How To Fix A False Overheating PS3 ( Heat Sensor )




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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 interesting.

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.

Lachlan Hunter: in other words if this happens to you then make a detoure to your nearest hardware store buy a sledgehammer and knock that bitch up then order a pc of ncix or origin and be happy that this wont be a problem ever again

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 back together. 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 overtime!. 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?

jon sheppard: i did this and it broke myxbox!

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 heating.

John Paul Gabriel Zuluaga: This was actually shot camera wise perfectly a+! Method of reflow is well not perfect 

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 lol

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

1969RSCamaro: This is rubbish.

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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