle.

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Re: PS3 makes popping noises

Mar 7, 2012

Ok well my old 80GB didnt do that at all so I guess since the Slim is Slim things are more crowded inside there.

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Mar 7, 2012

Easy way to check if it's just the plastic shell is to just apply light pressure on the left side of the top of the PS3 when you've been playing for awhile.  You can hear the little crack/pop noises.

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Jun 6, 2014

i just had this same problem with my ps3 and whenever i turn it on it makes a popping noise and it turns off and you can also smell a type of burning plastic by the power outlet at the top left of my ps3 please help!

 

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