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Mar 05

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If you’re looking to protect the hard earned cash you’ve invested into your PS3 slim console you’ll want to follow these few simple tips to extend the life of your machine.

It’s likely that this slim console is your second PS3 console, as many other PS3 owners have had to upgrade from their bulky units due to over-heating or other faults.

Here’s what you can do to extend the life of your PS3 slim console.

1) Never leave it on when not it use. Kids are the worst for this before bedtime, playing a game late into the night and then zzzz zzzz zzzz. The console is often left running for a 8 hour stretch and not that’s not good.

2) Give your console a break every now and then. Your PS3 console can runs for 12 hours but your putting lots of stress on the components, giving your console a break after every few hours will help increase its lifespan and yours. Continue reading »

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Jun 16

In this short guide I’ll explain a few different methods of how you can reduce the noise of your PS3 fan. Loud & Noisy fans have plagued PS3 owners for too long and its time to take action against this problem.

All these tips and many more can be found in the PS3 Repair Manual

1) Dust & Dirt

Your console is making a loud noise during operation and is caused by a build up of dust and dirt within the PS3 console, typically these symptoms will occur on older games consoles but can often happen after just a few months of operation of new consoles depending on their location in the home.

Solution

Regular vacuuming around the outside of the console and particularly the vents on the front, sides and the rear of the console. It’s also a good idea to keep the surfaces around the console free of dust and vacuuming is recommended once or twice a month depending on the time spent playing the ps3 console. Small hand held vacuum cleaners are best suited to this job and can be found here: Continue reading »

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May 23

In this short guide I’ll explain how to test your PS3 fan to make sure its working properly, this test can also help blow out lots of the dust from within your console. This method only works for 40gb consoles although some people have reported that it also works on other models, my best advice is to try it on your console it will either work or it will do nothing. It will not cause any damage to your console, however just to be on the safe side; I accept no liability for you or your console after you follow these instructions.

All these tips and many more can be found in the PS3 Repair Manual

What is the PS3 Fan Test?

The ps3 fan test is a special test mode built into the console at the factory and it’s for the purpose of testing and clearing the fan / console from dust and dirt that has built up within the console. When the test is performed the playstation 3 console runs the cooling fan at full power until stopped by the user. Continue reading »

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Apr 19

If you’re looking to extend the life of your PS3 console and help prevent the yellow light of death, your console will need some extra cooling. By keeping your console cool you’ll be putting less stress on the components and this makes them last much longer than normal.

But doesn’t the PS3 already have a cooling fan? Yes, but frankly its not very good and Sony had to make some compromises on the quality due to a limited amount of space, this means that the factory cooling solution is not the best and it can also be very noisy.

You can increase the lifespan of your PlayStation 3 by adding a external fan or by replacing the original internal fan with a upgraded version.

Below are some of the most popular ps3 cooling fan solutions.

PS3 External USB Cooling Fan

ps3 usb cooling fan

This fan is a very simple design and plugs into the usb port on the front of your console, it provides additional cooling by pushing air through the vent on the front of the console. It’s four independent fan design is compact and very easy to use, and includes a power switch on the fan itself so can be turned on /off independently of the console.
Buy online / Read more about this fan(See all PS3 Accessories) Continue reading »

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