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I know, I wanted to mention that, but as far as I am concerned if you drill holes for the fan screws at the edge of where the case lowers the fan will pretty much cover the holes. At least that's how it is with my 40GB model, I don't know if they changed anything in later models, probably since the heatsink is different
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I apologize for the bump.

I wanted to say that my PS3 has died 2 times since the fan has been put in. The latest time it lasted about 3 hours. I'm pretty sure it's because my ps3 has been reflowed 7+ times but I wanted to say that although the fan helped initially (kept it alive enough to beat FFXIII) reflowing it constantly reduced the life dramatically to a point where no fan can help.

I also use flux and such when reflowing. Once your PS3 dies, from my experience, you can bring it back to life for another year or so.
I am going to have to get a new PS3 now unfortunately frown.gif

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I apologize for the bump.

I wanted to say that my PS3 has died 2 times since the fan has been put in. The latest time it lasted about 3 hours. I'm pretty sure it's because my ps3 has been reflowed 7+ times but I wanted to say that although the fan helped initially (kept it alive enough to beat FFXIII) reflowing it constantly reduced the life dramatically to a point where no fan can help.

I also use flux and such when reflowing. Once your PS3 dies, from my experience, you can bring it back to life for another year or so.
I am going to have to get a new PS3 now unfortunately frown.gif

R.I.P launch model PS3

WAIT!

Making holes in ANY system will make things worse. Especially on a PlayStation 3! A tight system like this NEEDS airflow. Keep reading...

Don't throw it away and don't buy another. It's not that fan that is the problem, is the FW and the power supply that generates all the heat. All you have to do is reflow it (yes, again, I GUARANTEE last time), and get yourself the APS-231 powersupply off of eBay. After reflow, install the power supply (don't worry, it will fit and work) and you should be fine untill PlayStation 4. Seriously. If someting overheats, it's not always the cooling tha can solve the issue... People need to look further than their nose is long... No offence. wink.gif Get that done, and PM me if you need any assistance.
    
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what makes the fan kick up a notch is the paste underneath the heatspreader change that and no more insane noise from ur ps3 but taking the heatspreader is a it fidily and can have bad results (ylod that cant be fixed)
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what makes the fan kick up a notch is the paste underneath the heatspreader change that and no more insane noise from ur ps3 but taking the heatspreader is a it fidily and can have bad results (ylod that cant be fixed)

That's right. Get high quality thermal paste and spread it evenly with your finger. Works fine.
    
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I've got high quality thermal paste. I'll try an APS-231 but that's the last straw.


Edit: After reading reviews of the fix online. Most people say it helps but not enough. My console has been reflowed over 7 times. There is no way it's gonna survive regardless of the power supply. The solders have probably weakened way too much.
Edited by Benladesh - 11/13/11 at 6:48pm
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I've got high quality thermal paste. I'll try an APS-231 but that's the last straw.


Edit: After reading reviews of the fix online. Most people say it helps but not enough. My console has been reflowed over 7 times. There is no way it's gonna survive regardless of the power supply. The solders have probably weakened way too much.

In that case, get it reballed. Not a hard thing to do. You just need the equipment and the patience.
    
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If you reflow it enough times your mobo will also sustain damage and so will the gpu.

Ideal situation: when you get a first time ylod you get it reballed, add a fan and apparently the better psu.

Sony created a monster. A slim is just way better. But it lacks the features the launchmodel had too bad.
 
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If you reflow it enough times your mobo will also sustain damage and so will the gpu.

Ideal situation: when you get a first time ylod you get it reballed, add a fan and apparently the better psu.

Sony created a monster. A slim is just way better. But it lacks the features the launchmodel had too bad.

Nothing wrong with the fan. Infact, Sony released fans in "Phat" PS3's with lower CFM in later models. It's the OFW that is the main issue. With every update, Sony lowered the fanspeeds, this creating YLoD. Just replace the solder balls and PSU and I guarantee no more YLoD.
    
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For my old PS3 I reflowed it and when I knew it worked I applied epoxy round the corners of the GPU and CPU. Hasn't YLOD'd in 8 months.

A big hole isnt appealing, several smaller ones are. With a dust filter. Also, Copper taping the heatsinks always helps.
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