Originally Posted by Maximus87
First try this to check if you plug the fan:
1. Turn off ps3 from on/off button on the back.
2. Press the eject button.
3. While pressing the eject button, turn on the ps3 from the back.
If you hear the fan then you need to do again the YLOD fix (except thermal comp. you must "burn" the cpu with a thermal pistol 350 oC for 5')
flipped the switch to off, held the eject button and flipped the swtch back on, it beeped and nothing more, Did I plug the fan in wrong or something? It was working and booting up till I plugged the HDD back in and how could it YLOD not even being on for 10 minutes, not being anywhere hot and not even feeling warm.
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Originally Posted by Mistawes
Did you clean the old thermal paste off before applying the new stuff? It needs to be spotless.
Also, the ribbon cable might be missing a clip that holds it in place. You can use thin plastic (like a milk container) and make a shim out of that to hold the cable in place. The Blu-ray drive is pretty important in order to get it working fully (otherwise it won't play games or run applications) but it will boot.
My grandpa just put a huge glob in the middle over what was already there, and the blue thing came off because it bent from my pushing