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PS3 YLOD or RLOD

Discussion in 'PS3' started by Nascar_Perry, May 22, 2011.

  1. Nascar_Perry

    Nascar_Perry Guest

    Hello all,

    I thought I would post this here because of all the great tips and support I seen from the members here.

    So here's my problem:

    I have a PS3 that was bought in May 2008, Last week I got the RLOD (YLOD). This is what the PS3 displayed when turning it on:

    Green Light comes on...
    Blue light comes on for about 1/2 a second...
    Blue Light goes out, Green one goes to Yellow Steady for 1/2 a second....
    Yellow goes to Red, followed by Beep, Beep, Beep. then the Red light stays on flashing.

    What I have attempted to correct this:
    -Re-Seat the hard drive
    -Disassembled and thoroughly cleaned out fans, components and other areas that were dusty, Also used mid PSI Compressed Air to clean hard to reach areas
    -Checked all cords and plugs
    -Inspected the PSU, all was good
    -Changed Thermal Paste using brand that is available in my area: CoolerMaster High Performance.

    This has not corrected the issue.

    Any ideas? Even if it buys me 4-5 hours to backup my hard drive
     
  2. Nascar_Perry

    Nascar_Perry Guest

    I have also adjusted the metal plates to apply a little more pressure to the chips to the heat sink
     
  3. Eisherz

    Eisherz Active member

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    Just do a reflow/reflux and you are good to go.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70SgRDVcBo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
    Good reflow guide (watch all videos, not only the first part), just before you heat the chips up, use some no-clean flux fluid. The no-clean part is important, otherwise it might corrode your mainboard. Also try to get your hands on some Arctic Silver termal component.
    And you might want to put some rubber/silicone under the PSU and the bluray drive so they no longer have direct contact to the mainboard. It makes the heat float a little better.
     
  4. Nascar_Perry

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    Thanks for the tip... would you recommend trying a reflow first, or just go straight to reflux then reflow?
     
  5. Eisherz

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    Refluxing is just to use the flux fluid. I would recommend doing both at the same time.
     
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    The flux is just to help the solder flow and stick to the components but solder already has a bit of flux in it. I just reflowed mine (without flux) and it worked 1st time. If it didn't work, then i'd have used a bit of flux just before I put the heat on it. Good luck!
     
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    Yes, the solder already has flux in it, but when reflowing it, you burn away some of the flux.
     
  8. Nascar_Perry

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    I thank everyone for their responses. I'm holding off at the immediate moment on repairing it while I await a response from Sony Canada and PlayStation in response to my email (which contains a few threats to use the media so soon since the recent Data breech)

    I have asked for this email to be sent to the highest person in charge of Customer Relations, so we will see what happens.... I mean my system is barely a year out of warranty (Extended at that) and they want close to 200.00 to fix this? and from what you are all saying, it should only cost 40.00.
     
  9. 2dogsfighting71

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    Good luck with that but i suspect you'll end up fixing it yourself. These big Co's just sh*t on customers. You'll get a lot more help here than any big Co. like Fony :)
     

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