Updating ps3 software
The main one that you may have heard of is the heat-gun method, which works, but has several downfalls, the first of which in my mind is the price.
A heat-gun costs like 50 bucks at your local hardware store.
But that was all before Gran Turismo 5, which literally had me convinced at first sight that a PS3 was something that I had to own. And because I am an aspiring engineer and experienced tinkerer, I had gotten very familiar (and very good) at fixing consoles with this problem, thanks to the many helpful tutorials posted on sites like
Once I discovered that the YLOD is basically the same problem as the RROD, I made the choice to buy a broken PS3 and fix it.
oven bake detailed later in the instructable), which causes a temporary re-alignment of the cracked solder balls.
There are pictures on this page of me doing this, if you want to see the technique.This means that when you put the warped board back in the case and bolt it all in, it puts stress on the new solder balls, which is never good and will help to cause failure in the future.The oven method avoids this by EVENLY heating all areas of the board, keeping flex very minimal.This tutorial explains how I did it, using tips, tricks, and methods I have used to fix XBOX's in the past.BE AWARE THAT PERFORMING THE METHOD WILL VOID VOID VOID YOUR WARRANTY (which is probably expired anyway if you are fixing a launch console).
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