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    PS3 YLOD FIX ?

    Anyone know a more permanent YLOD fix as i've heard the repair kits can often fail again.
    I've got a 3.41 machine here so it would be a shame to have to bin it because of this shitty YLOD.

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    Try following the gilksy videos on youtube - I done a couple same way as this now both working fine

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    Have the board reworked is the best solution but very expensive.


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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    Have the board reworked is the best solution but very expensive.
    Know anywhere I can get that done ?

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    i did my own mate following gilksey , what prezzy posted great guide and it was the 1st 1 i have ever done , it lasted 3 months

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    If any VIP/donator wants their board reworking, cover postage(include stamps) and ill do it for free.

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruggie_uk View Post
    If any VIP/donator wants their board reworking, cover postage(include stamps) and ill do it for free.
    Great offer that m8


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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    Great offer ruggie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruggie_uk View Post
    If any VIP/donator wants their board reworking, cover postage(include stamps) and ill do it for free.
    Im a donator but i'd happily become VIP too if your willing to help me out

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    Ideally just post the metal cradle containing motherboard and fan(cheaper postage) to:
    The PC Hub
    90-92 North Road
    Clowne, Derbyshire
    S43 4PF

    I will of course repaste the CPU and GPU using Arctic MX-2 so please don't unscrew them when you get them back as it will mess up the paste.
    Cheers

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruggie_uk View Post
    Ideally just post the metal cradle containing motherboard and fan(cheaper postage) to:
    The PC Hub
    90-92 North Road
    Clowne, Derbyshire
    S43 4PF

    I will of course repaste the CPU and GPU using Arctic MX-2 so please don't unscrew them when you get them back as it will mess up the paste.
    Cheers
    Absolutely superb offer mate, this is the DF spirit through and through.

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    problem i had was dropped my ps3 off a high shelf and it clicked something out of place inside blueray playerso i opened it up and fixed it put it back together then started to get ylod obviously i pooped myself proper gutted but what i did to fix it well ressolve is a better word was to loosen all the screws to the ps3 outer casing 7 i think and ive never had a problem since,weirdly when i tighten all the screws i always get ylod,weird but works

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    What was the outcome for this? Did you get L33ONP's Mobo Ruggie? Has it lasted?

    Obvious reason I ask!
    Probably going to Reflow one this afternoon...!


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    I didn't end up sending it.
    I opened it up to send the board off only to realise it had already been repaired, and badly.
    Most of the heat pads were missing and they was thermal paste all over the place.
    Then I couldn't take it back to gamestation because I'd removed the warranty sicker so I ended up stripping it down and putting most of it on ebay

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    I repaired my Ps3 recently, gave it a blast with the heat gun and then applied some AS5.

    It worked for about a week but now has the YLOD again.

    Whats the best course of action:-

    1) Strip it down again and give it another blast with the heat gun?
    2) Strip it down, remove the AS5 and apply more AS5 than I did last time?
    3) Strip it down and replace the heat pads, one of them had split?
    4) All of the above?

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    I'd go with number 4.
    It will fix it again but it will also fail again at some point all depends on how well you reflow it and how much use it gets. It might work for a week or it might work for a a few year but the only permanent fix is reball the CPU and GPU with leaded solder

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    Thanks for the advice, I'll give it another blast, literally!

    Out of curiosity, whats the recommended amount of time to blast it with the heatgun for? When I did it previously I blasted it for 3 minutes on about 350C [I think thats what the temp was].

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    Default Re: YLOD FIX ?

    Dont go overkill with the AS5. It can got the other way.

    Thin slither almost see through will make a big difference.


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    Thanks mate. Will give it a go and report back

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