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YLOD diagnosis - Is the power supply my problem?
YLOD diagnosis - Is the power supply my problem? –
I bought a PS3 a week ago off ebay and now I have the YLOD. I've been searching around the internet but i'm pretty sure it isn't the motherboard that is the problem.
I tried to run the fan test on my ps3 and it simply won't do it. I hold the eject button and the flip the power switch on the back. It powers up and then shows the YLOD, just like when I try to power it up normally.
My PS3 is model CECHC03, one of the original 60gb phat models.
I'm hoping that it is the power supply, since its a cheap and easy fix. I'm guessing it could also be the fan, but when I start the PS3 up I can hear it starting up as usual, and then powering down when the error occurs. If it was the fan, surely I woudn't be able to hear it at all?
Should I buy a new power supply, or do you think the problem lies elsewhere? Is there any simple tricks to diagnose or resolve this kind of problem?
Fan test=====YLOD. Dont do it again if you can recover the console. Its generally something related to the cell and/or RSX micros. The easiest way to try a fix is the overflow trick with a heat gun (last very short) but you can see if the console is fixable with a pro with a reballing station. Also you can try the oven fix. I must confess i did that and the shite is still running on heavy use for a couple months...BTW i started to get ylod AFTER fooling around with the fan test last year
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edit: I did this "fix" and worked for me(covering the plastic parts and capacitor with tin foil) but DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. It sound way crazy but hey if you dont want to pay shit (especially to $ony) what else you can do? Also remove the internal battery...
Other thing. Its been told the marvelous product Artic silver 5 is but i got the bastard and put it as they told and in 3 times it gave me the ylod almost instantly. No kidding idk if the tube i bought from amazon was defective or what but with the CHEAPEST thermal paste i could find in my near hardware store (some shit that looks like a mixture of semen and flour ) is developing better. Just my experience.
Being a model "C", you would not have the FAN TEST feature, that was installed into the DIE of a later chipset version of the SYSCON on newer models, about the time the 40gb came out.
YLOD means 100% hair-line cracks have appeared in the LEAD-FREE solder under the RSX processor, due to simple factor of just TIME.
It happens with all LEAD-FREE electronics now that use high-density BGA parts, it does not matter anything you read or hear, or see, it will happen it just takes TIME, even unused assembled electronics sitting on a shelf will get those hair-line cracks, it just takes MORE TIME.
The only 100% fix is REBALL, but that takes alot of experience and costly equipment, and their is 10% chance even if done by an expert the reballing will fail, due to pulled trace or other small factors that even an expert can't always prevent.
The other solution is like what people have been doing, ovens, reflows, heatguns (no hairdyers), those all will help rejoin the little solder balls, and your unit will function again (if done correctly), but it will fail again within weeks (if crappy repair, or been repaired multi-times before), or after a few months of hard usage (hopefully after you spent more money replacing the laser), it will go next!