According the french site UltimatePS3, PS3 Fan Test can damages your system, the fans speeding up is a fail safe trying to get the bottled up heat out of the system, this can burn your CPU and GPU, this is confirmed by sony.
durrr.... I thought that was pretty obvious, your basically intentionally over heating your system, forcing the fan speeds to increase to try and compensate. IF you tried it, and soon your PS3 falls you'll have no one to blame but yourselves. Oh and you can probably kiss your warrenty good bye.
who the hell would copy a ten year old kid tanked up on redbulls evils offspring? he had so much caffiene and sugar in his system his a diabetic in waiting.
Well it shoudlnt void your warranty cause there is nothing in the manual about it, you know not doing it. They shouldnt even allowed the console to do this i dont think. Nothing beats a good ol can of air anyways.
well i have heard compressed air can actually be bad for the consoles as well. something about it caking the dust even deeper inside. i could be wrong...
lol. PS3 is a tank and i doubt it will be affected but i am not doing it regardless
Sony is just trying to be safe so thousands of PS3s won't be jeapordized, but really this technique is just tricking the PS3 to think it is overheating to turn up the fans.
when that fool said, fan testing or whatever i asked myself how can this kid be that stupid??, i mean really something as dumb as turning ur system upside down triggering a fan test instead of pushing a button or going to an option, truly truly DUMB! Like in the ps3 manual "if you want to test ur fan levels, turn on ps3 and hold upside down in mid air for 30 sec to a minute." what and IDIOT!
are they refering to the 40 gb or the 60? because you've got to be an idiot to believe the fat kid but the 40 gig fan test seems quite safe. if its something the console allows then why would it damage it?
What do you mean it shouldn't void your warranty because they didn't tell you not to do it? Some things should just be common sense.
The 40GB SKU should be safe. As for the 60/20/80GB, I knew from that start it was not a smart idea to turn the PS3 upside down. lol. Anybody desperate enough to clean the internals should just buy a can of compressed air. Much more effective and proven.
regardless if your stupid enough to hold it upside down for a cpl hrs till its really really hot, i think u deserve it to overheat...2ndly, i tryied it and only left it upside down for a little bit, like a min or so and i think it really all depends on how long you do it for...i know it will be ok, its those dumb people who'll turn it upside down and leave the room while the console "cleans itself" if you get my point...
thing i did not try.
oh crap i new it was dangerous but i saw comment of people trying it and working fine so i thought i should try it. dam it what if you only tried it only once? im i still alrite?
If your PS3 is still functional I wouldnt concern yourself to much. But I highly recommend you don't try it again as it may seem fine now but cause problems at a later date. If you need to get the dust out of the system, buy a can of compressed air.
"oh crap i new it was dangerous but i saw comment of people trying it and working fine so i thought i should try it. dam it what if you only tried it only once? im i still alrite?" did anyone else think that he sounded like someone who did drugs once or had sex once with this chick and she got pregnant? he just sounded so worried.
everyone Approve this Story before another person gets their PS3 damaged
have there been any reports of damaged systems?
No damage to my system, only thing is, the fan caused by ps3 to fly out the window and into the sky!
i wasnt gonna try it anyway just in case
sorry but if I have to man handel my ps3 to get the fans to rev up then I'm not going to do it. I mean the last thing I should be doing is waving my ps3 around while it's on.
it did not do a thing to my ps3 fools
dont listen to assman...hes a fat blubbering fool. i bet anybody here can own him in any game period....me and him go waaaaaaay back on psn....dont worry about it.
hi assman. u got owned in cod4 by me and killjoy3000.
After a good nights sleep i decided not to start messing with my 60gb ps3 and waving it in the air.Its starting to look like i made the right choice.
I only did it once but after reading this i'm not gonna try it again.
If your booting up the PS3 with that on how does it overheat the system? All it's doing is booting with the fan at full power. The processer is inactivated right? So, how is the fan blowing cool air out the back from boot harming the PS3. If this is a problem then It's a hardware design issue. Sony has confermed it as a failsafe yes, for overheated systems. Have they confirmed that this process causes an overheat or is it a test of the fans capabilities in case of an overheat? Even wrose does it burn out the fans? From my standpoint if the hardware kicks in like this there is a reason for it and I highly doubt it heats up to that level in 1 second flat. More info, Where is this Sony confirmation? Please link to english page.
nobody is stopping you from doing this. Everyone, including Sony, is simply recommending that you refrain as it could possibly lead to damaging your system. If you want to jump off a forty foot bridge then do it, we're just saying theres a chance you could break something.
I agree, I don't see any reason why this fan test would damage the system. Certainly, the author of this news report got it wrong when he said that it causes the system to overheat. The source link message doesn't give any good reasons as to how or why the fan test damages the system either. Everyone's taking this news report as fact, without even reading the words closer, or looking at the source link.
that's what I'm saying, the fan is going faster because theres a reason, no to test them. good post some people are just dumb
Did you not see my post where I warned everyone in large capital letters why this is dangerous?. Go back to the oroignal post and look for it.
Look at the process, you havent actually turn on the system yet (as in the CPU and GPU etc). You just flick the power switch at the back on. There is no way this will overheat the CPU or GPU as they are not doing anything or even on yet.
"Nobody is stopping you from doing this. Everyone, including Sony, is simply recommending that you refrain as it could possibly lead to damaging your system." I didn't say do it. My post is asking to acknowledge real facts. You see the article doesn't include these things. It just says confirmed by Sony. This simple response doesn't satisfy my understanding of the problem. At the time of my post no evidence of why, or how it damages a system was available. I'm like that student in the back of the room that raises his hand when he wants to clear things up. I'm definitely not the student who doesn't ask questions and fails come test time. It's a great sign of intelligence to seek knowledge instead of blindly accepting what you hear. The response you posted implies that I'm attacking the problem in retaliation. No, I'm simply seeking to broaden my knowledge and satisfy my concerns. Edit: It seems this news is being confused with the 40gb fan test. The one listed is for a 60gb (forced test) after reviewing this I can see why Sony says "Don't do it!" The 40gb test is unrelated and not destructive like the 60gb test mentioned here.
I treat my PS3 better then my girlfriend. Goulet
good thing, i didn't bother.
There really is no way your PS3 is damaged if you tried it once... If it is an you have to send in your PS3 for repair why would you even tell sony you tried this trick? Has anybody who tried this proceedure had their PS3 fail?
I tried it for my PS3, and it's still working. (40GB version)
This news is releted to 60GB (Forced) Fan Test. 40GB have no problem...
Ok, cool. Thanks for clearing that up.
That's good to know!
U THINK!!!!!!!. lol
Own a vacuum? Compressed air blows IN...pushing dust farther IN... A vacuum sucks OUT...pulling dust OUT... Now was that difficult? =P
lol this is so true
the ideal is both. blow into the intake with compressed air and suck the exhaust with a vac. :) air doesnt "pack" dust, unless the dust is sticky....or wet..like mud...i dont get who decided blowing on dust packs it... youre all crazy. Especially the fool up top who thinks hes smarter. *sigh* grow up...
thats maybe the reason y i had sooooooooooo much trouble installing gt5p, i was tryin 4 9hours and i still havnt got the online update
any admins reading this could you remove other story from the main page showing how to do the ""fan test"" its dangerous and will break many ps3's
The 40GB fan test sounds safe. But the fat kid is retarded if he does this regularly.
just as i was flipping over my 60gig ps3 i read this..... phew.
The 40 gig too... I know the 60 gig idea was stupid, but it seems that the 40 gig was implemented into it and it would be stupid to implement something that would overheat your system.
No, you're not trapping heat into the 40gb when you do it on there.
360 implemented the power switch... sorry, i couldnt resist.
Either the PS3 really DOES heat up real quick when you put it upside-down, or there is a accelerometer inside the PS3 (like in digicams) that tells it which way is up. And as heating and hot air goes, I seriously doubt that flipping the PS3 180 degrees will cause it to overheat so rapidly... So there must be an accelerometer inside it that checks which way is up. And if the vented side is down, it goes into panic-mode and fires up the fans to avoid too much overheating (if the vents are blocked, because they a looking at the table)...
actually its just that the heat sensor is located in the bottom of the ps3, under normal conditions it would react to heat buildup cause the hot air has to manage to heat up the whole system to get the sensor up to max, but by turning it upside down the hot air goes UP directly to the sensor and therefor faking a system overheating situation resulting in the fans powering up, a lot. So basically this is just a way to make your PS3 think its overheating and it reacts as it should .. by giving more power to the fans.
This didnt sound good when the kid was doing it in the first place. I mean holding your ps3 upside down to rev up the fan seriously you think that was the proper way that sony tested the fans?
Whoops, better not do it again, there was alot of dust coming out of my ps3, but it's still ok, been playing warhawk and cod4 for a little while and it was perfectly fine after that.
okay i barely remember that my 60 gb ps3 was turned on for a couple sec's,and the fan started doing its thing.The 60 gb one u just need to leave on for a couple sec's or min's to do that.And mine is A-Ok guys.I Think we need to be flat out told that this feature is dangerous by sony.But Mine Works Perfect.So dont get scared!!! I think there isnt anything to be afraid of.Yesterday was scary as a ps3 owner, but today im not scared i know things will work out.
Not cans of air.
And you still haven't changed that icon to 360 FAIL. How sad.
Gay Xbot fanboy go call microsoft when ur new xbox will be in after that rrod
Take it easy juuken and fernado that 360 is one hell of a grill. cooking a steak on a 360 takes way less time then on a bbq.
yer i usally fry my breakfast on the goerge forman grilling machine. which is delay station 3
lol girls dont get mad :-D
no sony console ever started a house fire. looks like you fail again xbots.
Thank god the 40gb isnt affected!
Haha, Watch out PS3 can burn your house.
How would you kiss your warranty goodbye? I mean how does one detect that you took them measures and made your fans go wild, while over heating you GPU and CPU? I mean that "failsafe fan function" is there for a reason and maybe the reason , is what exactly took place. I stick to the compressed air method for now..
My March 2006-manufactured 60GB PS3 didn't even do anything when I held it upside down...the fans didn't kick in any higher....it was like normal... Hot air was still shooting out the top of the console, and air was still being drawn in through the vents and out the back. Basically....nothing happened at all. I guess I got a good PS3, huh? Or maybe my PS3's fans default to a higher level upon startup...hence why I didn't really hear any difference. I don't know... Anyways.... You guys need to understand something. The PS3 (ANY model) is designed to shut down upon heating up to unsafe temperature levels. If your PS3 got too hot while doing this, or ANY other stupid experiments, it will just shut itself off. The PS3 is designed to protect itself from damage, and rest assured it will do so when you threaten its internal components with thermal damage. Relax guys.