Yellow Light of Death
My PS3's got the YLoD ... again. Maybe it's time to let it die.
|RRoD||Red ring of death|
|BSOD||Blue screen of death|
|SoD||Sleep of death|
|Kill screen||A screen that prevents progress by a user|
|Glitching||Malfunctioning video game|
PlayStation 3 (PS3) owners use the acronym YLoD to refer to the Yellow Light of Death - a signal that the console has encountered a major system error. The YLoD appears when you try to turn on a broken PS3, as part of the following sequence:
At this point, you should turn off your PS3 and start searching for information about how to repair it. Usually, the YLoD is caused by a motherboard failure, resulting from capacitors degrading over time. (These failures are more common in original model PS3s, which use NEC/Tokin capacitors.) You (or your favorite techie) can replace these capacitors to resurrect your PS3.