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Old 06-03-2013, 13:13
Rob Manson
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My kids play on the PS3 quite a lot and then when I go to play a BR disc, it sometime shuts down. Google has suggested this could be down to overheating. Can anyone recommend a cooling fan to attach to or sit below the PS3?
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Old 06-03-2013, 13:29
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You can get dedicated fans for the PS3, they just connect to USB, cheap enough at just over a tenner.

May be cheaper elsewhere, amazon just used for illustration purposes.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Competition-.../dp/B001KZH62Y

If you have the PS3 slim.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COOLING-FA...-/270744907477

If you like blue lights.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horizontal-s...pd_sim_vg_h__5

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cool-Horizon...ag_stp_s2_edpp
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Old 06-03-2013, 15:06
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Also check the air vents on the ps3, if they are clogged up then that is a factor in it overheating, i know from experience
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Old 06-03-2013, 20:09
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My kids play on the PS3 quite a lot and then when I go to play a BR disc, it sometime shuts down. Google has suggested this could be down to overheating. Can anyone recommend a cooling fan to attach to or sit below the PS3?
Does it shut down during their gameplay? How long after them playing are you trying to view a disc?
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Old 06-03-2013, 20:12
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If the PS3 is shutting down due to overheating, it could be on its way out
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:39
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Never shuts down during their gameplay at all. Only problem arises if I try to play a BR disc shortly after their game play. There was some dust in the vents which I have hoovered out and have installed a fan thing underneath that makes the PS3 light up like a light sabre. The kids love it but the Mrs ain't so keen. Kids win.
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Old 07-03-2013, 15:44
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Playing the games will make the consul generate far more heat than just a BluRay film...It could be another problem and not overheating otherwise I would have thought game play would have caused shut down as well.
Are you trying to play the same movie each time or are different ones causing the problem?
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:50
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Is the inbuilt fan actually working on the PS3?

Can you hear it?
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:52
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My kids play on the PS3 quite a lot and then when I go to play a BR disc, it sometime shuts down. Google has suggested this could be down to overheating. Can anyone recommend a cooling fan to attach to or sit below the PS3?
......Have you checked the auto shut-off settings?

The system can be configured to turn itself off after as little as an hour of no controller input, even if you're watching a movie.

Check in Settings > Power Save Settings > System Auto-Off
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