The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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The temperature of the heatgun required for the ps3 YLOD fix

I live in the UK and as such the only kit I can buy for the YLOD ps3 fix is one that doesn't include the heat gun. I am going to buy a heat gun separately but in the video guide it says to set the gun to the 'low setting', which will be different depending on what heat gun I get. So, how hot do I need the heat gun to get?

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Ben Tilley, for a decent reflow you want to be between 225 and 235 degrees Celsius for about 90 seconds. You don't want to be above 217 degrees Celsius for longer than 3 minutes. Even a mediocre heat gun should accomplish that. You'll find a decent write up about a good procedure right here. Remember you only want to liquify the solder, not melt it off :-) Hope this helps, good luck.

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Hi there, I know this is an old post but i found it on google and has helped me fix over 10 ps3's so far, i made an account here just to say thankyou oldturkey03 :)


Thanks! I’ll use this for my blinking rlod and if it doesn’t work i’ll check the chip.


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