I just repaired my YLOD again. From what I have read, it seems that reflowing the processors works less and less each time. I am planning on getting it reballed soon, but was wondering if anyone had recommendations of who to go with. Ebay has a few people who claim they can do it, but I still want to hear from you guys and gals.
Kenzu - I would recommend you get it reballed if you can afford it. If not, have your friend reflow it one more time. I am curious to know how many times it has been reflowed. My first time worked for 50 days. If it is related to the HDD, I read that pulling the HDD and reseating it could fix it. I do not know of an easy way to trouble shoot the powersupply, short of swapping it with a known good one.
Natepig - If you ave a good miniature soldering station, then you may be able to just solder the cable in, but that would take some skills. How did it get messed up? Without knowing which connector it is, it is hard to gauge. I am curious to see a pic of the problem, if you have one.
Word of caution to anyone attempting to repair their PS3: Be careful and watch several videos about taking the PS3 apart first. I recommend a youtube video by DJWetzel or something like that. He has a 3 part video and even shows ow to put it back together. Remember that there are several models, and each one varies slightly. The repair can be done by someone with moderate skill, but do your research first.
Again, I hope we can share some info and stories about self repairs and reputable/reliable people who do the repairs.