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Oct 09 2010
By: oakparknorteno Monster Hunter 36 posts
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thermal paste

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what happens if you get thermal paste on the ps3 mobo on accident and dont wipe it off not the 2 bgas on the green part of mobo

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Re: thermal paste

Oct 9, 2010

From wikipedia:

 

Excess grease separating the metal surfaces more than the minimum necessary to exclude air gaps will only degrade conductivity, increasing the risk of overheating. It should also be noted that silver-based thermal grease can also be slightly electrically conductive. If excess were to flow onto the circuits, it could cause a short circuit.

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Re: thermal paste

Oct 9, 2010

could i clean it off the board just like when you wipe it of with isoprop on the 2 bgas?

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Oct 9, 2010

Soak a q-tip in 98-99% alchohol and carefully swivel it around in the thermal paste to get it off, if there is a lot of it you can remove the majority using a lint free cloth such as a glasses cleaning cloth. lint free assures you aren't getting foreign compounds or oils anywhere, and remember, most thermal pastes are slightly conductive and could short circuit the board, even if it's not conductive, it could leave a smell when the unit is turned on. If you don't have that high % of alcohol you can use 90% isopropyl bought at any drug store.

 

 

 

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Re: thermal paste

Oct 9, 2010

i have 70%

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Re: thermal paste

Oct 9, 2010

is 70 ok

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Oct 9, 2010

you could i suppose but, i would use 90%, which you can purchase at the drug store for fairly cheap, better safe than sorry.

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Oct 9, 2010

thank you so much could that be why when i did my reflow it only lasted like a hour?

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Oct 9, 2010

and its as5

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Re: thermal paste

Oct 9, 2010

 


oakparknorteno wrote:

is 70 ok


70 should be fine worked for me.

 

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