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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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How to tell if the fan is broken or not

Is there a way to test the ps4 fan to know if it works without putting the whole system back together? I have the fan out of my ps4 right now and I want to know if I need to order a new one

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The first test would just be to spin the fan and see if it spins freely. Most faulty fans have a bearing that goes bad. If you spin it and it doesn't spin completely free then it may have a problem.

Did the fan work before you took it apart? You just have to put it together enough to test it...so the heat sink and metal plate, motherboard, power supply and top metal plate have to go to test it.

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My fan will turn on and off a couple of times before spinning for a good 5 mins then the fan stops spinning, Can you help me find out what maybe causing this problem?

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My fan make a noise I don't know where is come form

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I believe my fan would spin once or twice every 5 through 7 seconds or so... Before my fan started doing this, it used to be loud but, operational.

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Will replacing it fix it?

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My fan runs loud when I turn it on and I just cleaned it and it’s started to make a rubbing noise

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The ps4 has a thermal sensor near the cpu which turns on the fans when the sensor reaches a certain temperature. When it gets hot enough, the fan turns on until it is cooled down, then shut off again.

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My fan struggles to spin but when I take it apart it spins freely but then at a certain time It struggles again like it's something clogged in it to keep it from spinning

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Exactly how much did you take it apart to get it spinning again

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Would putting thermal paste on incorrectly stop the fan from spinning at all I just tried to replace thermal paste but now my fan won’t move whereas before it would move a little but stop after awhile

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My ps4 slim is overheating I use my tools to open up to clean all the dust out and the fan around it so I retested it out and it runs about a min and then starts to over heat again I’m thinking it’s the thermal paste because everything else is clean and the fan do spin when the it’s open but it’s stops spinning and the ps4 starts to over heat where can I get it replace

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My fan doesn't spin properly when the ps4 is disassembled so would that mean I need a new one in order to stop the ps4 from overheating

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