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29 Dec 2012
By: gingerunited

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PS3 super slim high pitch noise?

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whenever im playing my ps3 a irritating high pitched noise is made, its brand new and today is the 1st time ive played it , any help on this issue 

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Re: PS3 super slim high pitch noise

Could you elaborate on the noise? Is it when the console is plugged in? Or only when playing a game? Or only once a disk is inserted?
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Mine does it too, only about 10 mins to a hour after playing a disc based game. It comes from the disc drive, its retty much a very high pitched squeal. Kind of like those old ringtones that "older people" werent supposed to be able to hear. Or maybe the sound the older box tv's made when they turned on, But it'll give me a killer headache after about 30 mins. I emailed sony asking about a replacement, I dont want to pay the 50 dollar fee to get a new console when they messed up.

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Re: PS3 super slim high pitch noise

If your console is faulty and in warranty a replacement is usually free. Are you sure it's the disc drive? Those sort of noises tend to come from transformers and power bricks.
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I'm having the same issue. I don't think it's to do with disks as I have no disk in currently and it's making the noise. For me it happens constantly after the systems been in use for a few minutes. I just went and got it exchanged with a new console and it's making the same noise. I'm guessing either I'm just really unlucky or it's a design flaw with the super slim. If that's the case, I'm surprised there aren't more people complaining about this. None of the Sony people I talked to had heard this complaint nor had anyone at the store I bought it.
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Re: PS3 super slim high pitch noise

I haven't seen a lot of reports on this. Maybe one or 2 users. Are you able to post a short video of this noise?






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Re: PS3 super slim high pitch noise

You may have better luck by placing a microphone next to the noise and using a sound recorder, as the mic in a video camera may not be able to handle the frequency of the noise.
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Here's a link to a short video I took of the sound.  The mic on the camera didn't pick it up too well, but you can definitely hear the tone.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoP8lYUtyJM

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Sorry mate, I can't hear anything. Sounds fine to me.

It's almost certainly the transformer and should eventually.
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Do you actually not hear the high pitched noise? Or are you saying that you hear it but that the sound is normal. If you actually don't hear it, I would probably recommend getting your hearing tested. Not trying to be a jerk, just saying that there is a clearly audible sound at around 7-800 hertz and if you can't hear it, it probably means you have some hearing loss at that frequency range.
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