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23 Mar 2011
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So the slim has been out over a year I think now, How are these doing with the YLOD problem? Anyone on here had there slim YLOD? I have had mine for about one year and still working great.

Am just wondering is this problem gone away now, I have had two 60gb YLOD on me.

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i have the 320 gb slim and still working so far :)

 

i think they have fixed most of them now, and even had an update that could fix ps3s that got it,

 

this is also my 2nd ps3,

 

1st one i got "launch day" broke few months ago, would not turn on, guess it was 2 old :P,

 

but yeah, it seems ok now, you might get some that have it but there was some update that fixed it

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I've played games just about every day on it since November 2009, I use it for watching iPlayer, DVD's and blu-rays - I've cained the ***** out of my PS slim...

 

....and its still working just fine - WIN

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Got a 120gb Slim back near its released, worked fine. Sold it to get the 320gb bundle. 320gb still going strong.
The YLOD problem has probably decreased with the Slims but, it most definitely hasn't gone away.

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shankly1985 wrote:

So the slim has been out over a year I think now, How are these doing with the YLOD problem? Anyone on here had there slim YLOD? I have had mine for about one year and still working great.

Am just wondering is this problem gone away now, I have had two 60gb YLOD on me.


The original 60GB model consumed about 200W, and thus generated a lot of heat that was the issue of YLOD (and RROD on the 360).

 

The slim consume about 80-100W depending on the model, and therefore generate a lot less heat so overheating issues aren't really the problem. The original PS2 model consumed about 100W too, and I never read about the PS2 overheating.

 

No, if you have a slim PS3 you should be more afraid of the blu-ray drive messing up, because the YLOD issue is non-existant.

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Had mine a year this May, going great so far.

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My release console died of an unknown death early 09, wasn't YLOD, just wouldn't load games and froze intermittently, Sony replaced, free of charge, out of warranty, brand new console. Still working since April time '09 :D

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i have had my PS3 60GB 4 years now and never not even once got the YLOD but the cooling fan is a bit loud so because my friend's TYgere21 and darkprime6 have the 320GB PS3 slim i thought i might get one for myself because not only has it got more memory it is as quiet as a pin drop on the floor
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scoobynuts123 wrote:
i have had my PS3 60GB 4 years now and never not even once got the YLOD but the cooling fan is a bit loud so because my friend's TYgere21 and darkprime6 have the 320GB PS3 slim i thought i might get one for myself because not only has it got more memory it is as quiet as a pin drop on the floor

 

As your PS3 is as old as mine I recommend that you crack it open and suck (or blow) out all the dust that will have accumulated inside, especially over the processor and fan.  The fan is having to work harder to get air through the PS3 because of the accumulated detritus.  If you don't clean it out pretty smartish your PS3 WILL eventually fail.  

 

I have tried simply vacuuming through the sides of my PS3 but I don't think this had much, if any, effect. 

 

Just for the record, my PS has had the following go wrong -

 

Purchased November 2007

  • 2010 June YLOD.   Repair Cost £75 + VAT
  • 2011 May - Blue Ray drive died.  Repair cost including VAT about £120. (Part cost about £65)
  • 2011 October  - Red light of Death (don't know what caused this. Repairer didn't say). Repair cost including VAT same as YLOD.

2010 October - Upgraded from 60gb HDD to 640gb HDD.  About £120 all in.  Parts only. Did the work myself.  All other jobs done by local firm, not Sony.

 

 

 

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I have had my 250gb Slim since launch now due to my previous 3 PS3 60gb's had the YLOD. Mine is running well and the only scare I have had was yesterday when a message popped up saying something about my HDD is going to rebuilt, luckily nothing got erased but yeah, other than that it is running very well.

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18 month mark and beyond for ylod im hoping its sorted but if you check youtube you can find ylod slim victims, my mate and nephews lasers failed on the slim, but i think its to early to say ylod problem sorted
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JOHNY--BRAVO wrote:
18 month mark and beyond for ylod im hoping its sorted but if you check youtube you can find ylod slim victims, my mate and nephews lasers failed on the slim, but i think its to early to say ylod problem sorted


yeah i know i've seen the videos, some slims even died once they come out of the box, it was mainly 160gb and 120gb version tough, i haven't seen a 320gb slim die yet from ylod *touch wood*

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Had my 160gb PS3 Slim for just under a year, and it YLOD'd on me last week. Going to try to exchange it for a new one back at the original store I bought it from (HMV). I still have all materials, receipt, etc.

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My friends fat PS3 broke about 3 years ago, he bought the slim which lasted him around 2 years.. It had YLOD a few weeks ago. He's now onto his 3rd PS3..

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me sorry to say got two ylod on slims chec-2001a 120 gigs but they say if u are going to get ylod u will get it in the first 25 months and both these are 2 years old and dead>>>> not the power supply either (two screws on supply)
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again as i posted before.... do slims even have a yellow light?
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again as i posted before.... do slims even have a yellow light?

 

I don't think so but of course YLOD is just a generic term for hardware failure regardless.

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YLOD? don,t know why its called that anyway as its predominently a flashing red light the yellow light only comes on for a second followed by the flashing red,my 5th is in bits at the moment awaiting my thermal paste delivery as my local Maplins don,t stock it i will be using some no clean flux under the chips before the heating as this should give a longer lasting fix,failing that another 110quid:manlol: to Sony,slims do fail as well but not as often as my 60gb apparently:Rolleyes:

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duh i just said i got two with ylod

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castaway666 wrote:
again as i posted before.... do slims even have a yellow light?

 

Ive seen videos on youtube of slim YLOD....And a few angry people replying they had the same problem.

 

When i bought my new slim a few weeks ago,i asked the manager if people were still returning units because of YLOD.

 

He told me they still get a few back - But not as much as the old "phat" systems.

 

So in answer to your question - Yep,it looks like it still happens...Just not as much.

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