So today, me and a friend are attempting to fix a PS3 Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). We're following a very useful Youtube video tutorial (which you can find below) and we've already unscrewed and dismantled the PS3 console. Currently, we're removing the old thermal compound and it's actually amazing how similar this machine is to a computer. I often forget that it's basically a supercomputer with a badass graphics processing unit.
Here's the video we're following;
And now for a few pictures. Here's a picture of a PS3 motherboard, and you can see the CPU and GPU. You can also see how destroyed the thermal compound is after years of heat punishment
Here's a picture showing the rather awesome fan which blows the air away from the heatsink;
And finally, here's a picture of the PS3's copper heatpipe system
Has anyone else fixed a PS3 YLOD before? If you've got any tips or experience to share then that would be cool :thumbsup: