Originally Posted by eminded
I wouldnt put the board in the oven,
Originally Posted by Naataq
1. its not guaranteed to work
2.Board might flex and/or bend even if you dont move or touch it during cool down
3.Heat guns arent that expensive
4.Reassemble is a lot easier as dont have to remove as many thermal pads(thermals pads once they become old become more brittle over time.)
5.Less cool down time and easier to control what exactly you want heated
6. This might also cause other thing to malfunction when even if the ps3 works again
(example the ylod ps3 i just fixed when starts to get up there in heat starts to lag and freeze when reading hdd cause of the oven heat to the other parts)
I myself just recently fixed a ylod ps3, i didnt have a heat gun at the time and tried the oven method myself(after removing all thermal pads stuck on the board) 425 for 10 minutes. Reassembled and still ylod
So i ordered a grizzly heat gun from amazon about $16+7 shipping
Arctic silver from radioshack $9.99
Got the gun and heated up the board, reapplied thermal paste , reassembled and boom working
I will leave a little note when reapplying the thermal compound it has been repeated over to leave a thin layer but that doesn't always work. My fix was:
1.Put a thin layer of thermal paste on the bgas
2.Put heatsinks back and tightened down
3.Removed heat sink and checked the back to see the coverage from each bga
4.Check to make sure you have full contact and coverage, if not then
5. Put a small dot of arctic silver where the problem areas are
(example if only edges are getting contact put 5 small dots on the bgs 1 in the middle and 1 close to each corner.
6. Tighten down heat sinks agn making sure that there is no spill out.
7. Enjoy ps3 not saying its overheated every few mintues.
Naataq just get a heat gun then search google for gilksy guide
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