PS3 Yellow Light YLOD Fault

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Some people try to repair this problem themselves, possibly using a quick ‘guide’ on the Internet , but unless you have a professional re-ball/re-flow set-up, you are almost definitely going to have a very short term fix, and will make a professional  fix much more difficult in the future, if not impossible – also – if your going to attempt it , make sure you don’t heat the GPU to much as it will damage the onboard RAM.

If your Playstation 3 experiences a flashing yellow light, or the lights going from green to yellow, then blinks red, then we can fix it for you. This is usually a problem with the motherboard, it’s the PlayStation’s equivalent of the XBox 360 3 red light fault  – the GPU develops ‘cold’ solder joints underneath , which we can fix for much less than Sony charges (£140) and also won’t lose all your gamesaves or downloads .

Ps3 Yellow Light of Death

Cost of work is £65

  • Yellow light problem, resulting in PS3 not working
  • Labour to eliminate yellow light problem.
  • Soak testing to ensure a reliable fix
  • 90 day warranty on parts and labour.
  • Machine is completely stripped -reflowed – cleaned internally to ensure good cooling
  • Artic silver heatsink on CPU/GPU

Please note that you will find that some repair shops offer an express service for this repair. In our experience these provide the least reliable fixes that do not last long. We use the best reflow techniques and the most rigorous testing process to ensure that the repair is of the highest quality and most reliability.

As with XBox and PS3 there is no 100% success rate – occasionally the board has suffered ‘ circuit pads/tracks lifting ‘ – this problem is not repairable and the motherboard would be rendered useless. Again – cooling is the key to a long life .. always ensure a good airflow .. hoover out the vents every month or so .. if you’re using it for extended gaming , give the machine a break every now and then – press and hold the eject button while switching it on (not 60G) .. this runs the fans full until it’s cooled down.

tagged under: ....