A television game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, also known as PS4. First announced February 20, 2013 and released November 15, 2013.

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Fan Making This Noise After Coming Back from Sony Repair?

Anyone know what would be causing the fan to do this?


I sent it into Sony Warranty repair for a HD issue and it came back doing this. I'd prefer not to send it back to them for a month in hopes of maybe getting it back in good shape (Fallout is coming out in a month!). Is there any easier fix than taking the whole thing apart to replace the fan?

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That noise is caused by the console getting hot. I've never seen the fan itself cause the problem. If you are installing a game or doing something that it very graphically intense then sometimes PS4's will turn the fan up like this to cool it down. There are a few things that I've seen cause this problem:

-No thermal pads on memory chips

-Loose heat sink screws

-no or not enough thermal paste

I would think that Sony would not make any of those mistakes when putting a console back together, but I know that they often don't even send your console back to you and instead give you a refurbished unit.

I hope this helps.

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