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

It took my game then shut off.now it wont give the game back and the system wont even turn back on.it flashes a yellow light then goes back to red and does nothing

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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.

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It beeps then just shut off. When I try to turn it back on it comes on for half a second then beeps and the light goes from green to yellow to a flashing red, and it shuts off and then just stays...


Hi Uniballer,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

Apr 09, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The light is blinking red and it wouldnt turn on. It flashes red the green then yellow it beeps and shuts back off. i Unpluged evewrything then plug it back in carefully, nothing. I removed the Hardrive...


Hi there,

Despite the other colors you are getting, the fact that is flashed yellow indicates the yellow light of death. A critical piece of hardware inside your PS3 has failed and it needs to be serviced. I would suggest calling SCEA at 1-800-345-7669.

Jan 06, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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It wont turn on just flashed red light and wont give the disk back


watch the lights on the front when you try to turn it on. If the blue light flashes yellow for a second, you have ahardware failure, so-called Yellow Light of Death. You can get the disc out by turning off the switch at the back, then hold down the eject button and turn the back button on again.

May 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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System shut down while playing game... light flashed red.. tried turning on, light flashed red then yellow... shut off again.. could not eject game...


This is known as the yellow light of death.Similar to xbox 360 ring of death,this is normally caused from overheating from the console.If it is still under warranty contact playstation and send it back to them other wise it's about $150.00 usd to have it repaired. Here's the number
1-888-
780-7690 between 6AM - 8PM (PST) Monday - Saturday and 7AM - 6:30PM (PST

Apr 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) 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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My ps3 wont turn on


Hi There,

Your Processor needs reflowing (re soldering on the board) as the system over heated, it caused stress on the solder joints underneath.

Sony charge £150 and give a month warranty to repair it.

We charge £60.00 and give a 6 month warranty.

FixMyConsole

Jun 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 shut down during mid-game/now it will not eject the game disk


not a solution but a possible answer it is possibly the ylod (yellow light of death) it seems a few people are getting this and my ps3 has broke aswell even sony dont know what is wrong with it. but your problem sounds like the ylod

Jun 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Power button failure


  • Power Light Shuts Off
    If the power shuts off during game play (even as much as 30 minutes after the system is turned on), then turns off and won't turn back on or the fan isn't working, the system needs repair.
  • Power Light Flashes
    If the power light flashes once when power button is pressed, then turns off and won't turn back on, the system needs repair
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