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Topic # 223996 28-Oct-2017 00:08
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Anyone know why my ps4 after a year of silence in rest mode now runs like a jet engine. I’ve opened it up and there is absolutely no dust build up at all. It is crystal clean.

It’s quiet for the first 30 mins when started from cold then just revs up into a jet engine.

The box itself still feels cold on the outside and the airflow is coldish also.

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  Reply # 1891634 28-Oct-2017 00:14
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had the same problem with a ps3

 

have you done a test in safe mode ?


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  Reply # 1891641 28-Oct-2017 05:43
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probably needs fresh thermal paste?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1891891 28-Oct-2017 16:46
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unlikely after only 1 year of use. 




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  Reply # 1891930 28-Oct-2017 18:20
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Had it close to 1.5 years, but not a constant game player, only got two games thus far, but use to leave it runnng in the rest mode when wasn’t using it, then one night while in rest mode it suddenly roared into a jet engine.

I never had it internet connected so wasn’t doing any downloads that I didn’t know about.

I have seen lots of posts about people cursing Sony about their crap thermal paste so I’ll try that once I figure out how to get at the chip.

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  Reply # 1891936 28-Oct-2017 18:52
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Dust build up, try taking the cover off and giving it a light vacuum


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  Reply # 1891937 28-Oct-2017 18:57
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he said he'd cleaned it




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  Reply # 1891940 28-Oct-2017 19:03
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Yep no dust inside what so ever, all vent, fan fins and inside vent fins behind power pack were spotless

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  Reply # 1891941 28-Oct-2017 19:03
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you shouldn't vacuum as that can create static, best to used a can of compressed air and blow it out 


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  Reply # 1891998 28-Oct-2017 21:48
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Sounds like a bad temp sensor.


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  Reply # 1892029 28-Oct-2017 22:20
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yeah I wouldn't leave my ps4 pro in rest mode, in rest mode it's only half off you can still hear it running unlike a pc in sleep mode.




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  Reply # 1904171 19-Nov-2017 18:26
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Replaced the thermal paste and it did not make any bit of difference.

There is no dust and no heat as the air is cold and blowing like a gale.

Any other ideas ?

How does it know that it’s too hot anyway, is there a heat sensor, if so can it be replaced.

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  Reply # 1904232 19-Nov-2017 21:51
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Activate CGA?


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  Reply # 1904236 19-Nov-2017 21:59
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I doubt it would be a case for CGA as it's not faulty and still working normally except for the loud fan.


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