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Playstation 3 60 gig ylod

I have my ps3 giving me the yellow light of death and I couldnt even get my game out it came on for a minute and I was able to get my game out but almost immediately it did the ylod well I am just wondering if its a power supply issue what do you guys think?

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  • sloth92 Jan 25, 2009

    yeah that doesnt fix it it still overheats very quickly is it better to send it to sony or should I water cool it, I had one 60 gig do this and I put a new power supply and it worked great any way just cleaning it, and putting new thermal paste doesnt cut it, I dont have a cabinet to set it in nor do I have carpet. Any way these are the reason I said could it be the psu

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    the above info doesn't work. It can't be a overheating issue, my friend got the YLOD 2 days after he bought his ps3

  • greym697 Feb 24, 2009

    my friend is in the process of fixing mine as the ylod has appeared,and out of warranty

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    When i attemp to turn on my ps3 it turns the green light then yellow at last the blinkin red light

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    i have a ps3 80gb that has the yellow to blinking red light problem. wondering if there is a way to know if its just a bad hard drive?



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If anybody has this fault on their PS3 I can recommend a company in Bolton, Lancashire, England. They fixed my PS3 quickly, and its been working fine now for 3 months :). The company is Hope this helps somebody, I felt Sony was completely wrong for wanting £150.00 to fix this and give me a reconditioned unit, instead of my own. I got it repaired for £85.00 and I still have my treasured console.

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If your warranty has expired i know a man who can fix the ylod..the reason why i know this is that he's fixed mine..e-mail

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It's a over heating issue. Make sure it isn't on carpet, in a closed cabinet, or any other enclosed area, also make sure it isn't next to a heating vent. Let it cool down for a few hours, and it should be ok.

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  • klekampcd Jan 25, 2009

    If you still have a warranty then use it, if not and you have the know how to water cool it then do it! I certainly would, it will no doubt last longer. But like you said it could be a bad PSU, you should check the voltages before buying a new one.


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