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    Tutorial The Ultimate PS3 Repair Guide, YLOD Repair, Replacing the Nec Tokin Caps, Delid, Syscon Diagnoses

    Oh wow, never dealed with that but i did once found a dead WoodLice in an Xbox. Btw if your triggers are clicking, it’s a probably a bad spring but i highly recommend replacing the old battery in these pads some of them barely hold charge these days. I restored this SixAxis but in the pics...
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    Is this how I should replace NEC Tokin caps for a slim ?

    Never use fake capacitors, always spend the extra. You can buy them from sites like Mouser and Digikey. I recommend buying all 32 caps, since you have to pay more for postage but you’ll receive it more quickly.
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    Tutorial The Ultimate PS3 Repair Guide, YLOD Repair, Replacing the Nec Tokin Caps, Delid, Syscon Diagnoses

    Same can be said about PS4 controllers and probably even PS5 controllers. But i have since gotten used to repairing many of them. You eventually figure out how to put the spring and the trigger back on, along with the back shell. But yeah it’s not a pop on and pop off experience.
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    Tutorial The Ultimate PS3 Repair Guide, YLOD Repair, Replacing the Nec Tokin Caps, Delid, Syscon Diagnoses

    See if the schematics can be found for the PS3 or measure the caps on nearby on the motherboard with an ESR meter but will need to remove the cap to measure it, another way is to see if you can find a bad motherboard and take the cap off there. Good luck.
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    Castlevania Advance Collection rated for PC and consoles

    Great to have this, the originals are overpriced and it's nice to own a physical all-in-one copy. One of the games has a blue glow around the character, and this was used to be able to see the character better on non lit GBA's. It would be nice to be able to have that blue glow removed.
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    PS1/2 PS2 fat quiet fan mod w/ noctua fan

    After doing some further research into comparing the Noctua to the original Nidec fan. The original fan has an airflow rating of 20CFM and it's a 7v fan. The A6 has an airflow rating of 29.2cfm. A big improvement in airflow over the original. The downside is that it's a 12v fan don't know if the...
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    Tutorial The Ultimate PS3 Repair Guide, YLOD Repair, Replacing the Nec Tokin Caps, Delid, Syscon Diagnoses

    Yes i did install the paste on the chips and then the IHS. Thanks for the comment, will do it the other way around.
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    Tutorial The Ultimate PS3 Repair Guide, YLOD Repair, Replacing the Nec Tokin Caps, Delid, Syscon Diagnoses

    Yes as you can see in the guide, i delidded it with fresh new paste. But it still kind of runs hot. I will be switching to the performance ones like Thermal Grizzly or Thermal Right also will replace the thermal pads from those brands and will post the difference in temps here. MX4 isn’t good...
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    Tutorial The Ultimate PS3 Repair Guide, YLOD Repair, Replacing the Nec Tokin Caps, Delid, Syscon Diagnoses

    It needs a delid. There are delid services out there but i don’t think trying to do all that on an 80gb is worth the effort. I would look for an already delided 60gb unit if i were you.
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    Tutorial The Ultimate PS3 Repair Guide, YLOD Repair, Replacing the Nec Tokin Caps, Delid, Syscon Diagnoses

    The system only dies if the CPU fails. The rest of the parts from the GPU Chip, Caps etc are replaceable.
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    Tutorial The Ultimate PS3 Repair Guide, YLOD Repair, Replacing the Nec Tokin Caps, Delid, Syscon Diagnoses

    Wow great job looks clean better than my install. Yes you have to replace them all. As for the small component, without a Schematic. You will have test that component with a MultiMeter. If it’s black it’s a resistor, test the resistance. If it’s brown, it’s a capacitor will need to be tested...
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    Hardware PSP Go Start/Select Button

    You have to replace the Start and Select ribbon order replacements online such as from Ali Express. To remove, you must detach the ribbon from the motherboard and take the Start Select buttons/sticker off from the front. Here is an example of how it’s done. https://imgur.com/gallery/JRRsJku
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    Tutorial The Ultimate PS3 Repair Guide, YLOD Repair, Replacing the Nec Tokin Caps, Delid, Syscon Diagnoses

    Nice to read, thanks for recommending this method. There is also the 30 gauge knife but it’s not as sharp.
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