Reflowing ps3 solder

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    Mates ps3 has conked out ylod etc.
    He took it to a local pc repair shop to which they said the solder wont reflow, so he asked me if i could give it a go. I doing a bit of googling, though of course i would like to know what you gurus think.

    Chur.
     
  2. volkov956

    volkov956 Ancient Guru

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    i have done it its not guaranteed nor for longetiivity unless u reball the part

    Reflow 1 Worked for 2 weeks
    Reflow 2 worked for a month

    its quite random
     
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    sweet as mate, cheers for that.
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Good luck I reflowed my old fatboy three times then it would not come back to life again.
     

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    I have reflowed a few 360s which have had the RROD. I cover the board with aluminium baking foil and then cut precise holes around the main chips (cpu and gpu for 360). Then I heat gun them for 60s. This prevents the rest of the board from getting hot and shifting. I haven't had to reflow any of them yet so I guess it works :). Other than that I work for an electronics company so I have a reflow station at work.

    Good Luck!

    P.S. Avoid getting the board too hot. It'll flex and then its stuffed.
     

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