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You still sell these yourself?… I’d be after 2 of the complete DIY kits and 1 fully assembled….
Yes, I still offer both versions in all forms.
I’m sorry but I was wrong to send the money.
I send twice, including one in euro. Can you refund the payment in euro?
Thank you friend
Just sent payment for an assembled POT version. Thanks for offering a solution to my PS3 fan woes.
Hi, could we please have some more details regarding compatibility?
Could you please let me know if this will work with a 60gb CECHC02?
Nevermind, I see that it should be compatible with all PS3’s.
Payment sent. Thanks!
I have a few questions. I’m planning on getting one since my PS3 seems to be overheating every now and then. Seven times total so far the visuals would slow to a crawl and freeze thus shutting down the console, but it doesn’t do it all the time. Just the other night I played a game for 4+ hours. Wondering if the fan isn’t behaving as it should.
Does the POT version require drilling?
Also a Trimmer Version – Fully assembled, PNP would come out to be $25 total including shipping correct?
There are a lot of things that could cause what you describe, but it sounds like the early stages of YLOD (or you are playing a game made by Bethesda). My product is designed to slow the onset of YLOD symptoms, but it is not a magic cure-all that will fix a system that already has YLOD symptoms. I can’t say for sure that my product will help you…it will probably slow the death of the system, but it probably won’t prevent it forever if you are already so close. If you intend to do a YLOD fix once the system fails all the way, then you would certainly want a fan controller after the fix.
If you are wondering if the fan isn’t behaving as it should, there is a simple test…check your firmware version. If it is over 3.15 on a fat console, then the fan is not behaving as it was designed to because the firmware won’t let it. This applies to original firmware as well as CFW…but I am not sure about ReBug.
The POT version does require drilling.
The assembled trimmer version is $25 shipped.
My firmware is actually current with the official firmware 3.65 and is indeed a fat model. CECHG01 to be exact. I also plan on replacing the thermal paste along with using this fan controller unless you would advise against that.
If your thermal paste is old, then it is always a good idea to replace it. I recommend cleaning both chips and heatsinks with a paper towel, then applying a thin layer of the cheap white stuff and screwing the heatsinks back to the mainboard. Then unscrew them again to make sure that you are making good contact. If you are, then clean both surfaces with paper towels and do a final cleaning with alcohol…then use Arctic Silver 5 or better.
I think I’ll just go ahead and place that order for a Trimmer Version – Fully assembled, PNP. If anything, I hope to at least have my PS3 last 3 months. That way I’ll be able to replace it if I need to since right now I don’t have that kind of money. Of course I’ll be using Arctic Silver 5 for the thermal paste. I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading which eventually led me to finding out about your fan controller.
Thanks for the assistance.
Purchased a trimmer version and it’s on it’s way. Thanks
Just want to ask what is the best way you can recommend to us 60gb owners, whose fan cable is underneath the motherboard, to calibrate the trimmer?
I mean, does the trimmer arrive at a recommended setting, or do I need to tweak it myself until the fan speed is optimal? It’s just a pain to have to keep disassembling the ps3 to tweak the pot. Can I run it with the just the metal shielding and tweak it while it’s turned on?
There really isn’t a recommended setting; if there was, I would offer a cheaper, non-adjustable version. The last thing I do before packaging is testing…and I generally leave the trimmers at about 90% speed when I ship. You can adjust the trimmer while the system is running if you can find a place to put it where you can access the adjustment screw. You can run the system topless for the test without fear.
Please help, I’m really disappointed at what just happened. I just installed the assembled trimmer version which I purchased from you, my fan and/or motherboard is toast.
Man, I did _exactly_ as you said to calibrate it topless. I installed the trimmer, then turned console on. The fan sounded like it was at 90%. I then got my screwdriver and tried to tweak the pot very slowly to adjust the speed – but the fan speed would not slow. Next thing I know, there came a spark at the socket where the trimmer connects to the motherboard. The fan died and I quickly hit the power switch to off and unplugged from power.
I then unplugged the trimmer from the board. Connected the fan back to the motherboard. I turned the power on, and I got the red standby light to turn the console back on. I turned the console on, light goes green, fan is dead.
What I don’t know is – is the fan dead or is the motherboard dead, or are both dead?
Now I have to spend more money on a new fan, i’m so disappointed. Can you please help me work this out? Thanks
I don’t know if the fan or the mainboard is the cause. To test, you can connect the 12V and gnd from the two pins coming out of the bottom of the power supply to the fan with test wires. Then take power from the 3.3v white wire at the front of the power supply and connect that to the signal pin. If the fan does not work like this, it is dead. If the fan does work like this, you burned a trace on the mainboard and will have to do a more permanent connection. In the second case, you can remove the connector going to the mainboard from the fan controller and connect the two
Alright, I’ve just put it all back together. I powered it on connected to my tv for 5 seconds to see if I get a picture. I can see a picture, so I know the motherboard isn’t dead.
But the fan is still dead, and now I need to buy a new one… is the motherboard fan socket damaged in any way also? Need your help here man
What about a fuse for the fan? Is there a fuse that might’ve blown?
But can you see what happened here? The trimmer wouldn’t slow the fan down.
I’ve sent you an email
I have not gotten your email. How many turns did you turn the trimmer? There isn’t much point searching for fuses when you don’t even know if the fan is working…do the simple test first.
I wanted to contact you directly, so I’ve sent email to killermr2 at hotmail – maybe would be easier to communicate via email instead of on here
I would test the fan but I don’t have any test wires and not sure to where connect it to the psu. i’m searching on the net for images or guides or something
I gave the trimmer one evolution and it did not change setting. I then turned further, slowly, and then I got the spark of the board
how do i order 4 of the trimmer kits for delivery in australia
You send $45 along with your complete shipping address to my paypal account.
hi i’m from italy and i got a ps3 60 the cech04 and i read from internet you are making fan that secure ps3 from ylods.So what’s your best fan and how much to italy? please i wanna buy one
I make devices that force your existing fan to work properly. I offer two versions that are the same thing except for how they are mounted. One is adjustable with an external dial, and is $30 USD shipped, the other is $25 USD shipped.
i think the one that u can adjuste outside will look ugly if i don’t like it can i remove that piece? and btw what i need to write on description of payment? i wanna buy the 30$ as isay before i wanna buy the best u got
The one with outside adjustment needs a hole drilled. If you don’t want this, the $25 shipped one would be better for you. For this, you would send $25 USD plus your full shipping address plus the line, “Trimmer Version – Fully assembled, PNP”.
Also, I have a new version I am releasing in a few days; just waiting on the screws now. It will be the best version, will allow for external adjustment, and will not require drilling.
ok i will check eveyday ur blog till u release the new version .Thanks
Would be good to hear if a fan controller solved the following (unique and uncommon) issue for somebody:
I guess the primary reason i’ve purchased a fan controller is because my 60gb ps3 keeps shutting off to standby randomly, after being on (movie or gaming) for 30-45mins. The fan barely makes any noise and blows warm air, although it is quite hot underneath the ps3. I’m not given the warning that the ps3 has overheated, although i suspect that it is because it is shutting off to standby mode without warning (one beep to red solid light only. Not RLOD or YLOD or anything like that).
This unit isn’t YLOD or RLOD as it is functioning properly, except for the random switching off to standby mode with one beep. I just have to press the power button on the front of the console to power it on again.
Have replaced the thermal paste two days ago, with arctic silver 5. Internally, the unit wasn’t dusty or dirty or anything. Anyway, when the fan controller gets here i’ll plug it in, and once calibrated to a higher setting i’ll see if it stops these random shut downs.
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