May 23

If you’re looking to extend the life of your PS3 console and help prevent the yellow light of death, your console will need some extra cooling. By keeping your console cool you’ll be putting less stress on the components and this makes them last much longer than normal.

But doesn’t the PS3 already have a cooling fan? Yes, but frankly its not very good and Sony had to make some compromises on the quality due to a limited amount of space, this means that the factory cooling solution is not the best and it can also be very noisy.

You can increase the lifespan of your PlayStation 3 by adding a external fan or by replacing the original internal fan with a upgraded version.

Below are some of the most popular ps3 cooling fan solutions.

PS3 External USB Cooling Fan

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This fan is a very simple design and plugs into the usb port on the front of your console, it provides additional cooling by pushing air through the vent on the front of the console. It’s four independent fan design is compact and very easy to use, and includes a power switch on the fan itself so can be turned on /off independently of the console.
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PS3 Evercool Defender Turbo Cooling Fan

Evercool turbo ps3 fan

Another simple fan design, this one is widely used by many PS3 owners and they’re reporting excellent results with it and some are even claiming 3-4 years of operation. Clearly this is a high quality product, the fan mounts onto the back on the console and is powered via a usb connection.

The Defender TG-P1 PS3 Cooling Fan is a easy to install solution for great Playstation 3 cooling. The Playstation 3 may overheat and shut down. To solve this problem Evercool has designed the Defender TG-P1 Cooling Fan. Simply install the unit on the back of your Playstation 3 and plug it into an available USB port for power. Features Huge air volume blower and air extracting design. Fits on the air exhaust of PS3 and extracts the hot air from the PS3 to increase cooling performance USB Power interface Easy installation Universal push pin clip to easy fastening and installation Extends the lifetime of PS3 and protects the PS3 from overheating.

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PS3 Internal 19 Blade Cooling Fan

PS3 Internal 19 Blade Cooling Fan

If you want the best cooling available but without having to add external cooling fans to your console, you’ll want to replace your current internal fan with a 19 blade fan. The 19 blade fan has two main benefits over the standard 15 blade fans

1) Increased airflow, the extra blades provide increased airflow allowing for better cooling of your console.

2) Reduced noise, the extra blades increase airflow without increasing  the noise levels of the console.

The only downside to these fans is the fact that you will need to open your console to fit it, however this is not difficult and can be completed by the novice DIYer in about 30 minutes.

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If you’re looking for a cooling solution for your slim ps3 please check out the article below

Best PS3 Slim Cooling Fan

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Mar 03

If you want to get best visual experience from your PlayStation 3 you’ll need a HDTV and a good quality HDMI cable or Component lead.

In this article I’ll be focusing on HDMI cables and explain a little about them, so that you can get the best from your gaming setup.

Here’s a few common questions you may have regarding AV cables and your PS3.

Does the PS3 come with a HDMI cable?

No, the PlayStation 3 does not come with a HDMI cable. The console is sold with a standard definition scart lead, I guess to ensure compatiblity with tv’s! You’ll need to buy a new cable if you want the full HD Experience.

Aren’t all HDMI cables the same?

Yes and No, all produced cables are supposed to meet certain hdmi specifications but this leads to manufactors building the cable as they interpret the specs. Some cables are certified with a hdmi license and these are generally considered to be of a better quality.

Can I get a longer cable?

Yes you can get a longer cable if you need too. I’d recommend getting a cable just long enough to meet your needs around 4ft or 1.2 meters is the most common cable length. However if you need a longer cable you can get them in 6ft, 8ft, 15ft and even upto 50ft lengths.

Do I need a seperate audio cable?

No, hdmi cables can transmit sound and video so you don’t really need an extra audio cable, though some people will prefer a seperate audio cable if they want to run the sound through a surrond sound system or similar device.

Can a new hdmi cable fix display problems?

Yes, you’ll be suprised at how often people suffer from all kinds of display problems and solve the problem just by using a different cable. I personally have dealt with this myself when my PS3 would work fine in 720p but would go fuzzy in 1080p. The problem was the cable.

Okay so with those commons questions out of the way I thought it would be a good idea to do a brief review on the most popular PS3 HDMI cables.

Best PS3 HDMI Cables


BlueRigger High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet 6.6 Feet (2m)

If you’re looking for a good quality cable but don’t want to blow the budget then this is for you.

The BlueRigger cable is very popular and scores a average of 5 stars over 2000 reviews.

Pick up a BlueRigger HDMI cable at Amazon for less than $10

Mediabridge Ultra Series – High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet – (6 Feet)

Next up from the BlueRigger cable comes this one from Mediabridge, which again is high quality but at a low price. Its also certified by the HDMI licencing authority and has full metal jacket connector shielding.

Over 3000 reviews with an average of 5 stars.

Pick up a Mediabridge HDMI cable at Amazon for less than $10

Monster Cable Ultra 1000 HDMI Cable (4 Feet)

If you’re looking for the absolute best quality cable you can’t go far wrong with monster cables. Monster is well know for delivering above and beyond standard spec cables. This cable has received many 5 star reviews and is popular with gamers and movie viewers. These cable is well worth checking out at the new reduced price.

Pick up a Monster Ultra HDMI cable at Amazon for less than $20

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Jul 06

This laser is a bit like Kipkay’s Revealed 007 Weapon only stronger. It also resembles the Star Trek phaser laser with its violet color. The strength of the laser is about 600 to 700 mW based upon a 12X speed Blu Ray burner drive diode. This is strong enough to do light laser wood engraving. The burning power is roughly equivalent to an S3 Arctic Spyder III.

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Jul 06

Learn how to make your own cool blu ray laser phaser, just like the ones in your favorite sci fi movies. This video takes you step by step through the process of making your own ray gun.

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Jul 06

Learn how to dismantle your PS3 disc drive and clean the laser in this informative video. This PS3 video guide takes you step by step through the process of opening the console, locating the drive and finally the actual cleaning procedure.

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Jul 06

Have you ever wondered how much abuse a PS3 blu ray disc can take?

See what happen to the Blu Ray disc when we put it through some extreme punishment.

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Mar 26

PS3 Slim KES-450A Laser

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Mar 26

PS3 KES-410ACA Laser

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Mar 26

PS3 KES-400A Laser

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Mar 24

Just for fun we thought we would write up a few uses for your broken PS3 laser.

1)     Light weight paper weight – Your PS3 laser paper weight will be the envy of your co workers.

2)     Necklace Pendant – Forget the Gold cross, Spinners and all that other Gangsta bling. You want something exclusive like a PS3 laser hanging from your neck.

3)     Key ring Pendant – You have already got every other key ring, so why not.

4)     Mantle piece ornament – This will blow the carriage clock out of the water and be the pride of your mantle

5)    Burning Blu Ray weapon of doom – See our article on making a blu ray laser gun as your laser will probably emit laser light even though it does not read discs. Be careful though as all laser are dangerous even faulty ones.

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