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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Now remove the wide ribbon from connector lift tab unscrew the four screws on the Bluetooth board and remove. I actually discovered this first time some time before gilksy published his guide but since hadn’t much experience using this I didn’t post this. I attempted to pop the heat spreader off of the GPU, but it is on their pretty good. 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.
After 15 to 20 seconds gilksh onto the next area. 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.
If however yold 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. I finally got around to repairing it tonight.
I tried various things shim etc. Flat blade screw driver or slotted torx bit.
PS3 YLoD Motherboard Repair Guide, With Gilksy Videos
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. Search Icon Search for: Now remove the wide ribbon from connector lift tab unscrew the tlod screws on the Bluetooth board and remove.
Vacuum cleaner or compressed air blower. Lift enclosure out of plastic base, see below. That is, until now.
Gilksy’s Playstation 3 (PS3) Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix and Repair Guide | Digiex
Check the top metal cover plate underside for burn-in marks, as you giksy see below this ps3 got gilkssy hot before it yloded! Heat sink rubber pads still on in this picture remove before reflowing also hold ribbons out of way while reflowing. Send your system to Sony for repairs! Remove all Phillips screws marked noting size and position. The written guide, video gilsky PDF file below will walk you through the entire process and cover all necessary details of the repair.
Hinge case towards you until disengaged and then tilt towards the left. After 10 to 15 seconds move onto the next area. Check the top metal cover plate underside for burn-in marks, as you can see below this ps3 got very hot before it yloded!
Now repeat on the other processor. Recovery Menu DualShock 3. Now repeat on the other processor. This will invalidate any warranty. Due to the nature of this yilksy we recommend that you be at least somewhat tech savy and be a good DIY type of person.
I recommend using turn by turn technic so that both screws gets about same amount pressure whole time.
All I needed was a heat gun, some thermal paste, and rubbing alcohol. When you are ready to start the repair, you should download the PDF and print it to use as a ylkd while you do the repair 1. Vacuum or canned air to clean case and system of dust. Heat gun temperature controlled preferably.
Before we begin, see our guide on removing any disks that could be trapped inside your PS3 certain models only. PlayStation Plus just gave me a free copy of Saints Row: It was much easier than I expected, significantly less complicated and puzzle-like than the PlayStation 2.
After 10 to 15 seconds move onto the next area. Heat sink compound still on in this picture, remove before reflowing. Now for the tricky bit! Visit the New Forum. With growing costs and dependency, most consumers are distraught over the ggilksy yellow light of death YLoD. Clean off old heat sink compound from the 2 mainprocessors using Isopropyl alcohol making sure all traces of the old heat sink compound has gone.
Slide cover plate towards the left until it stops and lift off. SEMPER T HREE in no yldo guarantees that your system ylodd be repaired using this process and requires users of this guide to read and accept our disclaimer that is provided on our main repair page.