The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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Is it ylod? (ps3 can only works after warmup)

hello guys, my ps3 got a problem just like YLOD but i'm not sure, it isn't totally death.

it's a long story sorry about that, but i just want to give more information about my PS3

40gb white ps3 brought in 2008, the model number is CECHH12,

yea it's a Hong Kong concole and i'm HK too. not many discuss about ylod in ps community hk so i finally here

upgraded to a 250gb hdd myself years before. and it was running totally normal. but...

about half year before,

sometimes when i start up the ps3, it beep beep beep and became blink red.

just have to touch the power twice and it would start again normal.

appeared only about once a week so i didn't mind that at that time.

but recently it became very bad, i've uploaded a video about mine ps3 (kept trying and it started up in 1:08~)

it's ylod?

to start it up, i have to try 10+ times just like the video.

(my ps3 become this situation for about 10 days, but i am still playing gta online everyday )

there is 2 way i can run a game...

A. if i run a game just after the system can start.

it beepbeepbeep and blink red again.

taking me to a system check on the next start up.

after the system check and restart, most the time i can run a game normal.

B. or if i wait about 5 minutes in xmb just after the system can start.

i can run game normally.

make me feels that somekind of wormup is needed before i can run a game.

i've dug around the internet for YLOD info.

notice that most of ylod is because overheat, or a little chance of hdd/power supply failure.

maybe overheated before made my ps3 become like this, but being heat now won't bring too much problem i think, i am still playing gta online 8+ hours constantly, i can also start the console normally when it's still heat.

how do i know if it's hdd/power failure?

anything i can try to fix this?

or it's confirmed YLOD that i can only try the heat gun method?

i can just play it until totally dead.

actually i'm not sending it to sony for another pre-ylod machine. lol

may be i'll buy a new one but the ps4 is coming, err....

thanks for reading and if u have any idea may help, just leave me a message.

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Its a YLOD but if you are afraid to take it apart try wrapping it in a towel and get a hairdryer, set the hairdryer on high and heat the rear vents for 15 minutes. Be sure to constantly move the hair dryer side to side so that you dont melt the case. After that let it cool for 15 minutes and try it again. I have done this twice and it fixed my console. If it doesnt work you will have to get a heat gun and reflow the processors.

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thanks for your suggestion, i'll give it a try.


I dont understand how the heat gun method works. Im interested to understand why and how long it may solve the problem for? Enlightenment please ppl. Cheers


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