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Current version by: Kyle Wiens ,

Title:

"YLOD" What is the cause of the Yellow Light of Death?

Text:

A few months ago my PS3 went belly up after finishing up watching a movie on blu-ray.  (Terminator: Salvation for the curious)  I have what is colloquially known as the YLOD, or the Sony version of RROD.  I hadn't even heard of this kind of failure in the PS3 until it happened to mine.

So what exactly causes this hardware failure?  From what I could understand from reading other forums and complaints it stems from an overheating issue from the unit. But what does that mean?  Did something melt inside?  Did something come loose?  Any insight or advice into this problem, and whether it can be resolved by a layman such as myself would be appreciated!

Device:

ps3 80gb2usbPlayStation 3
ps3 80gb2usbPlayStation 3

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

28620

Edit by: Axlman ,

Title:

"YLOD" What is the cause of the Yellow Light of Death?

Text:

A few months ago my PS3 went belly up after finishing up watching a movie on blu-ray.  (Terminator: Salvation for the curious)  I have what is colloquially known as the YLOD, or the Sony version of RROD.  I hadn't even heard of this kind of failure in the PS3 until it happened to mine.

So what exactly causes this hardware failure?  From what I could understand from reading other forums and complaints it stems from an overheating issue from the unit. But what does that mean?  Did something melt inside?  Did something come loose?  Any insight or advice into this problem, and whether it can be resolved by a layman such as myself would be appreciated!

Device:

ps3 80gb2usb

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

28620

Original post by: Axlman ,

Title:

"YLOD" What is the cause of the Yellow Light of Death?

Text:

A few months ago my PS3 went belly up after finishing up watching a movie on blu-ray.  (Terminator: Salvation for the curious)  I have what is colloquially known as the YLOD, or the Sony version of RROD.  I hadn't even heard of this kind of failure in the PS3 until it happened to mine.

So what exactly causes this hardware failure?  From what I could understand from reading other forums and complaints it stems from an overheating issue from the unit. But what does that mean?  Did something melt inside?  Did something come loose?  Any insight or advice into this problem, and whether it can be resolved by a layman such as myself would be appreciated!

Device:

ps3 80gb2usb

Status:

open