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Gophermods RSX Reballing Available Later This Month

For those of us who have fallen victim to the YLOD, one of the potential problems that causes it was the deterioration and melting of the lead-free solder on the hot-running RSX chip. Over time, the solder will have potentially melted off of a contact, causing the error, which required the solder to be re-flowed onto the contacts (using the same solder).

Doing it that way will likely not be a permanent fix, since it was that solder that caused the problem to begin with. If you researched fixes, the closest thing you can get would be a reballing service (which replaces all of the RSX solder with new stuff), preferably a lead-based solder. That’s where Gophermods comes in.

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A Spanish Spanner Causes Problems For Sony

OK before I begin, here at we do not condone piracy of any kind. This article is just news that I have stumbled across and wished to publicise due to general interest in the PS3 Scene.

So, what’s new about the whole piracy scene? Gamers acquire pirated/copied games and play them on their modded consoles – nothing new there, but the whole scene just took a turn for the worst. With Sony working very hard to stamp out piracy on their once unbreakable PS3, Spain, which in my opinion is rather popular for it’s omelette’s, beaches and football teams such as Barcelona and Real Madrid etc; decided to throw a spanner in the works by declaring it legal to sell the PS3 Jailbreak mod chip in the country.

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69 Million Team Actions To Unlock New Bad Company 2 Map

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Heads To Vietnam

EA / DICE announced the pricing and dates for the new BC2 Vietnam pack over the last week or so, however they’ve now announced that a new bonus map, a  fifth map, will be available alongside the 4 which are to be launched on December 21st.

The new bonus map – Operation Hastings will not be one of those which will be readily available to select and play. Instead you have to complete a small task in order to unlock the map. You’ve already guessed it (no thanks to the title of this post), but yes – you have to complete 69 million – no, that’s not a typo – I did mean to say million – team tasks in order to unlock this peach of a map.

The tasks will include everything from Heals, Revives, Ammo box supplies to spots and much more. Well, that doesn’t sound to hard to accomplish – does it?


PlayStation Store Bug?

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything, and with parental duties taking over at the moment, the first chance I get to do something for myself and I decided to write about a major gripe I have with the PS Store.

I personally don’t know of many that have experienced the issue I faced not so long ago, but I do know after googling around that this is something that has existed ever since the PS3 was launched back in 2006/7.

So, what was the issue?

Well, just before PS Move came out (yes, it was that long ago), I decided to purchase Flight Control HD as it was a game I was quite addicted to on my iPhone, and with the game having Move compatibility I was completely sold on having it. So I decided to purchase it the day it came out on the PS Store. As normal, I continued to go through my purchase on the store and BAM! Your credit card details are invalid. Err….hang on – invalid! WT#?

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