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Reballing PS3s –
I'm about to start actually reballing PS3's (CPU, GPU, and possibly HDMI chips) and I was wondering if anyone out there knew what size solder balls I need to get.
I know I could probably figure out an elaberate equation on how to determine it, but I'm not a super mathman.
Any info would be great, thanks.
Hey bro, are Admin here Gary, runs that kind of business.
He'll read this and hopefully, help you out...
wow, i got a 60gb sitting in the box with 3.15 firmware that i heatgunned and arctic silvered, it works but i would love to have the cpu and gpu reballed and not reflowed. and maybe get another 3 years out of it. anyone know of reputable peeps in the good ole u.s. of a. (preferably close to houston??)
also i've seen pics of the thermal compound in the slims and it looks like the same garbage that was in my phat... should i bust open my working slim and change it to arctic silver b4 it ylod's? or just wait for the inevitable? yeah my faith in sony is slim and none and slim just left town
The slim seems to have the same stuff.
Originally Posted by oldirtdog
As someone said, one of the admins does reballing, he may be able to help you out, although I'm not sure of his location.
Canada. If I'm not mistaken, somewhere around Toronto.
ball size is .06mm.. Good luck only killed off 30 systems untill we got it right mabe you luck out and get it first time under 3hrs..
Good night and Good luck
Originally Posted by crans
wow...that's a lot to go through....
What kind of equipment were you using?
Also, now that you've figured out the correct way to do it are 100% of the systems running well or are there still a percentage of failure rates even after a re-ball?
Hi there i just bought The Achi IR 6000 ,for Reflow and Reballing.
Does anyone now what the settings are for this machine.
So pls let me now ,before i kill several ps3,s.
I need a re-ball of my CECH-A01. I did a re-ball before like last year but it died in like 3 months. Is there anyone in Toronto I can go to?
I do reballing and am in NZ. Sorry can't help. There are too many things to consider before taking up reballing first time, but if you do a tiny bit of research you can do alright, but using the right equipment helps allot. Check CVX console repair forums for a library of information about it. I will give you a simple tip for now, that is prebake for 3hours or so at 100C to drive moisture out, here in NZ the air is moist and console PCB suck it in and it will destroy them if put under extreme heat (217c for lead-free).