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Hello,

 

I just bought the slim ps3 (160gb, not the bundle slim) to replace my older ps3 and i am getting these really loud noises when the blue-ray player is reading a game, especially when playing a game (Black ops 2).

Is this normal? or should i go exchange it?

 

 

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Re: Loud noises

Dec 31, 2012

bulletsdontlie wrote:

Hello,

 

I just bought the slim ps3 (160gb, not the bundle slim) to replace my older ps3 and i am getting these really loud noises when the blue-ray player is reading a game, especially when playing a game (Black ops 2).

Is this normal? or should i go exchange it?

 

 


Without hearing it it's hard to say if the noise is indeed loud or normal, one persons loud is another persons quiet, know what I mean?

 

I used to be able to hear my PS3 accessing the data on the disc sometimes, & some games like BO, UC3 & other data/load heavy games you do notice it more, but I never considered it loud & after a while I never noticed it.

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Dec 31, 2012

 

The only game that is louder than usual to me is Modern Warfare 3...

I can literally hear the BD working double time to read that one!

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TeAshimaDeVa wrote:

 

The only game that is louder than usual to me is Modern Warfare 3...

I can literally hear the BD working double time to read that one!


It's best to wait for the digital version to come out lol.


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True that! Gave up on it because it scared me!

Saw too many people claiming it burnt out their blu-ray drive

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Jan 1, 2013

So it's normal that the disc player is making noises when playing? I don't have a headset so the noise is pretty loud and also constant.

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Jan 2, 2013

look at your disc , does it have circular scratches on top near the center hole , your disc might be defective , for me dante inferno and wolfenstein had this issue 

if its not that. playing disc makes noise when its reading the disc 

and i would put my ps3 horizontaly you wouldn't want that chip to slide fall off

i don't have a pc i use ps3 browser
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the noises are normal.

 

you're hearing two different noises... 1)the drive speeding up 2)the laser going back and forth.

 

The newer COD games like BO1, MW3 and BO2 all have the same problem.... they lack drive caching or even the option to install the game to the hdd. This means that the drive is streaming data from the disc - all the time.


There are other games that do not thrash the BD-ROM drive, since they are better coded and went through the trouble of putting redundant data on other parts of the disc so that the drive doesn't have to go back and forther as much or as often.

 

 

Both my 60Gb and 80Gb also exhibit this, albeit, less noticable because the drive is in its own case and the design of the fat PS3's muffle sounds better. They're both going strong, even after spending THOUSANDS OF HOURS playing games and movies from a disc.
I just got a Super Slim for Christmas and its BLATANTLY obvious.

Know what I did so I don't have to hear it? 
Turn the volume up a little bit, or use my 7.1 Wireless Stereo Headset.



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