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Ps3 blinking yellow then red light

To fix the problem of the ps3 turning on blinking yellow then red is a HUGE step, i went on youtube and found this guy who seemed to know what he is doing. follow this link and more
otherwise just send to sony

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my ps3 keeps turning itself off and the red light keeps blicking

my ps3 is doing the same thing, i went on you tube and found this dude who seemed to know what he was doing. its a HUGE process. try this link and it will lead you to more
good luck

Mar 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Red light of doooooommmmmm with "Can not start- correct hard disk not found message." Tried reinstalling old 60G HD, got to startup screen, wave, music then freezy-death-boom! No work, yellow light flash and then red blink blink. Bad. What is a jumper, will it help, how can I reformat the new drive that was in PS3 when it crashed, without a PS3? Argghh.

You have fallen victim to the totally not awsum wickedness of the blinking red light of death. Long story short the system is broken due to overheating which caused heat damage to the motherboard and you have a few options:

1. send the system to sony and receive a refurbished system for $150.

2.find a local to do it for much cheaper

3.watch vids on the web (youtube.com) and fix it yourself but it is fairly difficult
4.buy a new ps3.

p.s. The jumper,it seems, is used to "jump" files from device to device.(I don't beleive it will help your case, sorry)

I hope I have helped and please feel free to ask me any questions and let me know how it goes.

Jan 05, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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i was playing and my system shut off. the indicator light was blinking red. i hit the power button once and the indicator light went back to a solid red light. i tried turning the system back on and the indicator light went to green for about a second, turned yellow for half a second, then the system turned off and went back to a blinking red indicator light. help!

You need to have the motherboard fixed, do to so you need to take the PS3 apart then reflow the board.

there is a great 6part video guide on YouTube to view for free. 6 videos from the same fellow, each video about 10mins long, goes over everything for you.

http://www.youtube.com/user/gilksy1 and its free unlike some eBook site.

I actually used the videos shown by this guy to fix about 30 PS3 units with no problems, you just need a few things though like a heat gun and some thermal paste. sounds hard, but it's very easy once you start!

Hope this helps in some way.

Jan 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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the red light of death

it's an internal component failure much like the rrod, unlike the rrod it's not a generalized failure. It means your CPU or your GPU in the unit has come disconnected from the motherboard and needs to be reconnected either by reapplying thermal compound or the solder. There are videos on youtube that show you how to do this step by step and what you need. Here's the link:

Nov 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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not working

my ps3 is doing the same thing so i had a look on you tube, found this dude who seemed to know what he was doing. you have to go through a HUGE process to fix it. try these steps. i haven't done it yet but im going to. good luck
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i know its a lot but thats one way, or u can just send it into sony. Good Luck

Oct 04, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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