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Whenever I play my PS3 without warning it just shuts off, I have it sitting on a cooling pad, so I don't think it's overheating no lights flashing or anything, except for the yellow light down by the

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Your console is overheating for sure. Change the fan and clean all the dust inside it. See if that helps

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SOURCE: PS3 Yellow flash then blinking red

i have the same problem but it wont turn on.is it a system failer?

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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SOURCE: ps3 yellow light then red flashing light

its a overheated hd.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

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SOURCE: ps3 turns off beeps twice but there is no yellow light only red!

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.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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Hi this is a very common problem and its to do with the ps3 over heating,
try the following.
leave it off and unplugged for an hour
check all air vents are free from fluff and dust and vac if needed.
make sure the ps3 is not being used whilst its on carpet
make sure the ps3 is not sitting on top of another electrical item such as dvd or sky box as this will cause it to over heat a lot quicker.
make sure its not wedged in a confined space it needs to have plenty of room around it to ensure cool air flow.

unplug all the leads from the back of the ps3 and the telly then plug them all back in, doing this removes any static that may have built up, then switch it on.

if after doing the above it still dont work then this indicates that either the gpu or cpu chip has over heated, if you have any warranty left take it back you need to check on the ps3 web site to see how old your ps3 is as this fault is covered by ps3 warranty for a couple of years but you need to check this.

now as for getting it repaired, well its a bit hit and miss i repair them myself and if it was an xbox 360 then i would say the chance of it working again is pretty high but as its a ps3 then these can be a bit hit and miss if the ps3 has over heated a lot and fried the cpu or gpu chip or both then the cost of repair would not be worth doing as it would be cheaper to buy a second hand ps3 or even a reconditioned one.

its not the kind of repair you can do yourself as you need to know how to test the circuit board to find out if the chips have been damaged.
the only other option you have is selling it for spares, i buy the damaged ones for spare parts but you wont get much for it as it is, i mean you could pay for the repair and you may get charged even though it cant be fixed,

i always say to my customers that if i cant repair it i will only charge for the parts i used which is nothing but if i do fix it then i charge them the cost of the repair, usually if its beyond repair they let me buy it off them as i pay more than they would get from ebay as they sell on their for about 30 quid with the problem you have got.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

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I have the 40 gig ps3 console. Today, I was in the middle of a game (it had only been turned on for about 20 minutes) when my console shut down and the red light started flashing. I turned it off and let...


Hello there Rick

If you have the red blinking light then you have the RED light of death AKA the RLOD.

The light is a warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose connection with the motherboard and you get the RLOD.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

Option 1 - Call Sony

In warranty the Price is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150, the whole process is 4-6 weeks

You can call Sony and they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back to you

Option 2 - Fix it your Self

You can use a PS3 fix manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you probably already own.

Click Here For The PS3 Manual which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

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Peter

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Game stopped playing and red light flashed without me making it.


Hello.

This flashing red light is due to your PS3 overheating. Let it cool for approximately 6 hours before turning it on.

If this happens constantly, then you need to make sure that the PS3 is not in an enclosed space (e.g. cupboards). The vents at the back and right sides of the PS3 must be 6 inches away from walls.

Hope this helps. If it doesn't work, let us know.

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Hi. My PS3 suddenly started turning off randomly in the middle of play (grrrrrrr) but I know its not overheating since the red light didn't flash and there was beeping. It just died. No joke. Does anyone...


There could be an issue with the power cord or the power outlet.

Try to get a replacement cord and plug the PS3 into another outlet. Turn on the PS3, and let it sit on the menu screen for a while. If it does not shut down it means that it was a power issue.

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PS3 shuts down playing game


this is called the Red Light Of Death it can be caused by the following

1.overheating
2. hardrive coruption or needs to be reset back into the system
3. the soldering on the motherboard of the console needs to be reflowed by a local repair shop that specialisez in PS3 gaming consoles

hope this gave you some information and good luck!

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My ps3 starts to turn on for 1 second. Yellow light flashes, system shuts off, and red light blinks. Help?


HI, this is an emergency shut down, due to overheating. the yellow light is an indicator of a previous overheating issue that has damaged the power unit.

unplug the unit and, let it sit for 10 minutes to cool. after the cool off, plug the unit into the wall socket once more and, power up. if it continues to shut down and, flash the red light, this will confirm a major fault within the power unit. Contact Sony for the replacement of the power unit in this case.

***NOTE(If the unit begins to play normally after the cool-down period, you will need to purchase a cooling device to prevent future overheating issues).

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hi..Seems like your Power Supply went dead or either a faulty button.. Since those are touch pads those sometimes wear out. Another issue could be due to overheating..

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the ps3 has probably overheated. let it cool for a few hours. then try it again.

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How long were you playing it? if you were playing for a couple of hours, then it could of just overheated, in which case the ps3 will shut itself off suddenly to keep from damaging something. It should work after about half an hour, adequate time for it to cool down, if not, then you might of damaged something.

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