Here we have an aftermarket USB PS3 cooling fan that can be used on all models the PS3 consoles, just note they do not work on the latest PS3 Slim consoles. They simply connect to the front of the console via the USB port and help to extract the heat from the ventilation holes under the front lip of the console. If you are looking at cooling the PS3 console these USB powered fan for PS3 are a great and cost effective option. There is no having to take the console apart, so installation takes just 5 seconds.
As many of you might know already, the PS3 sufferers from a similar problem to the Xbox 360ís RROD (red ring of death) which is called YLOD (yellow light of death). The YLOD is a fault caused by two factors, first being the lead free solder used in all modern machines such as these is very brittle and is prone to cracking after long periods of being exposed to heat. The second cause is the heat itself, the longer the console is used and possibly exposed to higher temperatures can lead to the YLOD fault which is where the solder underneath the GPU cracks and so the GPU is no longer making a connection to the motherboard. This fault if the console is out of warranty can be a costly repair and not all consoles can be repaired.
The best thing a customer can do for their console is to first give the console a good clean every couple of months to make sure the ventilation holes are not dusty or blocked, and the second is to try and address the heat problem by adding an aftermarket fan such as these PS3 cooling fans. While we are not saying adding a fan to the PS3 is going to 100% prevent the console getting the YLOD as there are many factors such as how much the console is used, dust build up etc, but adding a PS3 cooling fan such as these is going to assist in the extraction of heat from the console which is only going to help in preventing the YLOD error since heat plays such a big role in the YLOD syndrome.
So if you really love your console and want to do the most you can to prevent it from getting the YLOD, adding one of these PS3 cooling fans is for sure going to assist. And like we said above, make sure to maybe run the vacuum over the ventilation holes in the console every month or so just to clear out any dust that maybe obstructing the ventilation holes. Buy the PS3 cooling fan here today.
USB Powered PS3 Cooling Fan