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Yellow light of death (YLOD) on PS3

When I turn the console on the fan starts for a couple seconds then stops. The light flashess yellow then blinks red 3 times. Not sure if its a loose fan connection or a bad power supply

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    when i turn my ps3 on it flashes red and yelllow and dose not turn on

  • aberffraw Mar 02, 2009

    i was on my playstation 3 today, while the game call of duty world at war was loading up, the screen went funny. it went to all sort of coulors, 5 seconds later the ps3 shut down. a red flashing light camed up. i put my ps3 off, and then put it back on. it was fine. at the same place again, the ps3 went off and since that time it couldn't come back on.

    please can you help me

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I have an fat 60gb ps3 with the YLOD issue. trying to turn it on just makes it blink red and yellow



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Bad power supply unit IF you can hear it clicking. You should be able to hear clicking coming from the LEFT side of the PS3.

here's a link to fix it yourself, disassembly required.

Mine just broke today as well, confirmed what it was with the above links.

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It's probably neither. It's usually the RSX chip on the board. You can try these suggestions:

That guy has a pretty good guide to the problem with the exception of the number one cause (the video chip / RSX chip)

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