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PS3 Acting Weird After Fan Mod
PS3 Acting Weird After Fan Mod –
hi guys, i got a ps3 slim 120gb. just decided to try the fan mod by cutting the grey wire from the fan and joining a wire from that to the 3.3v pin from the plug connector. (third pin , while having front ps3 face you). the only wire i had was wire i stripped from audio/ video lines, so i used that for the new wire.
to join them i just twisted the ends together. when i turn the ps3 on, the fan runs full force (like suppose to) and it turns on and runs, but it seems to run a little slower and when i run a game like dirt 2 for example, it freezes and crashes during gameplay.
im wondering if this is because the wire isnt heavy enough or not making a good enough connection? i cut the 3rd wire before the plug and then spliced them 2 back together and added the fan wire to it, instead of twisting the wire around the pin on the mb.) could this of hurt the ps3 ? thxs alot, shawn
Ever heard of not fixing things that aren't broken? =P
Originally Posted by shawnselig29
From an electronics standpoint you could be looking at a few different situations. I've obviously never read up on overvolting the fans for the PS3 but if it starts up fine it could be the vibration from the fan could be negatively impacting the twisting of wires so they are losing and gaining contact repeatedly. Which would be very bad for the PS3. Also, and this is just a guess since I don't know where the 3.3V are coming from, but if you draw power from a source something else loses power unless the power supply compensates. So if it shares a common electrical path with the HDD or the Blu-ray drive and one of those items are not getting their full voltage you will see performance suffer. The first one can be fixed by soldering the wires together and adding heatshrink or electrical tape. To figure out if it's the second someone a lot smarter on the internals of the PS3 would have to help you. I know what you're trying to do as I have done it to many of my consoles but honestly with the new Slims you really don't need to overvolt the fans since the thermal sensors do a really good job of regulating the temperature between your ambient room temperature, the temperature of the chipset, and the speed of the fan. Worry less, play more Can't enjoy you're purchase if you're always worried it's going to die.
update: i just re- twisted the wires together, and now it works fine again, must be bad connection and not getting the full power from it. guess il have to get it soldered. and dam isnt the fan loud at full speed. but whatever keeps it last the longest. thxs for the replies \
edit: i now have new fan and power wire coming to replace the cut ones. now im just wondering, i never had the ps3 slim for long, but does it need the fan modded or is it good for the way it is? id only play it max 2-3 hours at a time. thxs, shawn
Last edited by shawnselig29; 10-16-2011 at 06:26 PM.
Reason: wondering if fan mod is needed on these
I cant spell it but if you place a 100 or 200 watt potentiometer between the fan and power supply you will be able to turn the fan up and down at will. That way you can still have it reved WAY higher than normal but you can lower the speed enough so that you wont hear the anoying hair dryer sound. Ive done a couple of ps3s like this. its a pretty sweet mod, you can look it up on ebay.
Originally Posted by shawnselig29
Replace the thermal paste and let the PS3 do it's job. Fan mods are useless.
I got a 60gb that YLOD 2 years ago, a reflow and fan mod later, its been a champ for two years now.....fan mod seems to really help me out since most reflow ylod only last about 6 months.
Originally Posted by core2kid