Very Noisy PS3



  • 3 years ago I bought a PS3 on craigslist. About 3 or 4 months later the PS3 started making a really loud fan like noise. Then it would go away for a while and randomly startup. My first thought was overheating, but the PS3 is never hot. 2 Years ago, It started making a loud fan noise constantly and sometimes a really really loud fan noise for a few hours at a time. The noise can be so loud that sometimes you have to really turn the tv volume up. At this point, I expected the PS3 to die any day. 2 years later and its still making constant loud noises. It gets used at least 6 hours a day every day.

    Should I replace it or keep riding it out?



  • @IRJ said:

    3 years ago I bought a PS3 on craigslist. About 3 or 4 months later the PS3 started making a really loud fan like noise. Then it would go away for a while and randomly startup. My first thought was overheating, but the PS3 is never hot. 2 Years ago, It started making a loud fan noise constantly and sometimes a really really loud fan noise for a few hours at a time. The noise can be so loud that sometimes you have to really turn the tv volume up. At this point, I expected the PS3 to die any day. 2 years later and its still making constant loud noises. It gets used at least 6 hours a day every day.

    Should I replace it or keep riding it out?

    If you can tolerate the noise, and it works, keep it. Otherwise, time to replace it.



  • @IRJ I have this issue with mine as well. Bought it brand new from Amazon several years ago. It will wind up for 10-15 minutes at a time and then go back to normal. I think it may be one of the bearing on the fan going bad and that fan only winds up when it gets too hot in the machine.

    Some day I may dig into it and see what is causing it but it hasn't been an issue at this point.



  • @thanksaj said:

    @IRJ said:

    3 years ago I bought a PS3 on craigslist. About 3 or 4 months later the PS3 started making a really loud fan like noise. Then it would go away for a while and randomly startup. My first thought was overheating, but the PS3 is never hot. 2 Years ago, It started making a loud fan noise constantly and sometimes a really really loud fan noise for a few hours at a time. The noise can be so loud that sometimes you have to really turn the tv volume up. At this point, I expected the PS3 to die any day. 2 years later and its still making constant loud noises. It gets used at least 6 hours a day every day.

    Should I replace it or keep riding it out?

    If you can tolerate the noise, and it works, keep it. Otherwise, time to replace it.

    I dont really hear it anymore. When we have guests, it drives them crazy though lol



  • @IRJ said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @IRJ said:

    3 years ago I bought a PS3 on craigslist. About 3 or 4 months later the PS3 started making a really loud fan like noise. Then it would go away for a while and randomly startup. My first thought was overheating, but the PS3 is never hot. 2 Years ago, It started making a loud fan noise constantly and sometimes a really really loud fan noise for a few hours at a time. The noise can be so loud that sometimes you have to really turn the tv volume up. At this point, I expected the PS3 to die any day. 2 years later and its still making constant loud noises. It gets used at least 6 hours a day every day.

    Should I replace it or keep riding it out?

    If you can tolerate the noise, and it works, keep it. Otherwise, time to replace it.

    I dont really hear it anymore. When we have guests, it drives them crazy though lol

    Yeah, I can understand that. Oh well, not much you can do though....



  • @coliver said:

    @IRJ I have this issue with mine as well. Bought it brand new from Amazon several years ago. It will wind up for 10-15 minutes at a time and then go back to normal. I think it may be one of the bearing on the fan going bad and that fan only winds up when it gets too hot in the machine.

    Some day I may dig into it and see what is causing it but it hasn't been an issue at this point.

    Yeah that is kind of where I am at. I have plenty of other things to do other than disassembling and troubleshooting a working PS3



  • My guess is that the bearings in the fan are gone. But again, that is just a guess. I don't know how difficult it would be to case it and swap fans, at least as a test. Only other 'moving part' would be they hard drive.


  • Banned

    I'd ride it out. I have dismantled my old PS3 (fat) about 5 times and seen the video of the slim and taking it apart is not a big deal. The fan, if I remember is easily disconnected. I'm sure there are off-market replacement parts you can get a new fan.



  • Yeah, replacing a new fan isn't a big deal - I'd do it just to avoid the noise. Or find someone on craigslist who does it for a reasonable price. Might as well get them to put in a mod chip while you're at it 🙂



  • @Nic said:

    Yeah, replacing a new fan isn't a big deal - I'd do it just to avoid the noise. Or find someone on craigslist who does it for a reasonable price. Might as well get them to put in a mod chip while you're at it 🙂

    What mod chip do you use?



  • I don't use one 🙂



  • @Nic said:

    I don't use one 🙂

    ;))