on 10-06-2012 08:54 PM
Apologies for not sticking directly to MNR, but just wanted to ask you guys if any of you have experienced this.
About a week ago I got YLOD, my own fault for leaving the game running while I was watching a long TV programme - couple of hours. At that point I heard the beep and the unit switched off. Tried to boot it, got green light for a second or so, then the yellow light, then back to red.
My first opportunity to take it to a mate's house to get it fixed (he's done the job before) was on Friday and today I got the message that he'd booted it up without a problem.
Has anyone else had this? Is it possible that you can get YLOD but that, once the unit has had time to properly cool down, it can work again without repair?
on 10-06-2012 11:02 PM
The Yellow light just means it overheated. It shuts off when it over heats. I suggest blowing out as much dust as you can with compressed air. That, or if your warranty is up, you could always take it apart. I wouldn't suggest doing so, because you could always buy another 2 year warranty through Sony. So if it does go out, you can get them to fix it. But for sure get a vacuum and suck the dust out, or get compressed air and blow it out. After its cleaned as best as you can do it, Make sure the area you place your ps3 is in a nice open area. If its on a shelf, or entertainment area, maybe you could cut the back out so theres space for the hot air to escape to, instead of getting sucked back into the system. Be careful though, you already had the system overheat and shut off once, if you don't fix it now, it will more than likely happen again!
on 11-06-2012 01:32 AM
on 11-06-2012 12:27 PM
Thanks for the addiktional info guys, much appreciated.
For the record, the first time I got YLOD it was the well-documented failure of the lead-free solder. My mate re-soldered it and it was fine for 4/5 months (until this recent failure which, as I mentioned, was my fault for leaving a game running).
I can only guess that this time it wasn't the solder that failed, just an overheating issue as you have described. The important thing is that it's working again - I've got a fan stand on order (should be here this week) which I hope will prolong the unit's life before the next YLOD.
Oh, and cross my heart hope to die I power down when I'm not using it!
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