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05 Nov 2008
By reubsy
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PS3 making clicking/grinding noise?

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wondering if anyone can help me with this, my ps3 has just started making a weird noise, i have looked for videos on you tube etc but cannot find any similar problems.

when the ps3 is turned on as normal or i am playing games off the HDD or browsing there is no problem, its when i put in a game (disc) it makes a very annoying clicking/grinding sound. it sounds like the sound a laptop would make. the sound is constant throughout the time the disc is in the PS3 and stops once the disc is removed, so im guessing its the laser reading the discs? is it normal? its not very loud and all games are workin fine i just dont want the system burnin out on me lol, ill get a video up soon as.

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Re: PS3 making clicking/grinding noise?

Don't worry, theres nothing wrong with your PS3 it's just the Disk drive reading, I get it too, nothing to worry about. =)

Though if it gets really really bad I would call Sony.
Oh, and would I be right in saying that's louder on certain games? That's just the speed the laser is reading it.

Hope that helped :smileyhappy:
I wub moshii :smileysad:
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Re: PS3 making clicking/grinding noise?

yea it gets faster at certain times
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oh that sweeet, yea sometimes its louder wehn playing certain games, it just worried me coz it was constant throughout the game, like it wouldnt stop making the noise until the game had been quit.
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yea that makes sense w/ laser speed and  all but mine just started doing it it hasnt been making that noise for any game and i got my ps3 like in fall of 08 had it for 1 year now no probs until today working fine no skipping or freezing but just grinding sound
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Re: PS3 making clicking/grinding noise?

oh yea and its not fans cuz i hear it louder when i put my ear to disc slot than i do in the back of ps3
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Re: PS3 making clicking/grinding noise?

my Slim does it aswell, but when it 'clicks' the game stutters (only noticed it during FIFA though), is this still normal?
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Re: PS3 making clicking/grinding noise?

Mine just recently started making that noise, and its getting worse.  I think something has to be going out on it.
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Re: PS3 making clicking/grinding noise?

This might be related to the increased bluray disks reading speed in the 3.01 update.
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Re: PS3 making clicking/grinding noise?

Yo,

 

My PS3 makes the same weird indescribable noise. It all started when i played the Fifa10 demo, the same thing happened with Fifa09 and Fifa10..  I thought it was Fifa, so i tested my GTA IV game.. the same ***** happened! It really makes me mad, because i paid a lot and i don't have my PS3 for a long time. 

Some symptoms:

1. Weird clicking/grinding noise starts with Fifa.

2. It only occurs while a game is playing, not in the main menu.

3. It is annoying. 

 

Should i ask a new PS3? because i have 1 year guarantee! 

or,

Should i contact the retail store?

 

thanks!

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