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Treasure Hunter
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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 14, 2009

D-low,

 

Congrats! Was easier then you thought eh?

 

 

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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 15, 2009

I got the YLOD recently and I'm planning to use the guide. Thanks for poting it gilksy! :smileyhappy:

 

What's a flux though? It's not on the PDF and it's on the YouTube video guide.

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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 16, 2009

 i didnt use your guide but was watching you fix a yellows of death ps3. i made sure too watch all the videos, specially the noclean flux one and used 4 1/4 washers on heat sink clamps. and it worked thanks...

 

noclean flux 12.00 a pen

arctic silver 5 7.30

heat gun 30.00

4 1/2 washer .36

 

 altogether it was less then 68 dollars w/shipping

 

sony should go public about the ylod or atleast charge less for repairs.

 

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Gaming Beast
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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 16, 2009
Anybody who got YLOD in this thread, and hasn't already posted it in the Unofficial YLOD thread should do so.  Just make sure to follow the instructions for how to post, to make sure you get listed.  A thorough accounting may come in handy some day soon!
I'd add you to my friends list, but I have YLOD

"I'm not in the business. I AM the business."

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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 21, 2009

quirmche wrote:

TRMario wrote:
I would like to ask someone who has done this. Did the YLOD happen again?

 

I did two in mid July one is still going fine the other I sold and the buyer just said it went ylod again.

 

Well, I received back from the buyer of my ebay repair and sure enough it "yloded" again. (I made a new word, ha!)  

 

Anyway, applied the gilksy1 method (thank you again, sir) Wha La ... fired right up!  This time I used the no clean flux.

 

My question is this,  how do I get this fix to last longer?

 

PS.  The other of the two I did has continued to work since I originally applied the gilksy method....so lasted over a month now.

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Treasure Hunter
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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 26, 2009

Just wanted to say thank you once again, almost a month now and its still running great. what an awesome guide.

 

That and i wanted to help this thread up to the top again.

 

Amazing how people kudo people just because they agree with them, but when it comes to some really really usefull information you only get a few.

 

Thanks again!

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Lombax Warrior
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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 26, 2009

Sorry folks but there is no known problems with the PS3. The YLOD is a myth. There is no cake.

 

 

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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 26, 2009

To all the Canadians in the thread: 

 

I performed the fix yesterday and it cost me a total of $2.29...err....no....$2.69.

 

I followed the 6-part YouTube video...right up to the point where I needed to clean the components.

 

Then I went to Shopper's Drug Mart and purchased a bottle of isoproyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Total cost: $2.29

 

I then drove over to Canadian Tire and purchased a $90 MasterCraft heat gun (with a digital readout). It comes in its own carrying case...and it isn't sealed in any plastic or anything that needs to be damaged in order to open it. 

 

So I carefully opened the heat gun, used it for the two minutes required by the video, then re-packaged it...and returned it to Canadian Tire for a full refund. Apart from the two minutes of use, I returned it in the EXACT condition and EXACT packaged state as when I purchased it...so they could just put it back on their shelf. No loss for them. And no loss for me.

 

Actually, they charged me $0.40 when I returned it -- becuase I forgot to return the Canadian Tire money that they'd originally given me with the purchase. Oh well.

 

$2.69

 

And my PS3 has returned from the dead.

 

THANKS GILSKY!!

 

 

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Lombax Warrior
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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 26, 2009

 

Guys, please don’t try this.  It works but is not worth going all that trouble just for 3-4 hours of game play… then you will get the YLOD  again. It works don’t get me wrong but for couple of hours or even days . Just send it to SONY  if you really want to play for a long time….

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Re: YLOD REPAIR GUIDE (NEW)

Aug 26, 2009

steady6 wrote:

 

Guys, please don’t try this.  It works but is not worth going all that trouble just for 3-4 hours of game play… then you will get the YLOD  again. It works don’t get me wrong but for couple of hours or even days . Just send it to SONY  if you really want to play for a long time….



All sony does is take parts that havent failed yet from other systems that were sent in and combines them. The chances of you getting it again are high also

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