this is great news for those that have had ylod lets hope that it fixes every ps3 that . I have sent email to gilksy some time ago to get my method to his guide, but. Free comprehensive guide to repairing YLOD on the PS3 console. All videos and techniques provided by gilksy. I sent my Launch Day Fat PS3 to Gophermods for YLoD repair a few to a different PS3) then you can repair it yourself by following Gilksy’s.

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Sir79 How did you do yours? Now its time to apply new heat sink compound to the 2 processors, when doing this its always best to follow the manufacturers instructions but I believe the process gilksy ps3 ylod fix the same with all types please check instructions that come with pastebefore continuing Buy a Heat Gun with adjustable temperature.

Repairing a PlayStation 3 with the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD)

Lift of metal cover plate whilst allowing ribbons to pass through gaps in plate without damage, see below. Turn heat gun on and set temperature to deg and the fan speed to low to high and it will move the surface mount bits. I added a photoshopped photo gilksy ps3 ylod fix clarification.

Vacuum cleaner or compressed air blower. Just cleaned processors and used gelid gc2 and add washers. Vacuum or canned air to clean case and system of dust.

I even ffix a little too close with the heat gun which partially melted gilksy ps3 ylod fix plastic on three of the chips, but it still works.

Now repeat on gilksy ps3 ylod fix other processor. I believe that when you heat up the CPU and GPU, that cheap, gummy thermal compound is softened up quite a bit, maybe even partially liquefied. I notice playing “heavy” games such as gt5, uncharted or any games 20gb or more in size triggers this, it shuts off on its own with 3 beeps and red flashing lights Also, this is the best time for you to get a new system with the lower priced bundles and a huge gilksy ps3 ylod fix of hilksy.


That said, reflows are only a temporary gipksy.

This will invalidate any warranty. I highly suggest getting a reflow from them if you want to salvage your saves. I don’t know if this works for all YLOD units just like x-clamp isn’t the ultimate fix for RROD but gilksy ps3 ylod fix it’s quite simple and cheap it’s worth a try.

In following this guide, I do not guarantee you will fix your ps3, and by attempting this repair YOU are agreeing to gilksy ps3 ylod fix full responsibility for any loss of fjx due to damage caused by following this guide.

However it’s not the error, where it won’t power-up. If I build a house and it crumbles a year in a half later I doubt I could get away with that. Did you use a heatgun? Hinge case towards you until disengaged and then tilt towards the left.

YLOD Repair Guide

Remove 5 screws and the earth wire screw on psu, and unplug connector plug. After 15 to 20 seconds move onto the next area. Which ps3 models does it occur most on?

All credit for this repair goes to gilksy yylod his excellent work and development gilksy ps3 ylod fix this repair technique. YLOD problem was making me mad. As our consoles are forced to do more and more each generation, we are seeing a decrease in their expected life expectancy. First get familiar with Gilksy’s youtube videos here: Fells bad bro I did notice it ran a little longer than usual before ylod, but that could be from me opening it up and letting some air flow there.


I tried doing the debugging mode p3s still could not see anything That is what I did, they wanted me to trade my system in and pay to switch it out for a slim, and I flat out refused. I then purchased from “www. I also get to keep gilksy ps3 ylod fix 60gb There is another easier method that has been known to work posted here http: There are easily dozens of YouTube videos and websites making similar claims. Fluxing the BGA’s If this is the first reflow on the console you are working on, then fluxing is gilksy ps3 ylod fix not necessary as the solder still should contain enough flux for a good reflow.

Slide cover pz3 towards the tilksy until it stops and lift off.

PS3 YLoD Motherboard Repair Guide, With Gilksy Videos

I have my own hypothesis, and I only found two clues to support my thinking. My memory tells me that dielectric grease performed within a few degrees Celsius of the best performer.

I attempted to pop the heat spreader off of the GPU, but it is on their pretty good. If you want a long-term repair with a lifetime warranty then look into rsolpc. Terms of Use Violations: Check the top metal cover plate gilmsy for burn-in marks, as you can see below this ps3 got very hot before it yloded! I have sent email to gilksy some time ago to get gilksy ps3 ylod fix method to his guide, but since he hasn’t replied I decided to post my method here.