Old 10th May 2010, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy beebeebeep! 3 beeps of death / YLOD.

*sigh*

My PS3 (an original-release 60Gb, complete with PS2 compatibility, 4 USBs and external card readers, etc) has succumbed to the rare but known 3 beep error - which, to the uninitiated, is a variant of the Yellow Light of Death error, but specifically related to overheating of the CPU and/or GPU, causing one or other to lose contact with the motherboard.

Those of you who may remember back as far as June 2008 will know that this is a replacement PS3 sent to me by Sony after my first PS3 (which I got off eBay - hence out of warranty) crapped a BluRay drive.(Read about it here).
Now, being a refurbished unit ("remanufactured unit of same specification, of similar age and condition"), I'll presume that's what the issue was in the first place with this particular motherboard.

Now, rather than shelling out another 150 bills, I'm going to attempt some directions I found on Pootube (YouTube - ps3 ylod fix part1 gilksy) and fix it myself.
I figure if I f*ck it up, I can still send it back to Sony to fix, and it won't cost me any more since it's OoW anyway.

If I do manage to do this, I shall offer my services as a PS3 repairer
I just need to go out and get some thermal compound...

Wish me luck.

PS: Worst thing is, JC2 is still in the drive... ...I was mid-game
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Old 10th May 2010, 03:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh man, good timing what with RDR, Modnation etc right around the corner. Hope you can get it going again
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Old 10th May 2010, 03:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good luck. I'll keep an eye on this thread as my PS3 is the original 60 and a few years old.
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Old 10th May 2010, 11:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Original 60GB here as well but so far no problems. Touch wood.

I do feels the heat from her and the fan doing overtime so might consider a unit of fans plugged in to her to try and keep the temperature down.
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I hope you get it Fixed A-1, But on the bright side, you off line for a bit, some of us poor mortals may be able to catrch up to you in MAG
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Old 10th May 2010, 01:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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jonny, it's me who's offline, not A1
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Old 10th May 2010, 05:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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jonny is in my sights..............keep your head down mate.

Cadder, what can I say mate. I for one will miss you.
Hope your back online again soon. I need more targets to get me across the line at level 60 on VALOR. Please hurry back.
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Old 10th May 2010, 06:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Dude I am sorry to hear it has happened to you again. Does this referb unit have a warranty seal?
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Old 11th May 2010, 01:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Dude I am sorry to hear it has happened to you again. Does this referb unit have a warranty seal?
It did, yes.
It doesn't any more.

*ahem* check Sig
Not sure how long it'll last, or even if it plays, yet but it booted and it's been up and running long enough for me to get the disc out and currently performing a backup
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Old 11th May 2010, 01:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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great news mate
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