Hey folks. I'm new here so hopefully this is the correct forum for this.
I recently took apart my ps3 to try and figure out why it's not working anymore. One thing that caught my attention was a clear glue-like stain on the motherboard, and in more than one area. I have no clue about this type of stuff so I'm just wondering if my board is ruined because of whatever leaked onto it. I took some pictures but it may be difficult to see since the stain is clear. It looks more like a dried puddle of some liquid than a stain.
This is the entire motherboard, still resting inside the lower half of the ps3. You can see the fan underneath the board in the bottom left side of the pic. The CPU and heatsink are underneath the board in the upper half of this picture. There is nothing else besides those 3 things under the board.
This is the area of the board that is jutting out in the bottom right of the first picture. The stain is in the lower half of this picture, starting right below the glare. If you look at the lower left hand corner of the board you can see the edge of the stain. The stain gives the board a yellow-green color.
I have more pics of another area, but it's difficult to see the stain, which looks exactly like this one. Should I attempt to clean this off? Underneath the stain are all sorts of circuits so I think this may be the problem. Again, it's not really a stain within the board, but some dried liquid on top of the board.
I should also mention that when fully assembled, there is nothing on top of this area of the board. The board is sandwiched between two thin metal sheets, and once the top metal sheet is placed back on, and the bluray drive and power supply are placed on top of that, this is the only area of the board that is still exposed, so nothing could have leaked onto it from above.
Thanks for any help,