[Answered] Help please with PS3 YLOD?
I got a Ps3 from dad 3 weeks ago as its just sitting under his tv playing blueray movies every few months max for the past 3.5 years.
I Was playing games and all was good for first week then wanted to play some MK9 (no Aussie Release) so researched and found Kmeaw firmware and was able to play all good. Then 3 days later my drive would not read anymore so i decided since i had ripped most of my games to backup i would buy a cobra to emulate drive.
The cobra works fine and i was able to play for another 4 days until last night when i got 3 BEEPS and my PS3 died. YLOD.
I have a few repairers that will fix for $75-$150 with up to 3 month warranty or sony said they will repair replace with a referbished model for $150. so know i don't know what to do so can anyone help me out with the following:
A: My wife thinks this is my fault for CFWing the ps3... can CFW create YLOD & screw BR drive or is this coincidence.
B: Will sony still fix with CFW or will they not be able to tell as they will see YLOD and just write it off
C: Since blueray is also dead will sony fix that & YLOD with same service fee?
D: What firmware would sony send me on the refurbished model?
I attacked my Xbox a few times with success till i hit it for the 4th time with the heat gun and screwed it so i am more likely to have the ps3 repaired by someone else this time. Sorry about the long winded post but Who can sell me a console that i can run 24hrs a day 7days a week if i choose... it should not be that hard.
The finger is usually pointed at the CPU (Cell) and GPU (RSX) as far as YLoDs go but the handful of PS3s I've repaired had overheating issues due to only the RSX. Problems with any number of parts can cause a YLoD but it seems 9/10 it's the RSX. The cooling for it is simply inadequate for it to last years... the 90nm ones at least.
If you simply toss your PS3's motherboard into an oven or fix it directly with a heatgun it's going to most likely go YLoD on you again. Use rosin flux on the parts before heating up the mobo. Look up anything you don't know or understand, there are thorough guides out there.
Overall you don't need much:
- Tools to take apart the PS3
- Cleaning agent (plain isopropyl alcohol will work but Arctic's cleaning compound works 10x better)
- Thermal compound (AS5 can be found at any computer shop)
- Rosin flux
- An oven or heat gun
- Common sense