The PlayStation 3 generation

The PlayStation 3 generation

Ways on How to Repair YLOD in PlayStation 3

For the past years, The PlayStation 3 is one of the most influential and famous video game consoles in the market.
Unluckily, the recognition does not come without some errors. The PlayStation 3 was designed to be beautiful and smooth, but it looks like that the similar sort of attention to manufacturing was not given to the cooling abilities of the PlayStation 3.
One of the most noticeable problems with modern video game consoles like PlayStation 3 is the incapability to keep itself cool. Once worked up too much, you will no longer open this game console. The symptoms of this problem include the yellow flashing light near the on button and you can hear three times beeping sound in the system. This PS3 problem is greatly named as the Yellow Light of Death or YLOD.
The good news is that you can fix this problem. In fact, you can fix each problem of PlayStation may meet in the future. One key reason why your PlayStation 3 will experience YLOD is if it had overheated. Overheating your PS3 can cause fuse balls under the system’s CPU and GPU to become stiff. If you want to avoid this problem then you can follow the instruction below.
First, you need off your PlayStation 3 and ensure that all power cables are unplugged. Open your PS3 and remove all the necessary screws then, cautiously take down the detachable parts, such as power supply among others. Eliminate the screws locking the motherboard of your console, take out the heat sink, and fan.
Using cotton balls soaked with acetone, you can clean the heat sink surfaces and thermal paste from its CPU. You also need to tape the motherboard down on a heat resistant surface, so that it lies flat. Using your heat gun in low setting, you can heat up the whole motherboard for about three minutes.
Then apply the no-clean flux under the GPU and CPU abundantly. Use your heat gun at high setting and heat up the GPU and CPU. Also, you need to keep your heat gun for about one to two inches away from PS3 motherboard’s surface, but move the heat gun around the chips regularly to prevent burnt damage, then let it cool down. If you do it correctly, then you can be sure to get rid of your YLOD problem and you can start playing your PlayStation again.

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