Refurbished Slim randomly shutting down

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Gullwing, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Gullwing
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    So I've had my refurbished PS3 Slim for more than 1 month and it's randomly shutting down. At first I thought there was an issue with power but I got a new socket. I can hear the fan working fine but the system gets really hot and just shuts down. I have to remove the power cord from the PS3 itself and then reinsert it in order for it to work again. I was thinking of installing the control fan utility and tweaking around the fan speeds but is that a good idea? Suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink your friendly neighborhood serial killer

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    shit makes me want to chuck out my 80 that YLOD'd and not worry bout a PS3 from Sony
     
  3. Gullwing
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    I would've gotten a 360 with the same amount of money I gave for that refurbished PS3. My phat one is deep fried and stuck with a YLOD anyway :(
     
  4. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    I would (or rather would have someone who does these things professionally) open up the thing, and take off the heat sinks, clean them off, then have new thermal paste applied (properly! many people do it wrong, use way too much). If that doesn't work, just might be a bum system, sucks, but that's why I don't like refurbs.
     
  5. cobleman

    cobleman GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yep starts with the random offs then it stops again completely. Both the PS3 and Xbox do this after a "REFLOW". Only fix worth having is a proper reball of both CPU and GPU.
     
  6. Gullwing
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    Crap! It just randomly turns off every 20 minutes now. Should I bother trying control fan utility to cool it up a bit or will it screw the system up?