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Nov 06

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The PlayStation 3 is Sony’s latest generation console, which allows powerful graphics and game processing. With its price, the last thing the owners want to see is the “Light of Death” signal. If there are hardware errors, the LED beneath the power button of the console flashes a solid red or yellow light. If the unit is still covered by Sony’s warranty, just send it to them for repair. However, if you are already outside the warranty period, repairs from the company can be very costly. Fortunately, there are affordable red and yellow light repair options.

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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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Jul 29

Good idea to backup your game saves

One of the biggest complaints about the yellow light fault is that it’s bad enough that your console has failed and you can no longer play your favourite games or anything else for that matter but an extra depressing fact is that all your saves games are stuck on your hard drive and unless you go to a quality repair centre you may never get them back, all those hours of game play for nothing. Continue reading »

Jul 29

The first reports of the yellow light of death appeared on popular gaming forums in December 2007 and quickly escalated into a full blown crisis for gamers worldwide but particularly in the United Kingdom and United States where the problem hit a all time high in September 2009 when the BBC’s watchdog program high lighted the topic and the problem has been floating around this highly reported level ever since, Sony admitted their was a problem with some of the consoles and stated that 12,500 out of 2.5 million had failed due to the yellow light of death but my personal estimate is probably closer to 500,00 failures or maybe even more that have failed in less than 24 months since purchase.

DIY Yellow Light Repair Guide helps you fix your own PS3 in minimal time and cost. Continue reading »

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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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Jul 29

Side view of the bga package

Many things contribute to a severe failure of the PlayStation 3 with the symptoms often being described as the yellow light of death or YLOD.

If you want to know why your console has died you really should be pointing the finger at the environmental science boffins who decided it would be a really good idea to remove lead from solder (it probably is a good idea in the long run) and so other alternatives to lead had to be found as additives for the solder, then end result is a new lead free solder that doesn’t stick as good as the old lead based solder. Continue reading »

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Jul 28

PS3 with the yellow light of death

Many things contribute to a severe failure of the PlayStation 3 with the symptoms

often being described as the yellow light of death or YLOD. People are describing

what they are actually seeing when trying to start up the PS3 console.

These are the symptoms:-

When pressing the power button on the front of the console, the console will start to power up and the consoles power light will change from red (standby) to green (power on) but a second later the light changes to a flashing yellow colour followed by a few audible beeps from the console, at this point the console shuts down. The yellow light continues to flash and the console cannot be powered up unless you turn off the console at the back, the resets the console so you can try to power up the console a second time.

Repair your PS3 today using the Yellow Light Repair Guide

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