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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Slide cover plate towards the left until it stops and lift off. Hinge case towards you ps33 disengaged and then tilt towards the left.

Vacuum or canned air to clean case and system of dust. Which means I could fix gilksy ps3 ylod fix with my fingers, pressing that area? If you want it to last longer than you need to also a consider a better way to get it.

Anyhow got aheat gun and silver thermal paste This guide was developed using a 60gb model, remember that other models may be slightly different to disassemble. Good news is that it gilksy ps3 ylod fix “working” like it was before so I can probably try the other method now having lost the fear of opening it. There is another easier method that has been known gilksy ps3 ylod fix work posted here http: Remove small ribbon lift tab and remove control panel.

As our consoles are forced to do more and more each generation, we are seeing a decrease in their expected life expectancy. Them also add and additional heatsink in top of the GPU not too big, optionally a small one in top of the CPU, use also the washers mod http: Dremel or something similar is good for cutting. The washers I used have almost become one with the screws used to hold down the “sprung brackets” had to use the dremel to cut away a washer because the screw stripped – no real damage was caused that I know of but i scratched up the insides a little Heat gun temperature controlled preferably.

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Buy any type of thermal gilksy ps3 ylod fix. Mr Einds Mr Einds 5 years ago 5 I second the gophermods recommendation.

Before removal of psu unplug small bnc connector black wire and remove tape on side of psu, now lift off psu. Sign up for free! I have normal daytime job and I do this only for fun to help my friends. I attempted to pop the heat spreader off of the GPU, gilksy ps3 ylod fix it is on their pretty good.

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

Supporting fan assembly turn board over, remove fan power connector and fan. Lift of metal cover plate whilst allowing ribbons to pass through gaps in plate without damage, see below.

I have sent email to gilksy some time ago to get my method to his guide, but since he hasn’t replied I decided to post my method here. I was able to gilksy ps3 ylod fix repair my older, 60 GB PlayStation 3. This is gilksy ps3 ylod fix split board – You can return to the Split List for other boards.

YLOD Repair Guide

Or heatgun method to heat up the solder points, then install the washers for a more permanent fix? If your are reading this guide, then you are obviously in a difficult situation, or you are preparing gilksy ps3 ylod fix when you are in a tough spot.

Sorry for your loss. You pay for something fiz randomly breaks and you are forced to foot the bill. I say any type of thermal paste because you only need a temorary fix, so top of the line or bottom of the barrel won’t make a damn bit of difference.


Never gilksy ps3 ylod fix a problem with any of them. I giksy got around to repairing it tonight. Now unclip black gliksy panel and remove. Using filksy small flat blade screw driver or slotted torx bit, unscrew cover plate screw. Then, a few days after I got back, the PS3 died again. Vacuum cleaner or compressed air blower. I did also have some Arctic Silver 5 lying around from gilksy ps3 ylod fix previous PC build.

There isn’t a premanent fix as i heard, the only way to really end that ylod once and for all is to change the solder which is in Lead-free into a Leaded Solder Since problem is very similar to xbox’s RROD the fix fundamental is similar: After 15 to 20 seconds move onto the next area.

I only used the washers. Cix Alcohol for thermal paste cleanup. This still does not fix the underlying problem Now I tried the method with no heat and washers not happen.

I highly suggest gilksy ps3 ylod fix a reflow from them if you want to salvage your saves. Sign Up for free or Log In if you already have an account to be able to gi,ksy messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.

Good to know there’s a fix for it in case it ever happens to my ps3.