Fuzzy, I totally see what u r stating, but this actually helped my fan by giving it just a bit of extra boost to turn. That is when I can aired the vents on the thing. I take the PS back horizontal for a few days at a time, I just normally keep mine vertical
But it works perfectly.
Ironically, Batman AA was the only game I was getting this freeze up. I know software relativity has no effect, but here it actually did? I dunno weird, but I have found no other remedies or solutions posted and this worked on my PS3 and 2 friends PS3s that they were trashing!
I have had no problems with my firmware update. I have sixaxis, DualShock 3 and aftermarket remotes. Everything works great.
I only had problem with BATMAN AA. Searched everywhere for this problem and no one had any answer worth a crap.
It may sound crazy, but it works. I am not some 16 year old kid posting to see my name in lights.
People are getting ticked with no solution...so therefore...I posted mine.
You're blocking the cool air input of your PS3, that's why the fans are kicking up that loud and fast. If that's the way you engineer your problems out, man...
Keep playing it for a bit longer and you'll get the overheat warning, the blinking red light and some crapped pants for change.
My PS3 sits on a wire rack. The vent is not covered at all. Once the fan is able to start turning and moving air, can and vacuum out any dust or whatever.
U guys are too busy wantin to flame than getting the overall.