Question about "Gamestop Refurbished" Fat PS3

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Apr 21, 2013
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    Hello,

    I got a original 60gb PS3 at a pawn shop about a year ago now. I noticed when I got it that it had a GameStop refurbished sticker on the bottom and I have been trying to speculate what exactly GameStop would do to refurbish this. I want to assume that they opened it, cleaned it out, and re-applied the thermal paste, seeing how it is a very common problem with these old models. The more I think about it though, it seems like too much effort for GameStop to do on there part. I was just curious if someone could give me some insight because I have always been curious.

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    Rob
     
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    I assume they;

    Check for the defectives parts in the PS3, and replace them. Then ship it back to a store to sell it. From a quick Google search it's seems they're okay. Dunno how they'd fix the YLOD. Or if they even bother to. They might even just scrap the parts of a YLOD console to fix other consoles that have smaller issues.

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    I'd assume they wouldn't since it's more or less the same thing as a RROD, and it would be silly for them to fix one thing and not the other. :rofl2:
     
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    I had read that article before but it does not specify what exactly they do. I know mine is original in the fact that it has the PS2 hardware in it and it emulates flawlessly. I have played Tales of Legendia to about 50% on it and on it works fine. The official Sony list of compatable games says that is not. I can also play my GTA games no problem and they have been noted to have problems. So I know that it was not scrapped to fix a PS3 without PS2 emulation.

    As for the fixxing of the problem, most people say to fix the YLOD, you just have to clean out the dust and reapply thermal paste. From what I read, the reason the intial thermal paste was bad was because it was silicone based instead of the typical thermal paste used in PC's. All this is just speculation as far as I know but it makes since to me.

    I guess that still leaves me with the problem of not knowing for sure what they do to it. After a year of thinking about it, I think that GameStop would just reapply the thermal paste to a better brand and call it done but I will never know for sure. Thanks for the insight guys!!



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