The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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YLOD Light Sequence Really Persistent

This is what i said to the IFIXIT staff and they recommended me to try the forums for some support from the public etc.

sorry to be a bother any help is of help.

I have followed the YLOD repair guide by MJ on the IFIXIT website and

the problem still persist's, the flashing red light is what remains

after this light sequence: Green,Yellow,Red Flashing, then i press the

power button again and it goes to a solid red light then i press it

again at the light sequence repeats i can hear the CPU Fan spin for

about 2 - 3 seconds then it cuts off i have my suspicion its the

motherboard :/ i have used Artic Thermal Paste 5 on both the CPU & GPU

and evenly spread it using the plastic card technique and followed the

PS3 disassembly guide from step 42 backwards to re-put everything back

together correctly please help me

Okay so i managed to do everything correctly like the video instructed the issue i get now is, the PS3 only stays on for about 3 minutes before the green,yellow,green,red flashing light sequence re-appears then when i press the power button again it just flashes red then goes a solid red so i press the power button again and it works for another 3 minutes. it only seems though to come on with the solid green light and blue light when i have used the heat gun for about 5 minutes.

can any one shed some light on my problem please >.< ?

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Jaysonbroome, first you do need to remember that this will only work if your YLOD is caused by solder fractures and if they are not to extreme. Reflowing any board with a heatgun is not an exact science and as such does have a certain amount of failure. The proper fix for this would most likely be a professional reball. Anyhow, the biggest reason for failure to reflow is not enough consistant heat. There is a fine line between reflowing and absolutely melting the solder, so one needs to be aggressive without going over board. If nothing else, get a couple of temperature probes and see what heat you generate. For a decent reflow you want to be between 225 and 235 degrees Celsius for about 90 seconds. You don't want to be above 217 degrees Celsius for longer than 3 minutes. Even a mediocre heat gun should accomplish that. You'll find a decent write up about a good procedure right here. Follow the guide from here and keep on trying. If at first you don't succeed....:). hope this helps, good luck.

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It is possible the processors need reflowed with a reflow station. I warn all my customers that there will come a point in the life of the console that it is not repairable at my level (don't own a reflow station). Sometimes the board is too bad that a heat gun will not solve the ylod.

Additionally, if the ylod repair doesn't work the first time, I attempt it a second time. Give it a go again. Make sure you set your heat gun on high and get the target area good.

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