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Please try the above I have followed this guide and it does work

If your bit handy try this

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PS3 yellow lite of death

What is your question about the YLOD? Typically, it happens for different reasons. Check your A/V connections. If they are not connected, you'll get the YLOD. 2, it has over heated, and has to be taken apart, heated by a heatgun to reform the solder, then new heat gel put on between the board and the cpu/gpu. Pretty easy really. Here is a youtube vid to get you started.
PS3 PlayStation 3 YLOD Repair the proper way to reflow your board

Feb 08, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console


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on Aug 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont turn on there is no picture fans shut off right away within a few seconds. wonder if it is the harddrive or the power supply. but i do have power

If your power sign is flashing red/yellow then you have the ylod just like the xbox has the rrod ps3 has the ylod and you need to send it into either sony get a 3rd party (craigslist ps3 fix) to fix it or fix it your self (google how to fix ylod)

Apr 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Yes you can fix it because the red/YLOD is just overheating on the main motherboard you can use a good guide that will do this for you or you can send it in to be fixed.

Jun 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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...

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.


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.


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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The Yellow Light of Death (YLoD) is caused by a hardware failure: a bad power supply, disconnected system or graphics processor, bad fan or cooling failure, or dust build up.
A free do-it-yourself fix for YLoD is available with easy step-by-step instructions and video. Here is a YLoD repair kit that contains all the tools you need to complete the task.

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

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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

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)

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 sony a new one 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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I had Ylod,i just left my machine switched off for 3 hours and it was back working again

Oct 27, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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My playstation won't turrn on and it wont let me take the disk out

PS3 Red/Yellow Light

If you are seeing this error it is because the GPU and the CPU have overheated and you will need to stop the heat to fix this. You can send the console in and they will fix it for you but it does take about 4 weeks to fix.

You can quite easily fix this with a few household tiems from home.

Check out this link for a full solution:

PS3 Red Lights Fix

Oct 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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ok, here is another victim of PS3 YLOD problem! the answer to your question is YES! there is a fix, and that saved me hundred of dollars. I bought this guide that came with Ylod fix and amazing thing that it was a DIY, I love to do things myself, and this was a great learning experience for me.
You can get your copy of PS3 Ylod repair guide from here.
The guide was an instant download and came with a video, made it much easier for me to fix my Playsation 3 Ylod problem.
Hope this is helpful!

Aug 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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