TGH Writes: "On the weekend just gone, one of the Playstation consoles in the house seemed to have a problem, the so called ‘Yellow light of death’.Luckily for me it was not my console, but my brothers. It was his fat 40GB."
I have fixed my 60gb once and it's still kicking.
I 'fixed' mine but i kept having to do it every 3 months until it finally died for good. wish i still had a fat though.
I found a lady on ebay in Montreal that sells a bunch of refurbished (by Sony) 60GB PS3's. If you want I can find you her email. It's about $320 but she gives you a controller, HDMI, powercord, charger cable. I got one last year and it's going good.
I have a 60GB Fat (bc) lying around. I had to fix it twice. Then, I sold it on Amazon. He had a problem 2 weeks later, so I let him send it back for a refund. I tried fixing it again, but it won't post video. I need to re-flux it, but I just haven't. If anyone wants it, I'll sell it cheap.
fixed mine 3 times and its gone again phoned "game" the uk retailer and they sent me a voucher for a new one. (mine 60gig fat launch 3and half years old) got a 320 slim and although I dont have backwards comp any more the only ps2 games I play are coming on hd collections. Win Win. (the fatty didnt have any disc space left).
When and how? I don't understand? Did you trade it in? Out of the kindness of their hearts just send you a voucher for a PS3? That's what it sound like you are saying?
@zoo. No sony replaced twice within the year (refurbs)then the 3rd refurb lasted until new years eve 2010, it broke I phoned game and they sent it to total console repair twice to be refluxed. It lasted a week or so each time and the 3rd time they said I couldnt do anything else so I quoted the UK law on goods being fit for purpose (very gently but firmly). They gave in and sent me £200.00 voucher (60 gigs resale value although that has just a week ago dropped to £150) plus postage refund, plus a game that was stuck insides value. So I got a 320gig LBP2 pack and had to pay about £20 on top.
Impressive! I wish I had done that my self. Oh well, you live and you learn. So it was still within a you first year warranty?
no it was 3 and a half years old but because of the law if a high end electrical item breaks say within 6 years(no real limit but most people on forums think about 5 years) then you can claim that the goods were unfit for purpose and had an inherant fault. Most sellers will question it but will usually settle. Game just gave the voucher to me straight away and said they claim it back from sony.
Got it twice paid twice, then got a another ps3 60gb back from sony that was loud for no reason and instantly send it back, should be receiving another 60gb back any day now.
I might have to try this. My 40gb fatty died 1.5 years ago, but I don't have the heart to just get rid of it. So its sitting on the shelf in my office.
I've done this fix about five times. All but one were friends, and I charged the non-friend materials + $50. Not bad when it only costs a $30 heat gun once, and $10 thermal paste every two times afterwards. But, the important thing to remember is this is NOT A PERMANENT FIX. The PS3 -WILL- YLOD again. But, normally, fixes last anywhere between 2-3 months and beyond.
Yeah mine barely lasted 3 days.
Mine survived one month and three days. I fixed it again, and it's made it two weeks so far. I'm hoping to keep it limping along until a price cut...
Every time I fix it i get a good 3 to 4 months out of it. Bought a slim recently cause i don't know how many times I can fix it before i can't. But it is nice to have two.
got at least 3 month each time but 3rd time I screwed up! damn, but now I got my slim
o when my ps3 got the ylod i smashed it off the ground several times so i could feed my puppies
Mine had same issue, got it back up and working but only lasted 3 days before dying. I managed to deactivate my account on that PS3 and backup most of my saves.
Most people familiar with the YLOD have probably watched my video on youtube.
My 60GB model has YLOD 3 times now, with the 3rd happening just last night. I've fixed it myself the first 2 times. Guess I'll just get a new one now.
Never had it with my 40 gig because my house is clean. Never had ANY problems with my PS3.
Why people make comment like that... I mean why ? I tell you... there's something wrong with our world people...
??? calm down
I'm really calm... In fact I'm more discourage than anything else... Like why implying that people have YLOD because they don't have clean house... Isn't like ... You don't feel like it's just useless comment ?
yeah, our world is full of idiots...because people are f'n slobs and dont think. Such as where their console is running, like in a dusty filthy enclosed space or on the linty carpet etc. Dust and pet fur and crap will kill any piece of electronics. Ive never had issue with my consoles because I baby them, clean them out etc.
Do I feel like it's a useless comment? Yes, I do. This comment I'm typing is useless, too. It's all useless.
My house is clean, and I take very good care of my PS3. I keep it clean from dust, away from walls/enclosed spaces, vacuum it, etc. I have done all this and am now on my FOURTH original 60gig PS3. The first had blu-ray failure, and the next two had YLOD. I am on my third refurb and this is still going strong so far. I've probably been unlucky, but having a clean house doesn't guarantee your console will not break. I do agree that leaving consoles on carpet and in enclosed spaces, and not keeping them clean isn't very good for them.
Sony sent me a new 60 gb model when mine YLOD. For three days I realised how shit life is without games. Unfortunately that one got stolen :( I half expected it YLOD because it was on all the time. I was playing R and C, a crack in time.
It is a bit crap when you lose your console for a while. My first refurb took about 2 weeks to come, and those 2 weeks seemed like a month.
IF you know what your doing. If you don't, give it to a pro.
I feel like I wish I knew how to do this back when mine originally died two years ago. It was sad sad day, goodbye 60 Gig.
My 80g is alive and kicking never had it ylod on me.
This happened to my 40gb never new how to fix it so bought a 80gb then went on to buy a 320gb just last september.
Mine hasn't had the YLOD...but the fans were kicking in higher. So i took it apart put new thermal paste on and its running nice and smooth. There is a guy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada not too far from me, who reballs ps3 YLOD for $160. If mine ever gets that i will just take it to him.
Could you tell me where? I have a 60Gb just sitting there. Although, $160 seems bit steep for reballing. I got myself a new slim, but I thought I could still use the old one for Blu-ray movies and perhaps PS2 games, and I need to get my data out of there. Have you ever asked him about how long does that fix lasts?
A one time Re-ball is a permanent fix, ask anyone who's Re-balled their PS3 and they'll tell you it's permanent without any hesitation. but you have to make sure that a skilled professional does it, there are a lot of people who offer re-balls but not everyone does it well. I live in the UK but I heard Gophermods are the best in the US.
im fixing my 3 60gb ps3's now.....i hope they work long enough to get my data off lol
only good for retrieving your data to transfer to another ps3, it will not last for a long period of time as mentioned already you would have to send to a 3rd party like gophermods, capital circuits or gaming knights and have them do a reball if you want it to last longer ha ha whetzel showed up in here thanks for sharing your vids with us
fixed mine , in the first day it got ylod XD , don't worth it , sold it and bought a new one....
My 60GB YLOD'd and I got it fixed immediately after. The very next day, while trying to transfer my files to my new Slim, it crapped out on me again. And if that wasn't enough, Sony announces a few weeks later Cloud Storage on PSN, after I lost EVERYTHING off my HDD. Great /s. I took it back for repairs and got it fixed for free, but haven't touched it since.
Yeah when I first did this I got all excited and started buying PS3s on ebay. Well they lasted anywhere from 1-3months then YLOD again. Back to ebay they went.
WHAT!? this is the worst fix you could possibly do, hundreds of people have done this and it always breaks down again. The only permanent fix to YLOD is Re-balling the PS3's GPU and CPU with Leaded solder (it's manufactured with Lead-free solder). After you've done that swap out the thermal paste with something better (ICD7, AS5, Shin-Etsu etc) and get a 19" Japanese fan which came in the original 60GB Japanese models and are much smoother, cooler and quieter. Anyone who has a 60GB PS3 should after the above steps swap out the PSU (power supply unit) for the PSU APS-231 (it came in the original 40GB models and it's the only one compatible with the original 60/20GB models.) The APS-231 is much cooler and it's more power efficient, the one currently in your 60/20GB models use way too much power more than what the PS3 actually needs. Need any more help then PM me. DONE!
exactly ^ the heat gun method causes harm to your console
When my PS3 broke down last August I immediately started researching the best methods to fix it, after about 2+ weeks I came to the conclusion that Re-balling is the best method and ever since then my PS3's been working fine and it never over heats. I did tons of research on the PS3's power supply, fan, thermal pastes (read tons of reviews) and also did a thorough research in leaded and lead-free solder. Some people just aren't bothered to do that which is why they end up doing these daft methods causing more problems. They don't even realise that heating the motherboard repeatedly causes massive damage to the CPU, GPU and boards shape.
The reliability has made me abandon ps3 going all out pc my 360 still works lol.
This is such an old method, why was this even approved? It's a blog post for crying out loud.
I see a pattern with all the ones that YLOD'd are 60 gigs.
This is great for people who need to get there data and disc. I think it only lasts a few months, at best.
my 60gb fat died on me when mw2 came out i fixed it and it lasted a few months till xmas day where it died again so i tried the fix again and it only lasted 1 week so i just got a new slim
My 40gb is also at a dark corner waiting to be revived..or recycled.
my first ps3 in 2007 was a 40gig it died after about a year its hott as a f::k in bahamas and my room was kinda small plus i played for hours and hours and hours. oh yeah i neva got it working proper again cd drive fail then ylod again then i broke up and throw away now im happy owner of ps3 slim 120gig wow wow woooeeee very niiice oh yeah and i live in an apartment now much much more room
60go are epic shit. Too bad sony did not recognize it and offered a 3 years warranty like Microsoft.
love my 60 gig... it just failed last weekend! all with my demons souls data, had one more boss to go! Luckily I live in NYC and you can get service for everything, taking it to a guy for 60 bucks this week... pray for me
sad to say my ps3 60 GB ( backwards capability) got YLOD 2 days ago very sayd i had it for 6 or 7 years now... i wish i saved it on that cloud save feature..but i did not.. now i am gonna have to fix it and sign up for PlayStation plus and put my game saves into cloud save (online storage)
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