PS3 in need of a Doc.

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Erick

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So I picked up a PS3 the other day. No HDMI cable, no controllers and no hard drive. The guy said that it had a problem with overheating and every so often he needed to inject a thermo something onto something. The case has been opened so warranty work is probably out. Any ideas or suggestions to get it back in shape?
 

Binman4OSU

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The Thermal stuff he is talking about is the Thermal Paste and here is a video of how to apply the thermal paste to prevent overheating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=argQLfYD8Lo&feature=related

The thermal paste is only as good as the quality you buy and you really do get what you pay for with it....the reason he had to reapply it is because the cheaper paste will break down under the high temps and stop working...at which point it will need to be re-applied....if it is just the thermal paste, I would recommend getting the highest quality you can afford and is a realitve easy fix in computer terms.

Be sure to clean ALL the dust out you can and clean the vents!!



Here are some issues you will have with overheating and video's on how to correct it if the overheating melts the soder and loosens the GPU or CPU chips..and is a much more involved process than just the thermal paste

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU&feature=fvw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr1zyAGwnuU&feature=related