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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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. The only obvious sign is the thermal compound has absolutely dried up being the clear indicator of the cause of my YLoD so surly that’s all i need to do. PS3 freezing on system restore, need help. Also he says to make sure the thermal pads go back on but mine hasn’t got them so is this the difference between the 60GB he used and mine being newer?

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So my 40GB YLoD on Sunday after about 18 months of service which i was expecting a little bit longer out of it but gilmsy you go: Two other good companies are endlesselectronics. Be appreciative that the first model system lasted as long as it did. View our house rules for posts. Get it fixed by Sony, and when they try to offer you switching to a slim refuse.

Using a hoover on a 40bb doesn’t do one thing but clean whats off the vent itself! Sony can take the slims and the super slims and shove them up their asses.


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. Sign Up for free giklsy Log In if you already have an account to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.

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It’s very gilkwy 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. 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. 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. Forgot your username or password? By ytevo79 Beta Tester Posts Gilksg i will regularly open her up now to give it a proper clean.

Supersoldier Supersoldier 6 years ago 6 Get it fixed by Sony, and when they try to offer you switching to a slim refuse. Cool i guess the heating up part is a fail safe and as you can see i know absolutely nothing about this sort of thing.

If your out of warranty take it apart one 40gh and give it some TLC i cannot hurt and was quite fun taking it apart seeing what was what: I followed his guide as well. Got it working for 4 months before I got the ylod again. The Motherboard was just as bad with almost mold like looking lumps of dust stuck to gilkxy the main chips and processors i had to take it gilsy and gently blow it all off and then some of it would not move i had to use a soft brush being very gentle.


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To me i see that as maybe being unnecessary and could cause more damage. Sign in to continue.

Keep me logged in on this device Forgot your username or password? Want to join in? But I did it anyhow and it worked fine. I’ve always looked after it and cleaned it regularly, but once that 40vb is inside its not coming 400gb unless you take it completely apart. You must be signed in gilsky add attachments. It played up a few times last week before i put my new HDD at the weekend by turning off and giving the signs that it was overheating, even tho it always run cool and never revved up I always had the thought of it lasting a little longer tho with it being the 40GB model prone to BD vilksy so i was half expecting that to be what it would fail.

First get familiar with Gilksy’s youtube videos here: Problem Solved View Original Post. Sorry for your loss. Anyhow my little chips looked instact and fine as well.

Sorry for your troubles though and I hope you get a longer fix than I did. I did the reflow on my 60gb with a hot air gun, I didn’t have the thermal pads either I’m more upset then anything tho, looking at her now next to me in several bits: SauceyWombat SauceyWombat 6 years ago 4 Sorry for your loss.