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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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What is the ylod

I've read about it but what is it and where is it?

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The YLOD is when the system is no longer functioning properly and displays a flashing yellow light on the power indicator. If you are experiencing the YLOD, there are a myriad of reasons why it could be. More often than not, a component on the board has failed and the system determined it critical and detrimental to continue running.

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The Yellow light of death is used by the PS3 to indicate a hardware failure with the consoles motherboard. There are a lot of things which can go wrong with a motherboard, and this is by no means an exhaustive list. The most common reason for Montherboard errors in Consoles is caused by overheating. Consoles have notoriously bad air flow and push their thermal limit rather regularly. This usually results in solder (a material used to connect computer components) heating to a point where it liquefies and detaches. There are many components for which losing solder is non-fatal, but many YLoDs are caused by GPU (and sometimes CPU) becoming detached as a result of this.

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Josh thanks.. I,m assuming that the little light is beside the controller usbs. Mine flashes between green and yellow ,and my ps just started freezing up. Today....

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John, you may want to try reflowing the motherboard. Reflowing is kind of an extensive process, so use your discretion on whether or not you want to take the time and effort involved in a reflow or pull the data off the HDD and sell or trade it.

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