Flashing Red Light / Yellow Light of Death / YLOD PS3 Repair Services
Standard Service $79.98; Premium "Reball" Service $129.98 $99 - Save Over 23% ! Free Round-Trip Shipping Included With All PS3 Repairs!
If your PlayStation 3 is turning itself off with three rapid beeps or you notice a yellow light right before a flashing red light when you try to turn it on, your PS3 has what's known as the "Yellow light of death", "YLOD" or "Red light of death", taking it's name from how the PS3's power light rapidly goes from Green to Yellow then blinking Red. Watch the video on the left to confirm. If your PS3 has a totally different problem click here. The Yellow light of death is nearly always the result of disconnected or detached solder connections between the GPU and motherboard after enduring years of extremely high temperatures inside your PS3's chassis. Fortunately PS3RepairShop.com offers two "YLOD / Flashing Red Light" repair services to get your PS3 back up & running -- and with all it's important data still intact:
(GPU ReBall Service)
|Complete System Diagnostics|
|Internal Chassis Cleaning & Dust Removal|
|Safe Retrieval of Trapped Discs|
|Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound on RSX & Cell Processors|
|Includes Round-Trip FEDEX Shipping Labels (contiguous 48 States & DC only)|
|Genuine Lead-Tin Solder Re-Ball of the RSX GPU BGA|
|Replacement of Damaged Pads & Insulators on Secondary Chips|
|Email Updates Containing Repair Images of Your Console|
|Warranty Duration If Your PS3 Has Never Been Previously Serviced / Refurbished or Tampered||90 Days Labor||Lifetime Labor|
|Warranty Duration If Your PS3 Has Been Previously Serviced / Tampered or is Refurbished||No Warranty||30 Days Labor|
|Typical Repair Time (excludes transit time)||1 - 3 Business Days||3 - 5 Business Days|
|The Bottom Line Difference||Short-term fix. Ideal if Data Recovery is your primary goal.||Most durable YLOD repair service.|
Special Ends This Weekend.
(Regular Price $129.98)
The ordering process is simple. After you've selected your Yellow Light Of Death repair service and completed checkout, we will email you a free FEDEX Ground Shipping Label (excluding AK & HI residents) and complete instructions to safely prepare your console for transit to our Service Facility. After your console is unboxed we will send you an Arrival Confirmation email which will state the estimated completion date of your repair. Upon completion of the repair we'll return your PS3 to you by FEDEX or UPS.
Please Note: These PS3 YLOD Repair Services are for original "fat" models only -- they are not intended for "slim" or "super-slim" models (CECH2001, CECH2101, CECH2501, CECH3001, CECH4001, CECH4201 -- please check your unit's model number before ordering by referring to the white sticker on the rear of the console where the cables are attached). Previously tampered consoles: the "re-ball" service will not undo warp damage to a motherboard caused by "heat-gun", "hairdryer" or other improper repair attempts tried at home or by inexperienced / ill-equipped local repair shops. For best results, the GPU Re-ball procedure needs to be the first method attempted to reverse YLOD, not the last.
How much will the YLOD repair service cost me?
Our Standard (Reflow) YLOD Repair Service is $79.98 and our Premium (GPU Reball) YLOD Service is $129.98. These prices include the cost of round-trip shipping (you simply supply the shipping box), labor, and the warranties stated in the table above. Alaska & Hawaii residents: your service will be subject to an additional $35.00 return shipping surcharge which will be billed when the repair has been successfully completed.
What's the main difference between the Standard & Premium YLOD Repair services?
Our Standard YLOD Repair Service is basically the same fix for YLOD that nearly all other repair shops offer for YLOD, commonly known as the "reflow" procedure which means heating specific areas of the motherboard so the detached or broken solder connections beneath the chips can melt then re-establish a continuous connection between the chip & motherboard. Because nothing is being physically replaced during this process except the thermal paste, future failures should be fully expected to occur with continued use, and we recommend you only opt for the Standard Service if data recovery over console longevity is your primary goal. The Premium YLOD Service is a much more intricate process and is only performed by specialist shops like PS3RepairShop.com. Not even Sony offers this level of service because the GPU has to be physically removed from the motherboard so the old 1254 lead-free solder spheres can be replaced outright with new lead-tin solder spheres, each measuring just 0.60mm. The GPU is then reinstalled onto the motherboard so the console can be tested for stability. The Premium Service does take several days longer to complete because of the high level of precision required and the overwhelming popularity of this service, but the end result is a solder connection between the GPU and motherboard that is virtually fail-proof.
If my PS3 is beyond repair, how much will I owe?
If your PS3 cannot be revived from YLOD, you will receive a full refund minus $30.00 and your PS3 will be returned. Alternatively you may be given the option of applying the full amount of your pre-paid repair fee towards the cost of a brand new PS3 or PS4 and your old PS3 will be safely discarded here. Alaska & Hawaii residents: your service will include an additional $35.00 return shipping surcharge.
Are these YLOD Repair Services a permanent fix?
Contrary to what any other repair shop might claim, there are never any "permanent" fixes for YLOD because the motherboard will always contain the original lead-free solder beneath the other chips, modules & processors. Only the GPU is "re-balled" with new lead-tin solder during the Premium Service, but when purchased in combination with the optional EZ-Chill Active Cooling add-on (see sidebar on the left) it does provide the hands down longest-lasting fix available on a YLOD PS3.
My game or movie disc is stuck inside my PS3. Will I get it back?
Yes, we will safely remove and return any trapped disc found inside your PS3. Please do not make any attempts to remove the disc yourself unless it can be safely ejected. There is a high risk of causing irreversible damage to the blu ray drive so please do not be tempted to open up your PS3, and keep in mind there is no game disc worth more than your PS3 console!
Will I receive my console back or will you send me a refurbished unit instead?
You will receive your very own PS3 back, not a substituted refurbished replacement. If you receive anything else it is because you paid us to send you a brand new factory sealed PS3 or PS4.
Will I lose my data saved on my PS3's hard drive?
No, unless your hard drive has been damaged or tampered before we receive it.