PS3 YLOD Easy Washer Fix

Haxnetwork member NOkk3r1 has came up with a very simple solution to fix your YLOD PS3, with minimum disassembly and risks. You can view the full tutorial on how to do this at the link.

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jengo3128d ago

I just wish the guide was as little better written because i still dont know exactly what to do... lol

Persistantthug3128d ago

Question often do the 65nm PS3 fats break in comparison to the 90nm? Anyone know?

evilmonkey5013128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

I cant even read the article.I keep getting redirected to some stupid grocery store survey! stoopid [email protected]#$%$g website spam!

randomwiz3128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

its actually pretty simple, if you know how a ps3 looks on the inside. just screw the washers in, and you might have to make an adjustment for the bottom right washer.

im going to try this when I have time next weekend... my ps2 titles have been collecting dust for 6 long months now. I even (with false hope) put a ps2 title into my slim, and all it said was unsupported software.

Finally, a simple method to get my 60gb working again! I need to play Shadow of the Colossus again, and get back the GTA IV disc stuck inside.

INehalemEXI3128d ago

saving this though , you never know.

Corepred43128d ago

cool but i think i'll stick with the heatgun method. i already have that down and memorized. I've fixed my ps3 multiple times already. Its a launch 40G i believe. Fully equiped, love it. Last time I called Sony to get it permanently they tried to get me to swap mine in for a new PS3 slim. Yeah right!

HolyOrangeCows3128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

"Because of washers thickness it adds some pressure and because washers size it produces pressure from larger area"

....what? I really don't understand how this fixes issues.

Elimin83128d ago

The only problem I'm having is "Error 8002F281" can't read my HDD. It worked fine but I try to do a FW update and it keeps giving the error.

beardpapa3128d ago

launch day ps3. freezes sometimes. but still kickin strong.

Baba19063128d ago

my 60gb broke a few months ago. but i am pretty happy with my slim. its much much much much more quite.

gaffyh3128d ago

Aw man, why didn't they have this when my PS3 YLODed last year!!!!?!?!

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gtamike1233128d ago

Fail rate is low anyway for PS3 :)

pixelsword3128d ago

but when you sell a console into the millions, you're looking at a few thousand people at the least that will appreciate this.

claterz3128d ago

Still it's good to know how to fix it just incase. I've had my fat PS3 for 2 years and i'm praying it won't break just as gt5 and move are coming out lol.

gtamike1233128d ago

Got mine on release date and still runs fine.
Also everyone I know that has a 360 console got RROD no joke.

Ocelot5253128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

yeah so low that mine broke and my friend's broke, YLOD is a major issue, just look at the forum posts on the net


but sony repaired my console free of charge!(it was 2.5 years old)

gtamike1233128d ago

My ps1 and ps2 still works :)

Ocelot5253128d ago

my two PS2's both work(after 9 years of service)

my PS1 had a problem with its laser, but I fixed that by placing it vertically

Persistantthug3128d ago

Sorry about you and your friend though.

But I honestly don't think any new "first run" electronics should be purchased.

In my case, I bought my PS3 2 years after launch...that's about the time it becomes "safe".

Ocelot5253128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

keep disagreeing, and keep taking bubbles, I was once a non-believer too, till my PS3 died while playing super stardust HD.

I knew three guys in real life with a launch PS3, they all got YLOD

the people who are saved from this are casual gamers, or people who live in countries with a cold climate

I'm not a 360 fanboy, just look at my previous posts(and my PSN ID is OCELOT525), I just want to warn you guys

Megaton3128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

My 1st PS3 broke while playing Fallout 3. Had to pay $162 for a refurb from Sony. My 2nd PS3 (the refurb) broke less than 2 weeks before Uncharted 2 came out. Had been waiting all year for that game, #1 most anticipated title of 2009. Felt like I got robbed. Still bitter about it, haven't bought a new PS3 yet.

Hellsvacancy3128d ago

Ive had YLOD twice man, fixed both times myself, the 1st time i fixed it it lasted 3 weeks, the second time i fixed it i tried that method where u bend the 2 metal plates (very slightly) its been 5 weeks since it happened last, so so far so good, if it happens again (which it will) ill try that washer idea


Everyone knows that, as everyone know what is the other console with the worst technical failure in the history of gaming.

Sprudling3128d ago

Your statement is ridiculous Ocelot525. That yours and your friend's PS3 has died is obviously statistically insignificant. It's just funny (and a little sad) that you believe otherwise.

Strikepackage Bravo3128d ago

The failure rate is FAR higher than Sony is admitting. Much like Toyota, Sony will hold off on admitting this problem is as big as it is, as long as they can, that way it costs them less, its practically business 101.

On the bright side, if you call them with a broken unit and threaten to make a huge fuss over it, they will fix it for free. Ideally what they want is for you kids to keep doing what your doing, down playing it and keeping it hush hush when your units break, and fortunately for Sony they have some of the most brainwashed blind loyal,and dumb customers around. You guys would cover for Sony if PS3s were killing your moms in the middle of the night. LOL!

Chris_Hansen_Rocks3128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

still high enough if yours breaks

Ocelot5253128d ago

like I said I knew three people with a launch PS3 in real life, their PS3's all died

let's say the failure rate is 10% of launch PS3's

so 0.1*0.1*0.1=0.0001=0.1% chance

I am just veeeerrrrrryyyy unlucky or the failure rate is much higher than 10% of the launch PS3's

also there are many persons with similar stories as me

and I repeat: i just want to warn you: TAKE BACK-UPS

Redempteur3128d ago

YLOD happens for a number of reasons .. once i had YLOD but that was because i incorrectly turned off my console during a HOME test/save?? dunno.

Anyway all i did was to bring the boot menu and i reinstalled my firmware ...

Worked fine since then ...( happenned 8 months ago )

DaTruth3128d ago

All three of my friends and me with near launch PS3's have never had a difficulty whatsoever!

PS3 has 100% reliability by your standards!

Cenobia3127d ago

I dropped my PS3 upside down from about 2.5 feet (it fell out of my unfortunately un-zippered suitcase) and it still works fine. That was like 2 years ago, and I am not a casual gamer.

They seem to be pretty solid machines, but I'm sure some of them do die. If you think about it there are environmental and user factors that can effect each PS3 too (enough space for cooling, people smoking, dust, etc.). Plus the store you buy it from may have used it has a hockey puck.

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KilZoneGeneralStrife3128d ago

working great.have a ps3 for 2 years and going strong! :)

kaveti66163128d ago

My 1999 PS1 works but doesn't recognize the controller in the port. I bet I could fix it with some tinkering but I have no good games on it.

Theonik3128d ago

My 1997 PS1 died on me :(
It just went off and never powered on again.

Wrathman3128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

id take RROD over YLOD or blu-ray drive failure anyday.

if your ps3 dies 366 days after purchase,your coughing up the price of an arcade xbox just to get a repaired replacement.

o sure the ps3 never breaks..its just lies lies lies.

EDIT* look at the stealth disagrees.hilarious.i think the droid angels are watching over this topic to deny any serious comments credibility.sad.

maybe i should have 9 accounts to bubble myself like the sony army on here.

perfect example above me in sir_ken...that man posts the dummest comments ever and still gets agrees and bubbles.he is the special forces of dumb droid comments.launching smash and grabs on any article,turning the situation into anti-xbox.

article* apple makes 5g iphone wants to put a man on jupiter* sucks...22 agrees and another bubble.

gtamike1233128d ago

Replace it with the more powerful console "PS3"

karan86243128d ago

You lose. Its over. Just shutup now

respn3128d ago

We lose? You idiots took how many years to copy our fixes? And don't say because they just started. We all know that is a bunch of bs!

@Wrathman Have a bubble! I'm sure mine will be gone soon also. Droids just hate the facts.

Obama3128d ago

Easy fix for the 360? Burn it with fire!

Mo0eY3128d ago


No need - it catches itself on fire.

ssipmraw3127d ago

why bother waiting though

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jjesso19933128d ago

Persistantthug i have disagree i still have launch dreamcast,ps2,xbox original,gamcube, and original fat ps3 that works fine my first ever pc i ever used still works the only console to ever fail on me is xbox 360 and that was on first week it was out.