SKFU: Sony Wants PS3 YLOD, TeamICE PSP Emulator Bricks PS3
Today SKFU reports that based on his recent findings Sony may actually want PS3 YLOD consoles, and in related news the TeamICE 'PSP Emulator' is bricking PS3 consoles of those who use it.
To quote from SKFU: "Due my reserach for a CFW I noticed an interesting string in a .RCO file (system_plugin.rco).
The system has become hot. Please turn off the system and wait a while before turning it on again.
So my thought is: Could the PS3 have prevented most of the YLOD cases, as there should be a function to shutdown the PS3 when it is too hot? Seems so, but well - someone may want to make profit."
According to PSGroove, Forum user TeamICE has released an alleged 'PSP Emulator' that is reported to be bricking PlayStation 3 consoles.
To quote: "They are showing screenshots and even including a readme which adds to the appearance of legitimacy. Unfortunately, this is not a psp emulator, when ran it actually will brick your PS3 console.
If you see someone posting this teamICE psp emu, then please ignore it and report the user.
Mathieulh was quick to announce that the EBOOT.BIN is a manufacturing_updater_for_reset.self. Explaining that the jailbreak patches enable the cosole to run any self, no matter the auth ID, run because the function always returns back as true."
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And so the evil eboots begin as people try to destroy them selfs instead of getting along and beating the one thing that truly matters at this point... SONY.
maybe it's kind of 'virus' spreaded by $ony itself..
I am confused as to why sony wants the YLOD? is it because they want it to happen or they are trying to stop it.
According to SKFU's logic, Sony wants the YLOD because they failed to add a shutdown function when the PS3 becomes too hot even though they included a specific warning message for it.
Not a very solid case, but still an interesting observation I suppose.
They manage to make the ps3 restart when its slowing down but it dont restart when the cpu is to hot?
If the system becomes too hot, shutting it off immediately isn't doing you any favors, all that hot air is then stuck inside the console, heating up the board and will probably eventually lead to warping it.
The best thing you want to do is idle at the XMB for a while, 10 min or so, then turn it off.
if there is a warning message there may also be temperature sensor that can be read by some homebrew. It would be interesting to see just how hot the machine is getting.