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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Yellow Light of death and stuck disk HELP!!!

This will not work. The issue is apparently with the PS3 motherboard and not the PSU as initially suspected by many including myself. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Just get someone to do it the ps3 is a 60gb phat that i will use to play homebrew and ps2 games also used for hacking and for my slim gb legit online all the way: Nov 5, Posts: Results 1 to 8 of 8.

Senture Wise Guy Joined: I like my local game store, I’ve bought so many decent releases and have been given some great advice from them. Your Username or Email Address: 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. This doesn’t always work. Go To Topic Listing Techzone. Here’s a few pictures of where I’ve got so far. Lead free solder melts at a slightly higher temperature so around oF is where you’ll start see melting regular solder is at about oC.

I also found posts of others literally swapping their dead PS3 HDD’s into newly purchased PS3’s and the console asked to perform a reformat. So I’ve got absolutely no way to access the data other than by repairing the console and then transferring the data when it’s up and running. Got the disc drive out and half the screws out but then the screwdriver head has been mangled with the force used to get the others out so now i have to buy another one.


Some people have said that the HDD failure can cause it only for that to be dispelled by another poster. It looks like buying one of these might be a wise purchase too. I saw posts discussing that the game store would offer 30 day warranty on pre-owned consoles so that’s a piece of mind for these scammers.

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May 1, Posts: Call Sony Customer Support and ask them about it, they may refer you to a place you could get your disc removed for free, either that or atleast give you some tips on how to remove the disc yourself without damaging it. If it’s proper fubar then strip it down again and take the drive out. You need buy cvv usa,uk,ca,au,eu pls contac me or logins site me to know more We Updates daily Credent-crd.

So looking into repairs. Source There is also the issue of flux contained in solder. Jul 22, Posts: Can someone plz rehost the YLOD file plz!! 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 I don’t see it as a good option. I need the BD drive that goes to that motherboard.

This topic is locked from further discussion. It’s the most cost efficient, fastest chance of getting my data and disc back. So Sam, will you be trying to fix the thing all by yourself?

My Orignal PS3 60gb model has given up on me with my copy of morden warfare 2 still inside. Popular Tags Advanced Search. Tomrock Why are you trolling? His six part guide is also accompanied by a PDF but what most posters miss is the additional flux and clamp bending video.


When the PS3 hardware heats up the solder expands ever so slightly as any metal does and when it cools down it contracts. AgentZero Follow Forum Posts: They seem to be pretty cheap but very loud.


Gilkey1 a lot of research I’ve found many claming that their Sony repaired consoles went back to the YLOD after only a few months. After considering all this and reading through TTDegs optionsI’ve got no choice but to repair this console.

Posted March 27, Just strip it down and give it some heat gun treatment. I’m getting a mate to do it for me since he’s had to do it before. I also found posts about people successfully fishing their discs out with a pair of tweezers.

All times are GMT This isn’t the fix for me, but if you want to chance it you might get enough time for it fixx turn on and backup the data before it dies forever.

Up north in Sunderland. I initially tried take a non-intrusive approach, contacting the console vendor to see if they would take a return and also Sony to see what they could offer. My game store also mentioned that I should remove the HDD before sending the console back to Sony because there have been many cases of Sony sending consoles back with wiped HDDs.

Share Share this post on Digg Del. Just have to remeber where i put my screw driver if not wack out the butcher knife.

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