Heatsink doesn't make contact with processors
I'm having trouble getting good contact between the heatsink and processors in my ps3. I have reapplied the thermal paste and reattached the heatsink. I even bought a couple of washers to place around the screws that fasten the heatsink clamps in place, to try to put more pressure onto the processors. That did not work either. When I remove the heatsink, the thermal paste is still smooth, like it wasn't touching the heatsink at all, except maybe on a couple of corners on each of the 2 processors.
I actually bought a sheet of copper to use as a spacer between the heatsink and procs, but after I cut the copper, they edges of the copper pieces got bent, and I'm not sure what to use to make them perfectly flat again. Any tips for this issue would be very helpful. I've been without my PS3 for over a month.
Brett, I have tried to bend the clips to do what you're suggesting, but haven't had much luck with that. I was kind of worried that I would bend them too far, so I didn't try very hard to do it. Maybe I should give that another go.
Mayer, I don't know what's keeping them from going all the way down. Everything is lined up the way it's supposed to be when I put the heatsink onto the motherboard carriage thing.
And Paul, that sounds like it may be what I need. If I can't find anything that's physically obstructing the heatsink anywhere, I may go that route instead of doing the copper sheet metal.
Thanks everyone for the responses. I'll update you if I get a working solution.
Is this a good question?