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Ceramic White is what Sony called the white color of the first DS3 released in Japan (months before we even got the black DS3, much less our white).  Basically, it's an import Japanese Market Dualshock 3 (CECHZC2J).

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Oct 18, 2010

ooo i was thinking material...hahah that would be weird

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Uxi wrote:
How much was Capital Circuits charging before? Is anyone else doing reballing? Interested in reputable with 1st hand experience, if anyone has any. I have a Slim now, but would like to bring my 60GB back from the YLOD permanently (DIY with heatgun only lasted a month).

At first Capital Circuits was charging $75 and then $100. The last time I checked all the prices were taken down. I don't think they can deal with the general public anymore...

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obi-eve-lobi wrote:
you bet, i have a 40gb ps3 that should be back within a week and i'm about to ship off a launch 60gb that just crapped out on me last night... :'(
i remember that company now that you mention thanks

Hey, have you received your PS3 from that eBay repair service?  Your last post here does not say.  How's it working out???

 

I am ready to revive my 60GB console now and looking for the best  \ reliable place to send it to for reball.

 

 

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Dec 13, 2010
Yeah sorry got my 40 gig back and its working fine I had it reformated, updated and ready to sell but I'm about to start using it again because I sent my 60 gig off and towards the end of the usual month it takes I started to inquire about it and he called me back saying it was having graphical issues after the successful reball. So he was going to replace the gpu and see if that worked. I checked back a couple days later and he said he would have to replace the whole mainboard meaning a reformat losing all my saves...kinda bummed but oh well anyway I'm still waiting on that to get done. A couple days ago his employee messaged me on ebay and said brandens mother passed so he'll be out for a couple weeks but I should be expecting my console in that time
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Hmmm.  Was there any graphical issues you were having with the console before you got the YLOD?

If not, might he have buggered the GPU or mobo during the reball attempt?  What is the new price for the job now?

 

He's at $69 now plus shipping both ways.  So that would add another $40 to $50 from the west coast where I am.  So  $109-$120 total is what I see.

 

I'm also looking at this service that is $119.95 with free shipping BOTH ways inn the US right now. 

But I don't know yet if they do reball work until they answer my email.

 

http://www.ps-pros.com/(X(1)S(1i0es5vvcdtsnrjtcvy3oz55))/playstat
ion-repairs.aspx

 

I was going to use Gophermods but they said they would not touch a console that has been opened for any reason.

I wish i could get my 60GB to start so I could at least deactivate it before sending it in.  But it has been reflowed three times and I'm not doing it again.

 

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Dec 13, 2010

I dont know about 360s, but if your PS3 is working i would suggest buying the Sony Warranty from the PSN store.
Cheaper and more effective.


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Hey it was working fine before I sent it off, I don't think he messed it up though. He didn't charge anything still same price he charges 75 flat for repair and return shipping + whatever it costs you to send it. He used to be 60 flat. Anyway here is another place that is pretty awesome but a little higher I woud definitely use it they offer 2 year warranty plus fan mods for even longer warranty http://www.knightsgamingrepair.com/index.php?p=product&id=162
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Dec 13, 2010

 Another option is to use a Guide such as this one to fix your PS3:  Playstation 3 Problems Guide

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That two years warranty is a good deal!

 

I was looking for a couple of hours last night and FINALY found a good reball repair service just 10 miles from where I work.  I'm dropping it off today.  I was hoping to find a local service to avoid having UPS slam-dunk my console around.  That was my worst concern.  I could get a perfect reball done and have the DVD destroyed on the return shipment. 

 

Here's the guy I am using:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250638321841&s
sPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

 

He is very promt and returns all questions in minutes or a few hours.  He works 7 days a week from home, and drop offs are welcome if you live in southern California.  Above all, he uses Leaded Solder.  He said the repairs he does outlasts new consoles.

 

Anyway, I'll post back with final results as soon as I get the repair done.  It may be done before the end of the week!

 

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