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Playstation 3 YLOD - Reflow


 Normally identified by

 1. Power LED lights green at switch on

 2. Power LED turns Yellow

 3. There are three beeps

 4. Power LED turns RED

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    The most common cause for this fault is when the UNLEADED solder on under the CPU and RSX chip cracks, this is due to the solder breaking down due to heat stress. It can also be caused by the RSX or CPU chip itself actually failing, if this is the case then a reball is required.

    We repair this fault by resoldering the consoles mainboard using our Computer controlled Dark Infrared BGA rework stations, these safely re solder (reflow) the main board to exact manufacturers specifications. This ensures that your consoles main board is not damaged or stressed during this process.

                          One of our Computer Controlled Dark Infrared reflow stations


    • Your data is 100% safe on the hard disk
    • If a game is stuck in the drive, then this is safe and will be returned with your working console.


    We will fully resolder your consoles main board, give your console a full service and upgrade the thermal compound used within the PS3. For your peace of mind we give you three months warranty.

By (Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom) on  05 Oct. 2017 (Playstation 3 YLOD - Reflow) :

Playstation 3 YLOD.

Having got my PS3 second hand a few years ago, it had given me good service until I was unfortunately affected by the YLOD which I had heard about but hadn't given much thought to until it happened. I should in hindsight have known something was amiss with it & had been for a long while as the fan had been going like a Helo on take off not long after start up for ages & the unit had become quite an effective room heater, but you sort of get used to it as it's a slow process to get to this stage. But I'll remember now hopefully to keep an eye out, not that I'm expecting problems hopefully. Having done a few checks to make sure this was the YLOD I looked in to doing a repair myself but decided it too risky a procedure & one you really need the right gear to effect a repair successfully. So I contacted Sony as I had heard they do or rather did an exchange unit but all they seemed to be offering was a crappy used PS3 Slim. They obviously don't read their emails properly or understand English as I had stated it was an early PS3 60gb & the reasons why it had to stay that way, but they didn't mention or pick up on anything I'd said & just sent me round in the same circle on their website that I had already done. So then I looked around & came across Console Wizard who seemed geared up for all repairs & had good reviews. After speaking to someone who was most helpful on the blower, I ordered the repair online & it is a well worked out process including postage & return options all as a package. That was probably a month ago & the fan has been hardly running to mildly running & is very different & obviously much quieter than I can remember. Only once has it speeded up & dropped back again but that is how it's supposed to work & to nothing like it was before when really it must of been running at full speed permanently. So in short you have nothing to worry about getting a repair or service here. Probably better than put together at Sony as it seems one of the main reasons for overheating is a lack of & breakdown of a quality thermal paste from the heat sink to the chips enough of which often wasn't put on at the factory. I should also add I would never use an additional external fan as the unit is designed to cool itself well enough when working properly & these seem to block rather than help airflow seems to be the consensus. Mine came with one but though never used by me who knows if the original owner did, that may not have helped the issue.

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By (Blackburn, United Kingdom) on  25 Sept. 2017 (Playstation 3 YLOD - Reflow) :

PS3 had YLOD

Sorry about the late review. My PlayStation 3 had YLOD. I was a bit skeptical at first about console wizard. But spoke to the guys on phone. Brought my ps3 and next day my ps3 was ready to take home. I was really happy with work carried out and not to mention the fantastic customer service I received. Definatly recommend console wizard to anyone who has an issue with any of their devices.

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By (Littlehampton, United Kingdom) on  28 July 2015 (Playstation 3 YLOD - Reflow) :

PS3 Reflow

Great service was had here. Repair was successful and completed in under a week. Would definitely recommend using this company for console repairs.

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