all you can really do with out heavy modifications is to clean up the ic better (remove all of the old thermal paste), re-apply thermal, paste and use the stock cooling system. This should work just fine assuming that there are no problems with your fan or heat-sink. Hope this helps. Good Luck, Cody
as oldturkey said a little detail could go a long way. just two things to try: 1. make sure the remote is synced with the xbox 2. make sure the IR receiver (black oval-ish spot under the eject button) on the front of the xbox is in sight of the remote Hope one of those helps. But if it does not, please try to provide more detail, such as the remote you are trying to use. whether or not the remote connects to the xbox. Things of that nature. Good Luck, Cody
This is a pretty good tear down guide...you will just have to start at the end and work backwards...while you are in the blu ray drive i believe you will have to reset that plastic pin you are talking about then reassemble....also make sure that the plug for the disc sensor is plugged in...it is a very small plug with a black and a red wire going to it. Hope this helped, Cody
it sounds to me like maybe your bluetooth module is bad...there are a few on ebay here....they are pretty cheap just make sure you get one that will fit your model ps3 (i believe that any will fit yours except for the first few models that had 4 usb ports). For instillation you can follow this guide to step #12 but only remove the screws holding the bluetooth module in place and then just swap out and follow the guide backwards for re-assembly. Hope this helped, Cody
im not 100% sure that the psu is the problem but if that it is the route you want to go follow this guide. And you can buy a new power supply here on ebay. again im not entirely convinced this is the problem but from the information you gave it seems logical to me. Good luck and hope this helped, Cody
One that i reflowed for my friend has been up for about a year now....that being said i have had other reflows that have only lasted 3 or 4 months.....from what i hear it is best to have a reball done where all the solder under the bga is replaced.
It sounds to me like that would be a case of bad cables. Do you have a friend that has the hd cables? If you do and you know they work on his console this would be a good way to test for the real problem. Hope this helped, Cody
well you have two options. You can try one of those cd's with little brushes on them or you can follow this guide then remove the four screws holding the drive together and from here you can remove the top case and take a cotton swab with a little bit of rubbing alcohol on the tip and gently wipe the lens off. Hope this helped, Cody P.S. The second way will void any warranty you may still have on your xbox.