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Old 10-16-2011   #1
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The complete guide to Reflowing

As many of you may have noticed, the informations regarding the reflow of the PS3 are scattered, and it's hard to find a complete tutorial on how to prevent YLOD coming back...
With the help of KillerBug i wrote a guide which i hope can help others to finally get rid of the coming back of YLOD
you can find it here:
http://www.killerbug.net/Nichibotsu/..._Reflowing.pdf
a thank to KillerBug for the help and the hosting
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Old 10-16-2011   #2
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[Tutorial] The Complete Guide To Reflowing Your PS3

Ever had that dreadful ordeal with YLOD on your PS3 and just haven’t had a clue what to do, ot... [Read More]

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thanks : )
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Thanks Greg.

I think this needs to be a sticky as well.
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Originally Posted by KillerBug View Post
Thanks Greg.

I think this needs to be a sticky as well.
Done .........
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If anyone wonders how to do it without the heat gun, you can use oven.
When my 60GB FAT died, I took it apart and backed only the motherboard for 10 minutes at 180°C in regular household oven.
It smelled funky but it worked.
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If anyone wonders how to do it without the heat gun, you can use oven.
When my 60GB FAT died, I took it apart and backed only the motherboard for 10 minutes at 180°C in regular household oven.
It smelled funky but it worked.
yeah, i know, but throwing it in the oven and baking the motherboard should be done only in the worst case scenario of not being able to get a heat gun anywhere, because heating all the components to 180 °C puts a lot of strain on the motherboard, and may damage it... if you really want to go that way change the compound also under the northbridge heatsink, or the cooked compound won't work as well as before : )
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Nice guide, but a few questions:

What if the parts are loose entirely?
How can one get the pads aligned without an x-ray machine or pick&place system?

Is the same procedure possible to do on components with plastic packages (such as large flash memory on bga etc.) ?
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Originally Posted by Funklord View Post
Nice guide, but a few questions:

What if the parts are loose entirely?
How can one get the pads aligned without an x-ray machine or pick&place system?

Is the same procedure possible to do on components with plastic packages (such as large flash memory on bga etc.) ?
wait, what? there are no loose parts on the motherboard... if you have loose parts, that means they are detaching, and that's not good... when you do a reflow you don't detach anything, you heat the solder beads that you already have so that it melts and the cracks close. if you want to detach the chips, put new beads and resolder the chips, that's a reballing, and it needs a professional tool to be done...
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I hope i'll never need to apply this knowledge but hey, thanks.
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