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10 Aug 2009
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Hello,

 

Well, you think it will never happen to you, but last night during an online game of COD4, my PS3 60GB (got release day) went wierd and shut itself down. When I went to turn it on it started up for about two seconds, beeped 3 times and turned itself off (red light flashing). This happened everytime i turned it on (manually as well, I can not turn it on via the controller)

 

I left it off and unplugged overnight to see if that may help, when I turned it on this morning and it stayed on for about a minute before doing the same (3 beeps and shut down with flashing red light). I turned it on again and it lasted for about 20 seconds before doing the same (I did manage to eject the disc which is a small bonus). Anyway, it wont stay on and when I do turn it on I get no picture or sound so it does not seem to be transmitting a signal. I also should add that I live in Spain, so it could be due to overheating, the fan does do overtime during the summer months.

 

Is there anyway to reset/reboot before I call Sony Spain (which I really dont want to do). Also, I am unemployed and dont have 150 euros to get this fixed. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, also, has anyone come across this problem before, it's not YLOD so I dont know if it is 100% bricked or not.

 

Thanks in Advance

 

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I'm afraid that is YLOD. The 'yellow' part is a very brief flash before you get the blinking red light, very easy to miss. Other than the refurb cost, you've only got a couple of options:

 

1. Fix it yourself. The 'gilksy' fix on youtube explains how, with variable results. Some last, some die again very quickly.

2. 3rd party repair, I'm sure there's an equivalent of consoledoctor.co.uk for the Spanish market if you look. Should be much cheaper than the refurb option.

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I have a guy near me who seems to do repairs, I shall go and see him shortly.

 

Thanks for the response.

 

Cheers

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Console Doctor- Sony Playstation 3 PS3 repairs, Faults Page_1249889617044.png

 

 

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Newcastle: +44 (0)1912763048
The best time to call is between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Queries outside the time specified should be made via email using the form above.

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Cheers,

 

It is good to see the pricing so I know what I am looking at.

 

Thanks mate

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rancidpunk wrote:

1. Fix it yourself. The 'gilksy' fix on youtube explains how, with variable results. Some last, some die again very quickly.


While it looks easy to do it, it's really not. For getting a proper result you need to pay attention to what happens on the board when doing it, heat up until you can see the solder "float" a bit (where possible). Unless you like lottery-style fixing, flux should be used to make sure the solderings don't oxidize unnecessarily.

 

If you don't do it properly, you're gonna have to do it again. Ofcourse, luck can make even the sloppiest fix last, but I wouldn't count on it. :)

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Well mine bricked on Monday, i just sent it of to http://www.consoledoctor.co.uk today.

It stayed on for about a minuite before shuttingdown, but after time of trying to get it to last for more then that, it became a YLOD.

 

Youtube YLOD fixs apparently work, that's the cheapest way tho.

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Yeah, I have seen the fixes on You Tube, but I dont have the equipment and everytime I do something myself I seem to make it worse. I will see what some local shops can do, if not, then back to Sony for an expensive re-fit.

 

Thanks guys.

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Whilst Gilksys video on Youtube desrves 5 stars for his walk through, he does not spend half as long reflowing the PS3 as he should do and he does not heat the board up as fully as he should either, leading to inevitable system breakdown again. Those wondering, Heat gun (aka Paint stripper gun) B&Q £15.99, Antec Silver Thermal Paste (The best) from MAPLINS £9.99. My advice would be follow his instructions up until reflow, then follow this guys instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr1zyAGwnuU
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3 beeps is overheating

 

put it in the freezer :p

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If only it were that simple!
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ITFCdan wrote:
join the 60GB YLOD club.

The YLOD is on all models PS3, not just 60GB.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=40gb+ps3+ylod&search_type=&aq=f

 

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There is a huge difference between heating the board up and warming it up. Moving it is not a problem in that instance, the soldering has no chance of moving. It has to become incredibly hot before movement will start. If the board isnt warmed up before hand you wont get a perfect flow. Its like sticking a cold glass in boiling water. You go from one extreme to another instantly, its not good. When you flow the board you should never use it. I fixed and helped fix a 3 PS3s now, each has been slowly warmed up first, and they all still work, touch wood. The oldest being 10 months ago. DONT HEAT IT UP, just warm it first. You'll probably find more people replying on Gilskys guide with a reocurring YLOD, than on the other guys.
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Rebmahc wrote:
Whilst Gilksys video on Youtube desrves 5 stars for his walk through, he does not spend half as long reflowing the PS3 as he should do and he does not heat the board up as fully as he should either, leading to inevitable system breakdown again. Those wondering, Heat gun (aka Paint stripper gun) B&Q £15.99, Antec Silver Thermal Paste (The best) from MAPLINS £9.99. My advice would be follow his instructions up until reflow, then follow this guys instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr1zyAGwnuU

You have to be kidding , he's flipping the the board around WHILST heating it up , no way you'll catch me doing that to my ps3.

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ITFCdan wrote:

Rebmahc wrote:
Whilst Gilksys video on Youtube desrves 5 stars for his walk through, he does not spend half as long reflowing the PS3 as he should do and he does not heat the board up as fully as he should either, leading to inevitable system breakdown again. Those wondering, Heat gun (aka Paint stripper gun) B&Q £15.99, Antec Silver Thermal Paste (The best) from MAPLINS £9.99. My advice would be follow his instructions up until reflow, then follow this guys instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr1zyAGwnuU

You have to be kidding , he's flipping the the board around WHILST heating it up , no way you'll catch me doing that to my ps3.


^This +1

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You have to be kidding , he's flipping the the board around WHILST heating it up , no way you'll catch me doing that to my ps3.


Just put the board on a high enough stand to allow access to both sides of the board without actually having to flip it at all.

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I just got my PS3 back from Console Doctor today, and this isn't a comment in relation to them but I'm really scared to turn it on and get the YLoD all over again (it seems any fix is temporary).

 

I also have PlayTV and keep it on overnight to watch/record TV which probably isn't good in relation to overheating (need reassurance please!)... 

 

Console Doctor have been very helpful so far though.

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NiallASD wrote:

I just got my PS3 back from Console Doctor today, and this isn't a comment in relation to them but I'm really scared to turn it on and get the YLoD all over again (it seems any fix is temporary).

 

I also have PlayTV and keep it on overnight to watch/record TV which probably isn't good in relation to overheating (need reassurance please!)... 

 

Console Doctor have been very helpful so far though.


im scared the living blip to of using it... i will wait to the next FW3.00(rumor the 21aug) and see if this makes any change at all but thats just my opinion..

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NiallASD wrote:

I just got my PS3 back from Console Doctor today, and this isn't a comment in relation to them but I'm really scared to turn it on and get the YLoD all over again (it seems any fix is temporary).

 

I also have PlayTV and keep it on overnight to watch/record TV which probably isn't good in relation to overheating (need reassurance please!)... 

 

Console Doctor have been very helpful so far though.




how long was yours out for cause im on working day 11 so far :(
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NiallASD wrote:

I just got my PS3 back from Console Doctor today, and this isn't a comment in relation to them but I'm really scared to turn it on and get the YLoD all over again (it seems any fix is temporary).

 

I also have PlayTV and keep it on overnight to watch/record TV which probably isn't good in relation to overheating (need reassurance please!)... 

 

Console Doctor have been very helpful so far though.




how long was yours out for cause im on working day 11 so far :(

 

Lemme see, I posted it to them on Tuesday 25th July and they got it the following Thursday so it's been out of my hands for 16 days and with them for 11 days (it was fixed last Thursday)... or something close to that.

 

I found watching The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Flight of the Conchords helped pass the time :Thumbs:

 

By helpful I meant that they answered all my questions and provided updates as to the progress. One thing that did / does make me very wary is that their site etc. is riddled with spelling and grammer mistakes, is that just me?

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