Originally Posted by stdule
I fixed a lot of PS3 YLOD-GLOD I do reball or reflow I have BGA rework station ACHI IR PRO SC I Removed many IHS RSX or CPU so I know when the chip is black it means overheated many times it is better to replace the RSX chip
might be but i have seen many cpu cores they are black/very very dark in color since pentium mmx to i7 and they were 100% working,till we wont find a die that is pink , with a leopard texture or of any other color i wont change my mind
besides he already took it apart and opened 1 ihs so wasting few drops of thermal paste and 1 hour of time reassembling wont hurt !
and assuming it wont work i don't think he will keep it in 100 peaces so he will have to put it together either way