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PS3 Slim Makes Random Beeping Sounds

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My 2 yr old PS3 Slim 120GB makes this beeping type noise randomly. It is a short, high pitched beep. It is not in a closed cabinet, and the front indicator light has never turned yellow, nor does it flash yellow when I'm directly in front of the console (when I catch it beeping).

I've never worked the console hard-no heavy game playing, well, in fact, none at all in months. It happens mostly when streaming, but a couple of times, it beeped when eject a disc.  There is never a disc inserted when it beeps. Hard drive is less than half full. Hard wired with ethernet cable.

Any ideas why or what this means?

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It could be a bearing going out in a fan. That could result in a short, high-pitched squeal that I'd imagine could be mistaken for a beep. Does it sound exactly like the normal "Why are you trying to eject when there is no disc?" or "I just crashed really hard, here's three beeps to let you know that I'm forcing a shutdown" beeper?
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It's a single short beep.  It's not a squeal...Again, there's no blinking light-which I'd hope would blink if it were overheating and the console's not sounding any louder than normal.  I just wish I could find out what's causing it.  It seems to happen when streaming Netflix-I streamed some video from the PC for a couple of hours last night and nothing. Then 30 mins into a Netflix movie it beeped.  It has happen when not using NF, but that's when I notice it happening the most.

Thanks for your help though. 

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