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  • jeffreynutt Feb 22, 2009

    playstation starts up light go`s green then amber then bleep`s and flashes red

  • bustakapp Feb 22, 2009

    The playstions will randomly shut off in the middle of playing or what not and the red indicator light will stay flashing. I have to reset it from the back but it just did it like 4 times in a row.

  • markjeno May 11, 2010

    do you use hdmi or areil connection?

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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 wont work, red flashing light


If it flashes yellow to you have the Yellow light of death. google it. otherwise its just overheated

Apr 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Flashing red light


yellow light of death, ring playstation

Mar 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Fixs my ps3? a red light keep falsing on and off and its not leting me take out my game


you probably have the YLOD(yellow light of death). Its an overheating problem. If a yellow light flashes then you have the ylod. To fix this either spend 150 dollars and send your ps3 into sony. Or spend 10 dollars, open up ur ps3 and fix it with a thermal compound where you can find at a Best Buy. If the red light just flashes and no yellow light, leave the ps3 alone, that means its overheated and needs time to cool off.

Dec 10, 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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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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Well when I turn on my ps3 the green light turns into a yellow light some people call this the yellow light of death after it goes yellow it turns into a flashing red light I try to repaet it but it keeps...


well yes obviously the flashing red light means that if u do not turn off ur PS3 it will die. but depending on how long u have had ur PS3, it may be becuase the life span is almost over.
if u have not had for a couple years it is most likely a manufacturing error
u should send it in to sony before the warranty is up and have them take a look at it

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