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  1. #1
    Contributor quinman22's Avatar
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    [Answered] Power supply of PS3 motherboard help?

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    I attempted to fix my YLOD with a heatgun. I've done it to the 360 before with success, but it did nothing for the ps3. Last night, I tried to power on the ps3 and the red light showed then faded to nothing, and I haven't seen it since. I've heard that YLOD is general hardware failure, which could include the power supply. Any ideas, because I'm just hoping it's not the motherboard.

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    Quinman22
    Best Answer - Posted by elser1:

    i'd say you wrecked it mate.. heat gun method is so dodgy it does more harm than good..

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    Senior Member elser1's Avatar
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    i'd say you wrecked it mate.. heat gun method is so dodgy it does more harm than good..

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    Junior Member nafeasonto's Avatar
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    Agreed. Unless that heat is directed, to a certain point, it's very easy to burn out the transistors and mosfets on the board. They can't take that much heat at all.

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    Yeah, I did take great care to only apply heat to the chips by cello taping everything else and tin foiling it, but it's touchy stuff. I hate to say it, but if it was as common as the rrod, there'd be more products to fix it. A double-edged sword I guess. Of course, the rrod had such a simple cause and "solution."

 
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