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Bazatree

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I have two broken PS3 kits (DECR1400 and DECHJ) from a closed studio and they might have builds. Since I can't see their EID key, I can't dump their HDDs. Gave them to a repairman in my area, but no luck.

DECR1400
It was damaged during the shipping. The seller just threw the console into a wide box and shipped it as is. During the transit, something hit the left upper corner, a place with a power socket, and now the console has green light of death. It powers on, shows green light, but no image and no blinking orange LED is present. If I hold power off button, it doesn't prepare the console to be turned off, but instead it just cuts the power off.
I gave it to a repairman. He tried to heat the motherboard but it didn't work. If I recall correctly I tried to swap the power supply. No luck.


DECHJ
It was sold broken and I knew it. As soon as I power on the console, it immediately shuts down. After that the buttons do nothing. To try again I have to unplug the console. If I recall correctly I tried to swap power supply too.
I gave it to a repairman. The repairman said that there is a short circuit and it would take him years to find it. Not sure if he tried to warm the motherboard.

Do we have someone here in Europe who might try to fix these consoles?
 
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Can these be delidded to apply quality thermal paste like retail fat consoles? Just curious.
 

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UP. Added videos.
 

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Heating up entire boards for fixing them is not a good idea, despite being very common. Short circuits can often be found using thermal imaging while the board is turned on... if there are any short circuits, which I somewhat doubt, as I've seen many dead PS3s, but none with a short on the board. Please note that Cell, RSX, the VRM FETs etc always get hot; you would need to look for small components that SHOULDNT get hot, like resistors oder ceramic capacitors.

You'd be better off looking for visible damage on the board that got damaged in shipping, like ripped off parts etc.

For the other one, you might want to take a look at the Proadlizer issue (these weird NEC/TOKIN capacitors in a black, flat package between the VRM and CPU/GPU). They often fail with such symptoms; often even with a YLOD.
 

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I can't help you with the repair but you should dump the HDD before even powering them up. You can always get the EID key afterwards. As far as I'm aware even little writes can decrease the chances of data recovery. There are people around here knowing far more than me but thats what I have been told multiple times
 
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