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PS3 yellow light and then turn red

Ps3 yellow light fo 2-3 sec and then turn red

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Have you tried accessing the PS3's recovery mode?
How to Access Playstation Recovery Menu

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

  • Lastly You could try a full system restore WHICH WILL ERASE ALL YOUR HDD ITEMS so back them up if you wish
  • ****UPDATE***** You could also insert a Blu ray Lens cleaner disc into the disc drive and it will clean the PS3 lens either as a preventitive, or after the fact the drive stopped reading your discs because some people have reported their system reading discs again after this process.
  • You could always lastly take apart your system and try cleaning the lens with cotton swab and alcohol as a last effort scenario especially if your system is already out of warranty

There's now a technician on E-Bay who fixes this damn yellow light of death for out of warranty owners for $75.00 Just seach for Playstation 3 repair service on E-Bay

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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This issue requires repair.  You should call sony.  If they won't fix it for free then joegoods.com fixes that for cheaper than sony

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 TURNS ON THEN CUTS OFF FLASHES RED

Usually that means your fan or anthor device inside your ps3 has stopped working it has done it to me unfortnaully the only way to get rid of this is to send it to sony 150$ or buy a new ps3 :(

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: light turns on, light turns yellow, light turns red and blinks.

Your ps3 has overheated. This is the equivilent to the red ring of death for xbox 360. The ps3 problem is called "yellow light of death" this means your ps3 has died due to the console being overheated. The solution to this problem is either getting a new playstation or take it to a shop in the UK and they could help you fix it for a price around £30-£50 GBP.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: when I turn my PS3 on the green light come on for about 2 sec

have you cheked the kabels and stuf

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hey there rls

When your Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take, I will go through each one now so you know what to do.

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website is www.cpr-nyc.com
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Check out my common PS3 problem and repair guide for tips and suggestions for more details.

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