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Is this the beginning of YLOD
Is this the beginning of YLOD –
I just got a CECHA01 to fix and the problem is, When I turn it on, there is nothing but the green light. If I boot into recovery mode and restart the system, it will boot up for about 2 seconds then the picture gets completely pixelated and freezes. The system does not shut off or overheat and the green light stays on and it will accept and eject discs. Does this sound like the beginning of YLOD?? I have done many repairs on these systems but never had this happen before. Thanks in advance for any help!!
This is what I call the "memory error"
Originally Posted by 20phileagles
Basically, your machine does not have solder/ball cracks under the RSX or CELL (which causes the YLOD).
Instead the solder/ball cracks are under the "ram memory chips"
In most cases it is alot harder to fix. -- 9 out of 10, a reflow will make it work again for a few hours, but you end up with the system problem.
I also see this problem on any machine that has fallen more then 2 feet onto a hard surface!
Thanks alot. I guess I'll try a reflow and if it works, I'll take it to gamestop and trade it in on a slim
I'm pretty sure gamestop doesn't take in broken ps3s with the warranty seal not in tact. At least that's what one of their employees told me. I wonder if it varies from store to store, or employee to employee. I'm sure the official corporate policy is not to take it in if it's been opened - whether they all follow it is questionable.
I'm not even sure if they take in "working" ps3s with the warranty seal not in tact.
Last edited by Swollenostrich; 08-21-2010 at 07:08 PM.
I repaired a system for my friend with ylod and he took it to GS with the cables box controller and they plugged it in and it worked and they gave him 200 credit towards a 120GB slim. You are right though I am sure it variesfrom store to store. Its definetly worth a shot.
Originally Posted by Swollenostrich
Come to think of it when the employee told me that is was specifically the broken console trade in rate. I have to believe if they are specifically taking in a broken consoles, they are only taking in ones that have not been opened. If that is not their policy, they're foolish.
As far as used ones that are supposedly working, from what I heard they don't test it much - power on....check...check...like you said. I have a stack of YLOD consoles and have many a time contemplated doing that. Re-flow it just to get it running and then turn it in to gamestop, but in the end I would have a real moral problem doing that. I know it's mostly likely going to re-occur within a few weeks or a month or so, and someone will get screwed - either gamestop or the future purchaser.