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Post By damanptyltd
Dead PS3? –
I have a CECHE01 Phat PS3 running Rebug 3.55 2. I was playing a game Thursday Night (Need For Speed - Hot Pursuit) when my PS3 Froze and shutdown. I look down to see a red blinking light on the PS3. I flip the switch to stop the red blinking power light, then turn it back on. It freezes on the boot logo and goes back to red blinking light. I turn it on again and the same thing happens. I leave it alone for a few minutes to a scary light sequence: The regular red light before you hit the power button, once you press it it goes to green (No blue light for disc though there is one inside Drive) then a second of yellow then back to flashing red. The screen flickers but that is it. Obviously, i am unable to boot my PS3. It appears to be dead. I tried it without HDD, and it did the same thing. I also tried to boot into recovery menu by holding the power button, but it continues its light sequence no matter what. Is this the YLOD sequence or something easily fixable? Please help me if you know anything I should try. Thanks in advance, Bluguyzr2
YLOD. Our console is dead. There is some quick fixes, but 90% of the time it will break again with a few weeks. i'd say good luck, and use google for some help on fixing it
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Your question is pretty interesting. Why do u want to play PC games on PS3? Gaming is lot more exciting on a gaming console than a regular PC, because PC has it's limits and that's the reason why Sony invented Playstations :-))
Originally Posted by Bluguyzr2
you do have a ylod problem here
You could try a reball of the system, that would be a good method, however some soldering skills would be required.
You have the classic YLoD. The original symptom you saw (freezing then flashing red light) is overheating. So now some of the solder joint under the processors will have become "cold" (bad electrical connection) or cracked.
Originally Posted by Bluguyzr2
The only real perminant fix is to remove the GPU, clean up all the old solder, clean up any flux residue left behind from the previous steps. reball the BGA with leaded solder then refit to the board and replace the thermal compound underneath both CPU & GPU IHS with some fresh Arctic Silver 5. The original stuff dries up over time, causing the overheating and in turn causing YLoD.
Originally Posted by damanptyltd
THIS! There are some heat gun "fixes" about, but they won't last long.
Totally irrelevant, but for the record, PC gaming is FAR better than console gaming, well for FPS games at least....
Originally Posted by Roscigno
Also, you don't hear of PC's YLoD or RLoD like with PS3 & 360. Only downside is a top end gaming PC is like £3,000 which is a fair bit more than a PS3. However Sony DO loose money on every PS3 sold and make all their profits from the games.
Soldering & reballing are 2 totally different ball games. You can be crazy good at soldering but not be able to reball to save your life and vice versa. Both are individual skills that you need to learn with time & practice.
Originally Posted by TitanTX
Speaking from experience.