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    Repairing Fat ps3

    Anyone know a good reputable guide for doing this. I understand the steps are not easy, but if the information is laid out clearly, that would be the best. Yes i know of "google", but i like some honest opinions if anyone has done this. It is a overheating problem i need to repair but beyond that i am willing to upgrade and modify any other hardware i could.

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    hi i have repaired many ps3 consoles for ylod problem my sugestion to you is get a new ps3 because the problem will come back eventualy .the best and longest fix ,if you want to try, is strip down the ps3 to motherboard clean off all residue from gpu and cpu .reflow with heat gun (full power for 20 seconds only, moving all the time )always use flux,then apply copper shims and artic silver thermal paste, put back together and cross fingers it works.ps dont forget to clean dust out of case.

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    If tiu want a full did you nerd a reball dine, if tmyou want a temp fix then follow a guide on you tube by guilskie this jyst a temp fix and can last a good few months or maybe longer

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    Don't use a heat gun on your mobo if you are not sure what your doing. To much heat will fry the gpu or CPU plus warp the board, best advice would be if you want it done properly pay the 30 to 50 pound it would cost for a ref low/reball

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    yea the more and more i read and watch the more i see im over my head with getting all crazy with sodding and modding. I am no electrician, i just like video games... But have any of you used the sony repair service, or gone with a different repair service. I guess with sony its all "official" but with a different company they would use a better heatsink. From what i read it is about 150+ for a sony repair. And around the internet I see many a cheaper deals. But alot of thee sites around the internet look pretty sketchy so i guess maybe thats the trade off. any reputable repair/modding site? maybe ones that can do a repair and an install of a modchip in the same order?

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