Playstation 3 Yellow Light of Death Repair

Playstation 3 Yellow Light of Death Repair from Townsville Hacks and Mods

By: Townsville Hacks and Mods  02-Mar-2011
Keywords: Playstation 3 Repair, Playstation 3 Mod, Playstation 3 Mod Chips,

Got the yellow light of death, or blinking lights? We have a 90% success rate with our playstation repairs, we use an extensive process which includes thorough cleaning of the console, thermal paste replacement, and motherboard re-flowing. Below we explain why the fault occurs.

- Sony, and all major console manufacturers cannot use lead in their solder, as this is a harmful substance which children may come into contact with.

- This makes the solder very brittle, as lead gives it flexibility in most other applications.

- Adding to this, there is insufficient cooling for current consoles on the market, they are essentially super-computers, and have been designed with poor cooling systems.

- This leads to overheating of the motherboard, which causes it to flex and warp, and eventually snaps thousands of tiny soldered connections, resulting in the yellow light error.

So as you can see, it basically a series of design flaws that cascade, and lead to the yellow light fault. Our best fix is to re-flow the solder in the motherboard, which involves heating it to temperatures of above 250C, ( don't worry, the components are designed to handle high temperatures ) which re-sets the solder. Again, once we have completed this service, we highly encourage the purchase of a Playstation 3 external cooling fan, as it is highly possible you will face the same issue again, this will greatly reduce the possibility of it happening again.

This repair costs $50, and includes all parts and labour. Call or email us today for a booking!

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