I have 40GB and this is a picture for my power supply: [​IMG] and the Wouldn’t be suprised if Gilksy has done one. What would Kratos do? ​. I’ve followed his tutorials & repaired 2 different 40GB PS3 systems:) That main Gilksy page has a link for every bit of info you need.

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This is a split board – You can return to the Split List for other boards. Terms of Use Privacy Policy Legal. That said, reflows are only a temporary fix. Don’t have an account? They fixed it, it cost me more than it would have to switch to a slim, but I got the better deal. The fan was bad as well and using a paint brush on the inside of each blade was quite tough to clean off and then caused a cloud of dust in my room i had to vacate lol.

View our house rules for posts. The Motherboard was just as bad with almost mold like looking lumps of dust stuck to all the main chips and processors i had to take it outside and gently blow it all off and then some of it would not move i had to use a soft brush being very gentle.

I say any type of thermal paste because you only need a temorary fix, so top of the line or bottom of the barrel won’t make a damn bit of difference. Don’t worry about it dwad: So i will regularly open her up now to give it a proper clean.

How to disassembly Power Supply in PS3-40GB

Sign in to add a comment. Get it fixed by Sony, and when they try to offer you switching to a slim refuse. We are all wishing her a speedy recovery: Gilksy instructs the use of C without the use of non-cleaning flux or C with the use of non-clean flux. So i have decided to repair it myself following Gilksy’s videos on you tube.


When I repaired my 60gb my one did not have them little pads on as well. More topics from this board Got it working for 4 months before I got the ylod again. Sony can take the slims and the super slims and shove them up their asses.

Looking for something else? Beavis is da man Vote Stu for PM: Sadly my 60gb only lasted a further two weeks so I gave up had backed up all saves by this point and had it replaced under CP.

Are anymore PS3 games going to be released? Using a hoover on a vent doesn’t do one thing but clean whats off the vent itself! Be appreciative that the first model system lasted as long as it did.

They weren’t able to save my ps3, possibly because the first place i took it to messed it up beyond repair, but gophermods has got to be the company i’ve dealt with in years.

But I did it anyhow and it worked fine. But i can see and as far as i know all that needs doing is the thermal paste on the chips.

Also he says to make sure the thermal pads go back on but mine hasn’t got them so is this the difference between 04gb 60GB he used and mine being newer? I did the reflow on 40fb 60gb with a hot air gun, I didn’t have the thermal pads either Two other good companies are endlesselectronics. I’m waiting for my Arctic 5 paste to come so i wont be doing anything until the weekend but i have stripped my PS3 down just now in preparation for it and to get familiar with what i will be doing: I will say one thing gil,sy and I’m not saying this caused it but it certainly wouldn’t help things and that is the sheer amount of dust i found inside: Sign up for free!

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Sorry for gilky loss. One thing i cant understand is the heating of the board and those 4 little chips next to the 2 larger ones as they look fine and are well soldered on still.


Either way, you’re going to end up with a new PS3, so if you want your old saves back, It’d be worth checking out a reflow. Send message Add contact. Problem Solved View Original Post. Accepted Solution View Original.

But in this case i was wrong: It’s very likely that they’ll be able to fix it, unless your GPU is completely fried, or your HDD is corrupted, but the chances of that happening is thankfully rather slim. If your out of warranty take it apart one Sunday and give it some TLC i cannot hurt and was quite fun taking it apart seeing what was what: Worked like a charm, and I was able to transfer everything to a new Slim.

I’ve always looked after it and cleaned it regularly, but once that dust is inside its not coming out unless you take it completely apart. That is what I did, they wanted me to trade my system in 40gh pay to switch it out for a slim, and I flat out refused.

It needs to be fellowed and new thermal paste. Also, this is the best time for you to get a new system with the lower priced bundles and a huge amount of space. Supersoldier Supersoldier 6 years ago 6 Get it fixed by Sony, and when they try to offer you switching to a slim refuse.

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Anyhow my little chips looked instact and fine as well. Want to join in? But as I said I just got on with it and fixed it. PS3 Games are in the Holiday Sale.