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    Ps3 ylod

    Mate of mines got a dead PS3, Sony arent interested in any sort of warranty reapair as its a little voer 14 months old.
    It didnt even get used much and best thing is its got a disk in it which it refuses to let go of..


    Whats the deal with fixing them, anyone here done it?

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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    You can get the disc out if its the old phat model.

    http://community.us.playstation.com/...art=0&tstart=0

    If it is the slim model some of them have an opening on the underside which has a ratchet type function which you use just a small screwdriver to operate it. This only works on some of the models though.

    If you turn the PS3 over at the front of the machine there is a small cover(about a half inch long by quarter inch wide), this cover hides one of the screws that hold the machine together and next to it the small hole that has the ratchet function. Like I said though only a few models actually have this function but its worth taking a look.

    What he could possibly do for the machine itself is see if home insurance or bank account insurance will cover it.

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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    Yes, I did it to mine last week. It's fairly simple. You need a hot air gun capable of around 350 degrees, some Arctic Silver 5 and a flux pen.

    Just strip the PS3 right down and clean off the old heat sink compound. Then put a liberal quantity of flux around the CPU and GPU chips and play the heat gun over them for about 30 seconds or thereabouts. The flux helps the solder to reflow in the connections. After that it's most important not to move the board for 15 minutes to allow it to cool completely.
    Turn the board over and repeat the process on the other side and again allow to cool.

    Reassemble and Robert's your mother's brother.

    There are some good videos on Youtube showing how to disassemble.

    I coincidentally in the same week had my Xbrick fail with a RROD and fixed that too using the same procedure. Disassembling it and using a heat gun makes for a much more long lasting repair than the towel trick.
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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    Like the way the XBox is reffered to as the XBrick, yet MS were on the ball with replacing/repairing units yet Sony dont seem to give a toss

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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    Sorry, isn't that what it's called?
    "Free speech includes not only the inoffensive but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative provided it does not tend to provoke violence. Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having."

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    Damn - looks like mines just gone. It was a second hand 40Gb model and I only purchased it 3 months ago off ebay (and its been solid during that time). Guess I should have read up on PS3 reliability a bit more before I purchased. It still has a warranty sticker on it - has anyone tried Sony recently to see what the current 'repair' cost is? Also having read up on the hot air gun method it seems to be only a temporary fix (3 months average from what i've read) but I guess its that, sony repair or dump it back on ebay as ylod??
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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    Kev said the "warranty" repair was something like £120..

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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Kev said the "warranty" repair was something like £120..
    Cheers. I've seen new slims for £160 on occasion so I guess that makes saving up for a new one the only sensible long term option. Might give a fix a go as that might give me a chance to save up before it dies again!
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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Mate of mines got a dead PS3, Sony arent interested in any sort of warranty reapair as its a little voer 14 months old.
    It didnt even get used much and best thing is its got a disk in it which it refuses to let go of..


    Whats the deal with fixing them, anyone here done it?
    My bro took it to a place in London who repaired it for £70.

    They also fitted on a louder fan as well. The whole process took 20 mins while I waited in the car.

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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    and they probably used a heat gun. Do it yourself. At the very least it'll give you a few more months
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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    Just found a guy at work who has a 40Gb PS3 with bust blu-ray drive that he only wants £30 for. Might be able to use the blu-ray drive hardware out of mine (think the drive boards are not swappable but can swap lasers etc?). Annoyingly I lose my game saves but hey cheap fix and if I change the heat sink paste of his machine it might not go YLOD for a long while (might be abit over hopeful there but hey - worth a shot).
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    While working at SCEE the amount of PS3's we sent back was astonishing almost one a week...

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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    Just got them both apart and the damn blu-ray drives don't match. The units are both 40gb CECHG but one is an 03, one an 04. Looks like only change is the blu-ray drive - The two laser diodes setup has switched to one mandating a big change in wiring and layouts of the drive so I can't swap drives/boards. Guess its ebay for a spare matching drive laser then...
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    Re: Ps3 ylod

    When mine ylod I actually just sold mine because i didn't want to mess it up anymore and I wasn't very educated on the subject. I actually got around 80 pounds for it on ebay which I thought was quite good

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