*update* added a video link to disassemble CECHL0x and newer
*Update* added a video to disassemble a 2001 and 2101 slims models
updating as proof all slims are at risk if not checked. also if any one else checks thier slims if sony did them wrong leave a comment and your ps3's cCECH model to help prove this is real. The ps3 does not give a heat warning over your gpu!
MTZ_956 says : You are correct I buy screwed up ps3's from eBay and sell them for a low price around 75 $ because I don't like to rip people off but also I see this all the time and sometimes the ps3 owners might take it apart with no experience and screw it up even more I thank you for posting this for other members to notice some people might not have the problem but after time when your ps3 starts freezing all of a sudden or starts acting weird on you those are the begging stages or yellow light of deaths(ylod) red light of deaths(rlod) green light of death (glod) their is many problems just becareful and again thanks for this post and for letting nextgenupdate members know.WARNING PS3 SLIMS DO NOT HAVE A THERMAL READING ON YOUR GPU, IT WILL BE DEAD BEFORE YOU BELIEVE IT WITH GLOD. iF YOU DO NOT CHECK YOUR RISKING YOUR PS3 EVEN IF IT PLAYS PERFECT. IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE ME GO CHECK HOW MANY 3000 MODELS HAVE ALREADY MADE IT TO EBAY FOR GLOD OR NO VIDEO AND NO SOUND must search for ps3, / broken or for parts or not working/ select model slim and look at all the bad slims descriptions.TwiNyoU say's : You saved my poor white ps3, thanks!
This will help so many ppl out before somthing worse to it all happens. i have been buying and selling ps3 slims & phat for a over a year now and have noticed that sony has screwed so many ppl on slims as a way to treat it like crap. your wondering what i might be talking about but i would say 7/10 ppl right now with their slims are risking overheating and GLOD suicide notes from sony. NEW AND OLD SLIMS thermal paste are bad and not even equally spread which causes it to dry, letting no heat pass through your heat sink and will soon cause more trouble.
Out of all the slims i have repaired i have had to do so many thermal paste renews to them. this will help alot of ppl and to save slims from their future deaths of out dated warranty kills.
To help, all you need to really do is simply check and clean your dust, follow up to clean out the old thermal paste and install new thermal paste. mostly try to get arctic silver 5, im only alerting to help prevent so much more from happening. as a idea what i mean, here are some images of ps3 slim's i have that have no life left in them and had the warranty tag still on case before disassembled. right click and open in a new tab to view full size image.
2 2501 slims and a 2101 models are in the pics below
for those who need help, main thing to learn to remove is just the bluray correctly and install it on 2501 and 3001 models and to keep the mother board from direct contact of surfaces. they are almost the same except 3001 have more clips instead of screws in spots. try to keep on flat surfaces and on the top metal part of the casing as a support stand. this helps prevents tiny chips from being damaged or torn off causing ylod on ps3s and more. only wanting to alert and help others with this crappy production sony has sold us and help keeping a ps3 alive.
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full dis assemble of a 2001 2101 slim model.
CECHL0X and higher