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  1. 06-26-2011, 03:52 PM
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    I didn't see it on here so I'm going to post how to fix your PS3's Ylod with an
    oven instead of the Heat gun method.

    NOTE(s): Don't do this if your ps3 is still under warranty. Just send it to Sony. This is for those who; 1.) Don't have or want to spend $150 to get it fixed by Sony, 2.) Don't have the proper tools for the heat gun method, or 3.) Tried the heat gun method and it failed.

    Also this tut has been confirmed to fix PS3s that have had the Green Light of Death or GLoD by martin420.

    Also, this is a tutorial for PS3 Phats that have fallen victim to the YLoD. I'm not
    familiar with how the inside of PS3 slim is, bit I'm sure if you google a tutorial on how to disassemble ps3 slim, the ovem method would be the same.

    First off you'll need to buy a tube of thermal paste before you begin. I got mine at Radio Shack for $10. Artic Silver 5 is recommended. Looks like this: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Now: First, you'll need to dissassemble your PS3 completely. For that, here is a detailed picture tutorial(I take no credit for the tutorial): [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    2.) Once you have disassembled your PS3 completely, look for the GPU and CPU on the motherboard. They are the two biggest squares with the thermal paste on them. Once you do that, get some Q-Tips(or anything lent free) and apply a small dab of rubbing alcohol on it and remove the left over thermal paste. Make sure none is on the motherboard as well.

    3.) Once that is done, Remove the PS3's internal battery(stores the date, time, etc.). Look on the motherboard for a little silver battery(Like this: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]) as well as the little sticky black things on the motherboard. Failure to do so will result in them melting to the motherboard and the battery exploading(I learned the hard way as I forgot to do so. My battery exploaded so I had to get a new one).

    4.) Once the motherboard is good to go, get a deep aluminum foil baking pan. Then lye the motherboard so that its sitting on the pans edge's(NOT in the pan itself). This allows the heat from the oven to heat and reflow both sides of the motherboard.

    5.) Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Pretty simple.

    6.) Once your oven is at 425 degrees F, stick the motherboard in the oven and set the timer(or time yourself if you lack a timer) for 10 minutes.

    7.) Once the 10 minutes is up, remove the motherboard from the oven and let it cool for 2-3 minutes.

    8.) Once it has cooled, you can apply the new thermal paste. To do this, you'll need an old credit card(or any plastic card of that sort). Now add a thin strip of thermal paste to the GPU and CPU; Here's a pic of how much you should apply: http://sometimesgeeky.com/wp-content...paste-chip.jpg

    9. Now take the card and smooth the thermal paste out on both chips. Make
    sure while doing that, none gets on the motherboard. If it does, wipe it off.

    10.) Once you have applied the fresh thermal paste, you can begin to re-assemble your PS3. Just follow the disassemble tutorial backwards to re-assemble your system.

    11.) Enjoy playing your PS3 again.

    NOTE: The YLOD fix is not permanent. It lasts 3-5 months before you must apply more paste again. I fixed my ps3 in January(2011) and did not have to re apply thermal paste until last July(2011). The 3-5 months also gives you time to just save up for a new PS3. =D

    Please don't forget to thank if you found this
    tut useful and easy to understand. And if you tried it and were successful, post here so I can add your name to the list. 


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    Originally Posted by xkianushx View Post
    Ahh yeah i was pretty sure it got closed :p. I hope my ps3 slim never gets YLoD if it dose then I know where to go and thanks for making this thread
    No problemo and Slims get them, but their failire rate is WAY lower than that of the Ps3 fats.
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    Originally Posted by GeoHotz2012 View Post
    No problemo and Slims get them, but their failire rate is WAY lower than that of the Ps3 fats.
    Thank god its lower , My brothers fat ps3 has YLoD
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    Originally Posted by xkianushx View Post
    Thank god its lower , My brothers fat ps3 has YLoD
    Well then you should suggest to him this thread.  Or you could fix for him and charge him, Lol.
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    Originally Posted by GeoHotz2012 View Post
    Well then you should suggest to him this thread.  Or you could fix for him and charge him, Lol.
    Yeah I am charging him 100$ to fix it
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    Originally Posted by xkianushx View Post
    yeah i am charging him 100$ to fix it :d
    genius! 
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    Can we get a video.
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    Could this really work
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    Originally Posted by LiveLongDieHard View Post
    Could this really work
    Yes. It's how I fixed my ps3 twice. If I am able to get a cam from someone ill upload a video of me doin it.
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    Search YLOD oven fix on youtube, there are a few out there already. But yes, it does work.

    Here is one to help you getting started. Make sure all the ribbon cables are pulled as well before you do it.

    Also, step 7 in this threads first post I would modify to NOT to touch the motherboard after baking it, just leave the door open after switching the oven off. Let it cool down before taking it out for 30 mins to an hour. If the solder runs when you move it you're screwed.
    Last edited by mrBear; 07-01-2011 at 08:28 AM.

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    Will try this if my PS3 YLOD again.

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