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What is your question about the YLOD? Typically, it happens for different reasons. Check your A/V connections. If they are not connected, you'll get the YLOD. 2, it has over heated, and has to be taken apart, heated by a heatgun to reform the solder, then new heat gel put on between the board and the cpu/gpu. Pretty easy really. Here is a youtube vid to get you started.
PS3 PlayStation 3 YLOD Repair the proper way to reflow your board

Posted on Jul 13, 2014

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SOURCE: Ps3 has the yellow light of death

this is caused by one of the following

1. Hardrive is corrupt or needs to be reset in your PS3 console
2. It might be dust build up and it is over heating
3. it also might be the soldering on your motherboard of the system will need to be reflowed by taking it to a local repair shop that specializes in PS3 consoles

hope i could help!!

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Playstation 3 (PS3) Console: yellow light of death...

Hi this is a very common problem and its to do with the ps3 over heating,
try the following.
leave it off and unplugged for an hour
check all air vents are free from fluff and dust and vac if needed.
make sure the ps3 is not being used whilst its on carpet
make sure the ps3 is not sitting on top of another electrical item such as dvd or sky box as this will cause it to over heat a lot quicker.
make sure its not wedged in a confined space it needs to have plenty of room around it to ensure cool air flow.

unplug all the leads from the back of the ps3 and the telly then plug them all back in, doing this removes any static that may have built up, then switch it on.

if after doing the above it still dont work then this indicates that either the gpu or cpu chip has over heated, if you have any warranty left take it back you need to check on the ps3 web site to see how old your ps3 is as this fault is covered by ps3 warranty for a couple of years but you need to check this.

now as for getting it repaired, well its a bit hit and miss i repair them myself and if it was an xbox 360 then i would say the chance of it working again is pretty high but as its a ps3 then these can be a bit hit and miss if the ps3 has over heated a lot and fried the cpu or gpu chip or both then the cost of repair would not be worth doing as it would be cheaper to buy a second hand ps3 or even a reconditioned one.

its not the kind of repair you can do yourself as you need to know how to test the circuit board to find out if the chips have been damaged.
the only other option you have is selling it for spares, i buy the damaged ones for spare parts but you wont get much for it as it is, i mean you could pay for the repair and you may get charged even though it cant be fixed,

i always say to my customers that if i cant repair it i will only charge for the parts i used which is nothing but if i do fix it then i charge them the cost of the repair, usually if its beyond repair they let me buy it off them as i pay more than they would get from ebay as they sell on their for about 30 quid with the problem you have got.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

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Posted on Dec 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Yellow Light of Death

you are having 2 problems at a time so just go send your PS3 to SOny and waste your money and data or just follow these step by step guide and you will fix your PS3 without loosing anything. Best Yellow Light of Death Fixing Guide

Posted on Oct 01, 2013

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