Received another PS3 this morning to do afew tests with but have come across a problem immediately.
As soon as I turn the PS3 on I have a awful whistling/squealing sound coming from the area where the power lead plugs in. Ive took the top off and the noise is definately from the top left corner of the PS3 or under the casing of the HDD. So far I have tried changing the HDD and giving it a hover but the problem still persists.
Just wondered if anyone has come of this before? It is a US PS3, being used in the UK. Could my power lead be abit dodgy? I am not using a voltage converter, thought they had one built in?
Should be getting one in a hour (ish) so will report back if that cures it. Also, I wouldnt of thought it would be this easy but, if I take my disk drive out of my US PS3 and put it in a Jap PS3 will the Jap PS3 then play NTSC/Canada PS2 games? Or is it not the drives that are region locked but some kind of software installed elsewhere?
Or will the US disc drive not be detected at all in the Jap PS3?