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Okay, so I made a video where you can see my friends PS3 where he asked me to help him out with his crazy temps. After few hours of how to do it, here is a video preview of a PS3 fan in action.

If I can get enough interest I will definitely make a How To(DIY) in 10 to 20 minutes and with total cost of ~$3.

thanks for looking and pls leave a comment.


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so he absolutely couldnt use a laptop cooling pad? thats what a lot of my friends do just to make themselves feel better...

also wouldnt a ssd lower temps as well?
    
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Why didnt you show the mod?
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so he absolutely couldnt use a laptop cooling pad? thats what a lot of my friends do just to make themselves feel better...

also wouldnt a ssd lower temps as well?
I am not sure how to use a laptop cooling pad as PS3 does not have opening at the bottom of the case to be able to intake cold air.

As of SSD, not sure about temps, but there is quite a few review that SSD helps in loading games faster.


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Why didnt you show the mod?
Because you would not be able to see how it is done as PS3 was closed and before modding it I wasn't taking any pictures or videos on how to do it.

I will definitely do this again tomorrow, recording every step and taking a lot of pictures.
Edited by DraganUS - 12/23/10 at 10:49pm
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my original 80GB ps3 never overheats and is practically silent.

I would think and SSD would minimally reduce temps. Nothing close to being worth it, if at all.
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my original 80GB ps3 never overheats and is practically silent.

I would think and SSD would minimally reduce temps. Nothing close to being worth it, if at all.
This one is in the same cup, but with being able to control fan and running it at max speeds I cant even fell hot air coming out of it, while when we were playing GT5 fan was running maybe at around 30% - 40% and air coming out of PS3 was hot.
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Yeah, I never knew PS3's had overheating problems. My 160Gb stays cool (I guess, the exhaust isn't hot, but warmish.) and stays absolutely silent.
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Yeah, I never knew PS3's had overheating problems. My 160Gb stays cool (I guess, the exhaust isn't hot, but warmish.) and stays absolutely silent.
Yea, they do overheat. Just google YLOD. Even slim have problems with it.
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Yeah, I never knew PS3's had overheating problems. My 160Gb stays cool (I guess, the exhaust isn't hot, but warmish.) and stays absolutely silent.
Just like the older 360's the older PS3 have the same issue with solder joints breaking (I haven't really seen anything wide spread about the slim models of either system, but that's not to say it's not there as well). It generally takes longer to present itself though. I recently had my launch model yellow light on me. I only personally know one person that has a launch model that hasn't yellow lighted yet, but he rarely plays his system. My systems are cleaned out regularly and don't really have much dust buildup so that's never been an issue. Anyone that's seen console repair shops would know how often this really happens. MS and Sony both dropped the ball with their cooling designs.

The fans generally spin at fairly low RPM and don't properly kick up to the rate they really should be at. This is why it's typically fairly silent and the air is only slightly warm. If you kick up the fan speed you'll see how much warm air it really spits out. The air should never be hot, and if it is actually hot then something is wrong. However, some have PS3 where the fan stays in high gear most of the time. This mod is very beneficial to extend the life of older systems.

To the topic creator, I'd love to see how you modded yours. I don't really like how my fan mod is done. I had my fan modded when I had my system reflowed, but my mod is very touchy. The way it's wired is a little strange. Please post a video because I'm terrible with figuring out how to wire things and the posts I've seen elsewhere really don't describe it in a way that's really clear to me.
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Yea, you got it right there for PS3 repair shops. I went looking for PS3 Power Eject cable for 80GB and shop was full of PS3 laying down on the ground. I asked them whats wrong with them and he told me they all suffered from YLOD, even saw few slims there.
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