Discussion in 'Game Scheduling' started by Warhawk AKA dreadman, Feb 26, 2013.
We on it!
Let my sorry ass brothers get on my ps3.. Now I have the blinking red light......does that blinking light mean my system done?
I assume it is an old fatboy?... If so, it's most likely an issue with CPU/GPU overheating and separating from the board. Here are some "how to" videos on how to re-flow solder and repair the system. I had done this with mine, but the fix only lasted about 4 weeks. I wound up trading mine in for a slim model.
That sucks Jon. I had the same thing happen to my old one. I did the heatgun reflow method and my first repair lasted about 6 months. Next time was about 3 months. Each with a decent amount of usage. I had finally got a new one and once i reflowed the PS3 a 3rd time it lasted for another 6 months of light usage. I finally did it a 4th time and sold that bitch to Gamestop only a few months back.
Here is the video I used. Probably pretty much the same as Dougs, I just remember at the time I watched a few and liked this guy's method and instructions the best. He breaks his instructions into multiple videos, but each one links to the next.
I used the same video as Jim did.
Yeah Doug.....the old fat one....20gb......basically one of the 1st models..........i guess that boy hung tough long enough....I will try the vids and see if i can get it working to trade it in.
guess I can be put on auto so that Lamar can play the game..
man, had that happen to me a couple months ago. I just sprung and bought a new slim, was able to get about $90 for my old one so it wasn't that bad
Perhaps save yourself the headache and out what you would get for the system as is first w/out the fix Warhawk AKA dreadman
You'll need to make sure to have a T-10 star-tipped screw driver and a small phillips screw driver. Use the star-tipped screw driver to unscrew the cover screw (under the warranty label). Even though they aren't that expensive, I actually kept the packaging on the star-tipped screw driver so that I could return it to the hardware store. Same thing with the standard heat gun (with dual, high, low settings); keep the packaging so that you may return it. You'll also need some thermal compound (ex. Arctic Silver 5) which you can purchase at a local electronics store like Radio Shack ($20).
They gave you $90 even though it didnt work?
They consider the original systems to be gold man. The fatboys have so much more storage AND are backwards compatible...
yes sir, shout out to gamestop
Mines is not backwards compatible & is only 20gb....so we shall see...
Sorry to hear that John
Took this bitch apart...cleaned it up real good....just need to get me some of that silver shit and blow dry the hell out of it...If it ends up working...I'm trading this bitch asap
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