09-18-2009 09:21 PM
I notice when I stand mine vertically, it seems to run abit cooler. When horizontal, it heats up pretty fast and I can even hear the "popping" sound of the plastic expanding and contracting after about an hour or so.
Question for those who may know, when the plastic starts making the popping noise when it expands and contracts, does that mean the PS3 is getting too hot or is it still safe to play it? It only does that on mine when it's set horizontally.
09-18-2009 09:58 PM
the guide says leave horizontal. day one since i've have my slim its been vertical.
rule #1 keep an external fan on it when its running (since i started this i've had no major overheating)
rule #2 make your own dust cover. a clear plastic bag works fine. just make sure it totally covers you system
09-18-2009 11:31 PM
i have the original 80 gb 4 usb motorstorm bundle i have never completely shut off power to it i.e flipping the switch in the back and mine is going strong it gets hot but it can handle it so i mean i dont think you have any worries
09-19-2009 12:45 AM
ok yes an outside small fan in front does help alot im doin the same with a 500 gb hdd
and putting plastic does nuthing to keep the dust from getting inside of your ps3 maybe on the outside but not on the inside and if you can put the playstation at the lowest part of the entertainment center not on the floor or rug reason why is heat rises and cold are drops
12-18-2012 02:33 PM
Hi, I have had the same problem a long time ago with my PS3 Slim over-heating. So what I did was to go to Walmart and a had bought be a 10" steel fan to put back behind my PS3. I have my PS3 raised about 7 inches above ground on a metal gaming station, so I can put my system on it along with all my games. I promise you that it works perfectly. The longest I have played on my system was 3 days. It still got a little warm, but nowhere near as warm as before I have gotten the fan. I put the fan behind my system and it works perfectly! I hope this helps you out and solves your issue with your over-heating.