Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
The problem is known as a YLOD on the PS3 or Yellow Light of Death.
Your PS3 is most probably a 60gb model as they are mostly known for
this issue. The PS3 is fitted with a very good cooling system.
Unfortunately some of the 60gb models still overheats (either the GPU
or CPU). This causes the YLOD and is very similar to the XBox' s Red
Ring of Death.
The best is to return the PS3 if still under guarantee. You can attempt to repair it yourself at own risk. There are no statistics on how long the fix lasts. Most of the YLOD consoles I repaired myself are still holding out and it seems the fix is more permanent than the Xbox 360 fix. Here is a link to the guide that must be followed and it works (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU) The other parts in the series you will find on the same page. There are 7 parts
After the fix a couple of things can be done to prevent future overheating:
Do not keep the PS3 in a confined space.
Keep it away from dust.
To enhance airflow, remove the cover over the HDD when switching it on.
Switch it off when not playing.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello there sarah
If you have the brief
flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then
you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.
The lights are a
warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the
quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the
PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the
solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time
this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose
connection with the motherboard and you get the YLOD.
WHERE TO GO FROM
1 - Call Sony
In warranty the Price
is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150,
the whole process is 4-6 weeks
You can call Sony and
they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back
2 - Fix it your Self
You can use a PS3 fix
manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you
probably already own.
here to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many
people like you.
Sep 18, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow
Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an
overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips)
You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do
not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself. You could
make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The
repair process takes about 3 hours.
IT CAN BE FIXED
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