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Ylod ps3

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mrsix, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. mrsix

    mrsix Power Member

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    I've got an old (first generation) PS3 that recently became another victim of the YLOD. I've looked up how to fix it but damn it sounds like a real PITA. So i think I'll just ditch it but should I take parts out first or might someone want it to try and fix it?
     
  2. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's really easy to fix, I love fixing them. People usually just do a reflow with a heatgun but you need to add flux under the chips then heatgun. After that get silicone-based thermal compound, not Arctic Silver like most people suggest.
     
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    I know a site where you can get one for FREE! All you need is an email address. Let me know!

    /sarcasm lol
     
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    There's still value in the blu ray as well. Find a cheap ps3 where the blu ra has quit and you can swap it. I used to do it all the time, though not sure it's worth it with the price of them now.
     
  5. mrsix

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    Hmmm... so it's not really that big of a deal to fix? Sounds like a complete bitch of a process.
     
  6. Duffers5000

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    Try it with the hair dryer first for a quick fix....If that doesnt work then its take it apart, which is not too dificult but still a big enough process(thers enough you tube vids to show you)I fixed one twice but it didnt work on the third. Turned out the PSU was gone so its not always a handy fix.
     
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    This thread reminded me of my PS3 with RLOD that I can't use anymore. :([​IMG]
    I will probably try fixing it myself.
     
  8. everythingred

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    A simple reflow is a temporary fix that breaks it more than it fixes it. You need flux + heatgun or a reball otherwise you're just putting a tuxedo on a goat.