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Ps3 second consonsplde that came out not memory card reader model shuts down because it has overheating when its cold.

I have already taken it apart and looked at it and cleaned the dust out and replaced the heat sink paste in it and the problem persists no longer know what to do to mend this problem. On the screen when it turns on it says the console has over heating. And has to shut down the fan blows hard and then blows hard and shuts down

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Although you have re-flowed the motherboard and applied thermal paste, it is unlikely re-applying the thermal paste will fix the overheating problem in this case. All I can say is that you made sure the thermal paste layer was very thin, and was in between the CPU and GPU and the heat sinks. It doesn't matter if you put paste on the heat sink or the CPU/GPU, as long as it makes a good contact between them. Too much paste will have the opposite effect of cooling as it actually acts as an insulator when the layer is too thick. Do not try and get the heat plates off of the CPU/GPU as you will probably cause more damage than good. Try it once more with a very thin even layer of paste between only the CPU and GPU and the heat sinks and see if it helps. If not, don't just bin the console! Even in its current state you can sell it on ebay for up to £100. The 60Gb consoles are very sought after due to their backwards compatibility and if the blu ray player is still working then that is even better!

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