PS3 Reballing Service, the only permanent PS3 YLOD Fix
For All the people who have been asking for a permenant fix for their Playstation 3. Whether your system has the famous YLOD yellow light of death, doesn’t display video or has any other video problem, here is the repair service that everyone has been waiting for ….!!!
What is PS3 Reballing?
When you reball the chips in your PS3 you are removing the "Lead Free" solder joints that hold the chip to the board, then re-attaching the chip using brand new "Leaded" solder.
It is called "PS3 Reballing" because each of the solder joints on the bottom of the chip are so fine and there are so many joints, they are done by using little solder balls. The solder balls are held in place using a special stencil, designed specifically for the PS3 chip.
The little "leaded" solder balls are held in place by flux, then pre-soldered to the chip using hot air. The chip is then lined up very carefully on the PS3 Motherboard making sure all solder joints line up perfectly. Once the joints are lined up, hot air heats the chip from the top and melts the solder balls perfectly to the corresponding solder.
Heating up the motherboard can cause the board to warp and crack. To prevent this from happening the board must be heated evenly. This requires a special Rework Station using hot air and bottom heat.
PS3 Reball Repair vs. PS3 Reflow Repair
Performing a reflow of the solder on your PS3 does work and will repair your system in most cases. The problem with reflowing is eventually the YLOD problem will return. The reason for this is the "Lead FREE" solder used by Sony on the chips. Lead Free solder is very brittle and can crack easily. It is also less resistant to heat than "Leaded" solder and can melt easier. Over time from the chip heating and cooling the "Lead Free" solder will fail again, resulting in the PS3 YLOD returning.
With Reflowing "NO" new solder is applied and the chip is not removed. The chip is just re-heated so that the solder will melt and hopefully re-connect the joints.
With "Reballing" all the old solder is removed. The chip is cleaned, the board is cleaned and brand new "Leaded" solder is applied. Using Leaded solder makes this repair stronger than the original and your system will last for a very long time.
PS3 Reball Repair Service vs. Sony $150+ Repair Service
Although sending your PS3 back to Sony will fix your YLOD problems, chances are they will come back again. Here’s why, Sony still uses "Lead Free" solder. If you have a PS3 Fat model, you will get back a PS3 Fat model using the same solder that can crack once again. The only way to solve this problem is to have your PS3 chips re-balled using "Leaded" solder. Leaded solder is far superior in strength and will never crack or melt under the CPU’s temp.
The repair time from Sony can take up to 3 months. We will repair your console and have it back on it’s return trip to you within 48hrs of receiving it.
PS3 Reball and Reflow Guarantees
Although we highly recommend reballing the chips in your PS3, we will also perform the reflow procedure. Reflowing your PS3 will work, but the fix is not permanent. We guarantee reflows for 30 days.
Questions? Not sure what’s wrong
If you have any questions about our services please use the form below to contact us.If you are 100% certain your PS3 chips need to be re-balled, please jump directly to the order form.
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