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    MOTHER BOARD REPAIR GUIDE

    Quote Originally Posted by Disclaimer:
    Please be advised if your ps3 is still in warranty on then send it back do not attempt this repair. The following repair is for faulty mother boards only and will not repair power supply issues or disc read errors. In following this guide I do not guarantee you will fix your ps3 and by attempting this repair YOU take full responsibility for any loss of hardware due to damage
    caused by following this guide.
    Ok so if you’re reading this then you have experienced one of the worst things that can happen to your ps3. So follow these steps and let’s get you back up and running!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tools needed



    1.) Heat gun (temperature controlled preferably).
    2.) Isopropyl alcohol (acquire from chemist).
    3.) Vacuum cleaner or compressed air blower.
    4.) Phillips screw driver.
    5.) Flat blade screw driver or slotted torx bit.
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Let’s begin![/b]]

    1. Remove warranty sticker and rubber foot that’s positioned above hard drive bay.
    This will invalidate any warranty.

    2. Using a small flat blade screw driver or slotted torx bit, unscrew cover plate screw.

    3. Slide cover plate towards the left until it stops and lift off.

    4. Remove all Phillips screws marked noting size and position.

    5. Hinge case towards you until disengaged and then tilt towards the left. See below.

    6. Remove ribbon cable by carefully lifting black part of connector (locking tab).

    7. Lift/tilt blue ray drive towards the right whilst disconnecting power cable and the large ribbon (lift tab) underneath.

    8. Remove 5 screws and the earth wire screw on psu, and unplug connector plug.

    Before removal of psu unplug small bnc connector (black wire) and remove tape on side of psu, now lift off psu.

    9. Now remove the wide ribbon from connector (lift tab) unscrew the four screws on the Bluetooth board and remove.

    10. Remove hard drive cover.

    11. Unscrew blue hard drive screw and disengage hard drive by sliding towards gap in the bay.

    12. Remove hard drive, see below.

    13. Unscrew 4 screws holding the bracket, on/off and eject control panel. Remove small ribbon (lift tab) and remove control panel.

    14. Unscrew 8 screws.

    15. Lift enclosure out of plastic base, see below.

    16. Now unclip black rear panel and remove.

    17. Unscrew 4 screws and remove sprung brackets, see below.

    18. Lift of metal cover plate whilst allowing ribbons to pass through gaps in plate without damage, see below. (Taking note where heat sink rubbers are positioned).

    19. Supporting fan assembly turn board over, remove fan power connector and fan.

    20. Remove 2 screws holding plate to hard drive connector and unplug battery connector.
    Now remove plate.

    21. Clean off old heat sink compound from the 2 mainprocessors using Isopropyl alcohol making sure all traces of the old heat sink compound has gone.

    22. Clean both touch plates on bottom of fan/heat sink assembly with Isopropyl alcohol until all traces of the old heat sink compound has gone.

    23. Now using a vacuum cleaner or compressed air blower get rid of all dust build up in the case and on all component parts of the ps3 (pay special attention to the fan assembly and heat sink fins(MUST BE CLEAR OF DUST).

    24. Typical example of dust build up.

    Ps3 case (dusty).
    Heat sink plates before
    heat sink compound removed (dusty).

    25. Once cleaned you should now have a nice pile of bits that looks something like this, see below.
    Now for the tricky bit!

    26. Check the top metal cover plate (underside) for burn-in marks, as you can see below this ps3 got very hot before it yloded!

    27. Place the ps3 mother board on a flat heat resistive surface (kitchen work top or melamine shelf will be fine).

    28. Turn heat gun on and set temperature to 350 deg and the fan speed to low (to high and it will move the surface mount bits).Allow gun to get up to temperature before continuing!

    29. Using a circular motion hold heat gun over areas outlined below (keep heat gun an inch above
    board/components at all times).

    30. CPU side first.

    31. After 15 to 20 seconds move onto the next area.

    32. Once all marked areas have been heated/reflowed on the mother board LEAVE for at least 10 to 15 minutes to cool. (DO NOT MOVE MOTHER BOARD WHILE COOLING).

    33. A popping noise may be heard during cooling, don’t worry this is normal.

    34. NON CPU side.

    35. After 10 to 15 seconds move onto the next area.

    36. Once all marked areas have been heated/reflowed on the mother board LEAVE for at least 10 to 15 minutes to cool. (DO NOT MOVE MOTHER BOARD WHILE COOLING).

    37. A popping noise may be heard during cooling don’t worry this is normal. Heat sink compound still on in this picture, remove before reflowing. Heat sink rubber pads still on in this picture remove
    before reflowing also hold ribbons out of way while reflowing

    Congratulations!!

    You have just repaired you’re yloded ps3 mother board.

    38. Now its time to apply new heat sink compound to the 2 processors, when doing this its always best to follow the manufacturers instructions but I believe the process is the same with all types (please check instructions that come with paste), before continuing

    39. The paste I am using is called AKASA 450 it’s a silver based compound with a thermal conductivity of 9.24w/m deg c and an operating range of 0 to 200 deg c. You can buy it from most pc shops but I get mine from my local Maplin ( I have been told that there is a better compound on the market called arctic silver but I haven’t tried it as yet so the choice is yours).

    40. Use syringe supplied and dispense a small worm of compound from top to bottom on the left hand side of processor chip, now using credit card supplied spread compound evenly and thinly over processor face (to much is bad and not enough is also bad) the ideal amount is when you can almost see through the paste.

    41. Now repeat on the other processor.

    42. See below.
    NOW IT IS TIME TO REASEMBLE THE PS3.
    RETRACE YOUR STEP IN REVERSE TO REBUILD
    MAKING SURE ALL RIBBON CABLES HAVE BEEN
    FULLY INSTERTED INTO CONNECTORS AND LOCKED
    DOWN IE. (TABS).
    If you would like to ask any questions
    Email me at gilksy1@btinternet.com
    Or when you’ve fixed your ps3
    Add me psn= gilksy
    It would be nice to keep track of all repaired
    ps3’s using this guide.
    Thank you for your time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’D JUST LIKE TO SAY THANKYOU TO
    BOOMONT AND ACE_J66 FOR ALLOWING
    ME TO DOCUMENT THE REPAIR OF THEIR
    PS3’S (MY NEW PSN FRIENDS).

    PLEASE BE AWARE THERE ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL VERSIONS OF THIS FREE

    GUIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DO NOT SUPPORT THEM BY BUYING IT........... DOWNLOAD AND WATCH FOR FREE AS IT WAS INTENDED TO BE!!!!!!!!


    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO SUPPORT ANY FUTURE VIDEOS/GUIDES THEN PLEASE USE THE LINK PROVIDED!

    THANKS

    GILKSY THE PS3 SURGEON! PSN= GILKSY



    Donation link

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    Added video guide as requested!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70SgRDVcBo


    Also my fluxing and clamp bending video

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    YLOD fix.pdf

    Last edited by dbrums; 04-13-2013 at 01:02 PM. Reason: Updating
    PSN ID: gilksy

    YLOD REPAIR VIDEOS http://www.youtube.com/user/gilksy1
    YLOD REPAIR PDF http://www.filefactory.com/file/af246bg/n/YLOD_fix_pdf

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    cant download
    no link to actual file
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    click on YLODfix.pdf then scroll down and click on (Download with FileFactory Basic) then input letters displayed and it should enable a download button click and download starts automatically!

    i'll need to write a guide on how to download the guide!! hahahahahahaha
    its the first hosting site i came across might not be the best if the admins want to host it on this site i would gladly email it to them?
    its also the first time ive ever had to host anything i am a nooooooob:( sorry;)

    ive just emailed it to you to save time!;)
    PSN ID: gilksy

    YLOD REPAIR VIDEOS http://www.youtube.com/user/gilksy1
    YLOD REPAIR PDF http://www.filefactory.com/file/af246bg/n/YLOD_fix_pdf

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    Yeah, download works fine. It even allows you to click Download again without going through the process, did for me anyway...

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    I went through the PDF and posted it here as well but didn't have the time so I couldn't finish with the pix.

    Good job colinjester.

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    cheers siptang
    I'm i honored by your approval
    if you could find the time the pics would be nice, it dosnt look as good without!
    maybe it could get stickeyed too!!!!

    why is it that i'm getting slated on the official sony forum, they all think the file is a virus!!!!!!!
    most of the people there are sending there ps3's to a ebay person DJ ELECTRONICS who by the looks of his picture is doing the same as my guide but with a proper ball grid array reflowing machine (two heat guns built into a case and cost 4 times as much)
    heres the item number if anyone interested # 180325761736.

    also ive recently found out that if you're power supply is the cause of the ylod problem then that to is just a case of re soldering the capacitor or thyristor dont no which one though!
    will post if i find out.
    PSN ID: gilksy

    YLOD REPAIR VIDEOS http://www.youtube.com/user/gilksy1
    YLOD REPAIR PDF http://www.filefactory.com/file/af246bg/n/YLOD_fix_pdf

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    Thanks, hopefully i don't get the YLOD. But if i do i know where to come.

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    Why does this seem so under appreciated? Like it should be in headlines but it's ignored? It's a big deal to a lot of people, even if they can't or don't want to do it themselves it's still beats the hell out of sending it to Sony (out of warranty) and being charged roughly $150 for the job.


    I go on this site N4G (News 4 Gamers) a lot and they seem to just round up headlines from all other gaming sites and make us aware of everything going on and this would be HUGE news to the site yet it hasn't been mentioned there. The majority of the users are PS3 fans anyways so why is something like this being treated so... lusterless?


    Thank you very much for the info, guide and download.

    White Knight Chronicles Addict 1200+hrs

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    here here and possibly getting back a ps3 which fails months after wards or even dosent work when you get it, not to mention the backing up of your data or face completing those games again!!!!!!!
    lets make it front page news ;););):););)
    PSN ID: gilksy

    YLOD REPAIR VIDEOS http://www.youtube.com/user/gilksy1
    YLOD REPAIR PDF http://www.filefactory.com/file/af246bg/n/YLOD_fix_pdf

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    stickied.

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