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20 Sep 2010
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Hi,

 

I have just brought a new 320gb PS3 slim.

 

Compared to my mates 250gb slim, the disc drive is a lot louder when reading data from the disc. I'm not sure if Sony are using cheaper/different drives in the newer models (CECH-2503).

 

Additionally, when I insert a disc the drive makes two sort of grinding sounds like it is taking the disc in and positioning it correctly.....

 

Can anyone else add there experiences with their own slim consoles?

 

Thanks.

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the only time i got this is when sony gave me a recon and the drive kept cocking up and not giving me my game back! bloody thing!
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The game (only played Fifa 10 so far) plays no problem, no freezing or hang ups etc.

 

I am just concerned at the amount of noise the disc drive is making, as like I say my mates 250gb does not make quite as much noise, plus when I insert a disc there is this other noise.

 

 

 

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make a video then i can answer ur question

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Thanks.

 

Here is a link to the video I have just uploaded:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBZHlHH7KeA

 

Let me know what you think.

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Sounds okay to me.  But if your not happy send it back to the shop, not Sony.

 

Having abysmally gone through three PS3 Slims each one had its own little anomalies.

Be it the sound of the hard drive, the disc eject or the dreaded ramping fan noise...

 

Take into consideration Fifa 10 is renowned for giving the disc drive a good workout too.

 

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Thanks for your reply yoAndrew.

 

I brought it from Sainsburys only last week, I doubt they would take it back just because the hard-drive is louder than expected, especially as the console is functioning correctly. I may give them a call to enquire anyway.

 

What are the symptoms of the other two problems you report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sainsburys can't refuse you. You are the customer and you believe the unit is faulty.
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ahhh you mean that noise? thats normal bro all ps3s make that noise the blu ray lens is reading the disc. my slim ps3 120gb makes that too and my old 80gb made that to nothing to worry about ;) enjoy the ps3 :).

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Swapped my console at Sainsburys last night.

 

The replacement's disc drive is exactly the same so I guess it must just be normal in these newer models.

 

The fan sounds like a tractor ticking-over too...

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Mike9_LO wrote:

Swapped my console at Sainsburys last night.

 

The replacement's disc drive is exactly the same so I guess it must just be normal in these newer models.

 

The fan sounds like a tractor ticking-over too...


 

 

Exactly what my Slim does not sound like. Funny eh?

 

Must be a bit of a bad batch that fell of the delivery lorry :D

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FIFA games have always made the disc drives in my consoles make that kind of noise. Try another title perhaps?

I haven't tried FIFA 10 in my 320gb Slim yet, but I imagine it will be the same. 

Regarding things such as disk drive noise and fan noise, I think it really is pot luck whether you get a quiet machine.

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Wigster101 wrote:

FIFA games have always made the disc drives in my consoles make that kind of noise. Try another title perhaps?

I haven't tried FIFA 10 in my 320gb Slim yet, but I imagine it will be the same. 

Regarding things such as disk drive noise and fan noise, I think it really is pot luck whether you get a quiet machine.


 

It really does make you wonder when they are all mass manufactured using the same compnents

 

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i think mine is similar. the fan is loud.

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Perhaps it's just that the manufacturing process is poor and quality control is not that hot?

 

There seems to be a 50/50 split over people who claim to have a quiet slim console to those that have a noiser one.

 

I know noise is subjective, but my 320gb is definately louder than my mates and the fans kick in earlier too even when idling on the XMB.

 

I guess I'll just have to stick with it - there is worse things in life...:Frown:

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Hi,
I'm Matteo from Italy.
I have a 320Gb Ps3 CECH2504b and I am exatly in your situation,
The fan is noisy. I got the replacement of the console, but also the second one was noisy.
So I tested the noise of the PS3 with a noise meter and the result is 50dB.
Reading many reviews on Internet the average noise of a PS3 slim in 60dB during a blu-ray film, so I think mine is normal.
Anyway the noise depends on the position of the console; I think is an echo of the fan from the plastic case.
Problably in a few week I shall not notice the noise anymore.
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I recently purchased a 120gb PS3 model, Cech-2104A. It's really quiet and fans are much more quiet than my last fat 80gb model. But the blu-ray drive is slightly louder than the fat versions, but not that much like yours. I guess with newer gerenations they are making cheaper and cheaper ps3's  :smileyindifferent:

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Can any one else who has a 320gb PS3 slim add their comments regarding the noise from the disc drive when a game is being read?

 

Please see my you tube video (link in an earlier post) for the noise that mine is making when booting FIFA 10.

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I just bought a 320gb slim because my 80 fat decided to die  the 320  is so much worse its so loud when reading disc all the time in game play its so annoying my 80 never made sounds like that they must be getting cheap. i was thinking off taking it back but from what everyone is saying is that they all make that noise stupied sony really made a mistake. my 80 was so quiet now my new one sucks

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my ps3  slim (160gb) makes the same noise when reading the disks but the fan is quiter than it in the old models so for sure it's not a problem with the consoles as long as many guys have reported having the same problem  BUT it is a problem with Sony that didn't care about  such a problem after testing the slim models and pretended it's normal ! may be the one who tested these new models was deaf and probably didn't hear the noise the console made !!!

 

 thanks guys 

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I try to avoid grave robbing (old/dead thread) but my slim doesn't make any disc noises and the fan is so quiet compared to my five 60gb PS3's. Guess I am lucky
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