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Nov 04

PS3 console in upright position

The YLOD or the Yellow Light of Death is the most feared LED signal that a PlayStation 3 can give. It means that you have a problem with the motherboard. In contrast, the flashing of red light means that there is a “general” hardware failure. Red light may mean that there are errors in cable connection, or your hard drive can be broken. The appearance of yellow light is a much worse case, since it means that there is something wrong with the heart of your console.

The YLOD is comparable to a personal computer’s Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and an Xbox 360’s Red Ring of Death (RROD). If you want to avoid this dreaded error, you must do the following to take care of your PS3: Continue reading »

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Nov 02

Doctor showing how to prevent red light

The yellow light of death or YLOD is probably the most dreaded light signal that a PlayStation 3 unit can give. It may happen unexpectedly. You may be playing peacefully when, all of a sudden, the screen blanks out. After immediately trying to turn it on, the LED just beneath the power button turns yellow. Nothing appears on your screen. This may be an indication of hardware failure. More often, there are chances that after a few hours of rest, your PS3 unit may work again. However, the yellow light may persist and the unit may not start-up again.

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Oct 30

What is YLOD?

YLOD or Yellow Light of Death is the most feared LED signal from the PlayStation 3. The solid yellow light beneath the on-off button means that there is a hardware problem with the console’s motherboard. In contrast, a red blinking light means that there is a problem with your hard drive. Motherboard failure is more feared, since the board holds the processor and graphic cards of the PS3. The most common cause of motherboard damage is overheating. Continue reading »

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Oct 28

PS3 with the yellow light of death

The Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) indicates that there may be problems with the console motherboard. If you see it for the first time, don’t panic. The damage may not be permanent. Overheating of the console can cause the solders to loosen, resulting in broken or faulty connections in the board. The best first aid is to give your console a rest. Wait for twenty minutes to one hour before restarting your PS3.

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Jul 29

Doctor showing how to prevent red light

Okay, so you have a PS3 and the last thing you want to see in the dreaded yellow light of death. Here are a few basic things you can do to help keep your PS3 in tip top condition.

All these tips and many more can be found in the PS3 Repair Manual

1)      Keep your console in a vertical position (standing up), this helps dust & dirt stay in the bottom of your console. The only slight problem here is that the PS3 can be easily knocked over so it’s not ideal if you have small kids or pets. Continue reading »

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