PS3 overheating... caused by Cobra CFW??

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  1. GuyInDogSuit
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    GuyInDogSuit I ain't your pa.

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    A while back I updated to a Cobra firmware and started having overheating issues. I put it in storage for almost a year, and today I took it out, decided to try to fix it. It was still overheating, and there isn't mch dust inside. So I tried a regular CEX firmware and was able to play a game for 30 minutes without issues, but WebMan wasn't working. I read that it needed Cobra for some reason, so once again, I installed a Cobra CFW, and it started overheating again. Really odd...

    Why is this happening?
     
  2. Zeonis

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    I am not sure about why it is overheating on Cobra CFW. But I would just use Rebug CFW which comes with Webman already.
    http://rebug.me/
     
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    cobra and rebug are 2 totaly diffirent things :l
     
  4. GuyInDogSuit
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    GuyInDogSuit I ain't your pa.

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    I used Rebug before, didn't have issues with it, but it's not current from what I can tell.
     
  5. nero99

    nero99 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    rebug toolbox includes cobra among other things.
     
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    Not really, they're both CFW. You're probably thinking about Cobra ODE
     
  7. GuyInDogSuit
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    I think I started having issues when I switched to Habib's Cobra CFW... or was it something else? I dunno. I just know it doesn't overheat now on non-Cobra CFW.
     
  8. DavidRO99

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    your back-door
    Install Rebug 4.80.1 and Rebug Toolbox, Toggle WebMan and Cobra mode in Rebug Toolbox
     
  9. GuyInDogSuit
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    GuyInDogSuit I ain't your pa.

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    Nah, my setup is working fine now. No need for another CFW.
     
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    Mind telling the fix so that others will know? Thanks! :)
     
  11. GuyInDogSuit
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    I mentioned it a couple times. I installed a non-Cobra CFW. Currently running Ferrox 4.81.
     
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    It could just be the thermal paste going bad. I think it's a pretty common issue that the thermal paste sort of dries out.
     
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  13. GuyInDogSuit
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    GuyInDogSuit I ain't your pa.

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    That's what I thought, too, but I opened it and checked. The guy that modded it cleaned it out really well and checked for stuff like that, but I had to make sure.
     
  14. mammastuffing

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    It is often the thermal paste under the CPU/GPU IHS that goes bad. This video shows how to replace it. https://www.google.se/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1efG09NQSsI&ved=0ahUKEwjU7oqhk_jQAhXJiywKHSIvCeQQo7QBCBowAA&usg=AFQjCNEezZEF7xn3LLKQJM0hbZlXxOaC_w&sig2=mzfHVjwZJLL_gTDx_-SjKA

    It's a real hassle though. I broke a ps3 of mine attempting to do it. :-/