on 01-04-2012 10:55 PM
what can you guys tell me about these thousands of people complaining about the yellow light of death/red light of death? so far almost all the problems have been the same with the poor choice of flux your company choose to use in the ps3. Is this not a manufacturing error since it is the flux that is causing the problem? I just got the YLoD/RLoD the other day and started to look into and there are hundreds of people telling every how to place the flux and that it fixses the problem. What do you as a company plan to do about a deffective peice of equiment?
on 02-04-2012 02:00 AM
on 05-04-2012 08:21 PM
Well. My PS3 supports the 1.21 GigaWatts necessary to power it's flux capacitor without any issue.
Now I just need to rescue it from the 32nd Century!
*Fires up the DeLorean*
(had you researched or used google you'd have found this to have been discussed plenty of times. The problem was due to solder on some 60GB models and any defective ones were replaced. There isn't a red light of death. Your PS3 is on standby.
Actually there is a 'red' light of death. I'm looking at the damn thing right now. Perhaps the guy intended to say 'flashing' red light of death.
My 60gb has just died for the third time since last October (2011) with the red light flashing. I was in Mass Effect 2 and had got to a Planet where I was watching a cut-scene of humans beings attacked by Bat like creatures, when suddenly 'Blatt', blank screen, three warning beeps and one dead PS3 with a blinking red light. Again!!
This failure is the third in a series of red light failures that have been in addition to other failures beforehand that were not red light related. One was the YLOD (yellow light or overheating/solder related), the other was games behaving oddly with sound files missing because the BlueRay Drive had to be replaced.
So this is the latest of five failures since around November 2010. The last three failures (all red light) since October 2011. The last repair was on 18 January 2012. It seems to be a problem with the video circuitry each time. At least that was what the repairer said on the 18 Jan.
Needless to say I've had it with spending £90 odd every two or three months or so, so I'm getting a new machine this time. A 320gb Slim when I can afford it. I will probably take my existing one apart just to get the Mass Effect 2 disc in the (new) blue ray drive out. I assume that that will be possible to do.
It really does prove to me that one should never buy the first or second generation of anything, be it PS3 or iPad. The wise money always waits for the third or subsequent generation. Alway wait until the early adopters have had all the unexpected problems sorted out.
I won't bore you with why I opted for the 60gb machine myself - unless you ask.
on 05-04-2012 09:19 PM
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