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EDIT: Yes this is a yellow light of death PS3 that I took apart.

So this is a PS3 that one of my friends managed to find for free. His uncle acquired it somehow and gave it to him to see if he could fix it, my friend in turn gave it to me to see if I can fix it.

From the looks of it someone already took it apart because the ribbon connecting the blu ray drive was already loose.

Anyway take a look at these disgusting pics, this brown dirt was everywhere. I've seen it in computers owned by smokers before.







I honestly don't know if it can be fixed. I mean even those that do seem to get it working say they have to re-fix their PS3's every two months or so. Personally I think I will just take it all apart and make a key-chain out of the cell processor or find some way to pointlessly make that massive fan a part of my rig.
Edited by james_ant - 10/28/11 at 10:13pm
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post #2 of 43
Jesus, thats why I stick dust filters on all the vents of my PS3.
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that is soooo not from smoking. that's just a large accumulation of dust.
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Thats gross, I hate working on computers at work that come from smokers. Everything so greasy I dont knwo how to describe it. Its just gross.
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Looks like it just sat on a dirty carpet to me. I figure smoke particulate is tiny, and probably colored the dirt/dust sucked up into it.

I'm sure it's fixable, you'll just need to blast out everything with compressed air (or an air compressor if you have one)
post #6 of 43
That must smell horrible.

Just give it a good cleaning and see if it fires up.
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What is actually wrong with the PS3? What does it do when powered up?
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post #8 of 43
I got a computer from someone who smoked a while ago. Yes that was a bit disgusting (I still used it lol).

Thorough dusting required though.

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Originally Posted by PB4UGO View Post
that is soooo not from smoking. that's just a large accumulation of dust.
No, trust me that is from smoking. Without smoking it would be chunks of fluffy normal grey dust. With smoking it turns into this nasty fine powdery brown dust that feels like dirt.

Anyhow, what's wrong with the ps3?
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What is actually wrong with the PS3? What does it do when powered up?
Yellow light would come on and it wouldn't boot. I already have a working PS3 that I actually take care of. This was given to me so I decided to take it apart (was already broken).
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you mean that absolutely discusting thing called "dust"
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