PS3 getting too hot? please help

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#1 Posted by Ipinet (2 posts) -

so when i take out the disc (usually cod), the disc gets quite hot. Should i be concerned about this and take any precautions?
My ps3 has about 4-5 inches of free space around it and the room is pretty cool. Can anyone help me?

#2 Posted by Ipinet (2 posts) -

is this normal? oh, I play about an hour or 2 of games.

#3 Posted by Flame_Blade88 (39348 posts) -
It's normal, but it depends on how hot the disc gets, if it's just hot then it's normal, but if feels so hot that it could feel like it could melt then I say there is a problem. But "Quite hot" sounds normal to me. It cools off quickly too. Try feeling the disc 2 minutes after taking it out, if it's cooled off, then don't worry about it.
#4 Posted by LtColJaxson (3234 posts) -
Yeah it's normal. I wouldn't say my discs are hot, but they are quite warm when they just come out after playing.
#5 Posted by T-Machine99 (1848 posts) -

It should be normal. Are they really hot or just warm? My discs are usually cool because my PS3 is vertical, which runs it a bit cooler.

#6 Posted by tn2389 (70 posts) -
Put your PS3 in a mini freezer and run the cables out the back. That way it won't overheat.
#7 Posted by WhyuStillAlive (607 posts) -
that's not normal. when I had an xbox 360 the disc was always hot. PS3 disc is always cool.
#8 Posted by kazamadevil (328 posts) -
it depends how hot. I play for couple hours and the disc is usually warm but never critically hot or even hot
#9 Posted by jdc6305 (3770 posts) -
I was playing the other day for 6 hours and usualy my ps3 stays cool. But while playing I heard a noise and thought my neighbor was vacuming his car or something. Then I realized it was my ps3, the fan had kicked into overdrive and when I put my hand up to the back of it thier was alot of air coming out. I had never seen it do this before it was humming realy loud. I noticed my room was realy warm and my PS3 must have been over heating. I turned it off to let it rest and now it seems fine adn quiet.
#10 Posted by brandojones (3103 posts) -
I knew mine looked good, but yours must really look good...:P
#11 Posted by dangerd0g24 (1455 posts) -
i think that it is normal for you disks to be warm when you take them out.
#12 Posted by enygma500 (3004 posts) -

so when i take out the disc (usually cod), the disc gets quite hot. Should i be concerned about this and take any precautions?
My ps3 has about 4-5 inches of free space around it and the room is pretty cool. Can anyone help me?

Ipinet

well a disc spinning at like 2500 rpm is gonna get a little toasty. also the hardware heating up will transfer some heat to the disc as well. in other words. you got nothing to worry about

#13 Posted by hilltops (1833 posts) -
Put your PS3 in a mini freezer and run the cables out the back. That way it won't overheat.tn2389


hahahah...good reference 8)
#14 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -

It should be normal. Are they really hot or just warm? My discs are usually cool because my PS3 is vertical, which runs it a bit cooler.

T-Machine99

I also have my system standing vertical in a open area and never take the disc out unless I am changeing the disc for another. As for the TC you really need more space around the console to allow air to flow through the system.

#15 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

I was playing the other day for 6 hours and usualy my ps3 stays cool. But while playing I heard a noise and thought my neighbor was vacuming his car or something. Then I realized it was my ps3, the fan had kicked into overdrive and when I put my hand up to the back of it thier was alot of air coming out. I had never seen it do this before it was humming realy loud. I noticed my room was realy warm and my PS3 must have been over heating. I turned it off to let it rest and now it seems fine adn quiet.jdc6305

Yeah, this happened to me today as well. Same exact story except the neighbor part, lol. I quickly turned it off and let it rest and it was back to normal again. I noticed it started putting the fan in overdrive because of the weather. I live California so it's quite hot over here. My room was like a microwave so obviously my PS3 was cooking too and it had to kick it in overdrive to stay cool. This was the first time it ever happened. Now that the weather is cooler, my PS3 is running normally again. Time to buy an air conditioner, lol. With all these games coming out on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and my gosh GTA IV which I'll be playing hours on end. I could imagine my PS3 doing this again many nights if the weather doesnt cool down! lol.

#16 Posted by neovalkyr (1097 posts) -
i used to use my ps3 in a confined place just like you with about 4-5 inches around it. And it would get almost as loud as my x360.it would get pretty warm as well. I now have my ps3 in a very open area and it almost never gets loud. If it does start to get louder it only last a few min at the most.
#17 Posted by nerdofthering (131 posts) -

Put your PS3 in a mini freezer and run the cables out the back. That way it won't overheat.tn2389

How about a refrigerator? You don't exactly want to freeze your PS3 do you?