There are many components for which losing solder is non-fatal, but many RRoD and YLoD are caused by GPU (and sometimes CPU) becoming detached as a result of this. Because turning off your Console will cause the solder to cool (and sometimes reattach) a common solution to these problems is to increase air flow.
Also know, what is the yellow light of death?
Like a canary in the coal mine, a flashing yellow on the PS3 gaming signals impending doom. The Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) is not the latest role playing combat game; it refers to the brief warning before a complete shutdown of your PS3 – aka Star Trek Warp Core overload.
What does it mean when there is a yellow light on the ps3?
Your PS3 is suffering from the YLOD (Yellow Light of Death) It signifies hardware failure, and can be caused by a number of problems. Well what u have here is called the yellow light of death or also called (YLOD). Here is a couple ways to tell if it is a power failure or the motherboard malfunction.