View Full Version : PS3 - YLOD/Self cleaning

17-10-2009, 02:31 PM
First off i couldn't find a PS3 general discussion area so i posted in other games lol my bad.

Ok i know some unfortunate AUF brothers have had there PS3 die from YLOD recently so for those who are out of warranty and who are at wits end could maybe think about taking their PS3 apart and cleaning it themselves, i do this once a month because the build up of dust and dispersion of thermal paste is the most probable cause of YLOD,ok there are also companies such as beetronix that will clean and fix your PS3 for you if you don't feel confident attempting it yourself.

This thread http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3966632&view=by_date_ascending&page=1
shows just how much dust can clog up your PS3 forcing the fan to work harder and harder which in turn causes the thermal paste to wear off from the heatsink and CPU/GPU causing it to overheat and thus force the PS3 to shut down.
Here is a vid to help

17-10-2009, 02:33 PM
nice posting brozilla, i think i may attempt this next time my ps3 starts acting a bit dodgey

17-10-2009, 02:46 PM
might give this a crack before mw2 so there is no issues with the old girl cause that game is gonna cause me to trash the trey

17-10-2009, 03:12 PM
I assume this is what killed mine a few weeks back. Must get wifey to do more dusting in general to combat...er, dust better.

LOL @ Smajs' post count!!!!

17-10-2009, 06:06 PM
yeah whats the deal with this
cuz im kinda freaked out
is it mainly the older 60gb or all of them

17-10-2009, 07:59 PM
Well. for some reason our house is extremely dusty ... and the playstation cops alot ... not good news my friends.