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So I got a PS3 for free that had a YLOD and I fixed it using a guide on YouTube. As far as I know, it's the launch version with 4 USB ports, memory card reader, and backwards compatibility. It has never had a software update in it's lifetime. This is my question, should I do one or not? Any other suggestions for me at this point? I haven't had a console since PS2, and the only reason I have one now, is that it was collecting dust at the original owner's house. Do I have a keeper here or what? Thanks in advance. biggrin.gif
 
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Hell naw. You can put linux on it and run backups and such with the old fw
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Anything else man, I literally know nothing about these things. Just like to fix stuff.....and get stuff for free. biggrin.gif
 
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post #4 of 47
Reflow is easy. I have done it. Just make sure you get the pcb and chips nice and hot with a heat gun. Most important thing is dont touch it after you heat it. You can knock the die's right off their solder points. Let it cool then re assemble.
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post #5 of 47
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No I already have it fixed. Just needed to know whether I should update the firmware or not. I had read somewhere about Sony nerfing some stuff in updates, and wondered if I was better off not doing it. Thanks anyway though. thumb.gif
 
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post #6 of 47
If you can get it working you can manage to play a bunch of PS3 games off the hard drive, if you can update it to certain updates. PS3 is a great console BTW
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post #7 of 47
Yes lucky dawg gotta do that mine soon enough when I get back north smile.gif and see which fw I'm running sgain to get linux running to put so many games when they come out ( come on good games be released ?)
Pretty cool you got the free fat ps3 good stuff
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Yeah dont update it. The update just takes away alot of its use
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post #9 of 47
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Well it didn't come with a controller, and I always loved God of War for PS2, so I am buying the Saga bundled with the red controller. The welcome screen looks really good running off of my monitor. Can't wait to see what God of War looks like.
 
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Pic of the teardown ^^^

Can anyone recommend a 500Gb hdd to go in it? I know it has to be a laptop drive, but not sure on the speed, or if it even matters. Is there a certain one that is popular for upgrading the PS3?
 
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