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    The naked PS3

    A while ago I opened up the PS3 to change the thermal paste. I found the pics earlier today and thought of posting them for your pleasure.

    The chips were a pain in the ass to shoot because of the reflective print on them, but it turned out ok in the end.


    When I oppened the PS3 I realised I was out of thermal paste, and so, it had to lay in a corner for a couple of days before I put it back together.





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    Be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Boy From School View Post
    Be careful.
    It starts 'A while ago...' do people even read anymore?

    Did you take it apart because the fans were on for longer periods than originally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by desolationw View Post
    It starts 'A while ago...' do people even read anymore?

    Did you take it apart because the fans were on for longer periods than originally?
    Reading's for chumps, I mean do people even live in the 21'st century anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desolationw View Post
    Did you take it apart because the fans were on for longer periods than originally?
    Exactly. Chunks of dust, and the fact I hadn't changed the thermal paste for almost two years.

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    Do you have pics from the first first time you did this before you cleaned off the thermal compound? I'd be curious to see the coverage and thickness of the thermal compound from the factory.

    FWIW, been running 4yrs w/o an issue on Phat 80Gb.



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    Thought this would be something funny like The Naked gun is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAZ427 View Post
    Do you have pics from the first first time you did this before you cleaned off the thermal compound? I'd be curious to see the coverage and thickness of the thermal compound from the factory.

    FWIW, been running 4yrs w/o an issue on Phat 80Gb.
    No such pictures TAZ, unfortunately.

    I remember though that the paste was ceramic-based, and covered pretty much the largest part of chips, kind of round. I would guess a machine leaves a relatively big drop of thermal paste on the chips, which is then spread on the dies by the pressure of the heatsink.

    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Thought this would be something funny like The Naked gun
    is.
    Sorry to dissapoint you keefy. lol

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