If you’re having PS3 problems, whether it’s the yellow light of death aka YLOD, red screen, PS3 error codes or anything else, you probably searching this problem to internet or go to Sony’s service center in your town. If your Sony warranty has expired, then there’s no point of asking Sony PS3 repair center for help, because they will charge you stupid amounts of money (more than $200) for a fix and you will also have to wait 5-6 weeks, before they return your PS3 gaming console. That doesn’t sound really exciting, does it? That’s exactly the reason why I created this blog to show you how to do PS3 repair. Don’t worry, there’s nothing difficult about it and you will be back to gaming in 2-3 hours, if you carefully follow the video instructions.
Repair to Sony?
I was in your shoes few months ago too. Back then, when the PS3 ylod hit me, I didn’t have much cash to spend for a fix – only about 60 bucks, something like that. So I couldn’t really ask Sony for PS3 repair, because I knew they charge around $200 in fees, and I didn’t want to wait for a month before one of their lazy engineers decided to fix my console anyway.
I had to find a way to do my own PS3 repair, as wasting hundreds of dollars and waiting for THAT long, wasn’t the best option for me. Although, my attempts at trying to fix the damn thing didn’t go that well, so here are the things that I tried.
My Personal PS3 Repair Fail List:
- The most obvious thing that came to my mind, was to let it “cool down” for a few hours and then start it up again. It didn’t work, because the PS3 yellow light was still there!
- Reconnecting or even replacing the power cable didn’t do the trick either.
- I even tried cleaning all the dust and dirt from the motherboard and fans, but it made no difference at all…
- Many people recommend removing and then placing back the hard drive, but for me it was a FAIL.
- I hope you still haven’t tried “The Towel Method”, because probably only total idiots do that.
As you can see, the list above is pretty long and I did try quite a few things, before I discovered the proper way to do PS3 repair. But before we get to that, let’s find out what the actual problem is…
Main Cause of PS3 Problems
The main cause of many PS3 problems, including the famous PS3 ylod, is usually the motherboard – the heart of your gaming console.
Due to constantly operating under high temperatures, the PS3 motherboard starts to overheat, which causes malfunctions within the system, and this usually results in CPU/GPU failure. These chips are VERY sensitive, so even the slightest issue with the motherboard can greatly affect them.
Maybe this doesn’t make any sense to you, because you don’t have to understand any of that. All you need to know is that the PS3 repair is simple and can be done by a person, who knows nothing about computers or electronics in general.
Don’t waste your time following the advice from PS3 repair wanna-be “experts”, who claim to be professionals on various gaming forums. And those stupid videos on YouTube, where the video quality is so bad that you can’t even see anything, are useless as well. From my experience, I can tell – don’t even bother with any of that…
If you would like to fully fix your PS3 and permanently repair any PS3 problems, I recommend to read articles in this website. It has high-quality video materials with step-by-step instructions on how to fix almost any problem with your PS3, that includes PS3 ylod, error codes, freezing, audio/video issues, HDMI/DNS problems, black/red screen, or anything else that prevents you from enjoying the gaming. Happy reading and watching my instructional videos =)