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Yellow Light of Death Repair

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Fix consoles plagued with the infamous "Yellow Light of Death".

  • Auteur: Brett Hartt
  • Durée estimée : 1 - 2 heures
  • Difficulté: Difficile

Use this guide to repair PlayStation 3s with the "Yellow Light of Death" error.

Note: Your PlayStation may look slightly different inside. Be cautious when performing this process on your machine.

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Étape 1 Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix Kit  ¶ 

Using the flat end of the spudger, remove the old thermal paste off the CPU and GPU on the motherboard. Using a cleaner such as Arctic Silver's ArctiClean or high alcohol content rubbing alcohol, clean the CPU and GPU.

Étape 1 Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix Kit  ¶ 

  • Using the flat end of the spudger, remove the old thermal paste off the CPU and GPU on the motherboard.

  • Using a cleaner such as Arctic Silver's ArctiClean or high alcohol content rubbing alcohol, clean the CPU and GPU.

  • Clean the thermal paste off of the heat sink in the same way.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Using your fingers or the flat end of a spudger, remove the old thermal pads on the logic board as indicated: Large square thermal pads

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Using your fingers or the flat end of a spudger, remove the old thermal pads on the logic board as indicated:

  • Large square thermal pads

  • Small square thermal pads

  • Small rectangular thermal pads (located on the underside of the board, as highlighted in the second picture)

  • Some of the smaller thermal pads may be attached to the metal casing that surrounds the motherboard rather than the motherboard itself.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Set the heat gun to "Low", and let it run for a few seconds to reach operating temperature.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Set the heat gun to "Low", and let it run for a few seconds to reach operating temperature.

  • Holding the motherboard upright, warm up the entire board with the heat gun. The board should be warm, but not too hot.

  • This will prevent damage to the board caused by localized thermal expansion.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Set the motherboard on a support so that the CPU and GPU are completely supported and level. The support should be something that can resist temperatures upwards of 300 degrees Celsius. Suggestions: scrap lumber, old books, cardboard box.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Set the motherboard on a support so that the CPU and GPU are completely supported and level.

  • The support should be something that can resist temperatures upwards of 300 degrees Celsius. Suggestions: scrap lumber, old books, cardboard box.

  • In the next few steps, you will be reflowing the solder under the chips marked in red.

  • Once you begin reflowing the chips, do not touch or move the motherboard until it is completely cool. Doing so can render the motherboard irreparably damaged.

Étape 5  ¶ 

Using a circular motion, evenly heat (using low heat) each of the four areas for roughly 25 seconds each. Begin heating the GPU, marked "RSX", and heat the chips in a zig-zag order.

Étape 5  ¶ 

  • Using a circular motion, evenly heat (using low heat) each of the four areas for roughly 25 seconds each.

  • Begin heating the GPU, marked "RSX", and heat the chips in a zig-zag order.

Étape 6  ¶ 

Continue heating the chips using the same circular motion as described above, for about 25 seconds each. Continue heating the chips using the same circular motion as described above, for about 25 seconds each.

Étape 6  ¶ 

  • Continue heating the chips using the same circular motion as described above, for about 25 seconds each.

Étape 7  ¶ 

Ensure that the motherboard has completely cooled before continuing this guide. If you have not applied thermal paste before you can check our thermal paste guide whilst it is cooling. Apply a thin bead of thermal paste on the CPU.

Étape 7  ¶ 

  • Ensure that the motherboard has completely cooled before continuing this guide.

  • If you have not applied thermal paste before you can check our thermal paste guide whilst it is cooling.

  • Apply a thin bead of thermal paste on the CPU.

  • Using the thermal paste spreader card, spread the paste out thinly and evenly on the chip.

  • In the same way, apply a thin layer of thermal paste on the GPU.

  • Clean up any excess thermal paste off the motherboard.

Étape 8  ¶ 

Apply the fresh thermal pads to the motherboard in the locations indicated: Large square pads Small square pads

Étape 8  ¶ 

  • Apply the fresh thermal pads to the motherboard in the locations indicated:

  • Large square pads

  • Small square pads

  • Small Rectangular Pads

  • If you'd like to cut your own thermal you'll need material about 2-2.5mm in thickness. Thanks to user howardsarah34 for the exact measurements for the thermal pads.

  • Two 3cm x 3cm Squares

  • Ten 1cm x 1cm Squares

  • Five 1.5cm x 0.5cm rectangles

Étape 9  ¶ 

Peel the remaining white plastic cover off the other side of thermal pads.

Étape 9  ¶ 

  • Peel the remaining white plastic cover off the other side of thermal pads.