Found 5th Aug 2009
I have been playing my ps3 and i have noticed after an hour of use the fans kick in and it sounds like a hoover craft taking off

i have never had this before i used to play cod 4 for about 4/5 hours at a time and nothing but now it happens all the time

has anyone else had this anyone know how to stop it i assume its over heating but how can i keep in cool

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Probably dusty inside. The PS3 is a magnet for it.

Compressed air spray or a hoover does the trick!

Get an intercooler maybe?

And no 360 fanboys getting a 360 will be much worse.

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make sure it is horizontal and that both sides and back have plenty of room for ventialtion.

and hoover the outlets

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Met-Cast;5938863

Get an intercooler maybe?And no 360 fanboys getting a 360 will be much … Get an intercooler maybe?And no 360 fanboys getting a 360 will be much worse.



i have 2 x 360's and they also sound like small aircraft :w00t:

search ufo mode in youtybe.

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momagic;5938890

search ufo mode in youtybe.



im not a cheat and i despise people who use this spoils the game if u have to cheat to play then dont bother

Probably a bearing on one of the fans. If the dust isn't the problem then maybe a call to Sony to see if they can help with a replacement, which I doubt, you maybe have to do this yourself.

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momagic;5938890

search ufo mode in youtybe.


wtf has that got to do with this thread and the OP's question? :whistling:

don't hear a thing from my 360, my Bose 7.1 surround sound and 2 active mission subs, make far more noise......... why are you guys playing games in the quiet!!!!!!!!!!!

also install the games on the HDD which is also quiter etc etc

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Alfonse;5938986

don't hear a thing from my 360, my Bose 7.1 surround sound and 2 active … don't hear a thing from my 360, my Bose 7.1 surround sound and 2 active mission subs, make far more noise......... why are you guys playing games in the quiet!!!!!!!!!!!also install the games on the HDD which is also quiter etc etc



i play my games quiet as i have a 2 year old asleep :x

ViperKeith;5939119

i play my games quiet as i have a 2 year old asleep :x



Me 2!! Just she doesn't wake, my house is fairly large and I have sound proofed my cinema room quite well


Surround Sound Headphones search for Sharkoon are cool

Use the fan on the PS3 to blowout first.. then as above said use a hoover etc... also make sure the unit is well ventilated (not stuck inside an entertainment center etc )

1. remove any disc from the PS3.
2. turn off the PS3 - or in other words put into standby mode.
3. switch off the PS3 at the back.
4. While engaging the eject button, turn on the PS3 at the back.

This should now force the Fans to run at maximum and blow out any dust in the PS3... when done it'll beep... then you turn the PS3 off at the back again.
Then just turn the PS3 back on again.

Alfonse;5938986

don't hear a thing from my 360, my Bose 7.1 surround sound and 2 active … don't hear a thing from my 360, my Bose 7.1 surround sound and 2 active mission subs, make far more noise......... why are you guys playing games in the quiet!!!!!!!!!!!also install the games on the HDD which is also quiter etc etc



You don't know much about a ps3 do you? HDD installs are mandatory. Except Uncharted 2

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why does a simple thread like "PS3 Help please" always get the 360 fanboys jumping in?

csiman;5939347

why does a simple thread like "PS3 Help please" always get the 360 … why does a simple thread like "PS3 Help please" always get the 360 fanboys jumping in?



It's life my friend soon they will be taking over and it'll be I Am Legend all over again with one guy with a PS3 and his pet PSP. :whistling:

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since the update for software perfomance that the fan has become a bit noiser, yes the hoover works and quietens the ps3 (typo somewhere)

csiman;5939347

why does a simple thread like "PS3 Help please" always get the 360 … why does a simple thread like "PS3 Help please" always get the 360 fanboys jumping in?



I think you mean FAN NOISE actually, both consoles suffer from fan noise, I was merely jesting at the ability to hear it over my cinema soundscape, which console I have is irrelevant.

:roll:

Met-Cast;5939267

You don't know much about a ps3 do you? HDD installs are mandatory. … You don't know much about a ps3 do you? HDD installs are mandatory. Except Uncharted 2



really......... I do have a PS3 as well as a Wii, 2 laptops, a media server and Buffalo Terastation, Ipod Itouch as my remote control etc etc

so what

Alfonse;5940089

really......... I do have a PS3 as well as a Wii, 2 laptops, a media … really......... I do have a PS3 as well as a Wii, 2 laptops, a media server and Buffalo Terastation, Ipod Itouch as my remote control etc etcso what



You only had to mention your PS3 and a Wii mate?

Alfonse;5940057

I think you mean FAN NOISE actually, both consoles suffer from fan noise, … I think you mean FAN NOISE actually, both consoles suffer from fan noise, I was merely jesting at the ability to hear it over my cinema soundscape, which console I have is irrelevant. :roll:



There's much more fan noise on a 360 my friend. If you had your surround sound off which I do sometimes the 360 is FAR louder now please stick to the subject and try to help fix this problem otherwise I suggest you leave and I shall do the same, let's leave it at this.

Met-Cast;5940194

You only had to mention your PS3 and a Wii mate?There's much more fan … You only had to mention your PS3 and a Wii mate?There's much more fan noise on a 360 my friend. If you had your surround sound off which I do sometimes the 360 is FAR louder now please stick to the subject and try to help fix this problem otherwise I suggest you leave and I shall do the same, let's leave it at this.



too far, as I said it was in jest, I'm not contesting which makes more noise, cos it doesn't matter to me, as my shizzle is in a data cabinet.

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my ps3 is usually as quite as mouse i cant even tell if it on or not but just lately the fans kick in after an hour or so of playing and it goes supernova with the fans ill try and hoover it and try and clear some dust ill hope that clears that up
thanks for the help guys

Good luck with it mate.
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