Bricked PS3??

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Dter ic, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Dter ic
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    so here's the story...

    i turn'd on my ps3 today, it goes red then green then 3 flashing yellow light. then flashing red light...


    what happen'd [​IMG]

    did i brick it??
     
  2. Yuan

    Yuan GBAtemp Maniac

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    It is not a brick. "Just" a unrecoverable hardware failure.
     
  3. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    Yeah, looks like you got the yellow light of death.
     
  4. connorroy

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    Ive just finished fixing a ps3 with the ylod. what model do you have
     
  5. Dter ic
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    fat ps3
     
  6. boktor666

    boktor666 Gbatemp's official Solar Boy™ Is Back!

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    The fat ones.. weren't they known to have this fault? At least, thats what I heard, and why I took a slim version.
     
  7. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Not all phat PS3's had the inherant YLoD problem, but it's usually hard to tell which one you have. In any case, the fix is pretty simple. Stick it in an oven, let it cook, turn it on. For a more permenant fix, replace the thermal paste before cooking it.

    Note: not just any oven. There's a special type of oven specifically designed to restore the broken solders in YLoD PS3s.
     
  8. Dter ic
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    just tried the hair dryer trick, i'll leave it over night and see what happens...
     
  9. synce

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    Never tried the hair dryer trick, seems kinda stupid since the paste and all those other components are still intact. I recommend placing the mobo in your oven for about 8 minutes at 425F, if you wanna do things the cheap way
     
  10. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    I get the feeling that wouldn't be a good idea if it's a gas oven (like the one I have).
     
  11. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    Doing the oven trick is dangerous with all the plastic components and capacitor. Hair dryer wont fix it, and even if it does it will only be for a day because it did not reflow the solder balls of the bga chip. Heat gun is dangerous because there is no way to tell the exact temperature, and the board will most likely warp so even if it does reflow the chips they will harden poorly and the system will still not work.

    The only thing you can sanely do is send it to a professional shop. Anything else and you'll just be making it worse in the end.
     
  12. Giga_Gaia

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    You just got very bad luck because the YLOD is very uncommon. If you keep your PS3 well ventillated and clean it up from time to time, you will never get it, unless you had a defective unit from the start.