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My friends ps3 will not stop freezing on almost very single game he plays besides fifa 14. What i have done to try to fix the issue is replace the thermal paste and i have also done a system restore to it. Neither of these things have fixed the problem so i am open to suggestions as to what may fix it.
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Its probably going to YLOD soon. Those are the usual signs of the solder going bad.
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Actually it could be the blu ray drive motor or laser as well. Does it freeze while playing a game off the hdd? If no games are on the hdd maybe try downloading a good heavy demo of something and try it. Mine was freezing a lot and then finally it wouldn't recognize discs. It would load them but it wouldn't spin. Got a new laser assembly with the motor included and switched them out and all is good. $35 part and now I have a backup laser if i need it later.

If it is a ylod, unless you can get it reflowed cheap or do it yourself, it probably isn't worth it cuz they just dont last. A local shop has a special machine for it and charges $65 but then it is only guaranteed for 60 days. That just isn't worth the cost to me.
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post #4 of 9
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Actually it could be the blu ray drive motor or laser as well. Does it freeze while playing a game off the hdd? If no games are on the hdd maybe try downloading a good heavy demo of something and try it. Mine was freezing a lot and then finally it wouldn't recognize discs. It would load them but it wouldn't spin. Got a new laser assembly with the motor included and switched them out and all is good. $35 part and now I have a backup laser if i need it later.

If it is a ylod, unless you can get it reflowed cheap or do it yourself, it probably isn't worth it cuz they just dont last. A local shop has a special machine for it and charges $65 but then it is only guaranteed for 60 days. That just isn't worth the cost to me.

I agree with you, reflowing is only temporary. Not really worth the time you spend to reflow it with the possibilities of it happening maybe tomorrow for example. Reballing is good, but then again, spending about 50+ for someone to fix your system, is it really worth it? When you could save that to buy a new one.
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All these places do for the $50 "reball" is actually just a reflow. A true reball by someone qualified would probably cost almost as much as a new ps3.
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All these places do for the $50 "reball" is actually just a reflow. A true reball by someone qualified would probably cost almost as much as a new ps3.

Your right, mines was reflowed, not reballed. However it has been working great for over a year. Different PS3's have different chances of success. According to the tech my MGS edition had the best chance of working and he had never saw one of those have another problem again. First editions and those that came after mines weren't so lucky as the reflow didn't usually work for long.
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Your right, mines was reflowed, not reballed. However it has been working great for over a year. Different PS3's have different chances of success. According to the tech my MGS edition had the best chance of working and he had never saw one of those have another problem again. First editions and those that came after mines weren't so lucky as the reflow didn't usually work for long.
That's great to know. I have a mgs edition that ylod'd(?) & I have put off fixing it thinking it won't last. Think I will give it a try after all!
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it happens when the game is played on the hdd and disc drive.
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It probably is the ylod/graphics processor issue then. Sorry man.
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