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

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  • 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.

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Stories

My Problem

My PS3 got the ylod and wouldn't stay on.

My Fix

The repair went great! The kit is amazing. The customer is the best part.

My Advice

Take extra precaution in pre heating the entire motherboard.

Seth Jensen's Story Photo #867319

My Problem

I was playing a game a couple fridays ago and suddenly the system crashed. It didn't happen often, but when it did, I wasn't under the impression that the system was dead. I went to restart it a few minutes later and it booted, did a system check, and brought me to the browser...which it allowed me to navigate for about a minute and then shut itself down again. This is when I knew there was a real problem.

My Fix

I was VERY diligent about tracking my steps and where each screw went. The provided video didn't match up 100%, but it was EASILY close enough to guide me through the process. I went SLOW and steady and cleaned EVERY part thoroughly. I REALLY liked the provided driver kit, but did have a couple screws strip out, as they were HEAVILY torqued. I was able to get them out and I should have replaced them, but I put them back in, as I will likely not do this process again. After getting it back together the bluray drive wasn't working, as I missed one of the flat flex cables. I pulled it apart and corrected this problem in less than 10 minutes. Having done it once, I am confident that I could do it all again in WELL under an hour. I also added an external cooling device, to aid in keeping the internals well ventilated.

My Advice

I would HIGHLY suggest this fix, and the iFixit kit. It was very reasonably priced, for a fix that has brought NEW life to my ps3. I have run the console a couple times for 8+ hour gaming sessions, and it is working flawlessly. Btw...maybe I just got lucky, but my system is about 9 years old, and I had ZERO problems before this. I have read other people's YLOD symptoms and mine were MUCH less severe. I anticipate that this fix could keep me happily gaming for YEARS to come. There are a LOT of people saying these systems had design flaws, and that 4-5 years was about the max you could get. My experience does NOT align with this assessment. I have also read that this is NOT a permanent fix. But I don't necessarily agree with that assessment either. I expect that this bit of system maintenance will keep my ps3 alive for a GOOD time to come.

My Problem

One day my PS3 was in the middle of an update and it shut down unexpectedly. When I tried to turn it back on the light would turn green, then yellow and then blink red but the console would not start up.

My Fix

Overall it was a success. I followed the instructions and brought it back to life. Very happy about that. Due to an issue with the thermal paste application (more below) I had to take apart and put the PS3 back together twice before it worked. Mine was a MGS4 80GB model CECHE01 and a few of the internals were slightly different. In particular, one has to be careful removing the top cover because the ribbon from the bottom half to the memory card reader is attached to it. I almost ripped mine not realizing it was there.

My Advice

I think the part of the guide regarding the thermal paste application could use clarifying. The first time I tried the repair the console would start up and then overheat and shut down after about a minute. After taking it apart again I realized the thin spread of thermal paste on the chips was not contacting the heat sink. I would recommend 1) adding a dot of thermal paste on the center of the chips to ensure proper contact, and 2) removing the fan and emphasizing the need to push the heat sink securely onto the CPU/GPU before reassembling.

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.