PS3 YLOD Repair

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Steevsee, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Steevsee

    Steevsee Advanced Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Aussie Game Wreckers
    Grettings to all.
    Just wondered if any members have repaired the YLOD on PS3?
    I have just done one for the third time. (Yes. The same one)
    Following various online guides, I managed to get it working.
    The first time it lasted about 15 minutes. The second time, I used more heat for longer and it lasted about 2 weeks.
    Just finished the third try- Added flux this time and reflowed for longer/hotter.
    I am just waiting on the hard drive to test it out and hope it will last a bit longer this time.

    Anyone here had any longer term success? What temperature/technique did you use?
    I have seen some reballing kits for PS3 and think that they may be the only "long term" solutuion.
    Anyone ever done a PS3 reball?
    Appreciate any ideas or suggestions.
  2. Mucuna

    Mucuna GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 28, 2006
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    I paid for a rebailing (CPU) and a reflow (GPU). The place gave me 3 months of warranty. It was about 4 months ago and since than, it is perfect.

    A true rebailing is something that is hard to find (in Brazil, at least), and the guy said that the heath gun solution was a very short time solution.

    A X360 rebailing board was adapted for the service.