Frequent Playstation 3 Problems
Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD)
A very common problem effecting Playstations that are reaching eighteen months to two years old is the Yellow Light Of Death problem.
The Yellow Light of death occurs from mass overheating of the Playstaion console. When the Playstion gets clogged with years worth of dust, the Playstation is unable to effectively cool its self with the installed cooling systems. Temperatures soar to extreme temperatures and when the machine has been running at these high temperature stress levels it causes the solder tracks on the Playstations motherboard to lift away from there original positions and cause a break in the electronic current. When the Playstation leaves the factory as new The Playstations Cell CPU (Central Processing Unit) and RSX GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) have a layer of thermal paste applied to help conductivity between them and the mother board. Due to the extreme temperatures sustained from prolongued usage, this thermal paste dries up, causing the chips to fail.
Here at Gadgets Fix we have a unique and effective way of repairing this problems. We replace the inferior heat sinks with new uprated ones, apply new higher quality thermal paste to the Playstation’s CPU & GPU and finally reflow the Playstation’s Solder tracks to get them to make electrical conductivity again.
Further reading about the YLOD problem is well documented here on the BBC’s Watchdog website.
Is you console not reading games or freezing during movies or gameplay?
This problem is caused by the Playstation 3’s Blu-Ray Laser malfunctioning. Using media that is scratched or dirty can cause your laser to fail or lasers can fail after continued usage. Causing the Playstation to not read optical media.
Here at gadgets fix we replace your Playstations laser with a brand new optical laser array stopping any of the problems noted above. We also provide a three month warranty on any laser we fit, so if it does stop working again for any reason we will replace it without charge.
If you need any further information about Playstation repairs or any other services Gadgets Fix offer please e-mail us or give us a call.