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Something exploded on the top side of the motherboard near the av port. More specifically it's the brown 2 pin something to the left of the board label " TH2401 ". Can somebody tell me what is marked on it? should have a weird x symbol. Extra points: what is it? It seems to be th2401 cuz the other "fancy diodes" are labeled also. I'm trying to fix an av out problem.


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    Alex Dickman Jan 26, 2008

    I tried one of the independent shops in the Sacramento area, but no dice, I'll try another. The resistor seems to be going to the component video, or maybe its just related to the common ground for the av port. Thank you, thermal resistor at least gives me a place to start.

  • Alex Dickman
    Alex Dickman Feb 04, 2008

    I bought another broken ps3, and the thermistor that exploded was x02, for anybody that cares. May be related to the blinking red light of death, creating false hot readings and all, not sure yet

  • Alex Dickman
    Alex Dickman Feb 17, 2008

    On the same no video machine, I replaced a five volt regulator that was putting out 9 volts (78m05g, on bottom side of mobo), still no video, and still have a sony chip with a weird scorch mark that would be impossible for me to solder.



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Accordianman is right, it's a thermal resistor. You're best bet is to take the entire board to your nearest electronics specialty shop (not Radio Shack) and ask them what the value is. Or you can call the one I normally go to, he is a wizard at finding values of obscure parts like that. It's Tanner Electronics @ 9722428702. It's best to take it in, but if you don't live in the DFW area, it's kind of impossible. Hope that helps.

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Thermal resistor has failed. Not sure of the value. What are you trying to connect?...accordianman

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  • Michael Borelli Feb 18, 2008

    Did this machine fry "right before your eyes"? What type of connections did you have at that time. It sounds to me like you need a video processor, but it's hard to tell from my vantage point. Have you at least talked to Tanner and maybe made arrangements to send it to some servicer?...accordianman



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Scroll down, and click on the Download tab.
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Scroll down, and click on the NAME of the country nearest yours.
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