So I have noticed something odd about my PS3 when it overheats. For starters, it never sounds like a Boeng 747 when it's in operation, which is in stark contrast to my 40gb PS3 that I screwed up the hard drive on (I have three PS3s and each one has a problem).
Then I got to googling
So I found out, most likely, the temp sensor(s) on the 60gb is(are) fried, and the PS3 never thinks it needs more cooling until it seriously does (and shuts off due to overheat). My current remedy for this is cooling off my room with a fan pulling air from the outdoors, since it's only 52 outside (and New York sucks, more importantly).
The hell do I do about this? No amount of reflow or reball will fix a problem with a sensor causing it to not cool itself enough. I'd just 12v the fans (somehow), but I don't want it to sound like a jet taking off at all times. The only thing I can think of is some sort of pot for the fans and a separate sensor so I know about how hot it's getting, and then manually adjust. I don't have the skill to make something automatic.
Unless one of you guys have an idea. I *think* it's the gpu that's the problem. It operates fine otherwise, so swapping out GPUs sounds costly, a royal PITA, and fixing a very small issue with a nuke.