Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
This is a known problem with these units and is caused by a fault which develops in the bluray lens. Sometimes you can resolve it by gently cleaning the lens with a Q-Tip and isopropyl alcohol but most often the lens itself will need replacing.
I have included this excellent walk-through on how you can do this yourself. Please be sure the console is disconnected from the mains supply before carrying out any of this type of work.
Thanks for using FixYa
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
I'd try using a CD lens cleaner, and failing that, see about replacing the drive itself.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jul 30, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jul 09, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games
Jun 27, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Alternatively you can try to repair ps3 YLOD yourself. There are a couple of things you can try to fix YLOD - check for any loose connections since some connections might be loose, you can also try switching it off for around 30 mins and switch it on again. This will help in cooling your PS3 down.
If these tricks don't work, then I will suggest you go through a dedicated PS3 repair guide instead of tinkering on your own. Such guide will cost you almost nothing in comparison to what Sony charges. And, god forbid, if it happens again you can solve the problem for free.
One of the greatest thing about doing it yourself is that you don't have to pay hefty charges to the big companies. Also, you don't have to wait for weeks, you'll completely fix ps3 ylod in no more than a few hours. Many people have already successfully fixed yellow light of death and I don't see a reason why you won't be able to do it. If my PS3 has yellow light of death then I won't pay Sony to repair my PS3. I'd rather fix PS3 lights myself.
If all this steps wont work i suggest to call SONY
Jun 06, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
May 25, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Oct 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jun 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Dec 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Mar 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
93 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!