The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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PS3 Loud Fan/ Overheating

Just repaired my PS3 with the ifixit repair kit for the YLOD. It worked, but when my son turned it on the fan got faster and louder and louder, when it over heated in just a few minutes. What did I do wrong with the reapair? It was never this loud before.

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I am having the same problem. We had the YLOD. Took everything apart and cleaned out a bunch of dust. Reheated the mother board as directed and applied thermal paste. The PS3 turned on. Yea! But not for long the fan speeds up. Says it is hot and turns off. I went and bought the correct thermal paste "artic silver 5" and applied it. Again the playstaion turns on but within a very short time maybe 30 sec it turns itself off. HELP!! What do I do now?

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You should go ahead and clean the heatsinks out, they may have dust in them, however, you may need to reapply thermal paste, but you can get artic silver 5 for 10.00 with tax, but your state's ales tax may be different and cost more or less

PlayStation 3 Heat Sink Replacement

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Definitely sounds like the thermal paste you used is not the right kind. Your fan is trying to cool down the system and shuts it off because it is overheating. Do the ylod fix again but clean the old thermal paste off completely, i use 70% rubbing alcohol on a piece of tissue. then apply artic silver 5 like " nicksmacandpchelp " said above.

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he simply can't fiddle with cheap thermal paste in these things, they get too hot and they will do what his did

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Arctic 5 thermal paste at radio shack!

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I have arctic silver 5, but tuniq is cheaper and said to be much better, diamond is more expensive but it is even better. Less is more with thermal paste.

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