Other PS3 problems that many users have reported to have a design flaw with the ps3 console which causes it to break down. The most talked about ps3 problem is the flashing or blinking Yellow Light problem named the “Yellow Light of Death” or “YLOD” for short. The “YLOD” ps3 problem is one of the more serious ps3 problems, it is also the most complained about.
What causes the “YLOD” fault? It is believed to be down to excessive heat inside the PS3 console; this excessive heat can damage the processor and causes dry joints on the motherboard. This excessive heat causes the solder to melt and it causes the component to become lose forming a dry joint. In certain areas inside the PS3 they are more prone to dry joints because of a combination of different heat sauces inside the PS3.
In the earlier versions of the PS3 like the 20GB and 60GB consoles are more likely to develop the “YLOD” problem because they are less efficient than the modern day PS3 Processors.
There is also a “Red Light of Death” this is a fatal ps3 problem and it is the failure of the PS3 hard drive. Depending how often and how long you use your PS3 and how you take care of you PS3, usually a PS3 hard drive should last between 3 and 5 years if not longer. It is like most products you buy these days the carry a good guarantee and after that they break down due to its age but 5 years is about the usual.
Check out our PS3 Maintenance guide, this guide will help you prevent the YLOD problem and keep your PS3 free from errors.