netguy503 Posted December 10, 2009 Share Posted December 10, 2009 I hope your wrong about the 4 month part. I don't want to keep opening up this thing and reflowing. After a while, the board will go to sh!t. Maybe the guys fixing it don't add an extra touch of TLC that an owner would. Then again, I've seen some videos of DIY repairs that just make me cringe. One guy put his entire mobo in the oven and let it bake for 10 min!! Another guy shoved his into his sisters sweater and used his mom's hairdryer to overheat mobo that way. No, I'm not wrong. The guy in the most famous Youtube vid that every seems to link to when talking about this issue says it is his second attempt and the last one was 4 months ago. I his system can't outlast 4 months, an expert that everyone seems to be trying to imitate for their own YLOD fixes, do you really think you have a shot in hell? Some even report that some only last a few months after the "fix", some weeks. I wouldn't even THINK about putting a game/movie in there after you reflow. You are playing a dangerous game. You don't know when your system will die again (and it will), would you rather be out the cost of the system or do you want to roll the fate dice and possibly be out a system + blu ray/movie game. Here is what I would do: if you get a dead system, SELL IT!!Believe it or not, their is a market out there for dead PS3's. Check amazon or craigslist if you don't believe me. I guess people buy these things thinking they can fix it themselves permanently (they are only kidding themselves, it's kind of sad). They usually sell between $180-$200 dollars (I sold mine for $200) and then you only need $100 more to buy a brand new system AND get a new warranty for free. Can't beat that,right? This was actually good as my system died just before Thanksgiving so I did the 2 free games +movie slim deal so I basically made up the extra $100 back in games I didn't have yet and a kick ass movie. But seriously guys, look at all your options. If your under warranty the first thing you should do is call Sony but if you are not I hope I have maybe given you an alternate way of thinking on trying to solve your problem. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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