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Playstation 3 repair help... UPDATED w/video
Playstation 3 repair help... UPDATED w/video –
EDIT: now have a video.. might be YLOD...
I have a heatgun ready, but dont want to make it worse if it isnt in need of reflowing.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0d6ht3hBIQ"]YouTube - PS3 YLOD but not IMMEDIATE[/ame]
is it Ylod?
My system can boot and play oblivion for a time ranging between 2 minutes to half an hour before it BEEPS 3 times then FLASHES a red light.
I ordered Thermal paste, and going to reapply it soon.
I heard it is overheating, is that correct?
also, the fan never gets faster, it always stays at its lowest setting. I wonder if there is a way to turn the speed up? maybe thinking of installing a fan controller and hooking the fan straight up to a 12V line...
any ideas other than what i wrote?
Last edited by moho; 07-27-2009 at 10:20 PM.
I had the same problem with my 60gb PS3. Don't know how to explain, but just opening the PS3 and blowing out the dust with canned air and using a soft toothbrush for the fan blades, fixed that issue for me. I also read that if you screw the screws too tight on the re-assembly can cause that also......
just took my ps3 apart again.
I found the reason.
Need to buy a new heatsink now...
Typical consoles are so cheap during this generation, I don't mean in the buying sense either.