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).
"No matter where you go, there you are."
CECHA01: 320GB - RIP (YLOD)
120GB Slim; import Ceramic White Dualshock3; Satin Silver DS3; 2x Black DS3;
Official Headset (SOCOM); Move Motion x 2; Eye; Navigation controller
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...
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!