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Hi,

Does anyone know someone or have a contact for repairing these systems please?
 

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I repair these. I do full BGA work . But they can be a pain ,it’s just a ps3 and sometimes the BGA chip can float and fry. What’s the issue with it ?
 

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Thanks for the reply. Ok I am going for best intuitive guess on what the issue is. System will power up and had been working previously. It will emit 5 beeps on power up and displays a very dim image of the PS3 boot screen with Tekken 6 BR through the HDMI port and then goes blank screen, after say 45 seconds it gives a longer single beep then resets and remains blank screen and repeats single beep and reset.

If I connect a VGA cable to the system it flicks on for half a second and then nothing. There are no lights on the I/O PCB. I have connected 5v to the front power header on it.

I have had the unit apart and it is clean inside. I have a feeling the I/O PCB is gone because both VGA and HDMI ports come off the I/O board and there are no led lights on.

What do you think?
 

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Sounds like you need to source why the I/o is getting no power. Also the 357 does a check as if nothing is connected it won’t boot further . You sure it beeps 5 times and not 3? But if it gives an image sure the system is booting so the RSX chip is working
 

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Yes, it beeps 5 times and not 3. The I/O board is riveted to the front panel making it not possible to inspect the parts side unless I bust or drill the rivets off it. Not sure I want to do that. In any case this system is far too complex to troubleshoot for me. Do you want to investigate it for me?
 

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Yes I can investigate it for you but I can’t promise I can fix it. No cure no pay :) So that’s a plus I need everything (game /sec chip etc)

but you have to pay shipping to the netherlands and back. Contact me via pm
 

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Boot the system without the hdd and dongle

Plug it in the vga port then let it boot if it is dim maybe you didn't have a 5volds molex connector to the board of the system (357)
 
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