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Repairing video problem, anyone done it?
Repairing video problem, anyone done it? –
I have this CECHA01 I got stuck with from ebay that has video problems, after a minute or so it gets a bit pixelated then video output locks up solid. I'm 99% sure it's a hardware problem as I've been able to format it and reinstall FW, but the video output always locks up.
I thought it could be full of dust but when I opened it I found that it might be a YLOD repair gone wrong, no dust at all and signs that a moron had been inside. The CMOS battery pins were mangled, and it had the worst thermal paste job I've ever seen. I cleaned it up and used some arctic silver paste, and repaired the CMOS pins while I was in there, but as I anticipated I get the same results with the video output.
And that is about my limit of being a ps3 repairman. I'm not sure if I just want to blast the thing with a heatgun, I'd hate to break something that someone more competent may be able to fix. As much as I'd like to fix it, I think my best option might be to sell it as-is. Since I'm in no hurry to sell it I figured I would post this up and see if anyone with experience would maybe have some insight.
Yip do the heatgun repair mate. Pease of piss. Just watch Gilksy's vid's on YouTube and you cant go wrong. Oh you may want to get yourself one of these
Last edited by kpatm; 01-16-2011 at 05:10 PM.
I'm actually thinking of sending it in to Sony, I just don't know if they'll touch a system with the warranty seal removed, and if I'll actually get an original 60gb machine back. I don't want to keep this ps3 because I already have TWO that work, as I bought a 20GB to mod when this 60GB turned out to be garbage.
The way I see it is I have about $200 tied up in this piece thanks to a shady ebay seller. I would probably get $100 for it as-is with an HONEST description. That's $100 lost.
If I send it in for $130 or $150 or whatever it is, I should be able to downgrade it to 3.15 when I get it back. A 60gb with Linux capability might just sell for enough to recover everything I spent. ~$50 or less lost
If I blast it with a heatgun and mess it up worse, there's no telling how much less I could sell it for. ~$150 lost. The only heat gun I have doesn't have a temperature setting or anything, and I don't have an IR thermometer. I would also have no use for these items after using them on the ps3.
You wont mess it up mate with a heat gun mate. But remember even if you do fix the YLOD with the gun its only a TEMP fix it WILL happen again. You may as you say be better of selling it as is and counting your losses
There is no YLOD, I said that it MIGHT be a YLOD repair, but there's no telling what could have been done and why.
Really? I decide to try
Originally Posted by kpatm
You may not want to bother with the heat gun. I have a 60GB BC with the exact same problem. Boots fine, no YLOD, but about a minute into boot, screen pixelates and freezes. If I try to reboot, it will usually just black-screen.
I've done a few successful YLOD repairs with a heat gun, so I tried the same routine with this one, and it made absolutely no difference. I also cleaned it up and used new thermal paste, etc.
I'm open for any suggestions on how to repair this kind of issue, short of sending it back to Sony. I just hope it doesn't involve trying to solder in a new RSX chip.