I have 40GB and this is a picture for my power supply: [​IMG] and the Wouldn’t be suprised if Gilksy has done one. What would Kratos do? ​. I’ve followed his tutorials & repaired 2 different 40GB PS3 systems:) That main Gilksy page has a link for every bit of info you need.

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Sorry for your loss. Sign in to continue. So my 40GB YLoD on Sunday after about 18 months of service which i was expecting a little bit longer out of it but there you go: PS3 Games are in the Holiday Sale. I second the gophermods recommendation.

Log In Sign Up. But I did it anyhow and it worked fine. No point it starting threads saying ”new HDD broke my console” or ”I’m taking Sony to court” XD I’m still a loyal fan and plan on being back up this weekend: Accepted Solution View Original. Email me when someone replies.

Keep me logged in on this device. When I repaired my 60gb my one did not have them little pads on as well.

40GB YLoD self fix queries.

If you’re only familiar with Fahrenheit measurements then look for a heat gun that gets as hot as degrees Fahrenheit but can also be adjusted as low as degrees Fahrenheit.


Take that into consideration when deciding if you want to fix your system. First get familiar with Gilksy’s youtube videos here: Beavis is da man Vote Stu for PM: This is a split board – You can return to the Split List for other boards. Sadly my 60gb only lasted gilkdy further two weeks so I gave up had backed up all saves by this point and had it replaced under CP.

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The only obvious sign is the thermal compound has absolutely dried up being the clear indicator 40fb the cause of my YLoD so surly that’s all i need to do. More topics from this board It’s very likely that they’ll be able to fix gilkst, unless your GPU is completely fried, or your HDD is corrupted, but the chances of that happening is thankfully rather slim. Total class, all the way. They weren’t able to save my ps3, possibly because the first place i took it to messed it up beyond repair, but gophermods has got to be the company i’ve dealt with in years.

But in this case i was wrong: For more info or to change settings, click here. Using a hoover on a vent doesn’t do one thing but clean whats off the vent itself!

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How to disassembly Power Supply in PS3-40GB

I will say one thing tho and I’m not saying this caused it but it certainly wouldn’t help things and that is the sheer amount of dust i found inside: The Motherboard was just as bad with almost mold like looking lumps of dust stuck to 40g the main chips and processors i had to take it outside and gently blow it all off and then some of it would not move i had to use a soft brush being very gentle.


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Got it working for 4 months before I got the ylod again. It played up a few times last week before i put my new HDD at the weekend by turning off and giving the signs that it was overheating, even tho it always run cool and never revved up I always had the thought of it lasting a little longer tho with it being the 40GB model prone to BD failures so i was half expecting that to be what it would fail.

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Two other good companies are endlesselectronics. Sign in to add a comment. I did the reflow on my 60gb with a hot air gun, I didn’t have the thermal pads either So i have decided to repair it myself following Gilksy’s videos on you tube.