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So, my PS3 is quite old and the fans always seem to get really noisy.

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User Info: Pokenub

Pokenub
4 weeks ago#1
Are there any cheap solutions? I'm not really interested in buying another PS3 because there are a very limited amount of games I'm interested in playing on it.

Is it safe to open and clean it? I'm not really a console person, usually sticking to my PC, which I can repair and clean if needs be.
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User Info: revengine

revengine
4 weeks ago#2
Open and clean is a good idea. If you're feeling more adventurous you can replace the thermal paste on the CPU and GPU. I've heard using a laptop cooling pad works. Maybe just a thorough vacuuming of the vents will help.
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User Info: Mercenary12451

Mercenary12451
4 weeks ago#3
Which model is it? I assume a OG PS3 which could help to open and clean and change thermal paste.

User Info: rafamaximo

rafamaximo
4 weeks ago#4
Is that a fat, slim or superslim?

Anyway, removing all dust from vents / air exits should be enough to help. You can also do a fan test o remove excess of dust from fans as well.
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