Broken Ps3 YLOD

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  • bangmon 12 Sep 2009 18:05:49 14 posts
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    Ok, My Ps3 died with the YLOD, now then, when i phoned Sony today they quoted me 128 for a refurbished PS3. Now considering that the slim is out and rumours about the 250 i am in two minds.

    1. would you get it refurbised

    2. Would you buy a new slim

    or 3. i watched Youtube repair guide that showed you how to dismantle it, and apply thermal compound to the chips to get it going again, (90% success rate)

    At the minute i'm thinking on option 3, then if its goes again buying a new one
  • Aretak 12 Sep 2009 18:07:32 10,329 posts
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    Welcome to the party, pal.
  • Deleted user 12 September 2009 18:08:18
    Nope, sell this broken one on Ebay for 60...then buy a slim for 230 from toy's r us, asda, etc.
  • Deleted user 12 September 2009 18:08:39
    Oh and keep this YLOD in one thread :)

    EDIT: What Aretak said
  • bangmon 25 Sep 2009 16:37:27 14 posts
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    Oh, just for the record, i followed a video for self repairing the ylod on youtube. i now have a PS3 working again and it has been running for hours on end over 2 weeks now with no trouble. All it cost was 7 for some themal compound
    Happy days!
  • Zizoo 7 Dec 2012 10:33:23 7,738 posts
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    Has anyone had any success with having their YLOD PS3 repaired? I just got a quote, but I've also read that it isn't 100% guaranteed to work.

    It's a 30GB "fat". I think the cause was overheating from my cat sleeping behind it while it was on overnight downloading stuff.

    Edit: I know it's simpler to buy a new one, but I really don't have the funds right now.

    Edited by ZizouFC at 10:34:48 07-12-2012
  • nickthegun 7 Dec 2012 10:35:09 56,081 posts
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    Depending on what your quote is, a new bottom rung slim is 138 at sainsburys at the moment.

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    He totally called it

  • Zizoo 7 Dec 2012 10:35:53 7,738 posts
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    They said +-60 to fix.
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