Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Hello, unfortunately this is called YLOD (yellow led of death) it is reported to happens on phatty PS3. There are few guides online with DIY methods to get rid of it, but you must have good soldering skills and understand that you might compromise your console even more. If you don't have the above mentioned skill, then the best and safest solution for YLOD is to call Sony support. If you still have warranty coverage, the fix will be for free, if you're out of warranty then they usually ask about 120/140 USD, but they'll give a 3 months warranty. Good luck anyways Peter
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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Does the lights blink red after turning yellow? If so, 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.
IS THERE A DISC STUCK INSIDE?
If you have a unit that is not
backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you
can retrieve your disc.
Power off the unit using the toggle
switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject'
button and turn the toggle switch back
from off to on. This will run a fan test
and eject your disc. Remember, this
will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the
backwards compatible units with the 4
usb port holes and the memory card slots.
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