Author Topic: PS3 Yellow light of death!  (Read 2952 times)

Offline pintastic

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PS3 Yellow light of death!
« on: August 31, 2011, 08:30:27 PM »
Mine just crapped out on me.  For what its worth, mine is the first version (20GB) and this fixed it right up for me!  Took about an hour and worked like a charm.  Just a FYI if this happens to you.
ps3 ylod fix part1 gilksy

Be sure to get a good heat sink compound otherwise the fan kicks in to high and stays there.  Im awaiting this recommended compound now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Offline Miracleman

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Re: PS3 Yellow light of death!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 12:19:59 AM »
That's awesome, THANK YOU for sharing!

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Re: PS3 Yellow light of death!
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 06:46:43 PM »
Is there warranty with video ??? I cant get mine back together  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: PS3 Yellow light of death!
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 08:38:28 PM »
i fixed my friend's over a year ago. AS5 for the win. easy fix. :)

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Re: PS3 Yellow light of death!
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011, 11:03:17 PM »
so its just bad soider that melts causing a loose connection cool fix
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Re: PS3 Yellow light of death!
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 12:30:31 AM »
the video chip heats up, as the factory didn't apply the right level/amount of thermal grease.

my friend's PS3 was surprisingly clean and 99% dust free. the design just gets damm hot. on his, i opened it up, pulled the blureay drive, removed the heatsink, did the hair dryer trick as documented online and on youtube, cleaned, applied artic silver 5, put everything back together.

 

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