So, I'm wondering what has happened: I have an old (~2008) fat PS3 with a custom 500GB HDD. In the past it was always perfectly silent, and only started getting noisy when I played graphics-heavy games like GTAIV.
Now, however, it turns on the fans ~5-10 minutes after boot. Even if it's just standing on the XMB doing nothing or if it's playing a movie.
I'm assuming it's dust-related, but how do I go about doing a complete clean of the damn thing? I've tried vacuuming the vents, canned air and that sort of thing, but that doesn't get to the inner parts of the PS3. Do I have to *gasp* ...open it?
Also, I'm pretty sure the warranty has expired anyway.