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    Question Question about Dry Thermal Paste

    I got a PS3 as a gift from a friend. The PS3 is damaged with YLOD, so I just need to fix it and it's mine. Well, by disassembling it I reached the "remove the heatsink" part. Thing is that it looks someone tried to repair it before as there are a lot of screws missing and it also looks the person applied thermal paste. Thing is that he applied tooooo much, it got dry and now it has a vinyl texture, kinda like some sort of gum, is elastic and everything and returns to the same place when u stretch it therefore vinyl. Well, I can't take the heatsink because it's very hard, is like stuck there. So, in these cases, what do you do?
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    I would get a blow dryer and heat up the heatsink thoroughly. You will probably be able to get it off that way.
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    I tried that but I got scared that I would fry something as it got really really hot to the touch.... Untouchable?
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    Use some cloth to protect your finger from that hot HS, the important step is not try to pull it at the 1st time, try a gentle and slight twisting move to see if the gunk is softened by the heat, once you can twist it, try twist more and pull it "slowly".

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    Ok, Thanks for the advice. I'll try that.
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