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PS3 Heat Sink / Cell IHS Removal Tool for PlayStation 3 Modders Arrives 550°
June 2, 2015 // 11:55 pm - I (racer0018) have made a PS3 Heat Sink / Cell IHS Removal Tool that I have been using for a long time.

How many times has someone wanted to change the thermal paste on their PS3 and always changed the top paste and not the paste under the heat sinks.

This tool will make it easy to pull up both heat sinks with no damage to the chip under it. This is what I use to pull them up for reballing. Now I'm asking anyone if they want one made for them.

You are looking at 20 dollars shipped. They are metal and will not break. With this tool you can replace...

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Sony Lawsuit: PS3 Other OS Removal Due to Cost, Not Security 800°
March 25, 2011 // 7:43 pm - Although Sony previously admitted and then apologized for removing PS3 Other OS functionality due to security concerns, today IGN reports that according to the ongoing lawsuit Sony states the PlayStation 3 Other OS removal was due to cost not security.

To quote: An amended class action complaint filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America...

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Sony Responds to PS3 Other OS Lawsuit, Requests Dismissal 850°
September 19, 2010 // 6:35 pm - Update: According to, a federal judge has dismissed all but one of the claims leveled against Sony for dropping Linux support from its PlayStation 3 game console, but gave the plaintiffs permission to refile an amended complaint that fixes the deficiencies.

Previously we reported on a slew of class action lawsuits against Sony due to the PS3...

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Air Force May Suffer Collateral Damage on PS3 OtherOS Removal 800°
May 13, 2010 // 12:07 am - Although not surprising, today reports that the US Air Force may suffer collateral damage (especially since investing in 300 followed by another 2200 consoles for research) due to Sony's recent decision to remove the OtherOS functionality via PS3...

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Sony Apologizes for OtherOS Removal due to PS3 Piracy Concerns 1200°
April 9, 2010 // 4:16 pm - Despite some refunds being granted, today Sony UK has officially apologized for the OtherOS removal in the recently released PS3 Firmware 3.21 update citing PS3 piracy concerns...

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European Law Grants Partial Refund Due to PS3 OtherOS Removal 800°
April 8, 2010 // 3:52 pm - Update: now reports that Sony has stated they have no intention of reimbursing retailers if they offer fat PS3 users partial refunds because of the removal of the Install OtherOS function, and as a result retailer GAME is already refusing refunds.

According to (linked above), a European law grants a partial refund to PS3 consumers due to the recent removal of the OtherOS feature in the PS3...

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