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So today I took the liberty of hacking a 700 watt 36 amp power supply I had laying around my work area into the PS3, it now successfully powers on. There is just one problem we are now facing a YLOD so this series of post will now turn into pretty much a full on PS3 tear down and rebuild including BGA re-flowing. “For those of you who don’t know what re-flowing is its the process of reconditioning the solder joints under the BGA’s, with flux and heat. It’s only a temporary fix as it would require re-balling to permanently fix the joints, witch we might try.”
So for now here are a few pictures of what is going on at the moment with the PS3. “Again mind you my work space is small and the PSU that was supposed to power this PS3 has issues thus its on the floor to reach my main PC. Don’t judge ;)”
(5v and Gnd) in this picture: We show the ps3 powering on with the green light, the little white connector coming out of the MB reading from the front of the ps3 to the back is
(PSU Reset) = Not used. “Back”
(5V) = “Front”
The Picture above is just a closer look at the small white connector, note the way everything is connected is not the way you should connect your system this is the WRONG way to connect everything I am well aware of the risks and fire hazards of doing things the quick way. As such this is just for testing purposes.
(Mains Power) this picture shows the mains power for the MB witch is currently attached to my main PC power supply as it has enough power to handle this application and run all my computer stuff at the same time. Now mind you, you need at least a 35 amp power supply per 12v rail. to power the mains on the PS3 you might be able to get away with a little less if your blue ray drive is toast.
Again reading from the front of the PS3 to the back.
(Gnd) = Black Wire. “Back”
(12v) = White Wire. “Front”
I’ll post more updates when I have time to dig more into the system, and my new heat-gun and variable soldering iron arrives. Of witch I will be doing a review of https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10707.
Thanks for stopping by see you next time round.