Fake Cake: Sir, my hats off to you for reaching new a whole new level of stupidity for
a very very amateurish attempt at fixing electronics. If you had an idea of
what you're doing you wouldn't disassemble a goddamned piece of electronic
device on a carpet! Because even if you have an anti-static case place
under the PS3 the static can be transmitted through your body which can
result in frying the motherboard!
I'm wondering how many circuit boards have died because of your stupid
EDIT: Did you just forgot to wipe off the old paste? What an idiot!
Wilcows: Thanks for your credit card information.
varietychannelalex: @Paul Short just long enough to melt the flux. You have to let it sink
under the chips.
Mars Flee: So, leaving the flux at the solder joints means you're expecting the chips
themselves to overheat and work with the flux to reball the chips? Very
jon sheppard: i did this and it broke myxbox!
XLPCX: Hey man. My PS3 just started with the blinking red light right after it
turns on from green. I was going to ask what type of flux you used and then
what the other stuff you put on it after that? Thanks
ROOKTABULA: You REALLY should clean the heatsink and chip surfaces so they're bare
before applying new paste: That's just asking for issues/headaches down the
road by applying new paste to old dry paste.
SubaruXT6: didnt remove the old heat sink compound but you added new. :/
before reassemble you waited for it to cool down right ?
it works though !
SkylineGTR1985: This IS NOT HOW TO FIX ANYTHING. For all of you that "think" you can fix
"ANY" motherboard with a hairdryer or a heatgun you will just flex the
motherboard enough to make a connection "if that" call a professional and
get a legitimate repair. You will waste your time and quite possibly do
more damage then repair in the end. ; ) Your ps3 "thinks it's overheating"
because the thermal paste either on top or internally beneath the
Integrated heat sink is shot. Check my channel to see a Real Ps3 Re-ball
Repair. Thanks for sharing though.
p1on33r: 2 things about this that are bothering me.
1. As marley gibson said ... heat doesnt remove thermal compound.
You should have removed it and reapplied new one before putting the PS3
2. These plates that youre surrounding with flux ... they are just plates
held by silicone. in a different video .. the guy cuts them off and then
applies whatever is needed for the PS3 to work.
But im happy it worked for you the way you did it.
Im just saying there is a better way.
Holland Upchurch: By the time you take it apart, it would have already cooled down.
Stig Brännlund: So many errors, this sure is a hobbyist solution :P.
Bad method of applying AS5 (according to themselves - you should only have
a thin line applied...) - Also MX-4 is better since it doesnt need any
curing and its also NOT electrically conductive,
Flux (which are really actually only used to "eat" oxygen when soldering)
needs higher temperature to melt properly then what a hairdryer can provide
:P, also some kinds of Flux are corrosive and will damage the connections
Also! dont use flux on top of the chip like i saw in the movie :P
Working on a rug?! omg you will get ESD problems and lint into the paste.
If this seems to work its probably just because the Flux is spreading heat
away from the chip onto the PCB and probably lowers the temperature reading
due to the temperature spread. When the flux hardens/evaporates when the
chip goes hot again (and by age) i can bet the issue comes back again.
South336Victor: Why are you sitting on the carpet?
Alejandro Vargas: I can confirm: (60Gb PS3) same problem (in summer, overheating after a few
seconcs, at winter it worked OK but with fan at full speed), same solution
(but I didn't use flux because I hadn't)
I thought (like marley gibson) the problem should be the thermal paste, but
I changed it and didn't work. The only I didn't try is to do the "homemade
reballing"... and it worked.
Jay W.: you did this with a normal hair dryer. normally that won't help much,
rather take a heating gun. and it is a good idea to get rid of the terhmal
paste befor you do a reflow. flux was a very good idea!
marley gibson: you do realise heat does not remove thermal compound
Daneuri Acevedo: People before you to do anything to your PS3, take the hard drive out and
clean it with compress air and inside the hard drive apartment. I'm not
guaranteeing you that it will fix the problem, but it did for me! :)
RandomHeroGames: Anybody wanting to try this method, do not follow this video. Everything is
done improperly and in the matter of maybe 1 month it will go south again.
If done correct this method could last you a maximum of 6 months.
Eric Sutton: noooo you didnt clean and put fresh paste on :( no wonder its over
John Paul Gabriel Zuluaga: This was actually shot camera wise perfectly a+!
Method of reflow is well not perfect
1969RSCamaro: This is rubbish.
Robert O'Byrne: Is that your Dad's bank card? tut tut!
lukesheridan1992: you do know if you just slapped the console about 10 times it would have
knocked the "sensor" and unstick.
reneb82: problem fixed THX!!!!!!!
Big Si: Im no expert but as i do this for a living and fix at least 5 YLOD/Red
light PS3 per week in my computer repair shop i thought id throw a bit
advice for anyone thinking for attempting this... 1. REMOVE THE MOTHERBOARD
BATTERY! iv had a few blow up in my face when heating the board! 2.USE A
HEAT GUN. Hair dryers get nowhere near hot enough to reflow solder. 3. USE
LIQUID FLUX. This will get behind the chips & help get a neat reflow that
will last. 4. USE ARCTIC SILVER 5 THERMAL COMPOUND. No other thermal paste
comes close, believe me iv tried them all!! put a thin layer on each chip
making sure theyre properly covered. THEN put a 2nd layer over that! Some
people say less is more, RUBBISH, I have to give 90 days warranty with my
work and the ones i have done with a single thin layer of arctic silver 5
only last a couple of weeks then comes back, where as the ones i use 2
coats on never come back! 5. BONDING TIME! Thermal compound needs to heat
and cool various times before it creates a good seal, Play the console
short amounts for the first 5-10 times after doing this repair to allow the
paste to heat and cool and create a good seal! If you hammer the machine as
soon as you do this repair the paste will simply burn and melt off and YLOD
will re-occur. As i say im no expert but i do own a computer repair shop
and this is what works for me!
huzaifi hashim: dude you think ps3 is human......weird
boosta333agag: Whats the name of that putty you put on the motherboard part
EPiCxPS3: That flux isnt liquid. even if you melt it down it wont clean&reball the
metal balls underneath it, plus you didn't even cleaned the old thermal
paste, i wouldnt suggest people to follow this tut.
Derek Donnelly: Will def overheat I didn't see you connect the fan to the motherboard again
Marko Metalhair Mikkola: lol my ps3 is almost 6 years old! and that happened to it. now im tryin' to
fix it and i hope it will be succeed
tomaszbunio: Świetna robota. Życzę tej konsoli długiego życia hehehe
Oscar Tejeda: Worse part is that my gta5 is in it
Marcel Woode: k i feel like a pro lol
David Barselow: Is it still working 12/21/2013
Sgtblack: A lot of things done wrong here... A hair drier dos not really get hot
enough to melt the solder, you should not be doing this reflow on carpet
because of static ruining the board, also you need to wipe ALL the old
thermal paste off the chips.
Oscar Tejeda: Damn ps3, only lasted me 8 years!!
Eric Unbekannt: Great job. Such folks we need more of.
Austin Vander Heide: Voiding his warrantly FTW
David Barselow: I can not believe you took that PS3 apart sitting on a carpet. You do know
about static electricity and transistors don't you?
diditron1: my ps3 has ylod but it runs for 1 min before the ylod occurs and I had
finished reflowing why is this happening I know it isn't overheating cause
the ps3 is still cold plzz help
Chris Curtis: Takes about 5-10 min with heating/hair gun
qban12allods: Just go to laptop service. They will repair it and you pay about 20-30
pounds and you get gw. Cheers!
Connor Jardine: Just wondering how long did it actually last..?
teddo1032: Fair enough. Do not work on carpet or anything synthetic, apply flux by
making one big strip on one side and use medium temperature air (+-150'C)
to blow it underneath IC and apply more heat, temperature depending on
nozzle and airflow, atleast 350'C, with a controlled temperature device
(Aoyue 852 is affordable, so no paintstrippers) or ideally a reflow oven.
If that fails, remove IC from PCB and replace solder with lead based alloy
with braid, paste and flux or stencil.
ADZ01982: Not exactly funny is it ?
varietychannelalex: I know, I was 14 and was excited to show people the method I had created. I
put an anti-static bag down and that's where the ps3 is sitting, but I have
read that that can be even worse. I haven't done it since :)
Lord Piggsworth: If that's how you respond to criticism you're not going to get very far in
life. Nice job working with electronics on carpet with no anti-static
prevention. They actually use that as an example of "what not to do" in
professional electronics/IT repair courses. But of course, anyone who
disagrees with what you do is a "troll". Good job on not knowing how the
world works at all, just stay on NeoGAF or wherever it is you learned to
talk with people.
Jordan Henderson: So I read this and just had to ask. Mr electronics engineer who has
provided no credentials to show proof of competency; why is it that your
engineering job and/or degree has failed you so that instead of making your
own fix (with your claimed knowledge in the field) you instead are
searching for the answer on youtube like those of us not having your
extensive and self proclaimed "experience"?
EnricoZulu: i tried the heat gun fix one time,it lasted for 3months/about 300hours.Got
ylod 2 days ago.Fixed it again same way,drilled some xtra holes in the
bottom of the ps3,it got ylod again within the hour.Temp fix it is.chip
neds to be reballed,and needs a fan/cooling mod.
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