Fan continuously speeding up after thermal paste and pad replacement.
My PS4 after an hour or so would shut itself off to prevent damage. From what I could research online, I decided to replace the thermal paste and pads in the system, thinking that it might be bad seal on the pads or paste. (When I opened up the system for the first time, two of the pads were completely dried out.) After I replaced the paste and pads, I inserted a copy of Killzone: Shadow Fall to see if it would shut itself off again. When I started up the campaign, the fan ramped up to the highest setting. (It had started going through the different fan speeds from the menu, with Shadow Fall significantly speeding up the process.) I'm worried that I missed something, so I wanted to double check my work with you guys before I continued.
Here is what I did:
- Cleaned off stock thermal paste with Arctic Silver Remover & Cleanser.
- Replaced original thermal paste with Arctic Silver Alumina thermal paste
- Replaced stock thermal pads with Mod/smart Fujipoly 11 W/mk, 1mm thickness, 40% elongation. (Replacement pads were roughly 10mmx10mm. One thought I had was maybe the pads weren't thick enough to form a good connection.)
Did I miss anything? The thermal paste and pads was my best guess at the problem, keeping in mind the two dried-out thermal pads. Any help or input would be appreciated.
The PS4 is one of the early versions, that I believe is known for issues with the Thermal Paste.