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YLOD PS3 Problem –
Ok i got a 60GB Playstation 3
It recently got the ylod but i know how to fix it my fix lasted a month but i need longer what am i doing wrong
i get alcohol wipe and wipe the CPU and GPU till there shiny and i do it to the heat sink
i get No Clean Flux and put it in all the sides on the CPU and GPU and get a 350 degree heat gun heat the board up so its worm to avoid cracks and then i worm the CPU For about 10min then i wait for it to cool down
When the board has cooled down i get gold thermal compound and put a thin layer on the CPU and GPU and then i put square copper shims on the CPU and GPU and on the copper shims i put a thin layer on the gold thermal compound
and the ps3 lasts a month and thats it i got a 16 bladed fan shall i get a cooling fan for it? also the the fan get so loud on it aswell i took it apart and cleaned all the dust out of it and its in a open space aswell
ylod fixes are temporary...you might as well buy a new ps3...
fixes usually last anywhere from 1 week to 6 months to a year....
the more you "fix" it...the more broken it will become because the heat gun actually destroys the motherboard after each use....
you have to reball to fix, it works a little better, but still..it's temporary....and it won't work if you tried the heat gun several times....
its on 3.55 tho i dont wanna get rid of it this is the first time this console has the YLOD so how many times can the motherboard take a heat gun
Originally Posted by heoboy
I proper reball done without error by a professional should be permanent but it's hard to find people who actually do it rather most say they reball when really they just reflow the thing.
Originally Posted by heoboy
how long dose the console last when a reball is done i found a guy on ebay h dose it for £25.00 + postage altogether about £35.00
Originally Posted by finalman
You need to pop the heatspreader off the RSX and replace the heat compound ontop of the die itself - check on youtube on how to do this.
£25 is too cheap for a reball, i bet they say reball when in fact reflow, goto argos and get a heat gun and do yourself is best way, reballing is a special machine that does like a xray and the chip is removed cleaned and realigned perfectly, for that price just seems too cheap to cover over heads of machine, labour time, etc. very rare your find someone who reballs. reflow the chips with heat gun at a distance and gradually get closer to the chip for 30secs but 10secs of that actually close to the chip but in a circular motion
I think its not that much special (but it is pricey), and has nothing to do with xrays. anyway have a look at youtube:
PS3 YLOD Reball Part 1 - YouTube