Originally Posted by Benladesh
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
R.I.P launch model PS3
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.
Get that done, and PM me if you need any assistance.