Thread: PS3 FAN test for the 60 GB!
04-13-2008 #1killergg Guest
PS3 FAN Test For The 20/40/60/80 GB (as far as i know all the ps3's)!
I've seen alot of posts about people wanting the fan test for their 60 GB PS3s, and yes there is a way! Simply turn your PS3 on normally and hold it vertically in midair with the vent side facing down. Wait 10 to 15 seconds (depending on how hot your PS3 was before) and it will begin to cycle through the fan levels to its highest while blowing any dust out of it.
After 15 to 30 seconds of this, or until it warns you that your PS3 may be over-heating (It thinks it must be over-heating because why would the fans be on so high? When in fact it is just fine), just place it back down in its horizontal position and the fan will go back down to normal.
I did this twice to my 60 GB, not sure if it works for 80 GB please let me know, and it certainly cleared alot of dust out. I'd say its safe to do once or twice a month without causing too much stress on the fans, and I base that on absolutely nothing. ENJOY!
(warning!!! don't try if warrentie is still in affect.)
EDIT as requested:
04-13-2008 #2daveasbury Guest
Think I won't bother! If it's getting that hot that the fans kick in then how my strain are you putting on the ps3. It's probably safe as i imagine the threshold settings for the fans are low, but why risk it. You may as well stick a piece of paper in front of the front vents....
04-13-2008 #3killergg Guest
04-13-2008 #4Shadowstitch Guest
what about the 80gb model?
04-13-2008 #5mdc114115 Guest
04-13-2008 #6dmx6468279 Guest
now when you say hold it vertical, you mean with the fan facing downward or what? but why not just use the electronics spray? seems a lot easier and safer.
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04-13-2008 #8Shadowstitch Guest
04-22-2008 #9mublakcor Guest