Look at gilksy1’s ylod fix on you tube. With a $25 heat gun and a tube of new thermal compound you can fix your ps3 in about an hour. Worked. ok i have done gilksy’s YLOD fix but it failed, if i can get a spare/workin YLOD REPAIR VIDEOS YLOD. This is Aidan’s YLOD repair guide~! *guitar solo* He’d made a PDF, and can be found on youtube right here: YouTube – gilksy1’s Channel.

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Gilksy’s Playstation 3 (PS3) Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix and Repair Guide

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. My Orignal PS3 60gb model has given up on me with my copy of morden warfare 2 still inside.

Oct 25, Posts: Jul 22, Posts: This isn’t the fix for me, but if you want to chance it you might get enough time for it to turn on and backup the data before it dies forever. Just strip it down and give it some heat ifx treatment.

I don’t see it as a good option. This repetitious expansion and contraction is handled fine with leaded solder but yloc lead free solder will diminish and cracks will form after time. The problem is that when heating, these chips are pushed very close to their maximum heat rating so it’s very risky.

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Looks like there is gulksy1 of demand for the fix. After researching methods to backup the HDD, it turns out that only the source console can access the data. After opening ‘Disk Management’ I could see the drive but it was not accessible. Popular Tags Advanced Search. Aero Follow Forum Posts: After a lot of research I’ve found many claming that their Sony repaired consoles went back to the YLOD after only a few months.

Every time you reflow solder you burn off a little of the flux contained inside the solder, so applying flux before starting your reflow is also going to help with how long the fix lasts. Originally Posted by colinjester.

This explains why the process works but only for a certain duration of time. Jun 29, at So heating to a lower temperature is the safer way but only causes the solder to melt slightly and produce a partial connection, which will fail in a relatively short period.

Just have to remeber where i put my screw driver if not wack out the butcher knife shoemen22 Make sure you keep the different type of screws separate and remember where each one went. Just get someone to do it the ps3 is a 60gb phat that i will use to play homebrew and ps2 games also gilkdy1 for hacking and for my slim gb legit online all the way: Senture Wise Guy Joined: Here’s a few pictures of where I’ve got so far.

Yellow Light of death and stuck disk HELP!!!

The common quote is “YLOD is an over heating issue that causes a hardware malfunction. There were others that used a hairdryer to heat up the warranty seal and take a blade to remove it, then stick it to wax paper and disassembled the system, repaired it and put the sticker back on so they weren’t hindered by the options lost after breaking the seal.


I found a few posts about owners sending their PS3s back to Sony to repair and warned to make sure you only send the console itself, because that’s all they need. So Sam, will you be trying to fix the thing all by yourself? Being the EE that I am, I’m always up for a little electronics challenge. ifx

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Next will be the heat gun that can hit oF There seem to be many sites with sporadic links and sources to good sites so since I’m putting in gilsky1 lot of effort finding this information I wanted to log the elements that gi,ksy1 me fix the YLOD and share the information so you ylood fix yours too.

By dulluMarch 27, in Techzone. Sony is once again responsible on account of failing to meet certain quality parameters w. Hold down the eject button for more than 3 secs. Got a new slim model already set up and now just downloading a few games from PSN again. Adziboy Follow Forum Posts: A member of staff at my local game store had mastered a method of using two paper clips fashioned to go into the drive slot and lift the disc and pull out.