What is the correct way to fix an overheated PS3?

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November 30, 2016 at 17:30:11
Specs: PS3
I Have had the same problem that millions of all have had with my PS3 overheating and now it won't power on. Is there a way of fixing it without having to buy a new console of any kind? It is no longer under warranty so I have no problem of working on it. I just need to know what tools I will need and if I need to replace my motherboard or anything else.

All responses will be read and greatly appreciated.


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#1
November 30, 2016 at 18:31:35
I'm not familiar with the internals of a PS3, but laptops & desktop computers have a heatsink/cooling fan for the processor. If they're not cleaned regularly, the dust builds up on the fins on the heatsink & blades of the fan, the CPU overheats, then the system shuts down. You'll have to open up the PS3 & clean out all the dust. Do NOT use a vacuum! Pick out what you can by hand & with a soft brush, then use compressed air to blast out the rest. Hopefully it doesn't look like this one:

http://i.imgur.com/vV2Ex7P.jpg


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#2
December 8, 2016 at 07:15:51
The PS is pretty involved when opening it and trying to access the motherboard, unlike the Xbox the PC has heat covers and various noise dampening shields/covers, as long as you have a system for opening and placing each piece you remove, you should be good to go.

You will need to open the PS3 and remove the motherboard, once you have remove that, you will need to remove and clean the CPU cooler and apply some good quality thermal grease such as Arctic Silver 5.

the whole process should not take any longer than 40 minutes to an hour. This includes reassembly,

You should watch a couple of videos on YouTube and become confident with the process. Then tackle it, its already broken so you cannot do anymore harm, right? Plu its fun.

Good luck.


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