Tip & How-To about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Yellow light of death - How to fix

Hi there

The yellow light of death is one of the largest PS3 problems, everyday i see people asking how to fix this on the Fixya website.

What is the yellow light of death

The yellow light of death is when the light on the front of your console will briefly flash yellow then flash red and your console will not turn on.

The Causes

A lot of people believe it to be over heating, which is slightly right, being in and out of PS3 console's everyday i can explain what the cause is.

Inside the PS3 there are two Chips, The GPU (display) and the CPU (brain) Now each time you play the ps3 the chips do give off a lot of heat, now if the console is not ventilated very well, you cause heat build up.

What this will do is melt the soldering that keeps the chips connected to the motherboard once connection is lost PS3 realises there is hardware failure and needs to stop use, so the yellow light of death is activated.

The Solutions

Solution 1
Ok so you can send the console off to sony they will collect it, repair it and send it back, this will usually cost you $150

Solution 2
My favourite solution is the PS3 repair guide, you can fix the problem within the hour, costs are below $40 and you don't need to be technical at all.

solution 3
Buy a new PS3 console over $200 this is the last resort.

What is PS3 repair guide

Ok so this is how i learned so much about PS3 and got me into the job today of fixing PS3's

The basic PS3 repair guide: is a high quality Pictured ebook, with the most basic step by step instructions that will fix your PS3

A good PS3 repair guide: This will contain the above mentioned and will also have a website which you can get 24/7 tech suppot to help with the fix, A forum with over 60,000 user's who have been in you position and can help you. Also some have great step by step video's.

The PS3 repair guide Comparison site.

Ok i want to introduce the PS3 Problems gone Website this will be pivital in helping you choose the best repair guide, to get the best head start in fixing your PS3 you need to see the best repair guides on the Web today.


Ok so get your ps3 fixed get back to gaming and if anything else happens to fail you have your back up with the PS3 repair guide as its your's for life.

Good luck and happy gaming.

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