I tried to fix my YLOD for the second time (DIY fix,first one worked like a charm) but this time green light just comes on ,no picture, no response from eject button and no sound. after a while the fan kicks in full on and at last it turns off with 3 beeps (error notification).
when i opened it up again i noticed that there is a melted part (due to the fix , not the ps3 overheating , I assume). I added a pic of the part ,so if anyone know what part this is and if that could cause the problem then please respond so i can replace it.
Any other thought and suggestions are more then welcome.
Why you heat the m/b in that section? only the cpu and the gpu and on the opposite side must be heated, i don't know if you can find this and if you can fix it easily, ask sony if they can fix it for a low cost.
Hmm , i don't think they will treat my machine as it's been opened lots of times , but i do think replacing that part (still don't know what part it is...) won't be too complicated. Not sure it will do the job, but just wondering if it has anything to do with the console not working.
Anyways, it most like the thermal compound you used on you cpu/gpu combo. I suggest removing all of what you put on before, specifically any that ran off the sides, and reapplying a fresh coat of arctic silver 9 (very thin). Then fasten the the screw very tightly. I had a the same happen to me in the past.
BTW, yes that is a speaker that "melted" and no that has absolutely no importance to the system function.
I'm glad to hear the melted part is just a speaker, I was hoping it wasn`t causing the problem. As for the thermal compound, I`m using MX-2 which is suppose to be good. So guess i will just have to try and reflow the board again ( this time more gently) and see if there is any hope.
Why oh why did I update my other PS3 to 3.50
Any other suggestions are more then welcome, and happy halloween!!!