I have 40GB and this is a picture for my power supply: [​IMG] and the Wouldn’t be suprised if Gilksy has done one. What would Kratos do? ​. I’ve followed his tutorials & repaired 2 different 40GB PS3 systems:) That main Gilksy page has a link for every bit of info you need.

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Be appreciative that the first model system lasted as long as it did.

40GB YLoD self fix queries.

Gilksy instructs the use of C without the use of non-cleaning flux or C with the use of non-clean flux. Supersoldier Supersoldier 6 years ago 6 Get it fixed by Sony, and when they try to offer you switching to a slim refuse.

But in this case i was wrong: They weren’t able to save my ps3, possibly because the first place i took it to messed it up beyond repair, but gophermods has got to be the company i’ve dealt with in years.

PS3 Games are in the Holiday Sale. The Motherboard was just as bad with almost mold like looking lumps of dust stuck to all the main chips and processors i had to take it outside and gently blow it all off and then some of it would not move i had to use a soft brush being very gentle. Sign up for free! One thing i cant understand is the heating of the board and gilisy 4 little chips next to the 2 larger ones as they look fine and are well soldered on still. SauceyWombat SauceyWombat 6 years ago 4 Sorry for your loss.

Keep me logged in on this device. They fixed it, it cost me more than it would have to gilsy to a slim, but I got the better deal.


View our house rules for posts. I did the reflow on my 60gb with a hot bilksy gun, I didn’t have the thermal pads either Sign Up for free or Log In if you already have an account to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts. By ytevo79 Beta Tester Posts Buy any type of thermal paste. Get it fixed by Sony, and when they try to offer you switching to a slim refuse.

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Send message Add contact. Cool i guess the heating up part is a fail safe and as you can see i know absolutely nothing about this sort of thing. Either way, you’re going to end up with a new PS3, so if you want your old saves back, It’d be worth checking out a reflow.

But i can see and as far as i know all that needs doing is the thermal paste on the chips.

What Hardrive should I buy for PS3? So my 40GB YLoD on Sunday after about 18 months of service which i was expecting a little bit longer out of it but there you go: When I repaired my 60gb my one did not have them little pads on as well. Take that into iglksy when deciding if you want to fix your system.

If you want a long-term repair with a lifetime warranty then look 4gb rsolpc. If you’re only familiar with Fahrenheit measurements then look for a heat gun that gets as hot as degrees Fahrenheit but can also be adjusted as low as degrees Fahrenheit. Sign in to add a comment.

Sadly my 60gb only lasted a further two weeks so I gave up had backed up all saves by this point and had it replaced under CP. Anyhow my little chips looked instact and fine as well.

I highly suggest getting a reflow gliksy them if you want to salvage your saves. I’ve gklksy looked after it and cleaned it regularly, but once that dust is inside its not coming out unless you take it completely apart. The only obvious sign is the thermal compound has absolutely dried up being the clear indicator of the cause of my YLoD so surly that’s all i need to do. It played up a few times last week before i put my new Giksy at the weekend by turning off and giving the signs that it was overheating, even tho it always run cool and never revved up I always had the thought of it lasting a little longer tho with it being the 40GB model prone to BD failures so i was half expecting that to be what it would fail.


Terms of Use Privacy Policy Legal. PS3 freezing on system restore, need help. Also, this is the best time for you to get a new system with the lower priced bundles and a huge amount of space. I say any type of thermal paste because you only need a temorary fix, so top of the line or bottom of the barrel won’t make a damn bit of difference. Log In Sign Up. Worked like gllksy charm, and I was able to transfer everything to a new Slim.

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Problem Solved View Original Post. I second the gophermods recommendation. I’m waiting for my Arctic 5 paste to come so i wont be doing anything until the weekend but i have stripped my PS3 down just now in preparation for it and to get familiar with what i will be doing: I followed his guide as well.