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Cleaning PS3 some kind of oil inside power supply

Postby Berzerk » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:27 am

I am currently cleaning a Fat PS3 doing complete cleaning opened up the internal power supply and there is some type of oil/liquid on the shields. I was wondering if this was some type of thermal paste? Googled but could not find anything on it. If it is I want to change it.
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Re: Cleaning PS3 some kind of oil inside power supply

Postby eugenerobinhood1 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:39 am

I wouldn't worry about it, just clean it off. The power supply looks fine, the oil or what ever it is could be anything from the past.
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Re: Cleaning PS3 some kind of oil inside power supply

Postby Berzerk » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:06 am

Cool thanks!
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Re: Cleaning PS3 some kind of oil inside power supply

Postby oldxbox75 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:34 pm

The Oil that you describe is a result of the manufacturing process.
The sheet metal is heated and shaped
then sprayed with a light mist oil for 3 reasons

1. To Help cool the metal
2. To Harden the metal
3. To Help Prevent Corrosion and Rust

Perfectly Safe to Clean Off.!

If you are concerned about it Rusting, You can always wipe some fresh Sewing Machine Oil on it If you Wish. (From a Cloth)
Try not to get any on the Components.!
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Re: Cleaning PS3 some kind of oil inside power supply

Postby Berzerk » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:00 pm

I went ahead and cleaned it off slapped everything back together no problems with anything. I was just worried something was either leaking or it was something important keeping the shields cool.
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