PS3 what is wrong with my ps3

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    hello guys hope someone tall me what is wrong with my ps3 i went yesterday to fix it but the maintenance man told me you have to take it to another place that has the ability to fix but since i went back from him when i turn my ps3 but no video and the fan move fast with huge sound i took a video for the problem so what i should do with it is there any chance to fix it it's my first ps3 i have take i don't want to lose it the main problem is the red lamp

    the link of the video is here
     
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    I personally would take it apart and give it a good clean free of dust and re-apply thermal paste to it. There are youtube videos out there that show you how to do it. This method might sort the issue out. However if the PS3 just goes straight to a red light on PS3 then might need re-balling.
     
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    need re-balling..what does that mean and i prefer take it to a maintenance man he is better then me
     
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    It means you need to resolder the cpu/gpu or both, don t remember.
     
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    i see if i did that will my ps3 have that problem again?
     
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    Probably yes, unless you keep the temp under control
     
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    reballing requires a machine, so taking it to someone would be much cheaper. it should be pretty permanent if using the right solder.
     
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    The term reballing comes from the little balls of solder used for the process.
    Google "solder balls reballing" & you will get images of those.
    Reballing involves the full replacement of all the solder points in the array of a chip, CPU or GPU.
    Check this wiki article for details.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rework_(electronics)?wprov=sfla1

    I recommend not to attempt such a job. The extraction of the chips is already enough of a pita & the reballing requires a steady hand & the appropriate equipment.
    Better leave that to a pro.
    However given the price of a professional reballing, I wonder in that case whether you would not be better off getting another cfw compatible console. If possible the same model so you can use the dead one for spare parts.

    The DIY methods you will find on YT to reflow have varying outcomes. In some rare cases, where the issue was only a single micro crack or 2 in the solder lines, it is possible to get a durable fix at the condition to do it properly ie use the right temperature, apply heat for the right length of time & protect the parts that can suffer from heat application. If ever you attempt it, I recommend using a proper tutorial coming from a reliable source in a specialised forum. Avoid YT videos altogether as they often give bad advice like microwave methods etc.., you can use them only to see how disassembling & stuff is done but don't trust the rest.
    Keep in mind that half the time, the DIY fix is temporary if there is a fix at all & the motherboard & chips get damaged even further in the process.

    Reballing is much more likely to be a more permanent fix than a DIY reflow.
    Of course the general state of the motherboard & chips should help decide whether such repairs are worth the investment.
    If the mobo isn't in a good state, you could reball the chips & yet get ylod later down the line because of cracks in the mobo solder lines. But again if the mobo is sound & the whole console really clean, it may be worth considering...
     
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    how i can keep the temperature of ps3 in good level

    so what do recommend?
     

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