01-07-2013 01:04 PM
01-07-2013 01:36 PM
Have you added thermal paste to the CPU? If you haven't then clean off the old one with alcohol and paste new thermal paste to it and it should do the trick.
01-07-2013 01:38 PM
01-07-2013 01:55 PM
01-07-2013 02:01 PM
Try this here. Also try keeping your PS3 away from the wall, atleast maybe 6 inches or more I suggest, to avoid heat coming back in. Keep it in an open coolish area. ( Basically that link I pasted suggest to put some cans or something underneath it to have air flow through the bottom of it to keep it cool.)
03-26-2013 06:10 PM
so did the lifting thing, didn't work. My temporary solution also has failed but it isn't like before. Now, the fan spins up and then after about five minutes tells me that my PS3 is overheating and shutting it down is advised. I took it apart again to clean it and inspect every screw. Everything is tight, everything is clean. Am I at the point where I just send it back to Sony (had it for five years) or do I just buy a new one and put my existing HDD in that one? Comments and suggestions are being asked for. Thanks in advance!
03-26-2013 06:36 PM
I sent mine in at the beginning of the Year for the same YOLD Light thing...
I got the same model back, but it was a different PS3... It still does everything it did before...
But I had to pay enough to just go & buy a new PS3 from a Store for this Fee of mine...
Difference is, I can still play B/C Games, Store Bought PS3 would not...
There for, I still feel like it was worth the Spending Money...
Plus, the PS3 runs brand New, clean as a Wistle, & much better then it did when the YOLD was there, @_@
P. S.: Problem is, with Sony bringing out the PS4 around the Corner...
Are you even able to still get a PS3 from Sony for sending yours in?
That would be the biggest thing i'd be worrying about right now... Is if you could even get it Fixed at all,
or if Sony would just take it, & in return say that they are no longer working on these Consoles anymore,
& there is nothing they can do, ~_~
03-27-2013 06:41 AM
oh yes, dusted every surface inside there while it was apart, to make sure it was clean before reassembly occurred. Used a acid brush and a rag. Didn't have a vacuum handy but I was meticulous. I got every nook and cranny I could find. I joked that I should wrap the vents with cheesecloth to help prevent the build up inside also. Kinda seriously considering it
when you had it open for cleaning did you actually clean out the inside part of the cooling fan itself or did you just dust the surfaces?
03-27-2013 07:16 AM