PlayStation 3 Flashing Red Light / Yellow Light of Death / YLOD Repair Services
Two "YLOD / Blinking Red Light" repair services to get your PS3 revived with all it's important data still intact.
If your "fat" PlayStation 3's power status indicator light goes from green, to yellow, then to flashing red with three rapid beeps (watch the video on the left), your PS3 has what's known as the "Yellow light of death" or "YLOD". This means there is an internal fault within the PS3 system's hardware. While this can be caused by a variety of reasons, the most common is cracked or detached solder connections between the RSX GPU and motherboard inside your PS3, resulting from the cumulative effect of extreme thermal cycles and dust build-up inside the console over the years. The table below summarizes the differences between our Standard (solder repair) and Premium (solder replacement) services:
|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 UPS 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:|
|I Will Receive this Warranty if my PS3 is Un-Tampered / Never Been Previously Serviced / Never Been Refurbished:||6 Months Labor||Lifetime Labor|
|I Will Receive this Warranty if my PS3 has been Previously Serviced / Tampered or is Refurbished:||No Warranty||30 Days Labor|
|I Need This Service Because...||Recovering My Game Data Is My Primary Goal.||I Need The Longest-Lasting YLOD Fix.|
The ordering process is simple: After you complete checkout be on the lookout for your pre-paid shipping label email from UPS. We will also separately email you complete instructions to safely prepare your console for transit to our Service Facility. After the repair has been completed your PlayStation 3 will be shipped back to you by UPS. It's that easy.
Please Note: These PS3 YLOD Repair Services are for original "fat" models only (CECHA01, CECHB01, CECHE01, CECHG01, CECHH01, CECHK01, CECHL01, CECHP01) -- they are not available for "slim" models (CECH2001, CECH2101, CECH2501, CECH3001 -- please check your device's model number before ordering by referring to the white sticker on the rear of the console where the cables are attached). Similarly, neither service should be ordered if your PS3 is currently fully functional, as they are not to be considered "preventative" services.
Common YLOD Repair Service Questions
- What is the PS3 YLOD Premium Reball service?
- What is the PS3 YLOD Standard "Reflow" service?
- How long will the PS3 YLOD Premium Reball service take?
- I have a game or movie disk stuck inside my PS3. Will I get it back?
- Will I lose my game-save and other data on the hard drive?
- How long is the PS3 YLOD Premium Reball service warranty?
- What is my cost if my PS3 cannot be repaired?
- Will I get my console back or will you send me a replacement / refurbished unit?
- Is there a permanent fix for "YLOD"?
- How can I tell if my PS3 has an original Sony warranty sticker?
- Why Should I Choose PS3RepairShop.com?
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