PlayStation 3 Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix Kit

$39.95

Product code: IF213-028

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PlayStation 3 Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix Kit

$39.95

Product code: IF213-028

Product Overview

Get your dead PS3 gaming again.

  • All the bits and pieces to fix a Yellow Light'd PS3 (Not PS3 Slims).
  • Designed by our Teardown Techs.
  • Not a guaranteed fix for a Yellow Light PS3, yet this is the best solution short of a full replacement.
  • International option available for non-US customers—we can't ship heat guns out of the country.
  • No Tools option includes enough replacement thermal pads and compound for five YLOD repairs.

Kit Contents:

Compatibility

Identify your console

  • All Sony PlayStation 3 models (excluding PlayStation 3 Slim)

Product Details

$39.95 US Only

 

US Only:

This product only ships to US addresses

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

Notes:

Due to voltage requirements and shipping issues this product is only available for shipment to customers in the United States. International orders will be cancelled.

$24.95 International

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

Notes:

This option does not include a heat gun. A heat gun is necessary for successfully repairing the YLoD.

$49.95 No Tools / 5-Pack

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

Notes:

Fix your friends' PS3s, or start your own repair business! Kit includes materials to preform 5 YLOD repairs. Does not include tools. This item is for customers who have already purchased one YLOD kit with tools.

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Compatibility

PlayStation 3
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Stories

My Problem

Ps3 developed the yellow light of death and I was ready to throw it away until I found this fix kit and figured I would give it a try.

My Fix

I got the kit pretty quick. Took about 30 minutes for the repair and folks I am not tech savy! I just followed the video. My son tried it out after it was back together and yay it worked. Our PS3 is back from the dead!

My Advice

Advice would be to be very organized as you hace to put it all back together. May even be wise to video the dismantling in case you have trouble with reassembly.

My Problem

My PS3 started to have the Red Light of blink of death.

My Fix

It went smooth only took less than hour to complete, Keep your screws organized and remember where they went, you should not or wont have "extra scews" like most.

My Advice

Take your time and watch the video step by step, let the board fully cool for at least 20 minutes this will help the solder.

My Problem

Cause I found this backwards compatible PS3 and didn't want to just throw it away.

My Fix

Awesome. Wasn't to sure if I did it right and I did and now it works awesome. And I found a free copy of far cry 4 still in the drive so added bonus.

My Advice

It really works it's awesome!!!!!

My Problem

YLoD on my Fat 80GB PS3.

My Fix

It took two hours for me but it went off without a hitch.

My Advice

I'm not certain what was wrong however the factory thermal compound was all but dry. So far so good but for how long?

My Problem

i got the yellow ligjt of death a while ago and finaly decided to buy this product.

My Fix

it worked for a few then it went back to the ylod but it gave me enough time to back up my data. i had to open it again a few times becomes it didnt work the first time. i also couldnt follow guide all the way thru because the ps3 i have is a 32Gb and the layout is different. i ended up with spare screws

My Advice

make sure its the right ps3 model

My Problem

Machine would not start in regular mode or safe mode. Was going to buy a refurbished system but had too many save games on the hard drive and PS4 isn't backwards compatible.

My Fix

Went well and took 2.5 hours. Had to remove the lid again since the lid was not in it's exact spot and wouldn't power on.

My Advice

Use rubber gloves. Use the tweezers for removing the white backing after the tile is in place. Before putting on the cover make sure the system powers up so there's no need to remove the cover again. Use a can of compressed air to clean as you go.

My Problem

After playing my PS3 in my living room on my heated floor I got the YLOD

My Fix

After following the directions step by step I was blown away when after I plugged it in and it worked! Thank you SO much iFixit!

My Advice

Follow the instructions word for word and chances are it'll work for you too!!

My Problem

my PS3 wouldn't turn on and I immediately knew I wanted to save time and money and repair it.

My Fix

I have an older PS3 and the guide was slightly different than my model but other than that it went great.

My Advice

Take it slow and be careful handling all the parts.

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My Problem

YLOD PS3

My Fix

Everything went find.

My Advice

I felt the kit should have come with Arctic cleaner or alcohol pads. Also the directions state to lay the mother board level on a book or something. I used the plastic side of the cooler/heat sink instead successfully.(As seen in attached image)

Also be careful putting the motherboard metal halves together. There are interlocking pins on the edge & without assembly instructions its easy to miss them.

My Problem

My old fatty PS3 had been YLOD for a while and I decided to go for it and try to fix it myself (boredom). I tried the hair dryer method, as I'm sure most people do, but it only lasted about an hour

My Fix

My PS3 was NOTHING like the guide, other than how to get the casings off, so I had to completely wing it, but once I stopped trying to compare to the guide and just looked at what needed to be taken out to get at the motherboard it was suuuuper easy. I took a million pictures as I disassembled it so reassembly was easy. It's a week later and my friends that I gave it to have played it at least a few hours every day and it's working like a champ. I did use the heat gun for three times longer than the guide said because I didn't want to take the chance of the solder not getting hot enough, you just have to be sure to keep the gun moving.

My Advice

The only advice I would have is if yours doesn't match the guide don't try to force your way down the process. By trying get mine to disassemble in the same way I tweaked the casing and had to fix that to get the USB's 100% alligned again. When I finally just looked at the thing logically I realised my model doesn't require you to lift everything out of the case and was actually easier/faster to get to the board than the guide's model was. Also my board's layout was quite different and had half the amount of thermal pads needed (not a bad thing.) Good luck everybody!