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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repeated YLOD on older ps3.

My console YLOD and I repaired it as per the instructions, but it only worked for a few days.I fixed it again and again it YLOD. Is this common and is there a fix for this or should I give up on the machine?

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I have fixed my playstation 3 for a third time . This time I couldn't find the ceramic thermal compound and used a silicone compound. It worked but now the cooling fan kicks on almost immediately and revs up to its top speed , which is faster and louder than expected.

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If anyone else is going thru this, don't give up on your machine. I had to repair mine seven times but it seems to be sticking this time. It's been working for two months with no problems.

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I went through the guide recently to the letter and was disappointed when I turned it back on the first time and it red lighted again. I broke it back down again today and went back through it and found that somehow my x-clamp screws had loosened up. I tightened them down farther and put system back together. With fingers crossed, the power button came on and no loud blowing fan or red light yet. So, for the time being my system is back up and running. Now, time to try it out on my xbox 360.

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Unfortunately, no YLOD (or RROD) fix can be 100% guaranteed unless you actually go through and re-ball the processor to the motherboard, which is a very difficult procedure. Some YLODs come back after a couple of days, some stay away for months, and some never come back. We sell what we feel is the best kit to fix the majority of issues, with no guarantee that it will provide a permanent solution.

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Like David said, it is not guranteed to fix for good

I have a GPU I reflowed for a SFF dell as part of a data retrieval job when I head out on saturday, which I will take the computer off thier hands as a favor, I was testing it out and it turns out I reflowed it years ago and it's time was up

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