PS3 60gb Fan Test

After some clever gamers figured out how to make the 40gb PS3 run a fan test, it seems someone else has found a way to make the 60gb PS3 run one too. See here in this tutorial.


We would like to say that this is not recommended, and that it is unknown whether this will cause damage to your PS3. We extremely advise you not to do this if your PS3 is under warranty.

Update: It has been found that this could cause damage to your PS3 and it is recommended that you must not do this. A link is provided below.

From Crackle: PS3 60 Gig Fan Test
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alan0013838d ago

your not suppose to move your ps3, especially putting it upside down when theres a disn inside coz it will scratch the disc.This would be funny if after a month with people doing this to their ps3s the failure rate goes up lol

Cerberus_Hunter3838d ago

the PS3 is upside down not the blu-ray.

just did it and it works, but didn't notice any dust coming out and it's a 1 year old PS3 btw

xsteinbachx3838d ago

i'm not sold on this yet.

aiphanes3838d ago

But I will eject any discs and try this on my 60 gb ps3...

Thoas3838d ago

LOL.....only the xbox 360 scratches your disc to death out of the blue for no reason.

Percy3838d ago

have you tried to scratch a bluray its pretty hard you can take a butter knife to the back of it and it wont scratch. I dont see any way to scratch it inside the ps3 without destroying the ps3.

Bonsai12143838d ago

cleaning dust out of any electronics has no effect on performance. i have no idea what that guy said that..

besides, my 60 gb is out of warranty. i'm not going to screw it up..

crck3838d ago (Edited 3838d ago )

You can move a ps3 or ps2 all you want with a disc running. Sony was smart enough even 8 years ago to lock the disc in when its spinning. This is probably why a lot of people got scratched discs with their 360 in beginning. They were expecting the disc to lock in like a ps2. I know I scratched a Perfect Dark Zero disc because I thought so.

Edit: post below. Basically turn on your ps3 and hold it upside vertically so the letters ps3 are upside down. The fans should cycle through a couple of modes then get really loud and blow the dust out.

Lord Anubis3838d ago

The video is not working :(

could someone post the procedure?

Tyler Durden3838d ago

u think u have enough monster cans there buddy

nbsmatambo3838d ago

^^^^^, lol i noticed the cans too

Utalkin2me3838d ago

Wow go figure, go from a fan test to the 360 scratching disc. Where is the post police. And you know who i am talking about.

If the fan test works then great.

jadenkorri3838d ago

i tried it and it worked, i had to play for abit before it actually worked, it was cool when i tried it the first time and it did nothing, but after playing some cod4 then trying it it worked...oh and my cod 4 cd was in there but its not scratched alan001, ur still thinking of 360 where as movement on the 360 ruins your disc...why MS built it that way i'll never know...

UnasFortuna3838d ago (Edited 3838d ago )

I would not recommend doing this for an extended period of time. If you do this too long, you can damage the electronics the fan is trying to protect. It is not a flaw in the system that allows this but a programmed response to the increased heat that is rising while the PS3 is inverted. The PS3 is simply trying to get rid of the heat and keeps kicking up the fan speed until maxxed out. I tried this (since I have two 60G PS3), and I didn't notice alot of dust coming out; however I use vacuums and compressed air cans to help keep my PS3 clean on a monthly basis. This won't however, make your PS3 run faster/smoother (not sure what that comment was about). This does prove that Sony can release some kind of software upgrade/patch that can do the same test that they put in the 40GB model since the fan itself is capable of those variable high speeds to protect the gear. It is assinine to think they wouldn't release such a fix given that there are not many replacement 60GB models out there available. Dust is a huge menace to any electronics and this is no cheap electronics investment. RELEASE THE FIX SONY... please ;) PS.... come one guys.... give the lad a break.... he obviously doesn't get out much. However, I must confess... what the heck is with the whole shelf of Monster's??????

Lifendz3838d ago

If your PS3 is working fine why tinker with it? Let 360 owners do these sort of "towel trick" like things. I'm not going to mess with my PS3 when it's functioning just fine.

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MUNKYPOO3838d ago

ill wait for more people to do it before i try.

HeartlesskizZ3838d ago

I havent try it and I wont do it at all. this guy is burning the insides of the ps3 by making the heat go backwards... such idiot...
when you melt the system let me know

actas1233838d ago

I really don't think ppl should do this. This could be harmful w/out u knowing.. I think Sony should come out and say something about this. I mean if its not good for the system i think they'll release something regarding this issue.

MUNKYPOO3838d ago

yea i was thinking that it could be more harmful then good

Tony240ZT3838d ago

I just tried, works just like the video, fans just cycle through their speeds and then slows back to normal when put upright. I'm surprised that it's never decided to run at some of those higher fan speeds before, reminded me of the noise an xbox makes when idle.

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BSigel813838d ago

What happened to a can of air guys, I use those and it works just fine for me.

mindedone3838d ago

doesn't compressed air blow dust back in though?

BSigel813838d ago

Well I had no problem with it, when I usually do it a lot more would come out then come in. You don't have to take my word for it though, It would be crazy and messed up at that, if someone would void their warranty just because they were trying to clean their console.

mindedone3838d ago (Edited 3838d ago )

It would be crazy stupid for someone to tell sony that they did this...but for an update, I tried it again and, even though I didn't see dust come out, I could smell it. And further noteI didn't move it while it was on.

update: you can buy them at RadioShack

TradingWarStories3838d ago

Where can I buy compressed air cans ?

Storm233838d ago

So what you just blow this air can stuff into the PS3? How does that work?

EZCheez3838d ago

Some of you make compressed air sound like a secret!

When I was on submarines working with million dollar (literally) equipment, we swore by the stuff. Don't be afraid to use it.

As far as this goes, I wouldn't recommend it. Making hardware do something it isn't supposed to do is never a good idea.

RecSpec3838d ago

Anyone who owns any kind of electronics needs to have compressed air. Does wonders. Or you could try it the old fashioned way and just use your vacuum hose.

myxomatosis3838d ago

compressed air works only for electronics that you can take the casing off of: desktop computers, amplifiers, ect. anything like a laptop or a console, it blows alot of the dust out abit also alot of it gets shoved into a corner of the casing some where and that builds up eventually and can cause major issues with the cooling system.

you best bet is some sort of vaccum. the ones at car washes are very powerful, i dont know maybe too powerful....

jadenkorri3838d ago

compressed air works fine and dandy, i use it on my cp, ps3, wii, every month or so cause its good to get the dust moving rather than sit for awhile and collect...
also found another use for compressed air, a friend had a mouse in the apartment so we sprayed it with compressed air, cept we held it upside down which would spray really cold liquid...sufficient to say, mouse was frozen...

myxomatosis3838d ago

short term, using compressed air works. long term, like 2 or 3 years, it makes problems, the ones i mentions specifically

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Mr_Showtime13838d ago

so theres no way im trying this lol

jadenkorri3838d ago

the fans just run faster to blow dust out, if you ever have a problem with ur ps3, it prob be something they'll get you to do before shipping...besides if this is not something normal, then i can only think the fans run louder to tell you somethings you have it upside down....

mindedone3838d ago

but I don't think that my PsS3 was on long enough.