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Fender Bender
Registered: 08/27/2003
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Re: Playstation 3 yellow light

Dec 4, 2009

go on youtube & try the reflow yourself before you pay the $150. If you mess it up you can always just pay the $150

Either you heat the board up or pay $150 to have the mexicans put it in an oven for you, your choice......

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Splicer
Registered: 01/01/2009
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Re: Playstation 3 yellow light

Feb 7, 2010
I to have also been hit with the YLOD. It's in a place that dose repairs to game consols and the price quote I got was $69.00 (Canadian), and  I was a bit shocked to hear it's a comen problem. The guy that took all my contact info asured me it could be fixed, but yes all game progress is lost.
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Splicer
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Re: Playstation 3 yellow light

Feb 7, 2010

it's not exactly shoddy workmanship

 

the paste inside the ps3 wears off if it constantly being exposed to heat i.e. you leave your ps3 on for very long periods of time (im saying days here) and it erodes away the paste.  

 

but i mean, play for 10 hours, but when you're done turn it OFF, dont start folding.  Make sure its properly vented basically make sure it has space to send out the hot air, not too hard.

 

60 GB are more suseptible, all models can get it but it seems 60 GB are the worst  

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Lombax Warrior
Registered: 08/12/2007
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Re: Playstation 3 yellow light

Feb 7, 2010

believe it or not, there are places you can send it to that won't erase your hard drive so all your game stuff will be saved.

 

gophermods.com

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