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Yellow light i cant play any games a yellow light comes on

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You know what i say, trade it in for a 360 they are much better.

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My ps3 ha yellow light that comes on by were u plug remote in is this a problem

YES its defently a prob but if you can play reguraly u could charge you remote on your Computer but if you have yellow light then your screwed u might wana send to sony for a repair

Good Luck and Happy Gaming-Koscoe

Oct 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Yellow light caused by used game?

im not sure of that.have you tried putting your ps3 system in a more well ventilated area?also maybe you have mistakenly covered the vents with an object(also check this out).make sure you have not been playing the used game you bought too long too make the system overheat and also try playing your former games to see if the problem persists.

Mar 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Yellow Light Of Death. What's involved? Worth

Yellow light of death (YLOD) on your fat PS3 showing that the PS3 is overheated by consistently playing games. If the problem still persist after cooling down then you need PS3 repair guide to fix it.

Feb 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 console dosn,t turn on green light comes on for a second goes yellow beeps the flashes red cant even get disk out


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

Dec 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation3 will not come on

this is the yellow light of death or YLOD its a manufacturing error ring sony they will fix it for free :)
Good Luck

Dec 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I cant play any game online with my Ps3 ..the latest software..i down load it but says an error occured during the download ..what can i do to fix this ..I got the small memory on my Ps3

alot of people are having this problem after updating 3.01 version soon your ps3 will overheat then you will get red light flashing then green then 2 beeps then yellow light of death ylod .
i advise you now keep it ventilated dont play for hrs

Oct 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The light turned yellow and then my ps3 went off,some told me they would fix it for 60.00 and they fixed it to come on,but it doesnt play games,should it play games after this repair of yellow light?I feel...

The yellow light is also know as the yellow light of death casued by a hardware failure. It can be casued ny over heating a bluray drive failure, a hard drive failure or even a powersupply failure. You know you have it when you power up the yellow light flashes then you hear some beeps then the red llight flashes. I would suggest returning it if you have that option or getting it fixed somewhere else as a last option.

If you can get it fixed for that amount I would if you think the person knows how to fix it, that should also make it playable again.

Oct 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 won't release game out of console get yellow light

If you turn your ps3 off in the back, then hold down the eject button while you turn it back on it should come out, your welcome. j/k but it did work on mine.

Aug 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disc stuck and won't switch on

your system overheated at one point or another and has unfortunately given you the yellow light of death. either send it to sony or look up on youtube for for the reflow method on your board

Jul 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation has a yellow light blinking and have a game inside won't come off

yellow usually means a sytem error. Try to power the system of, wait a couple of minutes and turn it back on and try to eject the game as soon as you turn it on. then when the yellow light is gone try to play your game again. good luck!

Mar 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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