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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Back in the day we used to use solder that contained lead, but in current years due to health and safety it’s very uncommon to vilksy1 solder containing lead. Senture Wise Guy Joined: Your Username or Email Address: This doesn’t always work. After opening ‘Disk Management’ I could see the drive but it was not accessible.

Cheers for the tip printing of instructions now but it should be pretty simple to follow by the looks of it. Want to learn more about the team who brings you the Dash Hacks news? I’ve seen a ton of posts mention this towel and hair dryer fix, which is especially popular because you don’t have to open the console and destroy the warranty seal How’d you like it if you were in his shoes? It turns out that this aluminum is a plate covering the chips below with thermal paste between.


As for the trapped disc, there are two methods I’ve found but non of which work for the launch model PS3. gikksy1

Yellow Light of death and stuck disk HELP!!!

All parts have been dismantled and hoovered out plus I’ve just finished removing the thermal paste from everywhere too. This explains why the process works but only for a certain duration of time. I also think it’s stupid how customers who buy one, for a higher price, get ripped off years later when people buying the console once it gets good can get a 3 year warranty and models that don’t get YLOD as easily.

It appears that there are a few repair options but non seem to last for more than a few months. Share Share this post on Digg Del.

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Posted March 28, It looks like buying one of these might be a wise purchase too. Unfortunately there are several items on the Fi that are irreplaceable graduation photos, purchased music, saved games, etc and the data must be retrieved.

I don’t want to deal with more dead consoles. There were many people talking about how they scammed their stores by using the ‘towel around the PS3 and shooting a hair dryer into the vents for 20 mins” method, which would get the system working for a few hours enough to back up data and sell it as a working console to a game shop.


Subscribe to our Daily Digest! Jun 30, at 7: I tried to intentionally remove this plate but it’s on really tight and wouldn’t budge so I’ll skip that ‘extra sure’ step.

Quick tip for ppl who haven’t referred the tutorial yet The issue is apparently with the PS3 motherboard and not the PSU as initially suspected by many including myself. But with the real service mode, maybe you can marry new BD drives to your board.

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

fxi Posted March 27, Here’s a few pictures of where I’ve got so far. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

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