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In the UK we have a TV program called Watchdog which is a show that takes up the causes of 'wronged' consumers. Watchdog received numerous complaints that some launch PS3's (60Gb) were displaying the YLOD. Sony wanted £150(?) to repair the fault. The PS3 owners were saying that they should not have to pay Sony for an inherent defect in the manufacture of the PS3. Watchdog talked to Sony and Sony refused to admit that there was a problem. Watchdog then hired a console repair company to load up a van with a 'reflow oven' and invited some of the PS3 owners to bring their PS3's along to have them repaired. The van parked up in front of Sony's offices in London and started repairing 16 PS3's. The idea was to 'shame' Sony into taking some positive action. All the PS3's worked again after bieng 'cooked' in the reflow oven for 15 mins. However during the show Watchdog said that 2 of the PS3's broke down again.
Ahhhhhh.....see what I mean.....comebacks....that is why it don't make sense repairing a problem like that.....cause as I normally say....the board is showing signs of failure.
Originally Posted by Macflame
I think that 2 out of 16 for a roadside repair, under the pressure of TV cameras, wasn't too bad.
The reflow oven looked as though it was a domestic table top oven!
The reflow station I am using took alot of learning to get right, the first few attempts at trying totally scrap PCBoards, turn them into dark looking toast.
Originally Posted by Dark Mod
But now my reflow station is working correctly, it is connected to a laptop, with custom profiles I have designed, which monitor the whole process and reads the actual temp. of the PCB surface, so just the right amount of heat is need, no 350 degree, once the actual PCB surface near the BGA being reflowed reaches 217, the melting temp. it holds it there for the right number of seconds, and then switchs on the cooling fans, 100% computer control, no human error or incorrect settings.
The whole process from start to finish never takes more then 300 seconds, the reflow process works if it is done correctly and proper with the right ramp-up of temp. and down, and is in stable controlled room, outside air temp. of the reflow oven can also cause problems.
Plus, I am using dark-infrared technology which is harder to learn but ten times better then hot-air reflow systems, and also using the right type of flux, and right REAL thermal compound, these four things combined together make return rates almost NIL, except for ones which where incorrectly repaired before by another crappy process.
Originally Posted by Macflame
Now i'm feeling to get rid of my hot air station and purchase the dark infrared one.....how much for the infrared station?
Originally Posted by garyopa
And I was telling my mentor just the other day if the infrared station better than the hot air and he told me not really......hmmmm....(some mentor innit)
The solution for yld.Is a reballing in the cell/rsx.Change de bad lead free solder.
Here in spain.I only know one store that does the reball for ps3.The price is 100e(180 days warranty expandable to 365 days).But i not know If they accept ps3 from u.k or other country.
Maybe in u.k or your country you can find a store repair ps3 with reballing.