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mrmarkus1981
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PS3 YLOD!

Has anyone had their PS3 fixed after the dreaded YLOD (yellow light of death!)
Mine died at the weekend and i am sending it away today, not to Sony though!
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scootie
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Re: PS3 YLOD!

Bad luck there mrmarkus. hope you get it fixed soon. 
red ring of death  sounds better dont you think Wink
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Re: PS3 YLOD!

It doesn't need a good name because it doesn't happen very often, certainly not the 33% failure rate of the X-DOORSTOP  Wink  Tongue
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mrmarkus1981
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Thats the DHL man away with it. Hope its ok, not only has it got a 250GB Hard Drive and Fifa 09 in it. I have about 20 games or so purchased from the PSN store!!!
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At least you can always re-download your games from PSN store, if the worst does happen.
Hope it's all OK for you though. At least you won't be distracted from your wedding  Wink
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mrmarkus1981
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I will be able to re-download some of it, lots of it i gave away to friends too though!!
Wedding schmedding, i want my station back!!!
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ITFCdan
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Re: PS3 YLOD!

Quote from: mrmarkus1981
Has anyone had their PS3 fixed after the dreaded YLOD (yellow light of death!)
Mine died at the weekend and i am sending it away today, not to Sony though!
How much is it costing m8, i heard all you need is a heat gun! i know sony charge £145 , theres another option but it means waiting a while though and thats Continuos Play £5 / month
ps , how old is yours , is it 60 gb ?
mrmarkus1981
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Re: PS3 YLOD!

Hi Dan
Ya, its a 60GB model. Sony wanted £150 for a refurbished model but i want to kepp my HDD and Games (Fifa is inside too!)
Console Wizard say they fix the YLOS all the time and it would be £103 (inc delivery to and from their premises). Its with SKP Repair in Dundee at the moment, they are looking at it right now!!!!
Nervous.com  !
ITFCdan
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Did the fan become noisy a few weeks before it died , or is that a myth ?
Hope you get it sorted soon mate!  These 60gb models seem to be dropping like norwich at the moment.
scootie
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Sony wanted £150 for a refurbished model but i want to kepp my HDD and Games (Fifa is inside too!)

you can take the hard drive out of the ps3 cant you. iam sure i saw on the gadget show they showed you how to upgrade the hard disk
goes in search of the vid
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Yeah there are just a couple of screws to remove. But you need a working machine to put the os back on...
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mrmarkus1981
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Re: PS3 YLOD!

ITFCdan - my fan has always been a little noisier than my friends 40 & 80GB models!
Yeah i replaced the HDD with a 250GB one, its real easy.
Still no word from the repair men, must have checked my email 50 times yesterday - kacking my pants!
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Fingers crossed here for you  Undecided
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scootie
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asbo is it holding it hostage. give me the money or the blue ray gets it
sorry couldnt resist that.
hope you get word on your ps3's health soon. get well card in the post Smiley
ITFCdan
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When you get it back up and running invite to another game of FIFA 09 m8. (under mr keane's management lol)  Wink