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Windows 7: Game Console Repair

31 May 2012   #1
systemforeva

Windows 7 Extreme Edition R1 32-Bit
 
 
Game Console Repair

Hi guys! Just thought i'd give some knowledge back to the community! If you've got any gaming problems or issues with your console feel free to post them here and ill try my best to back to you!
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31 May 2012   #2
TypeR

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Any console?
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31 May 2012   #3
systemforeva

Windows 7 Extreme Edition R1 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
Any console?
Any console
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31 May 2012   #4
TypeR

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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31 May 2012   #5
TypeR

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I recently had to strip down my PS3 and do a refloat of the RSX and Cell CPU, it wasn't easy, but I did it. I must admit, it would have been easier if I had someone point me in the right direction.

I also ended up completely rebuilding a bluray drive that I butchered trying to get my game out of.

Have you fixed many PS3's?
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31 May 2012   #6
systemforeva

Windows 7 Extreme Edition R1 32-Bit
 
 

Ive fixed over 50 in the last 4 months, my return rate is low at the minute but last year it was throught the roof
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31 May 2012   #7
TypeR

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I blame the lead free solder they use for the YLOD's. IMHO, it's not up to the job, plus, the cooling system is less than adequate.
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31 May 2012   #8
systemforeva

Windows 7 Extreme Edition R1 32-Bit
 
 

Its lead free because the health and saftey reg's say the playstation is a childs toy, but i HIGHLY dont think there going to take a PS3 apart and start licking the solder. The reason why the Nitendo Wii doesnt brake is beacuse its leaded solder. Daft really, well for some people, its how i make spare cash
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31 May 2012   #9
TypeR

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hmmm... interesting, how did Nintendo sneak the leaded solder in their console then? Surely, it is also classed as a toy, even though I agree with you that kids are unlikely to disassemble the thing and eat it.
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31 May 2012   #10
systemforeva

Windows 7 Extreme Edition R1 32-Bit
 
 

Haha im not sure, The same thing is apparent with the Xbox 360. I dont know how Nintendo slipped the net? But thats the problem, the solder crystilises and then cracks creating a cold solder joint. A reflow will fix this, you might be lucky with your playstation but once its done. The solder will crystalise again but a higher temp reflow will be needed. Untill you get to a point where a reflow won't work. And a reball is needed.
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