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Jun 16

In this short guide I’ll explain a few different methods of how you can reduce the noise of your PS3 fan. Loud & Noisy fans have plagued PS3 owners for too long and its time to take action against this problem.

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

1) Dust & Dirt

Your console is making a loud noise during operation and is caused by a build up of dust and dirt within the PS3 console, typically these symptoms will occur on older games consoles but can often happen after just a few months of operation of new consoles depending on their location in the home.

Solution

Regular vacuuming around the outside of the console and particularly the vents on the front, sides and the rear of the console. It’s also a good idea to keep the surfaces around the console free of dust and vacuuming is recommended once or twice a month depending on the time spent playing the ps3 console. Small hand held vacuum cleaners are best suited to this job and can be found here: Continue reading »

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Nov 04

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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

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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 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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Oct 23

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Despite Sony’s best efforts to curb the yellow light problem with their new PS3 Slim console we are now receiving many reports of this fault even with the new slim consoles. Gamers can’t believe their luck!

Although the problem seems to be much less of an issue when compared to the failure rate of the older PS3 consoles I’m sure we are going to see quite a few of these slim consoles with the yellow light fault due to the sheer numbers of consoles sold at the new lower price point and better spec (bigger hard drive).

A PS3 Slim yellow light repair is available here Continue reading »

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