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My PS3 has the yellow light and doesn't stay on for more than 5 minutes.

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YLOD of death can be fixed by reflowing the motherboard....this solves most cases of YLOD....a guy named gilksy did an awesome is online in pdf format but he also posted videos of the procedure on look up Gilksy1 on youtube and watch his videos

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