I attempted to mount the fan as directed. The USB Port would not power the fan while it was attached via the tabs. The tabs were not big enough to hold the unit to the PS 3 as it kept coming loose. When it was attached it would not get power. Again it only worked when only the USB was pressed straight in and held. I placed my return order the next day. Return is still pending. Since I opened it I am not sure I will receive a full refund.
We bought this cooling fan for our ps3 80gb system. Don't know what all the negative reviews are about not fitting. works great. Ours is older big platform though not slimline. Well worth the price to make sure system doesn't overheat. Not that it has been a problem but this provides a little insurance against that.
Worked great for about 2 weeks. One or more of the 4 cooling fans are making loud, distracting noises. Still seems to be cooling properly as long as the fans work. It's been a month now, I don't expect it to last much longer. Good design with cheap components.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Product was the same as pictured
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Site description was fairly accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fans are not made well
the unit is as expected for the low price... looks cheap, have only had it two weeks and other than it came with absolutely no attaching gear its ok. it is NOT engineered to look as if it isnt there, its bare bones engineering and it is what it is... fans... could have put more into the functianlity and ergonomics.... but hey.... its cheap
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? alright
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. average
Although this fan does help keep my ps3 cooler, it doesn't clip into the system like it is designed. I had to put electrical tape on it to relieve the extra stress on the USB port on the front of the system. It also gets noisy when the tape starts to sag, so at least it lets me know when I need to adjust it.
Does not fit onto the old fast gb systems. Falls off especially when you have your ps3 sitting upright. You 100% have to tape it on and even then it does not fit it completely. My ps3 still gets very hot and even if it helps some it is a bad design flaw. My suggestion is if you are having heaitng issues with your fat ps3's .. buy a slim asap. There is nothing you can do to stop it. this is a overrated gimmick and does not work.
I have a 60gb PS3 and the intercooler fits the unit perfectly. This unit made a huge difference by moving air from the front of the unit out the back and sides. It might not be good for the slim unit or may be akward to fit on a unit with only two usb ports. I like this product very much. Would have gave 5 stars but i do agree the way the fan snaps on the PS3 is pretty cheap. Be gentle as you could break the clip with very little force it seems.
This fan works very well. It runs often, so I know the system was running hot before we bought this. The only thing that kept this from five stars is the fastener could be better. ( no fault of Overstock). This is a great value as well. We looked for a cooling system when we purchased the game console and didn't find any. Fine with me, I knew I could probably find it at Overstock and I did. Love the price, short wait for it to be shipped, and the customer service I know will help if I have any problems.