Hey guys i think i found a few issues that may cause us some future problems. See what you think?
First what caused my problem. I have a theater in my basement im using a 120" screen and a projector. Every now and then i like to lug my bluray down there because this thing looks great on the projector. Well fromm all the plug in and out ive created a problem with the optical connection. I have a few cables i picked up off e-bay that fit kinda tight when pushing them in. THey fit tight then they pop and lock into place.
My optical plug in started to push into the unit where i couldnt get that tight pop fit. Well tonight i decided to tear it open and fix that. While i had it apart i founda few issues we may have problems with later while i had it apart.
First is this a GPU? isnt this kinda like a video card processor for a PC? Looks like 4 memory chips around it. The board even says "MEM1, MEM2, MEM3 and MEM4" ont he chips surrounding it.
After the problems my nephew had with his Xbox i dont think these little rubber heat disipator things are worth using. It just sits against this little pad and makes contact with the bottom of the case.
So if this thing gets so hot they need to put a plate under ot to keep from burning anything touching it? or will this actualy prevent the GPU or what ever chip this is from keeping cool?
What do you think the pourpose is of this plastic plate?
Also while i had it apart i noticed that there are 2 other chips but only one has a cooling pad on it.
What i decided to do with those 2 chips is cut that rubber pad in half then cover both chips. I dont think they get nearly as hot as the GPU looking one. You can see the bottom of the case is actualy perferated to help disipate both chips but they only decided to use one transfer pad for some reason and leave the other uncovered with no cooling.