YLOD cooling mod solutions?
I have the first gen CECHA01. Didn't do much heavy gaming, probably most hours played per week was like 6-7 hours....
but eventually about last year it died, yellow light. overheating GPU.. yea.. same old story.
Luckily I worked at a bestbuy/future shop warranty repair center in which we recieved warranty consoles such as 360 and PS3 to fix overheating GPU's. So having a "proper" BGA reflow done (NOT home-style youtube heatguns and ovens methods) was definitely a perk working there.
Whether or not I got it re-balled... most likely not. Probably just a reflow.
System lasted a good year until last night. Yellow light is back.
Anyways... I need a new cooling solution. How do the hackers/programmers cool PS3's during hacking sessions? After I get this fixed... hopefully still fixable.. I need to find a new cooling solution, ditch the internal fan most likely.
I've seen water cooling methods which seems cool. but anyone got any good ideas? I mean, I could probably just use computer cooling methods, but I'll need brackets that can fasten onto the motherboard properly...