What Causes PS3 Yellow Light of Death? How to Fix Blinking Yellow Light on PS3?

by admin on January 3, 2010

What Causes PS3 Yellow Light of Death? How to Fix Blinking Yellow Light on PS3?

What Causes PS3 Yellow Light of Death? How to Fix Blinking Yellow Light on PS3?

My ps3 is blinking yellow light, what does that mean?

Recently my PS3 too suffered from this dreaded yellow light of death, I really thought PS3’s are sturdy and probably may not be susceptible to any problems like Xbox 360. I found some info on why this yellow light problem occur in a PS3 first place and would like to share that info with you.

Also, I didn’t send my PS3 to Sony as they charged me an arm and leg and asked me to wait for 6 long weeks. I was devastated until I found a very clear and straight forward guide and videos to fix this yellow light problem myself. I’m glad I found PS3lightsfix guide by Rob Sheffield.

Coming back to what causes Yellow light in PS3, the most annoying problem to suffer is the Yellow Light on the PS3, as we’ve paid loads of money for PS3. And obviously we expect excellent quality right? Well, Sony, the manufacturer of the PS3, claims a low 1% failure rate, even though recent surveys and forums shows this yellow light problem rate to be as high as 5-10%.

The “yellow light of death” (YLOD) occurs after a major hardware failure. Many people suspect that 9/10 YLODs result from bad solder joints on the motherboard, while 1/10 result from power supply malfunction (these numbers are not proven, just speculated). So far, the leading theory in the cause the YLOD is that over time, the processor gets so hot that it causes the solder to liquefy, and eventually the solder loses its connection with the CPU / GPU on the motherboard.

This explains why the YLOD is most commonly seen on the 20GB and 60GB models which use older processing technology, thus causing more heat and inefficiency. So far on this subject, Sony has refused to reveal any information regarding the causes of or solutions to the yellow light of death.

The “red light of death” occurs after a major Hard Drive failure. This is different from the YLOD, as the YLOD refers to a problem with motherboard.

So if you want to fix your PS3 all by yourself, you’ve to refer to an expert repair guide which is simple and easy to use like ps3 lights fix guide by Rob. Also keep in mind that when you send your ps3 to Sony, you’ll lose all your game data…but you can try to recover those data with the help of options shown on this DIY ps3 repair guide

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