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This problem is generally caused by the PS3 overheating internally and melting the solder.This guide provides the solution to the YLOD. This solution is nowhere near perfect, but is one of the best repairs available!
Before proceeding to replace the YLOD (Yellow Light of Death) on your PS3 Fat, we advise you to turn it off and unplug it from any source of electricity.
Using a nylon spudger, delicately lever up the latch that secures the cable for the memory card reader in its connector.
Now remove the cable from its connector. To do this, delicately pull the cable. No resistance should be felt.
Don"t try to completely remove the Blu-Ray reader from your PS3 as it"s still connected to the PlayStation 3 by a cable.
As indicated in the photos, use the nylon spudger to unclip the two plastic brackets. These brackets secure the front panel to the internal frame of your PS3.
INFORMATION: The radiator might stay stuck down due to thermal paste. Do not hesitate to lever it up with a spudger to remove it.
INFORMATION: The WiFi/Bluetooth board is still connected by its connector cable, don"t try to completely remove it in this step.
You can then lift the protective metal sheet from the motherboard to a 90° angle in order to release it from the brackets securing it.
Put a few drops of the ArctiClean 1 solution on the radiator/heat sink where it was in contact with the processor.
Heat the chips for 20-30 seconds each with a heat gun on low power, or a hair dryer for around 1 minute.
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Using the plastic card (provided in our YLOD kit), delicately spread the thermal paste across the processor.
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