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Ps3 wont start

When I turn it on there is a yellow light that appears and then the whole system turns off.

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    whe i go too turn on my system i press the red light it starts up for 1 or 2 seconds then a yello light flash like 3 times and then my system turns off

    i also have a game it it and cant get it out

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My ps3 light turned yellow then it turned off,now when i try to turn it on,it wont turn it does the same thing


Hello there moses

If you have the brief flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.

The lights are 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 YLOD.

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 to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

Peter

Jul 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont turn on


This is the YLOD. It happens when the system overheats causing the solder on the board to melt and bridge. It needs to be professionally reflowed. Check out www.wiredextreme.com or call 214-222-5788. We are a professional console repair shop that is BBB accredited. All of our repairs include a 90 day warranty on the whole console and not just what was repaired.

Jul 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 beeped 3 times then turned off, now it wont turn back on and a yellowish light appears when i try to turn it on, then it shuts down, i am in australia, what can i do about it?


The Yellow Light of Death (YLoD) is a fatal error that occurs when your Playstation 3 (PS3) overheats.
The welds that connect vital components to the system board soften and break.

It's manifestation - a blinking yellow light on a PS3 that refuses to do anything else.

You have 2 options at this point:
  1. Return the unit to Sony.

    if your PS3 is still under warranty, the fix will be free; otherwise, Sony will charge a flat fee of $150.

  2. Fix it yourself for less than $80.

    This list contains the necessary tools and components to effect your PS3's meteoric rise from it's YLoDic grave as set forth in this free YLoD Repair Guide.

Feb 28, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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MY PS3 wont start up, everytime i press the start up button it turns green for a second and then quickly turns yellow and shuts off


That yellow light is what us gamers refer to as YLOD.. Its the Yellow Light Of Death. Your system will have to be serviced by Sony. If your system is under warranty still it wont cost you anything but if its not, Sony charges 150.00 dollars to fix/replace it. They will send you a box in the mail to send it to them. Turnovers usually 2-3 weeks. My condolences to you and your PS3. Best of luck to you.

Oct 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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YELLOW LIGHT????????


You have the "yellow light of death". Your system needs to be repaired. There are no work arounds or home remedy you can use that will fix the console. Call Sony customer support.

Aug 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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From standby PS3 wont turn on.


that sounds like your main power supply unit

May 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The game system will not turn on.it flashes a yellow light


What model is your PS3? 40 / 60 / 80 etc.

I can help you with this problem or at least give you low down on what's going on.

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

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My playstation 3 wont start


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.

Jul 07, 2008 | Sony Video Game Consoles

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Flase red light when turn on


Looks like the fall damaged the unit. Try turning it in for warranty. Off course don't mention the falling. Just tell them the yellow light appeared out of nowhere.

It's still risky though, if Sony suspects something happened to it before this problem they will probably not trade the unit or let you pay for a new one.

Greetings,

DarkNeogen

Jan 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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