Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I've done this successfully using a method close to actually Sony's from what I've been told. First take your time on unassembling and assembling the parts as most owners attempting this have broken other things while handling it. When you strip the motherboard bare with no cables attached. Heat in the oven for 7 minutes on about 410 degrees. Its best to put it on a flat pan first. Then, let it cool for awhile and heat for another 4 minutes. Stay close to the oven and you will smell the motherboard melting a bit(if it starts smoking turn it off immediately and turn the fans on) Let it cool overnight because if you handle it while it's still hot, you will break connections on other parts of the motherboard. I've fixed mine 3 months ago and also got a 120 slim version as a gift (still unopened lol because I fixed my old). And the old one is still working. Another important thing you should do on your fixed or next ps3 is to go to settings and turn on the "automatic shutoff when inactive for an hour" feature. Hope this helps!
FYI Using heatguns don't last a long time, mine is going 3months +
Posted on Dec 03, 2010
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