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Have the same problem with my 40gb system after 2 years...

I don't know if it's the power supply o the famous YLOD.... anyone can help me????

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I fix ti!!!!, Use a heat gun over the cpu and gpu 15 seconds per section at 350° C, then replace the thermal compound and you got it!!!! It works I did it!!!, you can see more details at youtube search for ps3 YLOD fix part 1 gilsky.

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The playstation has power but when i try to turn it on the green light turns slightly orange and then it shuts back down and the red light flashes. i did just have a lightning storm so im hoping it didnt...


it is the ylod caused by the lead free soldier they now use on the cpu. needs to be re-flowed, sent back to sony or sell for parts hope its helps you. also you tube ylod it will show you

Jun 05, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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My ps3 turns on and the light goes green then yellow then flashes red till i turn it off...what can i do?


what you got is what is know as yellow lite of death --YLOD

this is the site i got the info from...
http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Unofficial-Yellow-Light-of-Death-YLOD-Informative-Still-Thread-R/m-p/40726489

and you are not the only one to experience this. more and more ps3 owners are getting hit with this problem. your best bet will be to send it off to sony if its under warrenty for they'll fix it for free. but be cautious of this for they may even replace your system and you may not get your original system back. if its not under warrenty you'll get hit with an $150 charge. you can check youtube for videos on how to open up/fix your ps3. look for videos "YLOD FIXES" i get people telling me that their system only works for few days to few month so i have to assume that the fix is not a permanent. last i checked i think sony only cover your system for 30 days if they fix it. there are also guides you can buy.

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The YLOD is a major hardware failure for the PlayStation 3. The specific cause is somewhat known, but Sony has not commented about this failure whatsoever. Some theories for the cause include:

overheating (accelerated by dust build-up), blu-ray drive failure, bad power supply, and/or a hard drive critical error.

**UPDATE**

According to an eBay store that repairs YLOD PS3's, the hardware failure is caused by either/or of two things:

1. Hardware malfunction on the motherboard due to heating/cooling (solder physically cracking/breaking) which can be fixed by "reflowing", which is a fancy way of using a machine that has a super controlled (+ or - .5 degrees) hot air nozzle to re-melt the solder on the base of the defective chip to re-attach it.

2. The power supply has the failure in one of its capacitors or diodes. This can also be fixed by "reflowing" but it is harder to diagnose due to the need to chase down which one it is.

**According to this eBay store, this scenario is a much more difficult way to repair PS3's with the YLOD. They state they can only repair 8 out of 10 PS3's with the YLOD**

You know you have received the YLOD when the following occurs:

* You power on the console.
* The console starts up normally for about 2-3 seconds,
* The console beeps 3 times while flashing a faint yellow light,
* The console continues to flash a red light

Jun 03, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Ps3 turns on then shuts down after few mins then blinking red light


what you got is what is know as yellow lite of death --YLOD

this is the site i got the info from...
http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Unofficial-Yellow-Light-of-Death-YLOD-Informative-Still-Thread-R/m-p/40726489

and you are not the only one to experience this. more and more ps3 owners are getting hit with this problem. your best bet will be to send it off to sony if its under warrenty for they'll fix it for free. but be cautious of this for they may even replace your system and you may not get your original system back. if its not under warrenty you'll get hit with an $150 charge.

background

The YLOD is a major hardware failure for the PlayStation 3. The specific cause is somewhat known, but Sony has not commented about this failure whatsoever. Some theories for the cause include:

overheating (accelerated by dust build-up), blu-ray drive failure, bad power supply, and/or a hard drive critical error.

**UPDATE**

According to an eBay store that repairs YLOD PS3's, the hardware failure is caused by either/or of two things:

1. Hardware malfunction on the motherboard due to heating/cooling (solder physically cracking/breaking) which can be fixed by "reflowing", which is a fancy way of using a machine that has a super controlled (+ or - .5 degrees) hot air nozzle to re-melt the solder on the base of the defective chip to re-attach it.

2. The power supply has the failure in one of its capacitors or diodes. This can also be fixed by "reflowing" but it is harder to diagnose due to the need to chase down which one it is.

**According to this eBay store, this scenario is a much more difficult way to repair PS3's with the YLOD. They state they can only repair 8 out of 10 PS3's with the YLOD**

You know you have received the YLOD when the following occurs:

* You power on the console.
* The console starts up normally for about 2-3 seconds,
* The console beeps 3 times while flashing a faint yellow light,
* The console continues to flash a red light.

May 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation will not switch on it beeps twice and switches back off


does it stay off? or does it have the blinking red lights after it goes off? if it just stays off with no lights or sound you may have a bad power supply. its fairly easy to replace it if you are a "do it yourselfer" if its the second one then what you might have is the YLOD which is a serious problem.

what you got is what is know as yellow lite of death --YLOD

this is the site i got the info from...
http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Unofficial-Yellow-Light-of-Death-YLOD-Informative-Still-Thread-R/m-p/40726489

and you are not the only one to experience this. more and more ps3 owners are getting hit with this problem. your best bet will be to send it off to sony if its under warrenty for they'll fix it for free. but be cautious of this for they may even replace your system and you may not get your original system back. if its not under warrenty you'll get hit with an $150 charge.
background

The YLOD is a major hardware failure for the PlayStation 32_bing.gif. The specific cause is somewhat known, but Sony has not commented about this failure whatsoever. Some theories for the cause include: overheating (accelerated by dust build-up), blu-ray drive failure, bad power supply, and/or a hard drive critical error. **UPDATE** According to an eBay store that repairs YLOD PS3's, the hardware failure is caused by either/or of two things:



1. Hardware malfunction on the motherboard due to heating/cooling (solder physically cracking/breaking) which can be fixed by "reflowing", which is a fancy way of using a machine that has a super controlled (+ or - .5 degrees) hot air nozzle to re-melt the solder on the base of the defective chip to re-attach it.

2. The power supply has the failure in one of its capacitors or diodes2_bing.gif. This can also be fixed by "reflowing" but it is harder to diagnose due to the need to chase down which one it is. **According to this eBay store, this scenario is a much more difficult way to repair PS3's with the YLOD. They state they can only repair 8 out of 10 PS3's with the YLOD**

You know you have received the YLOD when the following occurs (Can also be seen here):

* You power on the console.
* The console starts up normally for about 2-3 seconds,
* The console beeps 3 times while flashing a faint yellow light,
* The console continues to flash a red light.

May 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3's power light is flashing and the system keeps shutting off.


PS3 owners refer to this as the 'Yellow Light of Death' or 'YLOD'. It's quite common. The problem is caused by poor solder joints (due to overheating) on the motherboard and degrading heat sink compound on the fan.

Apr 17, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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Dear fixya experts. i have YLOD yellow light of death on my playstation 3 console i tried to fix it with heat gun,but it wouldn't work.i fixed 2 YLOD before with heat gun,but this one isn't working.is...


the 3 most common causes are.
1. overheat (the prossesor comes loose as on some models the solder used was low grade)
2.hard drive fail
3.laser dismount (ussually caused by moving the console with a disk in)

solutions.
1.hold the on button for 5 seconds then turn on
2.remove hd and hoover console as much as possible
3.remove hd and drop from a height of 4-5 inches onto carpet to loosen needle
4.call sony
5.buy a new one
6.buy a xbox 360 (obviously the best option ;0) )

hope this helps but in most cases the ylod is a pay to get fixed solution

Mar 14, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My ps3 just stop working, when i try to power it up, the green light turns on followed by a blue light, then yellow


The Yellow Light of Death (YLoD) is a fatal error that occurs when your Playstation 3 (PS3) overheats.
The welds that connect vital components to the system board soften and break.

It's manifestation - a blinking yellow light on a PS3 that refuses to do anything else.

You have 2 options at this point:
  1. Return the unit to Sony.

    if your PS3 is still under warranty, the fix will be free; otherwise, Sony will charge a flat fee of $150.

  2. Fix it yourself for less than $80.

    This list contains the necessary tools and components to effect your PS3's meteoric rise from it's YLoDic grave as set forth in this free YLoD Repair Guide.

Feb 09, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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PS3 shut off with blinking red light, there is power, ejected cd.


The blinking red light means the system has over heated and normally the system will shut off by itself and will not come back untill cool.(but not in all cases does the system work completely correct in that situation).
The hard disk may possibly have something to do with this occurance, but I honestly doubt it.
It may be the system final moments until it dies but it may be fine.(the normal life span of a ps3 is about 2 yrs.)
If it's not just the system crapping out it may juss be the power supply and I would do some trouble shooting in that area but again,I am doubtful.
Smart thinking about taking the game out and I would advise don't put it back in until you know for sure that the system is good (because honestly MW2 is TOO awesome to risk it!!)
If all else fails, you could call SONY but if they can't fix it over the phone then they will want you to trade for a refurbished system for $150 or if its under warranty it's free.
I hope I have helped and I hope it all works out!!!!

Jan 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Does a new power supply fix the YLOD on ps3?


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.

Aug 15, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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