YLOD relapsed...

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  1. ultramario1998
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    I recently tore down, heat gun'd, and rebuilt my first-gen (CECHA) PS3 which was dead due to a YLOD. A couple weeks later, the YLOD came back, it is no longer booting.

    I'm currently scoping out options for repairing it. My question to the community is--

    Is there anyone trustworthy out there that could both repair the error (and do it right) and downgrade it? (It's a NAND model.)

    Thanks.
     
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    From what I've been reading it will just die again no matter what... I've been researching it as I received one that was turning on, then turning off again straight away. Hopefully someone on this forum can help us? I really want to play Shadow of The Colossus!
     
  3. Byokugen

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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    You could reball it? I reballed a slim for my friend, 3 years later, still works fine. I also did a ezchill mod on it
     
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    I have heard that reballing is the only true fix for these issues, with additional cooling to prevent the issue from happening again.
    AKA. Buy another PS3
     
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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    Well it's CECHA, the worst one, but there is a ps2 board in there :-)
    Second or third slim revision are best if you as me. Adding a fan.with a cover is ease, just a bit of DIY.
    If you want, try reballing, I think that ps3 deservers it :-)
     
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    ylod sucks ass man!
    I've had my FAT ps3 for like nearly 6 years now.

    I've had its HDD swapped, there is a 320gig in it.
    and i use a external hdd with it.
    and I've once had YLOD with it.

    for like a couple of times , but miraculously it went away by itself.

    and i definitely noticed that it's way more apparent when i was running a heavy game in it such as a game that's over 20-30gigs in size such as a FF game and so on.

    but since i mostly play only jrpgs on my ps3 that ylod (overheating issue is gone).

    at times i still see the yellow light though when i leave my ps3 on for 2-3 hours.

    i rarely play more than 2 hours straight a day on my ps3.
    i give it plenty rest.
     
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    Reballing is literally the only real solution.

    I still need to delid the CPU of me PS3 and replace the thermal grease between the CPU die and IHS tho ;')
     
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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    I dont like doing that... had some mixed results, also some chips are easy, amd some just dont wanna give the ihs. Ledfree solder... BULLSHIT
     
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    Blame the EU n their stupid regulations about banning lead in solder.
    Fucking people aren't going to lick it...

    Leadfree solder is horrible, it isn't as soft as 60/40 solder and cracks far to easy.
     
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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    But wait, if it's eu regulations, why not use assembly for.us differently? Lead free bs...
    I have cecha, working great, from day 1. That is the one that gets all long session gaming abuse. CECHG ylod 3 times so far...
     
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    Not to defend an inferior product, but I think leadfree was put in place to reduce the carbon footprint, and also to try to reduce the heath issues associated with working in those kind of factories.
    Unfortunately it does cause issues like this, but I think it more comes down to the console manufacturers being cheap and skimping out on cooling efficiency
     
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    It's planned obsolescence.
    This wasn't an issue 20 years ago.

    I'm not entirely sure but they banned leaded solder for peoples health or childrens health or something.
    I mean, I'm pretty sure everybody opens up their expensive equipment and start specifically licking the leaded solderjoints.

    Hunny!? what's for dinner?
    Lead darling!

    This isn't the 50's anymore where people actually drank radioactive water ;p
     
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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    Love me some nice lead to start a day
     
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    Try some Nigel West Dickens's Snake oil!
    I heard it cures you of all ails.
     
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    There's a guy called PS3 Specialist who does professional reballing of PS3 and other consoles. I think the service runs about 50 USD and I'm not sure if he does international orders but you pay the shipping so I don't see why not.