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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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    Nice tutorial GeoHotz :carling:
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    Thanks. My fingers were hurting. I typed from iphone.
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    Not bad as I haven't heard of this method before but if it only last for 3-5 months then why not spend the extra money to buy a newer ps3? :\
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    Awesome, never heard of this method before.

    WELCOME TO NGU ANYWAY, I SEE YOU HAVENT POSTED MUTCH!
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    Originally Posted by Hondarydr View Post
    Not bad as I haven't heard of this method before but if it only last for 3-5 months then why not spend the extra money to buy a newer ps3? :\
    Some don't have $200 so they can fix the broke ps3 and they have 3-5 months to save for a new one while still playing the old one. 

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    Awesome, never heard of this method before.

    WELCOME TO NGU ANYWAY, I SEE YOU HAVENT POSTED MUTCH!
    Thanks. And yea i know, lol. I'm going to start trying to be more active. 
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    As an extra measure, there is a heat retentive putty you can use to cover the capacitors. I blew mine the first time around by baking it too crispy

    Just one thing I would change - step 7 - DO NOT touch the board. Rather leave the oven door open, and let it cool down for an hour. One wrong move and the solder runs.

    But yes, this does work. I did this on my first YLOD before I got the heatgun.
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    Originally Posted by GeoHotz2012 View Post
    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: 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.

    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 this year and did not have to re apply thermal paste until last friday.
    I swear this thread got closed down yesterday. Anyway nice thread can this help a slim ps3 if it dose happen?
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    Originally Posted by xkianushx View Post
    I swear this thread got closed down yesterday. Anyway nice thread can this help a slim ps3 if it dose happen?
    Lol, it did. But I told Gizmo that this method was not
    in the Ultimate Repair Guide thread so he got a super mod to reopen it.

    And thanks. And I need to edit my
    thread, as it os a tut for PS3 Phat. But if you can dissasemble ps3 slim it wpuld work the same
    way.
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    Originally Posted by GeoHotz2012 View Post
    Lol, it did. But I told Gizmo that this method was not
    in the Ultimate Repair Guide thread so he got a super mod to reopen it.

    And thanks. And I need to edit my
    thread, as it os a tut for PS3 Phat. But if you can dissasemble ps3 slim it wpuld work the same
    way.
    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
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