Post reads: "We have heard numerous accounts of PlayStation owners going through, what is believed to be overheating issues and whitnessing the dreaded Yellow Light of Death."
if it is then what does it matter to me now my phat is gone and its never coming back and it took my precious BC with it
replacing it by Sony would have been the best way to go. Even after 3 years, which is way out of guarantee, they manufacture a brand new 60GB PS3 with BC. The best part of it is, it's all covered in cling film unlike when we brought the 60GB back in the days. They also deactive the old PS3 for you. This is based off my experience with my PS3 60GB which did unfortunately die after 3.5yrs. And I thought my 60GB was irreplaceable. I was very pleased with the service and the price since 60GB PS3s are priceless. Edit: Forgot to mention, replacements comes with 4usbs and memory card slots and even I found that hard to believe.
What the hell? All of that is lies Sony no longer make the old phat 60GB PS3 with BC, and now that its out of warranty they WOULD charge you like £120
This is correct. I lost the power supply in my PS3 due to over-heating. http://farm3.static.flickr.... ^_ my fried 60 gig PS3 Power Supply board. I reluctantly paid the $149 fee to have it 'fixed' and they sent me what appeared to be a brand new 60 gig PS3 with all the card slots, usb ports, etc wrapped in cling wrap like na2ru1 said. The serial number is different from my original and the only difference I can tell between the two is the new one has a different sounding fan that ramps up under heavy use. -CadDad
if i could have replaced it by sony i would have done so my phat died and i mean died as in gone for good cannot be repaired so that's why my precious BC is gone and i really miss it right now
A big fat disagree from me. I loved my 60gb PS3, and I paid $150 to Sony to get it fixed. Their shitty 90 day warranty afterwards obviously didn't cover anything because the repaired 60gb PS3 tanked again (with the same symptoms + YLOD). Not saying your experience is rubbish, but people reading this thread should read both sides of the argument of Sony's quality control for repairing consoles. I've ended up getting two consoles for each iteration of MS and Sony. 2 PSOnes (in fact, it was an upgrade, the old one didn't croak) 2 PS2s (the launch died, got a slim) 2 PS3s 60 gb phat (horrible investment), Slim afterwards 2 Xboxes (1 was modded, sorry I couldn't pass on the SNES + Genesis emulators) 2 360s launch miraculously survived just fine until I traded it for an upgrade. Consoles eventually bust. The PS3 60gb was the worst of them all (sorry MS haters, but it's my truth). Oddly, the most reliable consoles to me were SNES, Dreamcast, Game Cube. My N64 lived for a while, but the AV port in the back got burnt out and fed bleeding colors to the TV.
Probably stolen free content in order to make a quick buck, like many scam sites...
Yeah I agree.. probably just a collection of tutorials that's already on the net.
This is so fake it's not even funny. If you REALLY want to fix a YLOD PS3, then you'll want to start here... (video embeded below)
That only works for so long. It will eventually go back to ylod. :(
Yeah, no kidding. At least that will actually get it working so you can back-up your data, unlike a scam DVD.
Hence why these guys give you only a 60 day warranty :P
I just got the YLOD, how long does these fixes last? Also if you get it fixed through Sony, is usually a permanent fix.
@giggman I have fixed my ps3 from the ylod 3 times. The fist time I fixed it it lasted 2 months the second time about the same and the last time i did it was about 5-6 months ago so knock on wood it keeps on going. I used the same video that NJshadow posted. It is not hard at all. Great thing about it is that it only costs about 20 to 25 dollars for the heat gun and thermal compound. @pixelsword that is the YLOD it goes from green to yellow to red the yellow light is only seen for a split second. The yellow light doesn't remain.
Thanks for the reply (one helpful bubble to you). Would you recommend the fix or letting Sony fix it. I can go without for a few weeks if need be.
@giggman I went with the fix for 2 reasons money is tight for me right now and the other is i like my fat ps3. I didn't want to send it in to get fixed and spend $150 I would rather get a new slim when i have the money. The fix is not hard and it only takes about 40 min with cooling time. The only downside for me is that I don't know when it will die again. So I always get nervous when doing a firmware update. I think taht this is a temporary fix till i can get a new ps3 slim. If you don't want to get a new one have sony fix it.
The only problem I have with that clip is that the PS3 didn't actually have YLOD, as it would have had a yellow light instead of a cycle; I know, because I had YLOD. Not to say it wouldn't work, but the Yellow light remains. :(
I went out and bought 2 other YLOD phat PS3s for parts, after my BRD went on my 60gig BC Euro launch PS3. I've reflowed my original phat after it YLODed on me after 3 years of use and it is still working now. I've got a good working knowledge of how to repair these phat PS3s and I can't see how a disc could fix this problem. Anyone know how this disc could work?
All I can say is that I'm 99% sure that it doesn't. This is an old product, and I'm sure if it actually worked, business would be booming right now and people would be torrenting this like crazy... which obviously isn't the case.
It sprinkles fairy dust on the internals of your PS3 while spinning in the Blu-Ray drive. Brilliant concept.
Couldn't live without my Fatty PS3. Can't beat having BC and 4 USB's.
And memory card slots
Mines is a sad tale. I love my 60 gb had it replaced 3 times. I had a launch console so after the 1st update, the ps3 bricked. Then 2 YLOD and the one that I am on now, I just had to have a guy replace the laser. I'm telling you.. I know most of you guys are smarter than me BUT I wouldn't dare going into my ps3. I found a tech guy who knows his shit! So I pay this guy. Clean your ps3 fans regularly like every 6 months. I am not talking vacum cleaned. You guys that know your stuff can just go in and just wipe your fans mother board all that stuff... I am not f***in with that. However I do have someone who does and thats enough for me. I can't afford that $150 anymore. and I think that that 2 year protection plan for the slims ps3 are pretty sad... they know that with the slim ps3 on the market, all of the YLOD issues are pretty much put to rest! It's simply less likely to break down on you. So why would you need the protection plan all of sudden for the slim? The rest of us with the CECHAO1 models just have to make due I guess :(
All I can say is that this disc may work with the PS3 Debug mode (removed 3.42) and by pass the error, could make the YLOD far more worse TOTAL MELTDOWN!!!
How can a disk fix a hardware problem? or is it a software problem im confused
Disc doesnt fix aything. Its just collection of video-tutorials (normaly free on web ofcourse:)).
You can't. This is nothing more then another examiner.com BS article.
"Now, there is something on the market called the PS3 Fixer that is said to illiminate that pesky YLOD. For $27.97 (said to be a one day sale only), it claims to cure your PS3 of the YLOD forever. The company is even backing it up with a 60-day guarantee, since they say it is 100% guarateed to work." Lol so it's guaranteed to fix your YLOD forever so it's packed with a 60 day warranty?
OH! Examiner! No wonder this article seemed like bull. *rolls eyes*
They spelled eliminate as "illiminate" Fail journalism.
I know. I'm going to start writing right now! ( since my girlfriend just allowed me to :D )
I c, i fought they were a bit mysterious with there wording
Sony's refurbished PS3's have a history of failing and there is only one fix for YLOD. If your PS3 has already YLOD'd then get it Re-balled which means swapping out the Non-leaded solder with a Lead based solder. Lead solder doesn't fracture easily and can take the constant heating and cooling cycles, it can also take the bending of the motherboard which is caused by heat. If your PS3 hasn't YLOD'd but is acting up in terms of: fan being too loud, PS3 keeps on freezing etc then you should do the following: 1) Change the power supply (PSU) for a cooler more efficient one (for the 60GB models the only PSU that's cool and power efficient is the APS-231 from the original 40GB models) It runs cooler, uses less power (original uses excessive power) and causes less bending of the motherboard. 2) Change the 15 blade fan an 19 blade, the 19 blade fans were only used in the original launch Japanese 60GB models. They run much quieter and they cool the PS3 even better than the 15 Bladed fan, and just to let you know the 19 Blade fan runs much quieter than the 15 blade fan in all 5 speeds. 3) Change the Thermal Paste for a more quality Thermal paste like AS5, Shin-Etsu or ICD7. Thermal paste aka TIM is a paste that's applied on the CPU & CGU of the PS3 (and PC's) to keep both the CPU & GPU cool. The better the Thermal paste the better your PS3 will perform, it will even lower the temperature inside the PS3 by 3-5 degrees which intern keeps the fans at lower speeds. The BEST fix for YLOD'd or non YLOD'd PS3's is to do all the above which is what I have done. My PS3 runs incredibly cool and it's now literally a tank, mines is a 60GB by the way. Hope this helps.
Good post mate!
lol I meant GPU not CGU
knew watcha meant!
had this happen twice. the first time i payed the $150 to replace my 60gb with another 60gb. the second time around i got the 120gb, but no bc.
same happened to me not YLOD but red light of death on my 60gb launch model i sent it in got one back for free as i was in warranty same happened again months later i payed £120 to get it fixed then i knew it would go again the slim came out i immediately traded my 60gb in for a slim i payed £50 for a slim and it came with a free game no problems since
Do the slims get YLOD? Never heard anyone getting it.
I guess the Slim uses a new and improved cooling system with a different cell, chip, thing. I am actually glad that I got the Slim because of that.
I believe they do. You can find some on ebay with ylod.
How does a disc fix a problem caused by overheating? Looks like another rip-off snake oil advertisement.
this scam also tells you how to "Free Bonus – Learn How To Install Linux And Windows On Your PS3" THIS IS A FREAKING SCAM AND EXAMINER SHOULD BE BANNED!
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