I got an EPProm reader/writer and SMD skills –
Okay here is my idea and what I can do.
First off I'm pretty new to the PS3 got my first working slim 2 months ago and I have YLOD launch 20 gig phat. I have 2 types of professional eeprom reader/writers (TopMax and Up2008) with several adapters including BGA and 48 pin TSOP plus many others. I have a hot air station, reball station, and plenty of BGA and SMD experience. Various meters and a nice little scope. Suffice it to say I have a fairly decent electronics workshop in my basement. I'm not bragging just giving some background.
Now I don't really want to mess with my slim because it new and under warranty and working flawlessly. But the phattie I want to rip apart. First things first I want to reflow the BGA chips with some flux (I have the right stuff) and see if I can't fix that YLOD.
Once the 20GB is working again I want to read the NAND.
What will I be seeing? Is it encrypted? Are people interested in the NAND dumps if I post them? Can I copy the NAND to another PS3? Could this exercise help revive a Waninkoko brick?
I doubt I'm doing something totally new so I 'm hoping for some answers but if I'm venturing into new territory I'm still gonna go for it.
The worst part about people saying 'Just Search' is that if you are not familiar with the site you don't know what terms search for. On the flip side if you do read the site daily all you see is the same 20 questions over and over and it is tuff not to be a douche.
Slim 160GB CECH-2501A