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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2010, 12:49:33 AM »

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2010, 12:54:19 AM »
It's not something to laugh at -.-

It's giving me a massive headache right now, and it looks like my 500 hours invested in Star Ocean 4 are for nothing.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2010, 12:56:24 AM »
Sorry, i just always wanted to see what it looked like.

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2010, 08:25:37 AM »
Well, it's coming down to the wire, but I'm 99% certain that the hard drive is dead. My brother places the PS3 to the left of the cable box (major heat source, and the vent of the PS3 is on the right) and insists it's well-ventilated. When I placed the PS3 elsewhere, he yelled.

It's funny, I get the reverse Seitengrate, and by that I lose 500 hours of Star Ocean 4 like that.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2010, 10:57:50 AM »
Yeah that sucks, but look it from the bright side. You got the reverse Seitengrate ;)


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2010, 03:16:15 AM »
It's a low % chance I would like to avoid...

Update: The hard drive was taken out, and the PS3 was tested for YLOD. It's still YLOD'd, but I think it's safe to say the hard drive is fine.



Update 2: Well, my dad successfully reflowed the mobo and now it's working. I don't want to take any chances with the PS3, so I'm going to get a 250 GB slim soon.



Update 3: My dad and brother have decided to get a 120 GB instead, and I'm researching the Data Transfer Utility.



FINAL UPDATE: My PS3 successfully Data Transfer'd from 60 GB to my 120 GB slim, so now I'm safe!

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2010, 07:45:58 AM »
It's really funny because the chance of your PS3 getting a YLOD is like 5% and the chance of a Wii bricking is about 40% and the chance of the XBox getting an RRoD is about 80%. It's like they design these things to break.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2010, 08:32:51 AM »
Yeah my friend got the YLOD a lot of times, but did anyone ever got the Leap year Bug of PS3?

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2010, 08:59:07 AM »
Yes, I had it and we had a topic going on it with by the minute news the day it happened. What a bummer it was, couldn't get onto PSN all day. Some people removed the internal battery which fixed the problem. I went off to work with the idea of doing the same if the problem wasn't fixed when I got home. Luckily it had fixed by then because it passed 12 a.m. GMT, which was 6 p.m. my local time.

Because I've been literally cooking my PS 3 by playing hours and hours at a time, I back up my game data on a thumb drive nightly. There is no way I'm losing my WKC file, nearly 6 months of work.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2010, 09:01:06 AM »
...Leap Year Bug? You mean ApocalyPS3? where only PS3 Slims worked?


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2010, 09:03:43 AM »
Yes that was it, however there were reports of a few slims being affected.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2010, 10:38:27 AM »
Next Generation Platforms diseases!!! That is why Atari and Retro platforms rocks, they are just immune :D
Anyway, back on topic...


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2010, 07:12:54 PM »
The newer models of 80 GB were unaffected, well at least mine wasn't.

Anyway, I haven't really heard many instances of this until recently. Is this more prevalent on the new PS3 models or does that have nothing to do with it?


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2010, 08:18:35 AM »
nah it was a one time event. Probably won't happen again.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2010, 09:04:08 AM »
No it's what happens when a PS3 bricks, when a PS2 bricks it's something completely different.