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What's wrong with my PS3!?

Discussion in 'PS3' started by DjMonkeyQ, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. DjMonkeyQ

    DjMonkeyQ Member

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    Well my PS3 had YLOD, and then I did the hair dryer trick on it and it turns on now and goes to the main menu. All it shows on the menu is the accounts I can log on with and I can sync my controller to it also. How ever on the menu I can only see the accounts and nothing else and I can move up and down with the controller, but the PS3 won't let me click on anything. I have tried the recovery menu but it won't even let me go up and down on it. I know my controller works cause I tested it on a friends working PS3. So what I want to know is if there is any way to fix this besides sending it to Sony and what exactly is happening. Oh and it is the 40GB CECHG01 model.
     
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    bigo93 Regular member

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    Did you use a hair dryer or a heat gun? I doubt the hair dryer is enough to reflow the solder. Try again with a heat gun, or if you are worried try finding a guy who will do it for you.
     
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    I used a hair dryer like the video on YouTube said to use. I can retry with a heat gun if that might fix it. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Dont always think youtube videos are as easy to copy as they look.
    See what happens when this person thought it'd be a walk in the park copying the blowtorch fix :p http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRXvJ04c0SY

    Though same thing can happen with a heatgun if you hold it too close and for too long over components. So be careful.
     
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    i think your heatgun thing is a red herring - check your ribbon cable to the wireless board inside your ps3, or connect your controller with a usb wire and try then.
     
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    Oh yeah, the heat gun fix should always be a last resort measure. Always try everything else first like loose/broken cables, ribbons, remove dust using vacuum and/or air can etc. I assume more people have tried those before considering using the heat gun fix.
     

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