- Oct 24, 2021
Hello! Long story short.. I purchased a 2nd hand 30xxA and it was slow and was shutting down randomly.. upon opening it up.. I saw that the thermal paste was expired (had to be replaced).. and the two metal plates that are above the gpu and cpu were tightened upside down such that the cpu/gpu were not making proper contact and had no weight upon them (this was, I believe the reason of random shut downs) now after placing it properly and changing the thermal paste.. the ps3 is showing no sign of life ... it turns on with a green light, no hdd light.. no controllers connecting and the fan is working.. it turns itself off after a minute or so with a click sound.. Now what are my options ? I don't personally think that it's dead completely because I believe these models were redesigned to last longer anyway.. every help is appreciated. Thank you!