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    Why is my PS3 so loud?

    Alright, so basically I didn't touch my PS3 since Mass Effect 3 and it was totally fine, everything was working right and the PS3 was silent. Now today I turned it on to play some Battlefield and it was quiet and as soon as I entered the PS Store to check for something new, my PS3 started making a lot of noise (probably from the fans) and it's unbearable. It sounds like it's going to explode.
    I have the 80GB fat model and I have it since 2009.

    Also, I cleaned it from dust but I didn't open it, only cleaned the vents.

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    That doesn't sound too bad to me, a 60GB model I just refunded was so much louder than that, it sounded literally like a vacuum. Maybe try elevating it by putting blocks or something similar at each corner, that's what I've done with my 80GB just to be on the safe side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raizer View Post
    That doesn't sound too bad to me, a 60GB model I just refunded was so much louder than that, it sounded literally like a vacuum. Maybe try elevating it by putting blocks or something similar at each corner, that's what I've done with my 80GB just to be on the safe side.
    It's just that the last time I used it it was really really quiet, like you couldn't hear it.
    So what just put blocks under the PS3 so it'll sit on them?

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    Yeah, kind of like the rubber feet already attached to the PS3, just to push it up off the ground. Is it hotter now in the room you're using your PS3 than when you last played it? If so try increasing the air flow in the room by opening a window or turning on a fan or both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raizer View Post
    Yeah, kind of like the rubber feet already attached to the PS3, just to push it up off the ground. Is it hotter now in the room you're using your PS3 than when you last played it? If so try increasing the air flow in the room by opening a window or turning on a fan or both.
    Didn't work :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpiKer View Post
    Didn't work :/
    How long ago was it that it you last used it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raizer View Post
    How long ago was it that it you last used it?
    The last time I used my PS3 was a few months ago, but 2 days ago I turned it on to play BF3 and it started making a lot of noise like it's going to explode. I put rubber feet under it just like you told me but nothing's changed :/

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    Is it significantly raised? (Can you fit your hand underneath the PS3?) Otherwise the only other things I can recommend are trying to cool down the room the PS3 is in, or open it up and give it a thorough clean with compressed air or something similar.

    I wouldn't worry too much though, from your video it seems fine, trust me, compared to the 60GB I had, the noise yours makes is nothing.

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    Because it's not quiet.
    Duh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raizer View Post
    Is it significantly raised? (Can you fit your hand underneath the PS3?) Otherwise the only other things I can recommend are trying to cool down the room the PS3 is in, or open it up and give it a thorough clean with compressed air or something similar.

    I wouldn't worry too much though, from your video it seems fine, trust me, compared to the 60GB I had, the noise yours makes is nothing.
    I can't put my whole hand underneath the PS3, and the air conditioner is on almost 24/7 (it's on everytime I use my PS3) so I don't think it's the temp... And yeah, I've seen videos of other people with loud PS3's and theirs is like 10 times louder than mine, it's just that it used to be really really quiet.
    I'm afraid of opening it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpiKer View Post
    I can't put my whole hand underneath the PS3, and the air conditioner is on almost 24/7 (it's on everytime I use my PS3) so I don't think it's the temp... And yeah, I've seen videos of other people with loud PS3's and theirs is like 10 times louder than mine, it's just that it used to be really really quiet.
    I'm afraid of opening it though.
    All you have to do is take the top cover off (once the screw is out it just slides off) and from there it's fairly simple, there's plenty of guides online and you wouldn't have to remove any components. You do need a torx screwdriver though. Other than that there's not much more I can offer you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raizer View Post
    All you have to do is take the top cover off (once the screw is out it just slides off) and from there it's fairly simple, there's plenty of guides online and you wouldn't have to remove any components. You do need a torx screwdriver though. Other than that there's not much more I can offer you.
    Alright, thanks for all your help I'll try it out.

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    It's about to have YLOD. Save your data at once before you won't be be to turn it back on.

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    too much smog in there is the most frequenliest problem

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    It won't necessarily get the YLOD. My friend has a 40gb that used to be quiet but is now rather loud, and it's been like that for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botface View Post
    It won't necessarily get the YLOD. My friend has a 40gb that used to be quiet but is now rather loud, and it's been like that for a long time.
    Really? Cause comparing mine to others that I've seen on YouTube mine is quiet lol Their PS3's were really really loud. So I have nothing to worry about?

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    its ps3 fat, uve had it for 4 years...its old. just make sure ur ready for anything lol

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    I have a launch PS3 and opened it up in bits a few times, cleaned it thoroughly and replaced the thermal paste. It always got quieter after that but it still is more noisy under pressure than it was originally.
    I'm sure a fan change would make it silent again, probably even quieter than it was originally. Talismoon makes a replacement fan for the PS3 and people have reported great results too.

    Though with the PS4 closing in on us, I won't bother to change it. When the noise bothers me I close the door of the TV stand and let it boil. lol





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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Trade it for a Super Slim.
    Super slims sound louder than most fats with heat problems, I think it's because of the crappy thin plastic lid.

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    Not according to the test:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YqFxh3xP6o

    Quietest is probably the regular slim though, but if like me most of your games are digital then the Super Slim wins.

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    I think the disc noise is much more noticeable in the Super Slims, My Fat runs so much quieter then my mates slim, although My fat is really healthy.

    Plus that test isn't that reliable, I understand it's hard to get a perfect test, but you don't know how these PS3 were treated etc. That PS3 fat is a PS2 BC 60GB or 80GB which are known to run louder/get hotter quicker.

    But yeah, fan noise is probably much improved with the Super Slims.
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    I've only had a 60GB Phat and 160GB Regular Slim, the disc drive is definitely quieter in the phat while the overall system is quieter in the Slim. Seems to be the same with the Super Slim in terms of system but the disc drive is just as noisy. Also read the phat models had a better/faster BR drive, the newer BR drives are Sony drives, think the originals were Samsung?

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    Why is my PS3 so loud?

    Yeah, the drive is whisper quiet in my fat too.

    Oh screw it, I think I'll order a new fan for my ps3.

    Edit:
    Checked prices for replacement fans for the ps3. Are they mad? Screw them. I'll keep closing the cabinet door when it's noisy. lol

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