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I turn on my ps3. The light goes green and then flashes yellow/orange and then it flashed red and beeps.

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I had a problem like this with my xbox 360 so wat u do is you send it back to company after setting it up online

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SOURCE: From standby PS3 wont turn on.

that sounds like your main power supply unit

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: when i turn ps3 on red light turns green then

Yes, what you have here is called the Yellow Light of Death, or (YLOD) for short. On PS3's, getting a YLOD is a 3% chance, while the XBOX360 gets a higher chance for the RROD.

I'm not sure exactly how to fix it myself, but hopefully this will help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: my ps3 it goes green beeps twice then goes red and flashes on/off

you might be holding the power on button to long. you hold the power on button until it beeps to reset the video output. try turning it on by using your controller. just press the ps3 button and if the red light is on then it should come on.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Soon as turn PS3 on it goes orange then flashes red.

yeah, you have the yellow light of death, its an easy fix, check out some vids on youtube, i've repaired 2 of them so far, just make sure to use the flux and the heat sink, and you will be good to go.

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 console dosn,t turn on

Hello,

Thanks for using FixYa.

The problem that you are experiencing is called "The yellow light of Death" much like the "Three Red Light of Death" for the XBOX360.

If you see the yellow light blink, that means there is a general hardware failure. you need to contact sony for that because there is not much that we can do about it on our end. You don't really want to open up your ps3 and ending up butchering it. You'd rather want to just tell sony whats going on and have a deal with them. Just don't tell them that:

1. The PS3 might have overheated
2. You modded your PS3 or installed unauthorized software (hacks)

Just tell that that your PS3 suddenly quit working. If you still have warranty, you are in great shape. You won't be playing games for days though. Sorry man.

I hope this helps. Have a nice day. Happy new year!

- HotRatchet

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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SOURCE: when my son goes to turn his ps3 on it goes green

I am sorry to say that this is what is known as the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). This indicates a general hardware failure normally due to overheating. When these PS3's were produced Sony decided to use lead free solder. The problem with lead free solder is that it is not as flexible as leaded solder but it is cheaper and more environmentally friendly. When the console gets hot and cools down hairline cracks appear within these solder joints and a good electrical contact cannot be made. This then causes the console to fail. It could be on a number of different components including the CPU, GPU or memory. There is a temporary cure that may or may not work but ultimately the console will need to be repaired professionally or replaced. If it is out of warranty Sony will not replace it but will offer a refurbished unit for around £130. If you look on Youtube for Yellow light of death fix there is a way that you can re-heat the solder joints using a heat gun but if you are not confident taking apart electrical items then this really may not be something you want to try.

I am sorry I cant give you any better news but unfortunately it is a very common problem with the PS3


Hope this helps, thanks for using FixYa

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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After pressing the on button it turns green for 5 seconds then it flashes yellow/orange for a second then it flashes red.


Yellow Light of DeathThe "Yellow Light of Death" or YLOD is the common phrase people use to describe the following sequence when they try to turn on their PS3:

  • Press Power Button
  • Red Light Flashes Three Times
  • Yellow Light Flashes
  • Green Light Flashes
  • Beeps Three Times
  • Red Light Flashes

The sequence above may vary a bit but you do see the flashing yellow light (sometimes shows up as orange) that normally you would not see when operating your PS3. The YLOD is a general hardware fault that can mean a lot of things. However, one of the problems is cracked solder that leads the PS3 to think one of its internal chips is not connected or is broken somehow. Cracked solder can happen when the chips get too hot (RSX most likely) and leads the motherboard to start bending, which may crack the solder. Changing the power supply (lower the average wattage going to the chips to lower the heat) and better thermal compound (heat dissipates faster to the heatsink) may prevent this error from occurring. However, if your PS3 has already had the YLOD, then you can reflow your motherboard every few months to keep it working (but it is not a permanent fix as the YLOD usually comes back).

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Yellow light of deth


Yellow Light of DeathThe "Yellow Light of Death" or YLOD is the common phrase people use to describe the following sequence when they try to turn on their PS3:

  • Press Power Button
  • Red Light Flashes Three Times
  • Yellow Light Flashes
  • Green Light Flashes
  • Beeps Three Times
  • Red Light Flashes

The sequence above may vary a bit but you do see the flashing yellow light (sometimes shows up as orange) that normally you would not see when operating your PS3. The YLOD is a general hardware fault that can mean a lot of things. However, one of the problems is cracked solder that leads the PS3 to think one of its internal chips is not connected or is broken somehow. Cracked solder can happen when the chips get too hot (RSX most likely) and leads the motherboard to start bending, which may crack the solder. Changing the power supply (lower the average wattage going to the chips to lower the heat) and better thermal compound (heat dissipates faster to the heatsink) may prevent this error from occurring. However, if your PS3 has already had the YLOD, then you can reflow your motherboard every few months to keep it working (but it is not a permanent fix as the YLOD usually comes back).

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Unfortunatly your ps3 is dead, I am sorry for your loss.

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charge it red light turning of and beeping is meaning its dead

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This is known as the yellow light of death (ironic i know because it blinks red). This is caused when the unit overheats causing the solder on the board to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

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My playstation has the light trun green yellow flashing red light


With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme settings. try this? seems to fix alot of issues.

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Soon as turn PS3 on it goes orange then flashes red.


Its called the Yellow Light of Death. It can be repaired but what you need is an Infra Red BGA reflow of the solder on the PS3 graphics chip.
The best place in the UK to do it is:

http://www.playbackups.com/Playstation3-xbox-360-repair-repairs-manchester-bga-solder.html

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My ps3 it goes green beeps twice then goes red and flashes on/off


you might be holding the power on button to long. you hold the power on button until it beeps to reset the video output. try turning it on by using your controller. just press the ps3 button and if the red light is on then it should come on.

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

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From standby PS3 wont turn on.


that sounds like your main power supply unit

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