Originally Posted by playerkp420
How would you format a spare hdd with a ps3 that won't boot
I was wondering this too lol.
I peeked at this guide, my dad MIGHT can help me with this I am not sure... Really nervous...
Still open to other ideas...
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Guys, please read this. There is something I haven't told you, I wasn't hiding it, I have just told this story so many times I'm kinda sick of telling it.
My PS3 had graphical issues for a few years. At the end of June, my family and I were preparing for a two week trip to Daytona Beach, Florida. I thought I would use this opportunity to send it in to gophermods to see if they could fix it. I believe they did this reflow thing. When they were done, they sent me this e-mail...
Unfortunately after working on your console, our team and I were unable to
get the console to function properly. It falls into a small category of the
5-10% of Playstations that are not repairable due to the fact console's
initial heat damage was too extreme to be repairable by any method.
Furthermore, your console has one of the processors that is notorious for
developing these type of issues. The 1GB processor is the current GPU RSX on
your motherboard. We've seen over the years, that every console that is
irreparable with this type of problem, typically has the 1GB processor.
Why was it not repairable?
We were able to resolve the blinking red light/yellow light issue with your
console. However a second more serious problem was looming with the RSX
(Graphic Processing Unit). Generally speaking, when these consoles do fail,
this general hardware failure does catastrophic damage to the RSX chip and
unfortunately, it is evident here that the RSX is dead. Currently, the
screen either will show no video or will display serious graphic
Such a failure is a sign that the problematic area is not a bad lead-free
solder joints on the BGAs that integrate the RSX processor onto the
motherboard. However, it is a sign that the actual GPU RSX processor is
dead. As the console age, the probability of the GPU RSX processor failing,
increases considerably. Over the years we have been in business, we've gone
from never seeing this issue, to now seeing it at least in 5-10% of all