CFW'd PS3 has YLOD'd. Blowdryer won't fix it anymore. Steps of action?

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  1. stanleyopar2000
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    hello! many of you may remember me when I had disk read problems with my newly acquired CFW PS3 which didn't play homebrew or read disks, and the solution was to remarry the drive. And I do thank you all appreciate your help with that!...the issue is now...my PS3 has YLOD'd for the last time.and the blowdryer + fan combo won't fix it anymore..It worked always before but now it YLOD's even after doing the same thing that made it work before.it still boots up..but gives the YLOD and shuts down so it's at least trying...what do I do next?...this PS3 was hacked and had Rogero on it..

    I heard about re-soldering and "reballing" but could someone give me more info on these? thanks and much appreciated! :D
     


  2. mercluke

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    not that it's a good idea or that you should attempt it but i have one that gets ylod every other week and to temporarily fix it i whack the mobo in the oven (with cmos battery removed ofc) at 180C for 15 mins then re-apply thermal paste and re-assemble...
    (i only use this particular ps3 to purchase psn content for my vita without needing to upgrade the vita fw)
     
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    I use this PS3 for homebrew and PS3 ISO games before I buy them...(yes I have a legit Super Slim Limited Playstation+ White edition PS3 which I will never hack)..and if I see a PS3 game I like I will buy it and add it to my real PSN account for the trophies..I have a fake PSN account on my hacked PS3 but never signed in on it

    ...I like the homebrew and things :(
     
  4. mercluke

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    if you want a "real" fix you'll want to look for somebody in your area that offers a reballing/reflow service

    edit: to clarify, reballing is the correct way to fix it (but will cost you more) where as reflowing is a temporary fix (reflowing is pretty much what blasting with a heat gun or putting it in the oven does)
     
  5. VashTS

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    gonna need a heat gun. about 3 mins of med heat, 3 mins of hot...keep it in circles DO NOT stay in one spot too long. let it cool FULLY, about 45 minutes.

    replace thermal paste, reassemble, should be good.
     
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    that's exactly what I was talking about! :P

    I'm too stupid / scared to solder it myself...so has anyone had any luck with reballing?....I saw with research that it doesn't last long and isin't worh the $60...other people say they haven't had a problem since....

    i would have to fully disassemble the PS3 right?..unfortunately i'm a fucking idiot xD
     
  7. mercluke

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    reflow wouldn't be worth it but a reball (if done correctly) should do the trick for the long term

    if you go with a service they'll do the dis-assembly/re-assembly for you.
     
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    what's usually a good quote / price for a reball?...
     
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    average going rate i've seen is about $100 but assuming the guy i linked before is legit he's a little cheaper at $75
     
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    craigslist guy is offering reflow, so skip him

    not too sure about 2nd but i'd check out how much return shipping will set you back because the ps3crunch dude was $55 with $20 for return shipping so the $60 may end up costing you more...
     
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    his website here says he offers both..it's the same guy....I live in the area so I wouldn't have to ship it to him,
     
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    I called the guy and he was very nice and has a professional machine that does the trick..he said he's offering to reflow the PS3 first because it will be cheaper and he has a $30 warranty [the reball does too] eball does it, so if it had the same problem after the Reflow, he said he would Reball it instead. He said the reball is more expensivlegite so he wanted to do that if the Reflow didn't work...he actually seems pretty legit
     
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    You'd better get a pretty long warranty in that case though, as a reflow will work, but not for long.
     
  16. raulpica

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    Reflowing will kill it in the long run. Either reball it, or just stop wasting money on it. Be aware of scammers: a lot of people are saying they're going to "reball" it, when the only thing they're going to do is to blast it at 500°C and call it a day.

    Anyway, each reflow will last LESS than the previous one, so you'll arrive at a point where the YLOD will reappear in just one week.
     
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    this is the device that he has [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't consider fixing this on your own, any DIY fix will just make things worse in the long run. Reballing as people mentioned could help though.
     
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    I would NEVER fix it on my own...i paid too much money for a 3.55 PS3 on ebay :P

    that's why all the options I have laid out are someone else doing it
     
  20. trumpet-205

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    Reflow NEVER fixes the problem, it is just a temporary solution. Reball (remove the chip, clean up the old soldering, then resolder the chip back using new solder) is your only option.

    Like raulpica have said, many don't do reball even though they advertise it. If I were you I would ask for another picture with his info written on a paper and that reball station together. At least that proves he does have access to a reball station. Also, at $100 or less, most only "reball" RSX chip. If your problem lies with the CPU you have to reball that instead.
     
  21. raulpica

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    You can use one of those as an advanced reflow tool (I do too), but reballing is serious s**t, I still can't do it properly after 4-5 test motherboards, and I guess I'll have to go thru at least another 5-10 till I get it right :lol: