03-01-2010 12:23 PM
To start off, THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY, but you should already have no warranty left unless you were lucky enough to find a new 60gb unit in the store in the past year....so, here it goes.
I tested this on 3 60gb units and it worked on all three......checha01 models.
Turn off you unit and unplug it:
I took and opened up the PS3 unit, stripped it down to where I could take the motherboard out. On the bottom of the motherboard, there is a green battery with a black and red wire. UNPLUG IT!
put the unit back together and start it up. Sign onto the PSN network and everything WORKS.....its is that simple.
Then shut the unit back down and unplug it again...don't want to get shocked......
Plug the battery back in that is on the bottom of the motherboard and reassemble.
Turn it back on, set your new date and your back up and running....It is that simple.
I had to add this:: I will not be responsible for damage that may occure. I don't want to get sued....too many people are sue happy these days
03-01-2010 06:22 AM
I can Vouch for this guy that it works. I just got done removing my battery and plugging it back in and now im up and running working fine....i sat here bored out of my skull for about 6 hours cause i didnt want to open my playstation 3, thinking i might break somthing. I have NEVER opened a ps3...xbox or any other system for that matter in my life and i can tell you. It was a piece of Cake x10, i bet a 10 year old could do it. SOOOOO if you arent under warrenty i strongly suggest you try it yourself.
03-01-2010 06:26 AM
You guys kill me. Every time something major happens and the PSN is down for a significant amount of time, there are always hundreds of post like this. Just relax and wait until Sony fixes it before you really screw up your systems taking advice from someone whom you have no idea about nor what their intentions really are. No offense OP but I'm not cracking open my Launch day PS3 that has not given me a single problem to date to start messing with it's guts. I'll gladly wait for Sony's people to fix the problem.
03-01-2010 06:31 AM
What you also should have done while you had your PS3 apart to unplug the battery.... was replace the thermo compound on the CPU and GPU with artic silver then put your 60 gb ps3 back together... Because after this problem with the internal clock is fixed your still going to have to deal with the YLOD.....