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Help. My PS3 has died, looks like YLOD. Only offered replacment with Sony. Anyone know if there is a way to get my gam data off it for COD etc or have i passed the point of no return?

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Hi try removing the hard drive and see if they will take it back and let you keep the hard drive, usually they wont but if you take it out and dont tell them then they may not notice until they give you the replacement failing that their is nothing you can do sorry.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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Can anyone help. My sons ps3 died with the Ylod. Is there any way he can get all his information off his hard drive as he is going to have to buy another one. Please help


I'm sorry to tell you that your out of luck with getting the data from the PS3's hard drive. The reasons being that if you take out the hard drive and put it in the new console it will format it, thus losing the data. Even if you were to connect the hard drive to a PC you still wouldn't be able to get the data as the drive is encrypted making it unreadable to the Windows operating system.

The only way that your going to get the data from the drive is to try and repair the yellow light of death yourself or have Sony repair the console for you.

If you think you can fix the ylod yourself or know someone who can then click on the link i have provided below for a step-by-step guide on how to repair the ylod. (video tutorials are included to make it easier)

Good luck and regards.

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

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I have got the ylod on my ps3 where are you based? because would like you to fix it if possible please

Hi the site dont offer repairs like that we offer a help service that you describe you problem and we tell you what it is then how to solve the problem, i fix these every day but i live in the UK so if your any where else in the world then you will need to look closer to you,

the ylod means your ps3 has over heated now these are harder to fix than the xbox and the repair dont mean its going to solve the problem i offer a no fix no fee service so if your in UK give me a shout back if not you will need to look closer to home for someone who can help you

let me know if you need further assistance ok

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Ps3 ylod

Oh.. no... you must fix your PS3 using correct methods instead of doing in the wrong ways. Do you know, send back to game shop is too expensive and waste your time. Learn the correct repair skills and fix it by yourself is the ultimate method. Here is the repair guide for you to learn :
DIY PS3 Repair Guide
You can repair many other red and yellow light related issues by using this tutorials. After you purchased the product, you will be guided to the step-by-step videos and ebooks for you to work with.

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Ps3 the light goes Green,Yellow,Flashing Red

this is called the yellow light of death,, ylod..

Sorry to be the one to tell you this but its not good!!

A main chip/chips got to hot to many times over time...[CPU,Video and and/or RAM IC's..

This can be fixed but if not done right it will not work for long or make it unfixably

I would say send it back to sony,,

if your willing look up ylod fix and try to fix your self,,

refloating the chips do work if its done right,, be careful if you try, and do alot research on ylod first!!

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you are having 2 problems at a time so just go send your PS3 to SOny and waste your money and data or just follow these step by step guide and you will fix your PS3 without loosing anything. Best Yellow Light of Death Fixing Guide

Jan 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have the ylod problem

You have the dreadful blinking red light of death also known as Ylod. Long story short the system is broken due to overheating and heat damage to the motherboardand you have a few options:
  1. send the system to sony and receive a refurbished system for $150.
  2. find a local to do it for much cheaper
  3. watch vids on the web ( and fix it yourself but it is fairly difficult.
  4. buy a new ps3.
I hope I have helped and feel free to ask me any questions and let me know how it goes.

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I cant get my game to eject from my PS3

i get same problem, this should work:
turn the main switch off at the back, then hold the eject button then turn on the switch while still holding the eject button. fan should go at max speed then it should die down after 20 secs.

Sep 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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

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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Yellow light of death

Assuming that you are only having YLOD issues with your PS3. There is not any video that can help you to get rid of this problem. The only solution is the find a guide that is made by SOny's expert which already available on internet and fix your PS3 yourself following their guides. Visit here for YLOD PS3 Fix

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not a solution but a possible answer it is possibly the ylod (yellow light of death) it seems a few people are getting this and my ps3 has broke aswell even sony dont know what is wrong with it. but your problem sounds like the ylod

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