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Everything starts at something, a light, a hope, a future.
But everything has an ending, a debriefing at some point.
It's with sadness that I bid farewell to my loved possession.
The hours, days, months that we enjoyed our journey
through gaming, movies and more has not been in vain.
I've took good care of you, and you responded me same.

And It all ends with it, this light that once took us in,
made us laugh, made us cry, especially made me cry.
This light has now turned from glaring bright green.
To bleak yellow and lastly cold crimson red...

You will forever be in my memory,
not as just some hardware,
but as a big part in my life.


IN MEMORY OF
A CONSOLE

THAT SHOWED
ME HAPPINESS

2006-2011


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Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 7/30/11 at 2:24pm
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You know what you can do now right, you can bake it....

Strip it down, take out anything that's plastic and bake it... It's fixed a few that i've seen.

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I suggest blowing it up
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Baking is a temporary fix at best, though worth a shot to backup your data.

I've heard horror stories of RMA'd systems giving in again just out of the 3 (?) month warranty, so I sold my YLOD launch PS3 on eBay for $150. Half the cost of a brand new Slim wasn't too bad of a deal.
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I suggest blowing it up
Nay I say! A fine piece of hardware that probably saved his life on an occasion or two deserves a decent burial....

Or you could send it in for repair?
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Baking is a temporary fix at best, though worth a shot to backup your data.

I've heard horror stories of RMA'd systems giving in again just out of the 3 (?) month warranty, so I sold my YLOD launch PS3 on eBay for $150. Half the cost of a brand new Slim wasn't too bad of a deal.
That depends on the model of PS3

Considering that the first model was crap at cooling the inside of the case was heating up drastically, baking and replacing the thermal paste has resolved issues permanently. Especially if when you strip it down you put some good fans in as well

Baked my little brothers which was a first model and it's been fine ever since, expecially since I changed the thermal paste.
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That depends on the model of PS3

Considering that the first model was crap at cooling the inside of the case was heating up drastically, baking and replacing the thermal paste has resolved issues permanently. Especially if when you strip it down you put some good fans in as well

Baked my little brothers which was a first model and it's been fine ever since, expecially since I changed the thermal paste.
he's right, changing the thermal paste is an excellent idea because companies will use the worst thermal paste because it costs less.
post #8 of 33
Yeah, open her up heat gun it and re-do the flux + thermal paste she will be good as new.
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Yeah, open her up heat gun it and re-do the flux + thermal paste she will be good as new.
It's not the solder that you can see, it's the solder in teh PCB that you can't see that is what cracks and causes instability.

But that's due to the processor heating up a lot etc and the thermal paste helps offset this.

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That depends on the model of PS3

Considering that the first model was crap at cooling the inside of the case was heating up drastically, baking and replacing the thermal paste has resolved issues permanently. Especially if when you strip it down you put some good fans in as well

Baked my little brothers which was a first model and it's been fine ever since, expecially since I changed the thermal paste.
It's the 60GB version but I have the 19-blade fan if I recall right, it's the one with more fins at least.
I have changed paste before.
Looks like I'll try giving that a second chance.
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