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
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    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.

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    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.