Yellow Light Of Death

Last night my PS3 decided to stop working,

This looks to be the problem commonly known as the Yellow Light Of Death, or YLOD, so called as just before it dies it flashes a yellow light followed by three red ones and some beeping and then turns itself off.

The reason for this is a soldering problem on the motherboard, and while there are companies who fix the problem, there are videos on YouTube that show how you can have a go at fixing it yourself. All you need to do is stick the PS3 in a box, attack it with a hairdryer for about fifteen minutes and then cool it down with a fan.

So that’s going to be a job to do at the weekend, once I’ve managed to borrow a fan from someone…

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