Hi @sonicboi , You can check the pins in the port with a multimeter for continuity. Maybe the data lines got damaged. Other way is to hack your console and use VitaShell which is a file manager that allows you to transfer data via FTP protocol. But this is rather a workaround than a fix.
Hi @darkmagenta, You can try to fix those but that requires some soldering skills and equipment. You can try to get a replacement board but it will be more expensive, especially that both of the tapes look damaged so you will need to replace those components as well.
Hi @istvan_kreisch , Please check the daughterboard that has the battery terminal on it. I had to replace at least two of them. If you have a second working console, you can try swapping the daughterboard and see if that resolves the issue.
I don’t think that making holes in the case will give you any more advantages than other things that you described. After dusting the inside off and replacing the thermal paste (Arctic Silver 5 is one of the best options), keeping it in a well-ventilated place and allowing fresh air to pass trough should do the work. The stock fan is enough as long as it’s fully working and does not have broken wings. As you know, reflowing the chip may not be enough as the solder balls used by the manufacturer are lead-free, and those have tendency to crack. Even reballing is prone to failure as the chip is affected by high temperature.
Hi @james_113 , Did you check the Audio menu under the System Tab? It should be visible under the Settings option. There is the Mic On/Off option as well as the volume for each channel. Please see what headset icon is visible on the main screen (crossed or not).