funkyweed Posted February 13, 2010 Share Posted February 13, 2010 (edited) YLOD repaired, thanks Aidan for this guide, combined with some youtube vids made it very straight forward! It's saved me some cash and more importantly has allowed me to transfer all of my game saves to a new system (I bagged a new slim after this happened, I won't be using the original console). The PS3 was a launch console which I have sunk some serious gaming hours into, so i'm not that surprised that it occured in the end. I was just playing as normal when the system crashed, followed by a beep and a nice bright yellow light I was well happy when I hit the power button after the repair process to the sound of a fully functional PS3 again! Although I managed to pull the whole connector off for the cmos battery, it went back on ok as the pins were not bent. During the heating process I used the youtube video below for timing and copied exactly what the guy did in the video, time wise and method. I found both parts of the video very useful and a bit more technical/speedy than the others. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr1zyAGwnuU]YouTube - PS3 YLOD Fix Part 2 of 2[/ame] Images of the operation in the spoiler tags below: [spoiler=1245] http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv60/funkyweed/YLOD/12022010150.jpg http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv60/funkyweed/YLOD/12022010152.jpg http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv60/funkyweed/YLOD/12022010153.jpg http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv60/funkyweed/YLOD/12022010155.jpg http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv60/funkyweed/YLOD/12022010159.jpg As Aidan says when dissembling any devices like this separate all screws/fittings removed into different containers. As stated thermal compound needs to be applied equally across the top of the CPU/GPU. Other than that just take your time and concentrate. Thanks again Aidan, I owe you a drink Edited February 13, 2010 by funkyweed Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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