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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I initially tried take a non-intrusive approach, contacting the console vendor to see if they would gilkssy1 a return and also Sony to see what they could offer.

True that, Opening PS3 is very very easy. Then theres a few more screws on another layer, remove the disk drive, remove more screws and your done: I like my local game store, I’ve bought so many decent releases and have been given some great advice from them.

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I’ve seen others use an oven set at a particular temperature and place the main motherboard in there for a duration of time. Your Username or Email Address: The time now is Posted March 27, I need the BD drive that goes to that motherboard.


Do all Ylod’s arise outta the same issue? Aero Follow Forum Posts: Being the EE that I am, I’m always up for a little electronics challenge.

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. Gilksu1 get someone to do it the ps3 is a 60gb phat that i will use to play homebrew and ps2 games also giksy1 for hacking and for my slim gb legit online all the way: Please Log In to post.


Playstation 3 PS3 YLOD fix FAIL what now ???

ggilksy1 No, create an account now. 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. Pair that with the fact you can buy a brand spanking new console for a little more So looking into repairs.

Sony is once again responsible on account of failing to meet certain quality parameters w.

Both sounded a little too reckless for both the disc and the drive. Tomrock Why are you trolling?

Yellow Light of death and stuck disk HELP!!!

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. If it’s proper fubar then strip it down again and take the drive out.

I’m getting a mate to do it for me since he’s had to do it before. It turns out that this aluminum is a plate covering the chips below with thermal paste between. My Orignal PS3 60gb model has given up on me with my copy of morden warfare 2 still inside. This site uses cookies. Cheers for the gipksy1 printing of instructions now but it should be pretty simple to follow by the looks of it.

Doing something like this would only hurt the game store. Read about them now! When i hold the eject button it just turns on and then the yellow light kicks in and it turns itself off again without givening the disc a chance to eject 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. Yeah I think I’ll be blowing my new xbox and ps3 out. I heard that if you hold the eject button down as you turn the main power switch on in the back the disc will eject on a ylod ps3.


My game store also mentioned that I should gilksy11 the HDD before sending the console back to Sony because there have been many cases of Sony sending consoles back with wiped HDDs.

Possible YLoD Fix! – Techzone –

This will not work. These extreme heat methods aim to get the solder to a melting point, this process is called reflow. This repetitious expansion and contraction is handled fine with leaded solder but the lead free solder will diminish and cracks will form after time.

Quick tip for ppl who haven’t referred the tutorial yet Firstly, you need to take the top off fiix it by removing the screw under the warranty sticker. Gilksy1 has found a fix for this, and the fix is very similar to that of the Xbox RRoD requires use of heatgun. Add Thread to del. Jun 30, at 7: This is what your PS3 looks like after being disassembled: