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#1 Piggy

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 14:27

My launch / backwards compatible PS3 obese finally died. (Beeps / Red light flash)

 

I just wanted to honour its memory here. I will be trying to revive it (Zombie PS3 obese) with cleaning / new thermal compound.

 

Wish me luck!

 

:D




#2 compl3x

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 14:41

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For our fallen homie.



#3 Aergan

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 14:43

I use one of the internal fan controllers from Circuit Surgery. Currently it's keeping my life-supported PS3 CECHC03 w/ 750GB HDD alive at the moment.

 

I recommend replacing the thermal pads as their factory state is pretty appalling (most of mine weren't even aligned with the correct mainboard locations)



#4 stromo

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 15:46

Did it give any indications before it gave up? Mines still going, but I do wonder how much longer with the amount of huffing and puffing the fans do...

#5 McKay

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 16:00

Good luck with your Frankenstein PS3 :D

 

 

In case he/she doesn't make it

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#6 D. S.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 16:05

My launch / backwards compatible PS3 obese finally died. (Beeps / Red light flash)

 

I just wanted to honour its memory here. I will be trying to revive it (Zombie PS3 obese) with cleaning / new thermal compound.

 

Wish me luck!

 

:D

 

Mine had a similar problem, albeit it wasn't a launch model PS3 (those aren't that good in thermal management). It ended up being the HDD being borked instead of a overheat issue. If you don't get a YLOD, try swapping the HDD out.



#7 +warwagon

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 16:07

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#8 D!ABOL!C

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 18:27

My launch / backwards compatible PS3 obese finally died. (Beeps / Red light flash)

 

I just wanted to honour its memory here. I will be trying to revive it (Zombie PS3 obese) with cleaning / new thermal compound.

 

Wish me luck!

 

:D

 

God speed to your phatty. Mine YLOD's a couple years back, but I took it to a shop to fix it, only cost me $79. To me it was worth it, as i'm holding off as long as possible to get a PS4.

 

Did you get a backup at least before it went caput?



#9 OP Piggy

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 18:43

No backup. I'll try to clone the HDD or repair it if it is doable.

 

Thanks for your prayers and well wishes! :cry:


Did it give any indications before it gave up? Mines still going, but I do wonder how much longer with the amount of huffing and puffing the fans do...

 

None at all. Just turn on and gone.



#10 Showan

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 19:22

My PS3 (60GB phat... Well 250GB phat now :-) )has been running like a champ since the HDD swap out. It's not too far from a window where a fan is located. And sucks in some fresh air.

But I do take a can of air to all my consoles about once a month. I do the preventive maintenance thing. But there is nothing that is going to truly stop internal failure. Things just break sometimes...

May ur PS3 make it through this ordeal unscathed...

#11 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 03:40

Sorry to hear this. Good luck with it (Y).

Knock on wood mine is still going.

That's crazy there was no real warning either. 



#12 neoadorable

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 05:20

Having some Weiss bier in her honor right now, hope she comes back to star in the Zombie PS3 Army 2 expansion from Rebellion



#13 OP Piggy

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 23:50

I tried a new HDD, cleaning, new thermal compound. It's gone.. :cry:

 

It served me well. Looking forward to getting a PS4 and an Xbox One.



#14 Brian M.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 00:13

I think my close-to-launch phat PS3 is on its way too. I've noticed the fan kicks in very often, and is very loud, even when just sitting on the menu.

I might crack it open and re-paste it, maybe put a bigger fan on. I really don't like the slims, so if it goes I'd be looking for another phat one.

#15 neoadorable

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:28

They are not is, for they are she!

 

EDIT: but sorry you couldn't get her to work Piggy, PS4 awaits. The queen has moved on - long live the queen!