Question about Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console
We opened it up since i have had the system since they originally came out in 2006 so the warranty was expired since like forever but we opened it up and used a heat gun to re heat some parts in the mother board and also added thermal heat compound to it. it works but it keeps dying with in the first 3-4 hours
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Red light blinking on PS3
If your having this problem I know how to fix it but only for about 30-45 seconds.
Okay this is what you do.
1.If your ps3 is turned on press the red button , it should turn green then yellow ,beep and blink red.
now do this 3 times without turning it off.
2.Turn your ps3 off.
3.Turn it on while holding the eject button.
4.Now your ps3 should stay on ,(like I said for about 30-45 seconds).Also the fan should be on.But then after a while it turns back off.And that's as far as I got.
(It really works if you do it right)
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
YLOD can be PSU or system bus (reflow CPU and GPU). It is not however a HDD issue. Inorder for it to be an HDD issue you would have to damage the HDD in susch a way that there is a dead short between +5V and GND or +12V and GND. This is very unlikely.
Reason why it would do it with PSU is that 12V is present but under load can't supply enough current to run PS3 system so voltage drops and resets PS3 system, hence the reason why it can be turned on again everytime but resets itself and gives so called YLOD.
System bus problem (reflow CPU and GPU) system shuts it self down due to internal bus failure.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Just remove the excess thermal compound and clean it off the motherboard.
It should not affect the motherboard, unless the motherboard was powered up.
Posted on Jan 20, 2011
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