PS3 Super Slim's Light Turns Green Then Shuts Off.

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Devin, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Aug 17, 2009
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    The Nexus
    So a Super Slim PS3 I got off eBAY came in today. Hasn't been opened before. (Well it has now.) The guy basically stabbed the top in a fit of rage I assume, but it's just cosmetic. I'll post a picture below.


    Now I opened it up and there was this terrible looking blueish thermal paste on the CPU/GPU chip, so I wiped it off and applied some AS5. Put it semi back together, and the PS3 still turns on. Goes like this;

    Red Light->Push button->Green light pops on->Two seconds later it shuts off.

    The time the green light is on varies, sometimes it's two seconds other times about 6 seconds. Anyone got any tips on how to fix this PS3? I'm thinking it's the power supply, but I don't know if there's a fix for it nor where to buy a replacement one for a Slim PS3.

  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    Sometimes it is bad soldering on either CPU or GPU. Simple reflow won't work on them, you need to find someone with machinery to redo BGA soldering.
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