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PS3 YLoD Motherboard Repair Guide, With Gilksy Videos. As our consoles are forced to do more and more each generation, we are seeing a decrease in their. PS3 YLoD Motherboard Repair Guide, With Gilksy Videos. STEP Now using a vacuum cleaner or compressed air blower get rid of all dust build up in the. 15 Feb Update June 19, The YLOD has struck again! During You should be able to follow along with Gilsky’s YouTube video and fix your own.

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Remove 5 screws and the earth wire screw on psu, and unplug connector plug. If however you are like us and do not mind that you may need to open the system again to do another YLOD repair of the same nature then you could keep and use the system you repaired. Using a small flat blade screw driver or slotted torx bit, unscrew cover plate screw. Lift of metal cover plate whilst allowing ribbons to pass through gaps in plate without damage, see below.

Personal tools Log in. 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. gilksyy

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

Most of the systems we have repaired have lasted a minimum of 15 more hours of playtime before the repair had to be done again or we simply scrapped the system. Check the top metal cover plate underside for burn-in marks, as you can see below this ps3 got very hot before it yloded!

Please follow this link to gilksy’s youtube channel and you will find a link there to donate directly to gilksy for his excellent work and continued research into the PS3.

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If this is the first reflow on the console you are working on, then fluxing is generally not necessary as the solder still should contain enough flux for a good reflow. Allow ypod to get up to temperature before continuing! Before removal of psu unplug small bnc connector black wire and remove tape on side of psu, now lift off psu.

If however your system has needed to be reflowed a second or more times you will probably need to flux the BGA’s in order to acheive positive results from the reflow. You can’t screw them too tight because of type of the screws.

After 10 to 15 gliksy move onto the next area. Remove small ribbon lift tab and remove control panel. 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 is the same with all types please check instructions that come with pastebefore continuing.

PS3 YLoD Motherboard Repair Guide, With Gilksy Videos

Then, a few days after Gioksy got back, the PS3 died again. Basically, if you can build your own computer you should be able to handle performing this repair. Taking note where heat sink rubbers are positioned. When I tried to turn it on, it would beep and flash a bunch of red lights at me before powering back off.

Check the top metal cover plate underside for burn-in marks, as you can see below this ps3 got very hot before it yloded!

Heat sink rubber pads still on in this picture remove before reflowing also hold ribbons out of way while reflowing. Heat gun temperature controlled preferably. This will invalidate any warranty.

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Fluxing the BGA’s If this is the first reflow on the console you are working on, then fluxing is generally not necessary as the solder still should contain enough flux for a good reflow. I probably paid less for my 85g tube than I would have paid for a tiny 3. They shipped with a thin layer of a pink or gray material on the heat sink.

PS3 YLoD Motherboard Repair Guide, With Gilksy Videos

You can find these every hardware store for less than 1euro. Remove hard drive, see below. This problem is identified when you turn the console on and you first see the led on the front of the console turn green, then it briefly changes to yellow and finally changes to blinking red.

The written guide, video and PDF file below will walk you through the entire process and cover all necessary details of the repair. Heat sink compound still on in this picture, remove before reflowing. It is also ridiculously vilksy. I was able to successfully repair my older, 60 GB PlayStation 3. Lift enclosure out of plastic base, see below. It’s fairly easy and you can find tutorials for it from this site or youtube and I don’t cover it here.

Typical example of dust build up. Now unclip black rear panel and remove. I once ylo a chart comparing the thermal transfer properties of various brands of CPU thermal compound, and that chart included dielectric grease.

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