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What you need:
- Heat gun that can do 300 degrees Celsius
- A small Phillips screwdriver or a Torque bit
- Rubbing Alcohol pads
- Thermal Paste


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Fluxing PS3 BGA's+ Clamp Bending!
Seeing as the newer slims do not get YLOD, I have not included video for slim YLOD fixes because they do not get them. All credit to Gilksy. Use this at your own risk. Have the money? Buy a slim and save yourself the trouble.
 
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I would like to warn the people who think that the Hair Dryer fix is cheaper and easier than this:

Although it is cheaper and easier, the 'Hair Dryer fix' is not a definite fix, it is a temporary fix.
The solders used on the circuit boards only melt at 250-300 degrees, so the only way to actually melt them and re-solder them is with a heat gun, and the only way you can be 100% sure you will fix it is by following this guide, or by sending it in for repair (If they don't charge you more than they would charge you for a new PS3).
 
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Also, be VERY careful with heatguns around electrical boards, they weren't made to do that, they are just being used for the job
 
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I would've gotten a slim but I'm too poor :>
 
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does this fix the red light sorry i know nothing of the ps3. Im more of an xbox guy :tongue:
 
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Hmm, I was surprised this works. I did not think that heating the chips for only 15-20 seconds would work. However, it did for me.

Now I just have to properly downgrade this thing. <_<
 
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heat gun :o be careful using this method. i do not know much about ps3s but for xboxs that makes the chip in a much worse condition
 
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hi thanks, this worked the only problem is none of the usb ports dont work which means i cant sync the controller?

Any help please??

p.s controller did not come with ps3
 
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can you get a tutorial for the ps3 slim, had one come to me today thats got YLOD. thanks
 
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So is this a perma fix? or is it better to send it in and get reballed?
 
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So is this a perma fix? or is it better to send it in and get reballed?
Sending it in is probably the safer bet, unless you are comfortable working inside of your PS3.
 
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Sending it in is probably the safer bet, unless you are comfortable working inside of your PS3.
Ya i thought so well i've had in my closet now for about a month or 2 just waiting to get money to send it in!
 
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Ya i thought so well i've had in my closet now for about a month or 2 just waiting to get money to send it in!
Good deal. They should be able to fix it no problem.
 
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i was at a goodwill the other day and they had a **** ton of fat xbox's with rrod. all marked not working/rrod. they are just stacked up for 10 dollars a pop.they also had a fat ps3 and a slim ps3 fat said ylod slim said works/no video. so i grabbed the slim. is the glod the exact same fix as the ylod? i took the clamps off bent them slightly and put artic silver but no go with video still
 
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I always laugh when i see heat gun videos
 
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i was at a goodwill the other day and they had a **** ton of fat xbox's with rrod. all marked not working/rrod. they are just stacked up for 10 dollars a pop.they also had a fat ps3 and a slim ps3 fat said ylod slim said works/no video. so i grabbed the slim. is the glod the exact same fix as the ylod? i took the clamps off bent them slightly and put artic silver but no go with video still

haha, i did the exact same thing. got a slim 2001a said the exact same thing at goodwill.

works-no video

it was 30 and it had a 160 gig hard drive in it so i was more than happy to gamble on it. i took it all apart and re heated everything put artic silver on when i turned it back on same thing. i think when this happens the gpu is gone. it still sits under my desk next to the rrod xbox i have. i was able to fix the xenon xbox my bud gave me using this method though.
 
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I have PS3 Slim and got YLOD. Is there any way fixing it?
 
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Did it twice and finally gave up... got a slim and i just make sure to keep it clean and ventilated
 
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USE A LITTLE TOASTER OVEN! 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Open the door and let it air out for an hour. It's never failed me.
 
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