GT5 and the Yellow Light of Death

In case you haven’t heard of it yet, some PS3‘s are falling victim of the ‘Yellow Light of Death‘ or ylod for short. It’s probably not as infamous as the Red Ring of Death (RROD) bricking thousands of Xbox 360 consoles worldwide.

Lately there have been people in forums, and even our forum, talking about how GT5 cause the dreaded ps3 yellow light on their system.

So what is the deal with this dreaded yellow light and is it an easy fix or is it the end for you beloved PS3 and the poor GT5 disc stuck inside. Well there is a simply way of getting the disc out so don’t worry about that but even fixing the yellow light problem itself can be a relatively simple fix if you know what your doing and are happy to get your hands a little dirty.

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Again, with the Xbox 360 RROD, the main underlying issue here is the console overheating. Some have heard the fan go into overdrive the weeks or days before the yellow light comes on and shuts everything down. Also the options so far are not very desirable, you either buy a new PS3 or send it back to Sony. Buying a new one will set you back quite a bit and sending it back to Sony will cost you over $100 plus taxes and will take 1-3 weeks to be fixed and note, you will also lose your saved data. However if you are under warranty it should be free so if that’s the case, I’d recommend just sending it back unless you can’t wait that long.

Of course with the springing up of the Yellow Light of Death there are now many products on the market which claim to guide you in helping your PS3. I thought I would check one of them out so I bought a copy. The information in this product was very comprehensive and included detailed images and videos to help you fix your machine. I recommend you read my review before you go out and buy one. And if it doesn’t work, you have a 60 day money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose!

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3 Responses to “GT5 and the Yellow Light of Death”

  1. darren kelly Says:

    Is it just with the slimline PS3 I wonder as I have had my 2 !/2 years old big boy on for about three days with GT5 and not switched off and had no bother but i have it sitting on a laptop triple fan cooler anyhow I would like to know if it’s both the big and small ones.PSN I.D. Coltsigma thanks.

  2. admin Says:

    I have been told its big boy specific.. but i’m not 100% on that so don’t quote me!

  3. Robert Says:

    My big boy ps3 has just got the yellow light of death today play online.