PS3: extremely noisy fan
As soon as the console starts up the fan is blowing hard.
The noise is not scratchy or anything but the fan spins at full speed. The console does not seem to be that hot to justify such a blowing.
Can anybody help?
The ps3 fan has 3 fan speeds (factory standards)
In summer its humid hot etc the air blowing out might not be HOT but the components inside are so this is what its cooling down!
You can notice the fan is louder when it goes at full speed but this is normal
3RD party fans DO NOTHING IN THE SLIGHTEST!
Get AIR CON
Or get a small fan blowing air onto the console. And make sure it isn't clogged up with dust.
I encountered the somewhat same problem with my ps3 only after 10 to 20 minutes of operating time the fan would go into high blow mode sounding like a jet engine. Proceeded to feel the air at the back of console and the temperature was very warm. I then unplugged all cords and used compressed air from my air compressor with 2/16 inch rubber nozzle on air gun and began flushing all dust from every angle and every open port including taking off the sanp hard drive door also. Continued flushing with compressed air for about 10 to 15 minutes until no more dust debris came out. Plugged all cords in and turned on waited for the fan to kick into high and didn't also temperature of air coming from the back of console seemed alot cooler also. Sidenote using compressed air in can might damage componets by coating essential components with frozen nitrogen hindering porcesses and doing permanent damage.