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Fixing Red light of death PS3

Sso I bought an original PS3 for 30 bucks. I wanted one because it has the ps2 backwards compatibility. These are old machines though and lots of them get the red or yellow light of death.

What causes this ? overheating.

So I took it apart, and since I have no thermal paste , I cant finish it tonight, ill try to finish for tomorrow.

Here are some pics....

!Blu Ray drive removed .



Wmpty shell and you can tell this thing got very dirty .

!Just check out the dusk in this fan.....

!No wonder this thing died, look at that thermal paste.... Its not able to conduct heat at all like that so the processors are overheating right away.

Heres one more picture of the processors



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