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PS3 Replacements Parts

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Ross Garland, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Just before Christmas a game (AC: Revelations) showed serious graphical problems such as flickering textures, stretched models, and various other anomalies. Other games seemed fine but I couldn't find anyone complaining about any particular problems with that game. What I did find is people having the same issues in various games because their PS3s were overheating.

    I'm not afraid of tinkering, so I'm thinking of replacing the fan (which has been rattling for the last couple of months) and replacing the thermal paste on the heat sinks. There are 1001 websites and online merchants out there selling parts, most of which are probably utter garbage that either don't do the job or only last five minutes.

    Does anyone know of a seller that is proven to be good? (Preferably from personal experience.) Note that my budget is rather limited so going to Sony or an 'official' source is not an option.
     
  2. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
    I'M BACK... Again :)

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  3. Fantastic Stuart, that's exactly the kind of response I was hoping for. Thank you. :)
     
  4. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
    I'M BACK... Again :)

    No problem ross, anytime.
     
  5. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
    I'M BACK... Again :)

    Just out of curiosity, how did it go??
     
  6. Since I'm no longer interested in GT5 or AC:R, I haven't touched my PS3 for months. To that end I decided not to waste any of my limited funds trying to fix it. Unless some outstanding PS3 exclusive comes along that I cannot live without, I'm not sure I'll ever bother... I was even considering boxing it up and sticking it in the attic to free up some desk space recently.

    I've returned to proper PC sims for racing and have a 360 that can fill my console needs.
     
  7. Alex Townsend

    Alex Townsend
    Premium Member

    If you want to save space and get some money back, fleabay it! I've sold broken or nearly broken items in the past and they do sell. Free up space and get some wedge for beers!

    My PS3 has started to make noises in the drive bay if a disc is present upon start up... Sounds like it's on it's way out but replacing a drive is gonna be a bit too pricey judging from the link above...
     
  8. Nice idea, but I couldn't do that. You could say that I'm a bit of a collector when it comes to gaming. I've never sold, traded in or given away any games I've bought, and I have a host of ancient systems in storage such as an Atari 7800 and a ZX Spectrum. :)
     
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  9. Alex Townsend

    Alex Townsend
    Premium Member

    Wow!

    The Mrs. would never allow that for me... Not that we have the space either in our small London house...

    Credit to you though. That kind of kit would be worth a fortune in another few decades!
     
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