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

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 canceled.

$24.95 International

 

Condition:

New

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

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.

 

Install Videos

 

Compatibility

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Stories

My Problem

Title says it all.

My Fix

Repair went very well. Was slightly intimidated at first. Watched videos and went over instructions several times before getting started. Overall, went very smooth. Was not as difficult as was anticipating.

My Advice

Read all of the edits and go over all the instructions multiple times before getting started. There might be slight differences between your PS3 and the ones pictured, but if you read over everything multiple times, there shouldn't be any issues. Also, ignore trolls that claim problems with instructions or anything like that. Everything went very well. Also, bit driver set that comes with repair kit is an awesome little handy-dandy set.

My Problem

The classic "YLOD" was the cause of my PS3 to fail. I fixed it because I simply wanted to continuing using my PS3. Felt accomplished when it was all done.

My Fix

It started off rocky however, I eventually pulled through and got it repaired.

My Advice

Dont give up.

My Problem

Yhe Yellow Light of Death reared its head while I was enjoying the scenic route in GTA3. I almost had kittens. And I ordered the kit.

My Fix

It took about two hours but went pretty smoothly. The guide pics were a bit defferent from my console but it wasn't difficult to follow. In the end, I was able to remove the disc (thank pancakes!) and the console is working for the most part. It still freezes every once in a while after a couple of hours of play but it works!

My Advice

Take your time and take pictures of screw placement as you go. The last 15 minutes of re-assembly was spent on trying to figure out the placement of the last two long screws, which was not too fun.

My Problem

Did yellow light fix followed directions put back together worked for a second now can't get picture on tv

My Fix

Not good yet

My Advice

Don't know if we did it right

My Problem

Yellow light of death.

My Fix

Did not work for me. Maybe my console was just too old, it's been eight years of daily usage.

My Advice

Your console may not be exactly the same on the guide, expect some surprises along the way. Just keep calm and study your console.

My Problem

Was getting the YLOD on my First Gen PS3.

My Fix

I researched how much repair cost and it generally was over $100 which is ludicrous in my book since I work the IT Field and know when a repair cost is good and when your getting ripped off. After further research online I found IFIXIT. After repairing Lexmark printers myself I knew doing a PS3 would not be that hard and plus IFIXIT was a big help with posting a video as well on the PS3. Ordered the parts needed from IFIXIT and after receiving it started repairs. Followed the directions in regards to properly using the hot air gun as well as properly applying good amount of thermal grease and reassembled and now PS3 comes back to life. IT'S ALIVE!!!! Repair only took me an hour which was totally awesome for me.

My Advice

None so far but want to say thank you IFIXIT and keep doing what your doing. IFIXIT is going to be one of my favorite sites.

My Problem

I got the Yellow Light of Death on my 60gb reverse compatible PS3 with a disk of Fallout 3 stuck in it. It started just crashing after 20 minutes, then 10 minutes, then would not turn on. It would just beep with a green light, turn to yellow, then flash red for 5 minutes.

My Fix

I got it all disassembled using the IFixit video before the kit arrived. Total of an hourand a half. The video could use a little more step by step for beginners, but the written guide mostly filled in the gaps. Also used some other videos. This took about another hour. Stripped the head of the very last motherboard screw and needed to cut a groove using a hack saw to get the crossthreading to release. But overall, very happy with IFixit.

My Advice

It should also be said that you should clean extensively while you are in there-dust helped cause the problem, so there should be some direction on how to clean it out. Be careful cleaning with paper towel or Qtips -they can leave fuzz behind or get caught on solder. Qtip with a little strong alcohol worked well. STRONGLY SUGGEST not using microfiber clothes as they create static and get caught on everything. Draw a map to ID where each screw goes-I ended up with 2 extra ones, but it works, so w/e.

My Problem

Because its the launch ps3 and backwards compatible it also had a game stuck in it.

My Fix

The repair was pretty easy seeing as how before I bought your kit I bought one off eBay but then another problem came up the fan would go max speed and shut off but it was an easy fix.

My Advice

This is possible to fix just be patient and find good YouTube videos watch several to get an idea what worked for one person might nit work for you each system is different even with the same problem some need a little more tlc.

My Problem

Me and the wife were getting ready to watch a DVD when the machine thought it was time to die. This is an original PS3 so I wasn't ready for it to go.

My Fix

I followed this sites YLOD guide and it went extremly smooth and easy. It took me around 2-3 hours total but that is because I was inspecting everything while cleaning the dust off of an eight year collection. When it can time to fix the motherboard, that was the only time I was nervous. I did take another fixit users suggestion of using the oven first (heat the oven to 250 degrees celsius, shutting off the oven and putting the motherboard inside for 7 minutes). Most people suggested using a heat gun on a setting of 250 degrees celsius. I did have access to a heat gun with two settings. The coldest being over 500 degrees celcius. So I heated the CPU and GPU for 7 seconds or so shorter then suggested. Put it all back together and wasn't expecting it to work, but it started up fine and is working. Oh, I also switched out the power supply with the cooler running model.

My Advice

Just take your time, separate the screws into muffin tins and follow this guide and everything should work fine. Only time will tell how long this fix will last though. But getting anything extra out of it now is a bonus to me.

My Problem

My Son's PS3 had multiple problems. First the power supply would not provide any 12V output so I replace that. The unit would then power on but the DVD would not respond at all, the motors would not even attempt to run. My Son informed me that his 9 year old Son had tried to force a disc into the unit and most likely damaged the DVD player. I ordered a new DVD player and replaced it. Now the DVD would attempt to load a disc but then the PS3 would go to the YLOD.

My Fix

Google led me to the IFIXIT website where I found that a solder reflow under the CPU's on the motherboard most likely would cure this. I am a retired electronics Broadcast Television Service Engineer but did not have the parts or heat gun to complete the job. I ordered the kit and followed the step by step instructions in their repair guide and completed the successful repair in about 35 minutes (most of this was cooling time). Thank you IFIXIT for having the parts and tools needed at a reasonable price and shipping the kit quickly. My Son and Granddaughter are now delighted that I was able to resurrect the PS3.

My Advice

For those who aren't repair professionals try using colored highlighter pens to mark the heads of the screws and around the hole they go into. All screws of the same type and size with one color and each different type and size with a different color. This will help greatly with reassembly and help eliminate confusion about where each screw came from.