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Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« on: February 17, 2010, 11:47:52 PM »
Okay, I have been reading articles lately about PS3 hardware technical problems; one of them is the Yellow Light of Death. Similar to the 360's Red Ring of Death. As none of these articles show how often a PS3 gets this; I wanted to ask here. Has anyone experienced a YLOD and how often does a PS3 get it?

I have just recently gotten a PS3 two months ago, so I thought it would be best to know about this just in case. This YLOD has got me a bit frightened and sounds just as bad as the RROD.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 12:09:17 AM »
I've never heard of it before and a lot of people with PS3s tend to boast that it is better because it doesn't do ring of death. I don't think it's all that likely to happen.

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 01:07:58 AM »
one of my friends got it, but that was because he had one of the launch models

they say the ones that are most vulnerable are the 20GB and 60GB models

just make sure your PS3 has some space for ventilation and don't play for like 5 hours straight all the time. it is usually caused by overheating which comes from when people don't properly ventilate it by putting somewhere where it can't "breath"

hope that helped i could look some more stuff about it if you want

also if you have the newer slim model you shouldn't have to worry about anything since it produces a lot less heat/takes up a lot less energy to run. its not very common on even the fat models anyway

« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 01:09:35 AM by xkeyblademasterx07 »


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 01:13:30 AM »
I have the 80GB PS3, so that means it's "very unlikely" to happen on this model?


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 01:18:04 AM »
Well, it is actually very unlikely to happen on PS3s in general. As keyblade stated, give your PS3s breaks and plenty of room for ventilation so it doesn't overheat. Making it overheat is the main problem, as the yellow light of death's main cause is it burning out the PS3s CPU drive. It is very unlikely to happen if you do at least one of these things, you should be fine. You are more likely to get a RROD than a YLOD, but are very likely to see a YLOD than a GBOD (Green Block of Death - Wii. Even though I think this is a rumor) . It sucks if you do get, and you will have to pay Sony a fat $150 or less if you want it fixed. Not to mention you lose all your game data and the game you were playing (it is possible that the PS3 will turn off during gameplay, if this happens...) will be stuck in there. You can fix it yourself, the better and cheaper method; but it's only okay to fix it yourself if you are good with mechanics. Otherwise, save up for a new PS3 or buy a new one.

IIRC, the PS3s overall failure rate is about 1% so I don't think you have much to worry about, especially if you recently gotten a PS3. Where it shouldn't fail unless it was recently used (although game stores refurbish them) My PS3 is a 160gb model and has been going since Christmas 2008 w/o YLOD.

« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 01:28:54 AM by Sentinel »

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 01:23:00 AM »
I have the 80 GB model for a year now and no problems with it so far.

Like keyblade said, just make sure it's well ventilated. You can feel the heat difference when you play your PS3 for hours in an open space or when it is closed up in some confined space.

« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 01:24:48 AM by MegaFun »

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 01:40:19 AM »
Nope, nothing.
No one I know got it so far...


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 01:58:11 AM »
Very, VERY unlikely to happen on the 80 GB model. I wouldn't worry about it. Just keep it well-ventilated like everyone has said.

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2010, 11:45:41 PM »
May be a bit too late but my YLOD 1st happened about 3 years after playing on my Ps3, i also did play my Ps3 everyday for hours on end.

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2010, 10:10:34 AM »
hehe this is what makes me laugh is that everybody boasts that the YLOD is a lot less likely to happen than RROD yet my friend got an 80GB PS3 and played it 2 hours a day and got YLOD within 3 weeks. HE then bought a new one from a totally different shop and did the same and got YLOD within 6 weeks.

Yet his 360 he has had for 2 years that he has played 7 hours straight every day has had no problems like my 360 so thats my part on this.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 11:32:59 PM »
How often will this happen. My goth friend would like to know.

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 08:47:47 AM »
How often will this happen. My goth friend would like to know.
The chances of it happening with a new PS3 (or XBox360 for that mather) is really low, both consoles have been on the market long enough to filter out the main cause for problems like this.



hehe this is what makes me laugh is that everybody boasts that the YLOD is a lot less likely to happen than RROD yet my friend got an 80GB PS3 and played it 2 hours a day and got YLOD within 3 weeks. HE then bought a new one from a totally different shop and did the same and got YLOD within 6 weeks.
That's just one individual cause which is indeed funny. However things like that happen. They also said that the Guitars of Guitar hero 4 would break quite easily. I bought one on the release and mine still works perfect, my little brother on the other hand has already broken 4 of those guitars ::)

The main reason why RROD was so popular is because Microsoft tried to cover it up, while the first releases of there console was definitely broken. As of now I don't think either of the consoles will break much sooner.

« Last Edit: May 21, 2010, 08:53:37 AM by Da_Cloud »

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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 09:59:20 AM »
Its not only the console, most of the its about how you are using it. Iclean my ps3 every 2 a 3 weeks. let the dust blow out the back, put a cleaner for the lens in it. your console will stay alive longer.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2010, 12:40:07 AM »
My PS3 has the YLOD. That is all.


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Re: Yellow Light of Death? (PS3)
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2010, 12:48:15 AM »
Oh noes, post a picture... ;D I wanna see what it looks like.

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