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HELP... I have a big problem with my PS3. My system was okay when I took it apart for cleaning but i completely disassembled it and cleaned the dust. I put it back together and now it wont work! When I turn on the power switch in the back the red light turns on in the front... but when i press the start button, the green light turns on for a second with a beep, then the lights go out immediately turns off! I did not use any thermal paste or compound. Can that be enough to cause me my problem? I might have caused a tiny baby scratch on the mother board also! Can this be it? HELP whats your opinion?

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I fix PS3 Yellow Light of Death.

When you say you completely dissasembled it i guess you mean EVERYTHING?
Well did you make sure you plugged the battery back in? and Made sure all connections were placed back?

If you took off the heatsink and fan from the chips then that is why it switched off!
You should have put new paste on if thats the case!
The PS3 seems it is shutting down to protect itself from overheating and burning the chips!
The baby scratch should be ok unless it has destroyed a copper track?

Goodluck let me know how it goes and please rate!

Posted on Apr 08, 2011


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