Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Wen i power switch my PS3 red light comes on then wen i pressed down once to get in on beeps once, then green light comes on for a second then yellow light to a steady BLINKING RED LIGHT!!! And does NOT POWER ON.... pls help
This is a heat sync problem. Your CPU and GPU will need to be re-seated as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Posted on May 16, 2009
The red light error is either a hard drive or an overheating problem. It is very rarely due to a complete or general hardware failure (unlike the yellow light of death)
Reformatting or swapping to a different hard drive may help you to solve the problem. If not then you probably have an overheating console and will have to open it up and blow the dust etc out of the motherboard and components.
You can learn more about how to do this on the following free PS3 red light repair guide.
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
Ditto, powers up and light momentarily turns green before turning yellow and then flashing red. Going by the number of similar questions it looks like a common fault?.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is called the yellow light of death. Cause is sever heat damage to the internal components. Either send it in for repair or replace. Sorry about this but the truth is brutal.
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
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