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Post By alivingston
serious help needed guys!! pretty please :-D
serious help needed guys!! pretty please :-D –
First of all sorry if this is posted in the wrong place...
I am new to this forum and havent quite got my head around it..
basically I have a 40gb ps3 (fat) which ylod'd out.. So I reflowed added copper shims and new thermal paste...(this usually works for me and ive never had any complaints)
now the ps3 turns on... Gives a single beep and a green light as if it was about to start.. But that is all it does... No fan.. No picture or audio etc...
ive never had anything like this happen before..
any imput/ questions are much appreciated as its starting to bug me now lol
** ADDITIONAL INFO **
no longer a solid green light but a red flashing light with no beeps...
power button or disc drive button unresponsive...
more pressure on gpu??
sounds like you didnt get a good reflow on it. you need to redo it.
Last edited by No0bZiLLa; 12-14-2012 at 02:20 AM.
Is there anything specific I should use??
at the moment im using mx4 thermal paste and the heatgun method....
I have fixed over 30 consoles this way and they are all still running (fingers crossed)
can you recomend anything??
thanks for all your help man
What model do you have? This may seem a bit crazy, but I've repair over 150 ps3's (fats) this way. Take the board totally out of course. Get a No clean Lead (make sure it isn't lead free) flux pen I can't post links yet so search youtube for this.......fluxing ps3 bga's+ clamp bending! - GILKSY.......thats a video for what you want to flux and how to do it. Then ( this is the crazy part) get a baking pan. On the four screw holes in the board....put screws or something to keep it up off the baking pan eith the RSX and BGA chips facing up. Although all ovens are different this is my settings. 425 degrees for 9 minutes on g01's and higher.......425 degrees and 10 minutes for anyones lower tha g01's (basically all backward machines). After your time is don't DO NOT TOUCH THE BOARD!!! Wait until it is completely cool. I don't have a time frame......I usually wait 10 -15 minutes and gently place my finger the RSX or BGA chip to see if its cool enough. I like this method better than the heat gun (which i used to use). Mainly because all of the board is heated equally and all the solder joints come out nice and shiny. You will notice some black smudge on the under side on the board where the USB blocks are. This doesn't effect the board at all. Good luck
Last edited by alivingston; 12-11-2012 at 09:52 AM.
Its the 40gb model...
As long as it was just a bad re-flow... I was screwing a little bit incase I fried the sh*t out of it!
I will try your method and I really do appreciate all your feedback :-)