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Help my ps3 will not turn on a red and yellow light flashes. then turns of again. is a hardware problem i think psn .com said something like that help me please lol

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My first ps3 did the same thing. From Sony, this is a heat sensor issue that is a problem with the ps3. The system thinks it is overheating so it wont turn on. If the system is new or you bought the extended warrenty take it back to the store, if not, contact sony directly and ship it back to them, they will have to fix it. This sucks, i know, sorry to hear it happened to yout too. Good luck

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We've got a 60G PS3, today whilst my son was playing on it, it hs shut off completely. Cannot be turned back on, displaying a flashing red light. I thought it may have overheated; so we left it for an...


Sorry, but you have the yellow light of death. This is not fixable using ordinary household equipment. Call sony, yellow light normally means catastrophic hardware failure.

Feb 25, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will not stay turned on when i do try to turn it on its light turns to a yellowish color and then starts flashing red like it's off but it stays flashing unless you turn off the switch


The PS3 Yellow Light is the 360's cousin for the Red Ring of Death. My assumption is that you may have unintentionally blocked any sort of cooling the PS3 has. Here are some steps in correcting that yellow light. This information comes from HowtoFixyourPS3.com:

In order to fix your PS3 yellow light error, there are 3 things that you can do.

1 - Restart your Playstation 3.
2 - Check for loose cables.
3 - Unplug all cables, and plug them back in.
4 - Take out your hard-drive, and place it back in your console.

If these 4 tips didn't fix the PS3 yellow light problem, then it's high likely that there's something wrong with your hardware. In order to repair that problem, you can do 2 things. You either send your console over to Sony. Or, you simply fix the problem yourself while using a PS3 repair guide.



Jan 01, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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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).

Oct 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont turn on


PS3 red indicator light flashes with yellow means hardware errors and need some maintenance. Do you know, send back to game shop is too expensive and waste your time. Learn the correct repair skills and fix it by yourself is the ultimate method. Here is the repair guide for you to learn :
DIY PS3 Repair Guide
Not only such yellow light flashing problem, you can repair other red and yellow light related issues as well.After you purchased the product, you will be guided to the step-by-step videos and ebooks for you to work with.

Jul 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 problem : wont turn on


First Try these steps for basic troubleshooting, your PS3 has got "Yellow Light of Death" hardware fault

1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again

2) Check if there's any loose cable.

3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.


The problem you have encountered needs professional service and repair, so do not try fiddling much with your PS3 at home, if the above steps do not work please send your playstation 3 for repairs to Sony.

Wishing you Happy Holidays and Happy Gaming

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When i turn on my console the light turns green then a yellow oarnges light flashes and beeps then the red light comes on again and it wont turn on or eject the game


i think this is yellow light of death it will be very good if you go to your local console shop give it their and show them problem fast because its a hardware problem and if you want to do it in your home there are so many videos in youtube

Dec 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will not power up, red light goes green flashes yellow then stays flashing red


Yellow lights and blinking red lights indicates general hardware failure on ps3. If your ps3 is still under warranty call Sony and they will send you a new or refurbshed one. Your ps3 is one in a billion (according to Sony). North America: 1-800-345-SONY (7669) United Kingdom: 08705 998877
Now you could try doing a few things (hey it's worth a try!)
1. Turn off the switch in the back and wait a few minutes. Turn it back on and try it again. If that doesn't work it may be dead.
2. You could try this article, if you choose to, it's a long shot but might work for you in your case. http://ps3.qj.net/Possible-PS3-flashing-red-light-fix-from-MXACE/pg/49/aid/75721

Nov 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I turn on my PS3 the light flashes green 3 times then yellow twice then red. It won't eject the game disk. I've tried holding the eject button for up to 30 seconds without success.


Yellow lights and blinking red lights indicates general hardware failure on ps3. If your ps3 is still under warranty call Sony. North America: 1-800-345-SONY (7669) United Kingdom: 08705 998877
Now you could try doing a few things (hey it's worth a try!)
1. Turn off the switch in the back and wait a few minutes. Turn it back on and try it again. If that doesn't work it may be dead.
2. You could try this article, if you choose to, it's a long shot but might work for you in your case. http://ps3.qj.net/Possible-PS3-flashing-red-light-fix-from-MXACE/pg/49/aid/75721

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Certain DVDs cause my PS3 to shut off and blinking red light


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If you think the **** player is causing the problem remove it and see if it turns on if not you could try another one and see if it works.

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There is nothing wrong with the PS3. I read in the users manual that when the the green light on the PS3 turns yellow or flashes yellow the PS3 is too hot and you need to turn it off. It has never happened to me because I keep my PS3 in a open area.

When the PS3 gets to hot you need to let it sit and cool for a little while and then you can turn it back on and start playing again. If the PS3 cools for a while and it still doesn't work you need to call Sony.

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