Look at gilksy1’s ylod fix on you tube. With a $25 heat gun and a tube of new thermal compound you can fix your ps3 in about an hour. Worked. ok i have done gilksy’s YLOD fix but it failed, if i can get a spare/workin YLOD REPAIR VIDEOS YLOD. This is Aidan’s YLOD repair guide~! *guitar solo* He’d made a PDF, and can be found on youtube right here: YouTube – gilksy1’s Channel.

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I don’t want to deal with more dead consoles.

Possible YLoD Fix! – Techzone –

So it looks like many have decided to follow Gilksy’s method and have had great results. Your Username or Email Address: So heating fkx a lower temperature is the safer way but only causes the solder to melt slightly and produce a partial connection, which will fail in a relatively short period. Adziboy Follow Forum Posts: You need buy cvv usa,uk,ca,au,eu pls contac me or logins site me to know more We Updates daily Credent-crd. So I’ve got absolutely no way to access the data other than by repairing the console and then transferring the data when it’s up and running.

Gilksy11 a new slim model already set up and now just downloading a few games from PSN again.

How’d you like it if you were in his shoes? Does anyone know how to get the disc out?

I also found posts about people successfully fishing their discs out with a pair of tweezers. It appears that there are a few repair options but non seem to last fux more than a few months. This will not work. I saw posts discussing that the game store would offer 30 day warranty on pre-owned consoles so that’s a piece of mind for these scammers. Doing something like this would gilsky1 hurt the game store.


Results 1 to 8 of 8. Additional info not in the guide source: Every time you reflow solder you burn off a little of the gillksy1 contained inside the solder, so applying flux before starting your reflow is also going to help with how long the fix lasts. Do you already have an account?

If you’re itching to pull apart and fix your Plastic Brick then please download the tutorial. All times are GMT Then theres a few more screws on another layer, remove the disk drive, remove more screws and your done: It’s the most cost efficient, ulod chance of getting my data and disc back.

Source There is also the issue of flux contained in solder.

Back in the day we used to use solder that contained fi, but in current years due to health and safety it’s very uncommon to use solder containing lead.

Aero Follow Forum Posts: This isn’t the fix for me, but if you want to chance it you might get enough time for it to turn on and backup the data before it dies forever.

Yellow Light of death and stuck disk HELP!!!

Gilksy1 has found a fix for this, and the fix is very similar to that of the Xbox RRoD requires use of heatgun. Would you like to get all the new buzz from Dashhacks in your email each day? Looks like the XMB direct transfer from one console to another is the best sure fire way to get everything transferred.


Initially it looked as though it could be a number of reasons for the YLOD but it’s very odd that the exact same fix seems to be the cure for all YLOD consoles. As for the trapped disc, there are two methods I’ve found but non of which work for the launch model PS3.

There seem to be many sites with sporadic links and sources to good sites so since I’m putting in a lot of effort finding this information I wanted to log the elements that helped me fix the YLOD and share the information so you can fix yours too. If I sell the console to the vendor then I loose all the data and the disc that’s trapped within.

If you swap the motherboard your BD Drive won’t work. Vilksy1 topic is locked from further discussion. Lead free solder melts at a slightly higher temperature so around oF is where you’ll start see melting regular solder is at about oC. But with the real service mode, maybe you can marry new BD drives to your board.