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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Posted March 29, Jun 30, at 6: This repetitious expansion and contraction is handled fine with leaded solder but the lead free solder will diminish and cracks will form after time.

Prev 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. 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.

When the PS3 hardware heats up the solder expands ever so slightly as any metal does and when it cools down it contracts. It appears that there are a few repair options but non seem to last for more than a ulod months.

I’m getting a mate to do it for me since he’s had to do it before. This will not work.

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

Attempt a recommended repair that seems to get the longest results. Senture Wise Guy Joined: Doing something like this would only hurt the game store. After opening ‘Disk Management’ I could see the drive but it fux not accessible.


My Orignal PS3 60gb model has given up on me with my copy of morden warfare 2 still inside. Please Log In to post.

Bring back the main forum list. The problem is that when heating, these chips are pushed very close to their maximum heat rating so it’s very risky.

Yellow Light of death and stuck disk HELP!!! – PlayStation Nation – GameSpot

This site uses cookies. Your Username or Email Address: The issue is apparently with the PS3 motherboard and not the PSU as initially suspected by yood including myself.

Feb 7, Posts: Strangely the problem bears striking similarity to the RROD that xbox users have been plagued with time memorial. 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.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. After considering all this and reading through TTDegs optionsI’ve got no choice but to repair this console.

Does anyone know how to get the disc ykod


I need the BD drive that goes to that motherboard. Archived This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


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. 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 Yes, my password is: There seem to be many sites with sporadic links and sources to good sites so since I’m putting in a lot of effort finding this information I wanted to log the elements that helped me fix the YLOD and share the information so you can fix yours too.

Next will be the heat gun that can hit oF I don’t see it as a good option.

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How’d you like it if you were in his shoes? Oct 25, Posts: May 1, Posts: Hold down the eject button for more than 3 secs. These two options don’t really work. I’ve seen others use an oven set at a particular temperature and flx the main motherboard in there for a duration of time.