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#1 GRSHOPR

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:07 AM

Ok, so I've been reading through the various posts here, and I must say, first off, that there is a very impressive knowledge base, and I'm hoping that they can help me. This message is partially aimed towards RDC, who seems to know what's what about this type of thing. So let me start from the beginning.

I have a launch 60 GB PS3, and like most of us with a 60, I don't want to give it up the backwards compatibility. But, it's gotten the YLOD 3 times now, and I'm tired of reseating the soder points. The first time, worked for a few weeks, died again, redid it again, then I moved it out of its cubby hole in my entertainment center, to improve the air flow. The third time just happened, and it definitely over heated, thus the cause of my YLOD.

So, what I'm thinking of doing, since I am honestly sick of tearing this thing apart, is to take a hole saw, remove the innards of the system, and then drill two holes on the "bottom" of the PS3 (it's standing vertically now, I'm referring to the bottom as it sits horizontal, the solid, flat side) and wire and attach two 80 mm computer case fans to the outside. I realize it's a little extreme, and that I won't be able to lay it flat ever again, but I am really tired of reseating it, and I know that everytime it overheats, it damages the structure/ integrity of the electronics.

Anyone have any thoughts on this project, either good or bad, especially any issues that would prevent me doing this?? I can't see any reason why it shouldn't keep the PS3 ice cold forever. I'm not sure where to tap into a 12 V source for the case fans, and was curious if anyone could point me in the right direction. I've looked for a few hours, but haven't found anything reliable. These fans only need to be on while there is power, the open holes should do the trick once the system powers down. Or maybe someone has an easier way to help lower the heat? I read the fan mod, but I don't want to mess with the stock fan, and have it burn out, since it is a 4 year old system.Thanks for reading this and for your input. Looking forward to your replies.

Edited by GRSHOPR, 05 April 2010 - 05:10 AM.


#2 GRSHOPR

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:27 AM

Alright guys, my PS3 just went down with YLOD for the 4th time. Anyone have any input on this?? I want to get this fixed once and for all. Any mods, suggestions, tweaks, etc are welcome. I'd like this to be the last time I have to do this.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:31 PM

There is a topic regarding this, http://forums.xbox-s...p;#entry4690002

i myself have 60gb ps3, i recently added a potentiometer and attacked to fan and PSU, however i need to find the 3.3v output from the PSU so i can regulate the speed more as on the 12v output its not very good for selecting which speed you wish to use. then i can make some tutorials on how to modify 40gb and 60gb consoles using either linear or slider potentiometers






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