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A Crusade: Finding the Fix for the YLOD

VampHuntD writes "I've been waiting to write this not to protect the guilty, but because I'm a reasonable person and I've given several chances to stop this from being written. To get to the point, the dreaded YLOD has claimed yet another victim, yours truly. This will be an ongoing piece until a resolution has been reached, a YLOD journal if you will. Allow me to fill you in on what has transpired thus far."

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GWAVE2505d ago

I feel bad for people who get the YLoD, but I laugh at their efforts to try to make it out to be as bad as the RRoD or the other various 360 hardware issues.

Silellak2505d ago (Edited 2505d ago )

I agree, but that does suck about the hard drive info. When you send your console in for a RRoD repair, you just take the HD out and send it in, nothing lost.

Are we supposed to constantly back-up our PS3s just in case it eventually dies? That seems a bit much to expect.

For instance, this is crap:

"Yes that’s right, once you take a PS3 hard drive out of the console it is virtually worthless to anything other than an internal ps3 replacement. A PC cannot read it, it cannot be reformatted and not even the very unit that formatted it can read it."

Why can't a PC read what's on the hard drive? Seriously? That seems like it should be pretty standard.

Nitrowolf22505d ago

i think sony should have an online storage for data that can't be transfered. like gamesaves that have locks. I lost my KZ2 gamesave last level on hard. Same with some of my buddies. And also had a 5 limit issue. Sony should ask for your account info if your account isn't deactivated. Lucky i got sony to deactivated both my account on my dead console.

VampHuntD2505d ago

The file format is proprietary Silellak, which is one thing I think has prevented the PS3 from getting hacked into. Still, the claim that NO PERSON can solve it is dumb, considering they built the system.

yeah backing up is important too and I'm glad you have the option to do so, but should you backup after every game session? That would be easier if you could choose what to back up rather than having to do the whole system as well.

InFAMOUS12505d ago

Is this article even about the YLOD??? It appears to me that it is actually about poor customer care, and a lack of knowledge within the basic levels of sony corp.
My first ps3 (40GB) busted on me 14 months after I bought it, I called in (after my warranty) and they replaced the blu ray drive FREE! I feel bad for the author as I have dealt with terrible cx service. But other then the opening paragraph the article has nothing to do with YLOD!?!?!?!

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BlackIceJoe2505d ago

I really hope this does not happen to me. I have a lot of stuff on my 60 gig PS3 and do not want to lose my PS3 and my things. Does the YLOD happen because of dust or is it over heating?

VampHuntD2505d ago

From what I understand it is a "general hardware fail". Often it is caused by overheating, or at least that's the most common issue I've heard. I've also heard that the power supply can be the issue or the hard drive. There are several options, which makes it all the more dangerous.