What causes YLoD on PS3 Slim?

The usual cause for this light to appear is due to the NEC/Tokin capacitors on the motherboard degrading over time and no longer being able to provide enough power to the CPU or GPU. The YLoD can usually be fixed in older PlayStation 3’s that utilize NEC/Tokin capacitors by replacing them with tantalum capacitors.

How do you fix a YLoD PS3 Slim?

The first thing to do is this:

  1. Shut down, turn off, and unplug your console.
  2. Leave the console off for 20-30 minutes and allow it to cool down completely.
  3. Check all the wiring between the console and other accessories (television, audio equipment, etc.)
  4. Remove the PS3 hard drive from the console.

Can PS3 YLoD be fixed permanently?

YLOD (as well as RROD on a Xbox) are caused by the design of the processor, not necessarily by bad or cracked solder joints. The only repair that would fix it permanently is a new BGA. Try this repair again and you may have to change the approach a bit by adjusting the heat.

How do I keep my PS3 alive?

There’s a few things you can do.

  1. Open it up, give it a clean of all the dust and replace the thermal paste with something like Arctic MX-4 as it cures quickly.
  2. Replace the PSU with the cooler APS-226 or 231. Look into this with a Google search to make sure it’s compatible with your system and your region.

Can you fix a PS3 yellow light of death?

Like a canary in the coal mine, a flashing yellow on the PS3 gaming signals impending doom. Whether it’s the power supply or the motherboard, your PS3 can often be rescued. In the case of a power supply failure, simply replace with a new power supply.

Can PlayStation 3 be repaired?

All of our PS3 Repair’s come with a 90 Day warranty so you can feel confident in the repairs we have provided. Common PS3 Repairs include “PS3 HD Blu-Ray Laser Replacement”, “PS3 Yellow Light Issues (YLOD)” and “PS3 Motherboard Failure”. No matter the problem you are experiencing we are confident we can fix it.

Does Sony still repair PS3?

As revealed on the official Japanese PlayStation website, Sony will stop accepting repairs for PS3 CECH-3000 series (160GB / 320GB models) after May 31, 2019. This is being done due to the shortage of parts inventory. Below are the PS3 models which can be sent for after-sales service by May 31, 2019.

What is YLoD problem on PS3?

The yellow light of death (YLoD) that indicates general breakdowns and issues on the PS3 Fat is infamous. This problem is generally caused by the PS3 overheating internally and melting the solder.

How do I stop my PS3 from overheating fat?

1) put the PS3 to stand vertically. Heat goes up, that will help. 2) use a USB fan, to ensure hot air gets blown away and out of the cabinet. 3) upgrade to a PS3 slim, they don’t overheat as much as a fat model.

Why does my PS3 flash yellow then turn off?