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PS3 Phat startup problems

Discussion in 'PS3' started by Mickoz74, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Mickoz74

    Mickoz74 Regular member

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    Ok Basically when i power on the device after about 4-5 secs the power light flashes red and 3 Bleeps. I have read some stuff on the issue, The fan test completes successfully, removed and reseated hard drive. Only other thing I found was the power supply unit becomes faulty after long use as it is not cooling properly.

    All Help Greatly appreciated

    Same results without hard drive installed
     
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  2. Eisherz

    Eisherz Active member

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    YLOD. That's the standard method of the PS3 to say "something is defective".
    There are many ways to fix this, but I personally prefer the oven fix:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwYSvdvjDLw
    In my oppinion it is more permanent than most methods.
     
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    Mickoz74 Regular member

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    thanks I'll have to ask my friend if he will allow me to do this, what in your experience is the success rate? I thought the YLOD was only yellow and the red was something else, YLOD is just a term for the hardware problem?, i was thinking RLOD on XBOX is red so YLOD must be yellow.
     
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    It blinks yellow, then instantly starts flashing red.
    Check the first 25 seconds on this vid:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uoKXn-c-rU
    Successrate is about 50 to 70% I'd say, but it's hard to tell how long the fix lasts. Could be three months, could be some years.
     
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    I've found the oven method to be a better fix for mine. I've tried the heat gun fix on YouTube by "Gilksy", did that 3 or 4 times. Each time it lasts for less time. The last time only worked for a few seconds. Tried the oven method and has been working flawlessly for 2 weeks now. Did find a replacement that has been professionally reballed. So now have 2 units that are working. Just couldn't find the courage to get rid of my first one since it cost $500.00 when I bought it.sentimental I guess. Good luck.
     

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