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The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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PS3 60Gb fan replaced, but still not spinning up. Any thoughts?

Hi all,

I recently got an old PS3 60gb model CECHC04. System was overheating after 5-10 minutes of power on (idle).

I noticed the fan was not spinning, so I replaced it, thinking it was shot.

However, afterwards it still would not spin up and kept overheating.

Has anybody else come accross this? I was thinking maybe a power issue. Because to my mind (correct me if I'm wrong) the fan should always spin, be it at a low speed.

Thanks in advance for any insight.



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You are correct about it should always spin... However, when you replaced the fan, did you also clean all the gunk off the cpu & gpu, then put new Artic Silver on both the cpu/gpu and the heat sink? You must follow the directions for the YLOD repair.


Yes... the heat gun treatment will allow the solder joints to reflow.

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Thanks for your response and no I didn't, I just cleaned out the dust and replaced the fan. I will follow your suggestion and continue with changing the coolant paste. Did you also meant I need to use the heatgun treatment?


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