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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Log In Sign Up. When I repaired my 60gb my one did not have them little pads on as well.

Want to join in? Don’t worry about it dwad: I will say one thing tho 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: Also, this is the best time for you to get a new system with the lower priced bundles and a huge amount of space.

Share Mark as accepted solution Report. But in this case i was wrong: This is a split board – You can return to the Split List for other boards. Be appreciative that the first model system lasted as long as it did.

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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’m more upset then anything tho, looking at her now next to me in several bits: That is what I did, they wanted me to trade my system in and pay to switch it out for a slim, and I flat out refused.


Using a hoover on a vent doesn’t do one thing but clean whats off the vent itself! Email me when someone replies. Got it working for 4 months before I got the ylod again.

How to disassembly Power Supply in PS3-40GB

By ytevo79 Beta Tester Posts But as I said I just got on with it and fixed it. 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 Gilmsy. 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: What Hardrive should I buy for PS3? I second the gophermods recommendation.

Get it fixed by Sony, and when they try to offer you switching to a slim refuse. 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. But I did it anyhow and it worked fine.

Take that into consideration when deciding if you want to fix your system. They fixed it, it cost me more than it would have to switch to a slim, but I got the better deal. 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.


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If you’re 40gh familiar with Fahrenheit measurements then look for a heat gun that gets as hot as degrees Fahrenheit but can also be adjusted as low as degrees Fahrenheit. Terms of Use Privacy Policy Legal. 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.

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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. To me i see that as maybe being unnecessary and could cause more damage. Total class, all the way. The fan was bad as well and using a paint brush on the inside of each blade gilkys quite tough to clean off and gilksg caused a cloud of dust in my room i had to vacate lol.

PS3 gllksy on system restore, need help. Send message Add contact. More topics from this board But i can see and as far as i know all that needs doing is the thermal paste on the chips.