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Playstation has a yellow light blinking and have a game inside won't come off

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  • leighscott Apr 02, 2009

    yellow light comes on then red light flashs. this only started happen after i used the update today. i think the update is the problem.

  • Nicky6702 Apr 02, 2009

    Turned ps3 on , downloaded new update . 2.70 , and downloaded a beta . The SuperCars Beta ,eutechnyx ,

    Then played resident evil to find it just turned me off ,
    I turned ps3 back no , took resident evil 5 out , put cod waw in, thinking to might just of been resident evil , then it started game up , and did the exact same thing , but this time ps3 wont turn on , just blinks green green yellow then red ,



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Give us a call for a specialist repair and 12 month guarantee on repair work.


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The yellow light error is an issue that needs to be fixed.  One of the chips inside the console has a bad solder.  We fix these in our shop.  If it isn't under warranty with Sony, then you can order a repair at

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    This is a motherboard issue. We fix them all the time in my shop. If it is under warranty then send to Sony, if not we can repair it for you. Just go to


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Yellow usually means a sytem error. Try to power the system of, wait a couple of minutes and turn it back on and try to eject the game as soon as you turn it on. then when the yellow light is gone try to play your game again. good luck!

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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3 beeps of death?

bad problem!

open your Ps3 and resolder the GPU and CPU with an Hot air gun...but you have to be carrefully!

try this and bring your Ps3 to Life again!

Good Luck!

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You'll have to contact Sony for repair. I would highly recommend you NOT trying to fix this problem yourself.

You can reach Sony at 1-800-345-Sony

Or google: rescuetechla for my blog page on some common ways to fix the problem. (most of them won't work for most consoles, but if you want to try, you're more than welcome.)

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: i have playstation 3 model # CECHH01, a game is

well sounds like your PS3 needs to be reflowed or reballed. I would highly recomend you have a professional do the repair. as fas as having a game stuck inside the machine you can get it out in under 10 seconds by doing this.<br /> <br /> 1) turn off power switch in back of ps3<br /> 2) place finger on eject button and hold there while ps3 is off ( no red light) <br /> 3) while holding finger on the eject button turn power switch on the back of ps3 on , hold finger on eject button untill the disk ejects.<br /> 4) turn power switch off and have unit repaired or replaced. <br /> <br /> if unit is covered by warranty and you send it to sony you must get your disk out of the system as you will NOT get it back if you send it to sony. Most reputable repair shops will return your disk with the system or give it to you before they take the system in for repairs. I ALWAYS give the game disks back before a customer leaves my shop as it leaves me with less to keep track of.

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Give us a call if you need assistance.


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