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    Default 20 GB PS3 in pieces.

    So, apparently my brothers PS3 stopped displaying video, and it was out of warranty, so he decided to take it apart. He took everything apart, and by everything, I mean everything. He gave up and bought a PS3 Slim, but kept the results of his attempt as shown:



    Would it be worth it at this point to put it back together?

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    Yes, but don't put it together too tightly. You want it loose so that when you load it with some explosives or high-grade fireworks, it pulls a Death Star in you backyard.

    But, on a more on-subject note- if you can find a way of repairing the video output, then it might be worth it. Otherwise, just throw it out and buy a new one, unless it's an old model that plays PS2 games, then you need to fix that thing because of Sony's habit of removing the good features.

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    Yeah, it can play PS2 games, but I have a PS2 already.

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    I've seen a few systems that claimed to have busted video output, but were just outputting in HD 1080p to a SD TV with composite cables. If you get it back together, you might be lucky enough to fix it with the "hold power for 5 seconds to reset video mode output trick". You should check to see if your brother was using an HDTV with HDMI or not.

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    Don't throw it out. As someone that repairs PS3's, you still have value in that system.

    If you put it back together and sold it, you would probably get $75 or so on eBay. If you parted it out, you would get a bit more though it will take longer to sell everything.

    From your picture, it would take less than five minutes to put it back together.

    As far as repairs, I would first try to access the recovery menu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pVJ3q_MGIM). You could also attempt a heat gun fix but it's a temporary fix and I wouldn't recommend it. Sony will fix it for $180 (I think) and there are many repair services online that will do it for $50-75.

    Hope that helps you out.

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    Just take it to gamestop in pieces and try to take advantage of their $200 trade in offer. Maybe they wont notice
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnforcerOfJustice View Post
    I've seen a few systems that claimed to have busted video output, but were just outputting in HD 1080p to a SD TV with composite cables. If you get it back together, you might be lucky enough to fix it with the "hold power for 5 seconds to reset video mode output trick". You should check to see if your brother was using an HDTV with HDMI or not.
    Nope, he was using HDMI cables on an HDTV. I will use component cables when I assemble this again.

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    Done! This PS3 is mine now.

    The HDMI problem persists, but I shall use a Component cable as I said before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupin View Post
    Done! This PS3 is mine now.

    The HDMI problem persists, but I shall use a Component cable as I said before.
    Hey, did you try pressing and holding the power button for five seconds? If that didn't work, did you try sucking up the old solder on the AV Slot and soldering new solder in? That could probably fix it because it could have had cracked solder joints. Please tell me how you do. Thank you and have a nice day.

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    Okay, tried to fix the HDMI port, and the cable that attaches the Blu-Ray drive to the board came off. I noticed when I tried to put it back that the thing that you snap down onto the cable came off and it won't stay in without it.

    Help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupin View Post
    Okay, tried to fix the HDMI port, and the cable that attaches the Blu-Ray drive to the board came off. I noticed when I tried to put it back that the thing that you snap down onto the cable came off and it won't stay in without it.

    Help?
    Maybe a good, durable electric tape might keep it held in. Otherwise, some other substance that will keep it permanently secured, such as non-flammable rubber cement or a really good glue.

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    Try a RTV compound. It's like rubber cement for grownups, we use it often at work to hold connectors in place, etc. There are many different types and consistencies, check the hardware or auto store.
    See my latest arcade repair at the Holodeck 2 Arcade Repair Blog: http://holodeck2arcade.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupin View Post
    Okay, tried to fix the HDMI port, and the cable that attaches the Blu-Ray drive to the board came off. I noticed when I tried to put it back that the thing that you snap down onto the cable came off and it won't stay in without it.

    Help?
    With a bit of patience, you can reattach the black clip (if you still have it).

    Put the black clip in first, gently lift it up, insert your ribbon cable, and push the black clip back down with force. When it's secure enough, it will be flush as if it never broke.

    It will be fine at that point. You could add electrical tape but it shouldn't be needed.

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