My PS3 is one of the original models with the ~60g Harddrive and PS2 Emulation. Since I live in Australia, it gets to 45+ degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit), and when it gets excessively hot, so does my PS3.
Lately, I've been feeling around under the right side where the disk is inserted and the fan blows out from, and it's been getting fairly hot.
I recently brought a bunch of USB Fans, and with a USB Hub, plugged them all up. Two point to the problem zone, while two attempt to circulate the air in the cupboard, as some of the heat remains inside. The two that I have set up aiming at the PS3 are roughly like this
________________ | ---> -------- | ---> [ |] ---> Hot Air [ |] ---> ____[_________|] ---> | __ \ / | |\ \ / | \ \ / <---USB Fans (They'd be lined up) |___ \ \ / \---| \ Hot Area \ / \ | ______| / \ | _________________________________|
In case if my image doesn't correctly show it, this is the kind of fan I bought
Brand new in box - dimension 143L 85W 141H mm
USB powered - ideal for desktop,laptop cooling or personal use
USB cable - about 1.2 meter
purely metal made structure for stability including
Aluminum made blade.
rotary fan head
rubber base support to reduce noise
switch on/off on the back
quite operation but very powerful 2.5w
3 month replacement warranty
7days full refund guaranteed if you are unhappy with quality !
Now I am wondering, since the vent is blowing out hot air and the area the fans are aimed at also include the possibility that air will be blown back into the vent, I am wondering what, if any, potential problems I could run into (ie. blowing dust in, stopping hot air being blow out)
NOTE: I did try them out and the hot area kept cool; however, I don't know what's going on inside and am unsure if the PS3's internal fan is stronger (it sure is louder though)