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Old 12-19-2015, 04:13 PM   #1
cfraser cfraser is offline
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Default Ultra-slim PS3 making high-pitched noise in Standby

The PS3 in question is the very last ultra-slim model (only 1 LED), about 7 months old (so still under warranty).

This noise is in standby mode (i.e. "turned off"), and it kind of sounds like an HDD spinning, sort of a whirring/pulsing noise, but quite quiet. I honestly can't say if it was there from new, but I'm pretty anal about stuff like this so I doubt it.

Anybody else hear this? IOW, is it normal and I just didn't notice it until the house was really quiet and I happened to be right beside the PS3 at ear level, crawling on the floor... I may be old-school, but "turned-off" crap should be dead quiet IMO. My other PS3s are silent when off. OTOH the ultra-slim has zero sound isolation. I see that a guy mentioned exactly this same sound from a PS4 in this forum about a year ago.
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