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Overheating issue? Shuts off with red light
Overheating issue? Shuts off with red light –
Lately playing certain games my 80gb 4x usb ps3 will randomly shut off and the red light will blink until i press the power button.
I never have gotten a overheating message before this happpens which ive read about.
I can play dead space 2 for hours without a problem but if i try red dead redemption it happens in minutes. even with the top cover fully removed to where the metal internals are exposed and having a large fan point on the system wont keep rdr going for more than 5 mins. Some games like gt5 will randomly freeze mid race but i can restart the ps3 and play for a long time without it freezing.
reapplied arctic sliver 5, ( i did it right, i have done dozens of compound reapplies) didnt help.
it will happen with disc or playing backup off hdd with multiman or rogero.
Will a reflow help?
The psu gets very hot, will a bad psu cause this?
ive read the newer plastic power supplies put out much less heat. Some people recommend swapping the metal one to a plastic newer version. Is this a good idea being the power output is slightly less?
Would swapping my 15 blade fan to a 19 blade make much of a difference?
Sorry about the clusterf**k of questions but thanks to anyone who can help me out or answer a few of my questions.
Ive noticed a very similar issue but my ps3 isnt shutting down. Ive noticed when i play red dead redemption after around 10mins the fan starts spinning wild, an ive just only recently started dead space 2 made it to chapter 8, an the fan stays relativly quiet. It may be that RDR requires alot more proceesing power to run the game, because the map is huge, DS2 doesnt really require as much because it only has to load up a few small rooms at a time.
What i would suggest is to stop playing RDR because it would probably just make it even worse, but if you were to stop playing RDR then you will still have problems with other big games (GT5), so the only possible fix is to use some high quality coolant gel and a top quality fan, to stop your ps3 overheating. Or if its still under warranty get it repaired asap
Im using a 80gb 2x usb phat ps3
warranty is long gone, its been opened at least once before i did. I went and bought a slim for psn use once the dns trick stops so it wont be my main ps3 anymore.
Im going to start with a 19 blade fan and rebending the heatsink clamps or use washers and see where that gets me.
When i opened it there was white thermal paste on the fan and on the bottom of the case itself plus all over the heatsink pipes. It was a mess. Not sure if the fan got messed up from that, its loud but doesnt seem to move as much air out as other ps3s ive had. 5th one now.
If you havnt already why dont you look on utube for some tuts, may be helpful. I dont think there is a permenent fix for your problem, it may work for a few weeks and then the same problem will occur again. Its the same with 360's.
Let me know if you fix the console because it might come in use at some point
EDIT- Im not sure if the proxy trick is still working but you can still give it a try
Last edited by Psqwerty; 02-05-2011 at 09:19 AM.
yup proxy still works, just got the slim for when in stops working. That and with LBP2 it was shutting off in an hour or so when playing 2 player. 1 player works fine but we wanted to play it.
I tried rebending the clamps to put a bit more pressure on the sinks, put it all back together and wouldnt turn on. Ylod. took it back apart and tightened the clamps a little bit more and it turned on fine.
Played rdr and it didnt shut off but froze after about 10 mins of horseback riding. So i guess its somewhat better. Before i could start and call for the horse and it would shut off by the time he got close lol. Played a round of black ops no problems.
i have a heat gun so im going to try to reflow it and see what happens. must be a bad solder joint because i only tightened he 2 screws on the clamp under the bdrom maybe a 1/4 turn and it booted up fine after getting the ylod 3 times trying to start it.
From what i know about consoles overheating issues, the reflow trick is probably the best, ive not tried it personally, but it should work alot better. If you give it ago let me know how it goes. Atleast you know 100% that the whole problem lies in the ps3 demanding for more power which is causing your console to shut down for safety reasons
That definitely sounds like a heat issue. You might want to consider changing your fan and/or adding an external fan. I am new here, but I'm looking into the YLOD fixes, and it seems it's sort of temporary in a lot of cases. That leads me to believe that once it reaches a certain point on the "deflow," the normal operating temperature of the device is just too high.
I have tried using a window fan that pushes alot of air pointed directly at the front vents, it will keep it cool but i still have problems in certian games. Even with the top half of the plastic case off and the fan going it will have problems when everything metal inside is cool to the touch.
thats my external fan.
you could try water cooling the ps3 but i dont know that much on water cooling... all i know is that it keeps it cooler than the fans