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Why do I still have YLOD after attempted repair?

I followed the YLOD repair video to the T and upon its completion I still have the YLOD :(

please help as I don't know what else to do. I've read elsewhere that the chips have to be re-soddered but I don't know.

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guitarology, first you will have to remember that there are a few things that can cause the YLOD. A few of them are:

A dead or disconnected HDD

Cold-Joint between the CPU/RSX/EE(If your console has one)

A dead power supply

Overheating

Corrupted NAND Flash

Even reflows are only limited. YLOD (as well as RROD on a Xbox) are caused by the design of the processor, not by bad or cracked solder joints. You most likely have issues with your GPU processor. It is a flip chip design and the issue could be the solder bumps between the IC and the substrate. A reflow might fix it for a while.Even reflows are only limited. YLOD (as well as RROD on a Xbox) are caused by the design of the processor, not necessarily by bad or cracked solder joints. The only repair that would fix it permanently is a new BGA. Try this repair again and you may have to change the approach a bit by adjusting the heat. It is a hot or miss situation and most first time failure with this is caused by not applying to much heat, whereas to much will totally remove the IC's.

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