Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Playing game, ps3 went off, turned it on and it first went green light, then yellow, the flashing red light. I have never had a problem with this ps3 before. Any ideas of what might be wrong or ideas on how to fix it?
There are many reasons to cause PS3 turn off and goes green, yellow and red then blinks. It's waste your time and money if you send to somewhere repair - because the same problems will be back after then. The best way is to learn the repair techniques of yourself. There is a PS3 DIY Repair Guide : The author use text and video to show you how to use your hands to open your console and do some maintenance and fixes, at last you are amazing that why you can do that yourself. The best part is you can help your friends too!
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
Heat sync problem. CPU and GPU need re-seating as well. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Posted on May 16, 2009
This is known as the yellow light of death.(ylod) It's about 150 bucks to have it serviced unless it's still under warranty.It says in the manual it is an overheating issue.
As for your problem, call customer support at 1-800-345-SONY
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
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What you are referring to is called 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. As 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 and thank you for using FixYa
Posted on Sep 13, 2010
If you don't want to find information on the web to resolve those PS3 red light blinking problem, take a look at PS3 Repair Guide . It is an all-in-one guide that fix many people's PS3 till now.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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