PS3 Extremely loud ?fan? noise

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May 13, 2012
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    My ps3 started making loud noise like a jet suddenly after about 15 minutes of playing GTA EFLC.I really hope it's not dying.I think it's not the BD drive tho,when i got the disc out it was still making the noise.Thanks in advance.
     
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    I really hope not,but it would not surprise me.It's a 40GB fat ps3,and it has survived through a lot.I've had it for 2 years.Never had a problem with it before.Is there anything i can do to prevent YLOD?
     
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    This is usually a sign ylod is nigh.
    But who knows it might last for months on end.
     
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    Try vacuuming out dust from the vents or use compressed air to clean it and see if that helps. If not, start saving for a new system.
     
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    I can't vacuum it at the moment.I'm gonna try giving it more space.
     
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    Nothing.Only difference is that it starts spinning loud later.Guess i'll have to get the Vita later..
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's recommended NOT to vacuum a system. Compressed air is always the way to go.
     
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    Maybe i should just open it and check inside.Could this be hapening from being in a AC cooled room for about 2 hours
     
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    actually, in the manual it says it is the best way to clean a ps3.

    anyway, my ps3 makes the same jet- and vacuum cleaner sounds as you, but my ps3 makes the sounds for 9 months or so now, and it is still not dead. so I don't think your ps3 is going to die soon or I am extremely lucky with mine. if it is the 80 gb version (fat) then you could perform a fan test to make the dust blow out of the vent holes. it isn't recommend though because of the possibility to damage your system, but if there is a lot of dust in there, you should clean it, and like I said, the best way is with a vacuum cleaner.
     
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    I have a similar problem. Recently my PS3 started to crash and lag on both the Bluray discs and backuped games. Furthermore, yesterday I was playing and suddenly the console turned off itself. When I turned it back it said something like the power disconnected or something. It's the old fat 20GB model with a new 750GB internal HDD on Kmeaw's 3.55 CFW. Is the CFW the reason for these malfunctions? I haven't heard before about this "YLOD" thing. Is it really inevitable?
     
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    If it's a old 20GB, then a YLOD is probably gonna happen soon. The first fat models (the later ones shouldn't be affected THAT much by it, but it can still happen) are pretty much guaranteed to get it.
     
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    So, this is the reason for all the crashes and lagging? Can't it be fixed?
     
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    Yep, it is. Can only be fixed by reballing it. Don't trust random people saying that they reball consoles for €40, as those are scammers and just use hot air on it to reflow it temporarily (which can last from 3 days to 8-9 months).

    Reballing can only by done by specialized centres (a good reballing station costs over €1000+, so don't trust that guy saying that he really reballs them) which can usually also charge you up to €150 for it. If reballing isn't done correctly (it could happen, having a station doesn't guarantee that the centre knows how to do them well) it'll happen again in 1-24 months.

    tl;dr - start saving for a PS3 slim :P
     
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    The thing is, I got this console from a friend before 4 months and I don't have any money now (if I start saving, I'm probably gonna end up with PS4 :P ). If I send it to Sony, can they fix it?
     
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    Yep, at least here, they ask you €80 for a refurb (but it's guaranteed directly from them).
     
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    My Slim console makes a pretty big noise, especially when reading discs.
    Sometimes when i turn it on it sounds insane for about a minute.
    I got a 3 year warranty on it however and im only into like a year of that so my only concern is if I would be able to remove the hard drive from my ps3 I would be able to return it for a new PS3.
     
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    Thank you for your answer! I just noticed you are from Italy. It's probably the same service here too. I will check it.

    EDIT: Will they delete my files in the HDD?
     
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    Guess so, better ask them beforehand ;)
     
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    OK, thanks!
     

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