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Mar 05 2013
By: KervensM First Son 9 posts
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ps3 motherboard?

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does this white paste originally come with my ps3 motherboard? or did someone tamper with it? thanks in advance for the replies and support. 
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Mar 5, 2013

yes, its normal.

 

its called thermal paste.

 

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I had a problem with my ps3 320gb cech3001b where when i clicked the power button, it would go to the red stanby mode, then i would click it again and the fan would start up and the system would look like its working for about like 2-3 seconds then it would shut right back off. I hit it again and same results, could this be the problem with it? this thing with the motherboard?

I already tried switching the power supply and it wasnt that, so i'm guessing it is this thing, what do you guys think?


Edit: Is the paste supposed to look like that? dried up i mean.

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Mar 5, 2013

you have YLOD it seems

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Mar 5, 2013

so  i just need to reapply new thermal paste huh?

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Mar 5, 2013

KervensM wrote:

so  i just need to reapply new thermal paste huh?


You may also have to have the motherboard "reflowed"

 

Type PS3 Reflow into youtube to see a video about it!  

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alright, i'll try that guys, but i saw that someone said this helped them, is it a safe thing to do? sorry  for the profanity in this quote:

"to solve this problem, you must do the mod of copper shims and use a good heat sink compound that has a temperature limit of about 320 degrees Celsius. search a video on youtube on how to do the mod of copper shims. I solved this problem with that. This is not a problem of the PSU!!."

"Models CECH-3001A and 3001B suffer the same, is a manufacturing defect, the heatsink is not fitted in the lid of the RSX and the Cell / BE. Copper shims compensates the hole needed for attaching the cell to rsx and aluminum heatsinks. the models 3001a & b are a big **bleep** **bleep**!!!!!!!!!!. the copper shim is the solution a this problem."

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