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  • How to Fix a YLOD PS3... With an Oven.

    FURTHER ADVICE:Keep the PS3 upside-down (ie. the top on the floor). As you now know, the motherboard is actually internally upside-down inside the casing thus the CPU/GFX chips are upside down.This should be the correct orientation (according the PCs, etc). so that in future if it does overheat, at least the CPU/GFX chips will sit in place due to gravity.

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  • andwan0 made the instructable How to Fix a YLOD PS3... With an Oven.1 year ago
    How to Fix a YLOD PS3... With an Oven.

    Thank you so much for writing this very detailed guide. The only things I bought was the Arctic Clean and Flux solutions. I didn't need the bolts/nuts - I used a ceramic plate (placed upside down).I didn't do the 8 hours pre-warm board step nor did I need to cover my capacitors with foil/blutac. I just put it directly into oven, 200c, and left it in there for 6 minutes - door closed. Then after 6 minutes, I turned off oven and left it longer (maybe 10 minutes).Now my PS3 runs nicely, and much cooler. I remember placing my hand at the air vents to check and it used to be super hot all the time. Now it's cool air, even whilst playing intensive games.

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