Ha ha ha, Ha! My PSVR PU's fan suddenly won't spin. Overheats in minutes.

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  1. orangpelupa

    orangpelupa Elite Bug Hunter
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    Yay Christmas holiday.

    But seriously, this happened after I did not use it for around a month, while usually I used it daily with zero problem.

    Right now
    - updating ps4.
    - totally unplugging Psvr pu box from power


    Hopefully it will work again...
     
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    How did I know this would be a post by you without even reading the author tag?
     
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    Same ^^
     
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    Now running Garry the gull in loop.

    The fan still doesn't spin. The PU box still doesn't feel hot tho.

    Hopefully the fan will starts spinning after a few more loops
     
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    Yeah me too
     
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    Do you have any compressed air canisters to try giving gentle prodding ?
     
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    Ugh it overheats again.

    @BRiT no, but I have very thin and long wooden stick. Will try to spin the fan with it.
     
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    @BRiT the fan spins just fine when I poke it. So its not stuck, but maybe the power cable become loose?

    Anyway, I'm contacting the store I bought it from
     
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    It could also be dust on the heatsinks and/or fan that spins that makes the fan not spin as fast, if you don't have compressed air you might want to try giving it a seriously good blow through some of its vents to see if any dust comes out.

    WARNINGS!!!!

    1. This will be messy, don't do it in your living room. Step outside for a minute and make damn sure the door is closed behind you before you do a good puff, you could get a BIG cloud of dust and I've found that tends to make spouses/children/friends less than happiful to be in the immediate vicinity of.

    2. Try to have your mouth as dry as possible, do NOT spit in to your unit! I've (cough-cough) heard that smoking marijuana in addition to making everything betterer also dries out your mouth so I guess if I were to be doing something like that and I hypothetically had access to said substance I would probably use some to prepare in advance and to keep my components dry.

    3. Do not put the unit's vents up to your mouth until you have taken a mighty inhale. I have seen way too many amateurs put the device up first and then inhale for their power blow only to be shocked that they just sucked a great deal of dust and muck in to their lungs. Do not do this. Take a deep breath BEFORE you put your mouth to the unit.

    4. Please don't tell me that the fans spins so it can't be dust, it still could be dust even if the fan spins. Many components in there are passively cooled, meaning they just got a little heatsink on them to shed their heat. When dust gets on those, it's like a nice little insulating blanket that helps keep them warm...but they're not supposed to keep warm they're job in life is to get cold and suffer.

    5. Best of luck, just thought I'd try and make my instructions bullet proof. ;)
     
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    @BRiT the problem is the fan totally doesn't spin even when it overheats.

    It only spins when I unplug it and manually spin it..

    I do have blown an air into it using my mouth like the good old days of NES and no noticeable dust came out (usually crazy amounts of dust fly out when I blow dirty electronics).

    When I peeked at the vents, it also looks clean. The fan also still clean.

    Agh the store still hasn't replied my WhatsApp :%
     
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    Problem solved by itself after I left it unplugged for awhile (I left it for eating breakfast).

    The fan is bow spinning.

    Maybe this is what they say about the infamous Christmas magic eh
     
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    May the gods of electronics continue to smile down upon you. :)
     
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    1. Sacrifice your cat to the hardware gods.
    2. Hire someone to clean your place once a week.
    3 stop doing things with your stuff it wasn't meant for :')
     
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    Fixed :lol:
     
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    It actually passed!

    The ability to recover itself from broken state simply by turning it off for 30 minutes and turning it on is a very important characteristics needed to pass ORANG (Orangpelupa's Reliability Assessment for Nekko Gods)
     
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    Sounds like you needed to reverse the quantum polarity of the phased transducers.
     
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    i just need the flux capacitor
     
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    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )
     
  20. orangpelupa

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    It's about the size, not the function lol
     
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