Unreleased console from the big THREE

We're urgently fundraising for an unreleased games console from the big three game companies.

There is less than 5 of these known to exist, and we have the chance to secure one and document it on our new channel.

All data/software found on the system will be shared with researchers, but donators will get first access. High res 4k video will be done on the device and it's internals for future reference.

This fundraiser is time sensitive.
Goal
£2,000.00
Received
£2,071.00
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PS3 DECR-1000A Preventive Maintenance Steps ?

supersega

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Really depends on how deep we're getting here. Some things off the top of my head...

-New thermal pads / paste for the coolers.
-Replace clock battery (or remove if you're trying to preserve it).
-Check HDD SMART status, possibly also make a working backup.
-Dust it.
-Visual inspection of non-solid capacitors. Maybe replace them, it could have been made during the time of the capacitor plague...
 

Tokimemofan

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Really depends on how deep we're getting here. Some things off the top of my head...

-New thermal pads / paste for the coolers.
-Replace clock battery (or remove if you're trying to preserve it).
-Check HDD SMART status, possibly also make a working backup.
-Dust it.
-Visual inspection of non-solid capacitors. Maybe replace them, it could have been made during the time of the capacitor plague...
I would disagree on the thermal pads, these use pyrolytic carbon pads that need little maintenance. You should remove the cover and dust out the heatsink though. Also remove the air filter and clean it out regularly. Backup any contents on the hard drives. Be careful with the USB and wireless antenna ports and the compact flash eject pin those are very easy to break.
 
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ShadowDog

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Really depends on how deep we're getting here. Some things off the top of my head...

-New thermal pads / paste for the coolers.
-Replace clock battery (or remove if you're trying to preserve it).
-Check HDD SMART status, possibly also make a working backup.
-Dust it.
-Visual inspection of non-solid capacitors. Maybe replace them, it could have been made during the time of the capacitor plague...
Any way of easily detecting if the capacitors are from that plague ?
 

Unreleased console from the big THREE

We're urgently fundraising for an unreleased games console from the big three game companies.

There is less than 5 of these known to exist, and we have the chance to secure one and document it on our new channel.

All data/software found on the system will be shared with researchers, but donators will get first access. High res 4k video will be done on the device and it's internals for future reference.

This fundraiser is time sensitive.
Goal
£2,000.00
Received
£2,071.00