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Any way to ressurect and YLOD'ed PS3?

#1nitedawgPosted 1/30/2013 12:29:44 PM
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#2Pengu1nPosted 1/30/2013 12:38:40 PM
Only temporarily from what i read. There is NO permanant fix for the YLOD and there is also no know reason why it happens. People blame dust build up but i had a 60gb PS3 for just under 3 years and in those 3 years i took very good care of it always making sure to clean the vents often yet it still YLOD'd.

I also had a sony refurb 60gb YLOD after 1 month.

So there is no permanant fix for the YLOD. Companies which say they can fix it are just after your money as any YLOD fix will eventually break again. Best thing to do is save your cash and buy a slim or super slim console not only for reliability sake but also because they are a hell of a lot quieter than than the older models.
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#3nitedawg(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2013 12:42:18 PM
At this point, if it break I won't be coming back to it. I'll either go strictly PC or Wii U. I could use that disc in the ps3 though...
#4Vegeta_YulawPosted 1/30/2013 12:44:40 PM
take it to a doctor.
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#5ARMs7777Posted 1/30/2013 12:48:25 PM
I have to say that its likely the problem of the user. Had mine for 5 years heavily used and went through 2 lasers and it worked fine until i give it to my brother to use and in 6 months he YLOD it. I opened up the ps3 and cleaned it before giving it to him. He said there was alot of dust inside. I regret giving him my fat 60gb instead of the slim 320gb model.
#6BeknessPosted 1/30/2013 12:52:09 PM
you couldn't have added this to your other topic? interesting.
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#7Pengu1nPosted 1/31/2013 6:41:49 AM
nitedawg posted...
At this point, if it break I won't be coming back to it. I'll either go strictly PC or Wii U. I could use that disc in the ps3 though...


There is a method to removing stuck discs. I tried it because my sony refurm 60gb YLOD'd with a blu ray movie stuck in it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8xndiAnzj8

It involves turning off the PS3 at the back then holding the eject button before turning it back on at the back it should eventually spit the disc out.

Best part is though you don't need to open the PS3 and dismantle the blu ray drive
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#8SauceyWombatPosted 1/31/2013 1:04:03 PM
First get familiar with Gilksy's youtube videos here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/gilksy1?feature=watch

That main Gilksy page has a link for every bit of info you need.

Buy a Heat Gun with adjustable temperature. Gilksy instructs the use of 350C without the use of non-cleaning flux or 400C with the use of non-cleaning flux. If you're only familiar with Fahrenheit measurements then look for a heat gun that gets as hot as 800 degrees Fahrenheit but can also be adjusted as low as 662 degrees Fahrenheit.
350C = 662F
400C = 752F.

Buy any type of thermal paste. 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.

Here is the least expensive, yet still good quality thermal paste ($6 with free S&H):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0087X73DY/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
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#9ZHolyMadmanPosted 1/31/2013 2:59:38 PM
SauceyWombat posted...
First get familiar with Gilksy's youtube videos here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/gilksy1?feature=watch

That main Gilksy page has a link for every bit of info you need.

Buy a Heat Gun with adjustable temperature. Gilksy instructs the use of 350C without the use of non-cleaning flux or 400C with the use of non-cleaning flux. If you're only familiar with Fahrenheit measurements then look for a heat gun that gets as hot as 800 degrees Fahrenheit but can also be adjusted as low as 662 degrees Fahrenheit.
350C = 662F
400C = 752F.

Buy any type of thermal paste. 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.

Here is the least expensive, yet still good quality thermal paste ($6 with free S&H):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0087X73DY/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Listen to this man. It was literally yesterday that I fixed my YLOD'd PS3 for the second time using Gilksy's method. But like everyone says, it's only a temporary fix, so once it's alive again back up your save data (I recommend the PS+ "cloud" because you can even back up those pesky protected files) and whatever else is worth preserving & transfer your account to a new system and continue gaming.
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