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Post By TrustY
YLOD ? –
I have a ps3 that has YLOD I think. When I turn it on the led lights up - green red yellow red red ect. and just beeps. I've took it apart a few times now and got it working. So I thought,,, after I login to a user account and Im at the XMB Screen... my screen is melting away thats what it looks like anyways. now im back at the led lights flashing plus the beeps. Anyone have a fix? I cant view videos on this internet connection so a readme would be great..... THANKS
Ps3 OFW 4.00
What model is your PS3? certainly looks like YLOD, if it is FAT, it makes sense, maybe you should get a Super Slim.
I do have a super slim and 2 slims (well 1 that works) just want to fix it
Originally Posted by tommyv
The ps3 with the problem is a slim CECH-2001A it's still on official firmware 4.00
When I did get it to come on the 2 times the first time it looked like the xmb screen was melting
the next time it was showing a warning message of overheating. I took the playstation out of the case
so I just had the mainboard, power supply and power button/eject switch board and now I get
the LED lights green/red/yellow/red with beeps again.
Yeah the symptoms are classic of YLOD or RROD on xbox 360, sometimes it turns on, others it doesn't and shows YLOD or RROD, when it turns on it stops working after a while giving all type of graphical glitches, the reason why this happens is because of the Heat/Cold cycle over a period of time, what happens is that the CPU/GPU "disconnects" from the motherboard and gives the error. the solution: if you really want to fix it (assuming there is nothing else wrong) is to send it for reballing, what they do is that they desolder the GPU and CPU and solder it again using better materials, is a very complex procedure that requires tools and expertize but that is the only way to truly fix it.
Well thanks for your help! I'll probably try the rosin flux trick and if that dont work I have a ps3 for parts.
Any more info on this trick?
Originally Posted by TrustY
Did you try changing the Thermal Paste? Did you even apply a bit of Thermal past to the Chips or did you think that the Stock Goo was enough?
Originally Posted by Ichijoe
When I took the ps3 apart I put arctic silver 5 on the 2 chips but that didn't do anything really because I still got the over heating message.
I still have to order the rosin flux... it cost 10 or 12 dollars so if it don't work I'm not out much.
I seen a video awhile back on youtube and the person used rosin flux and a heat gun and got the ps3 back up and running.
He dumped the liquid solder rosin flux under the CPU/GPU and then used a heat gun... I don't know if it would really work but its worth a try
I have the 2 videos of the person saved on my laptop and plan on trying it soon.
If you would like to see the 2 videos go to youtube and search YLOD Repair Part 1 and YLOD Repair Part 2 (I THINK)
Seems to me, and I'd guess at least One of my X360s has a similar problem, that it would be better to invest the Time & Money in getting it fixed properly. But, I wish you the best of luck!