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PS3 yellow lights won't turn on

Older model PS3 80 gig turn on it goes from red to yellow light won't run can't even get my game out of it. Any suggestions? thanks

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You may have the yellow light of death. You get the yellow light of death when the playstation stays on too long or alot of use or it may taken some damage.

Posted on May 10, 2013

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This happened to me and I made the mistake of buying a RLOD kit right away.
First, take the hard drive out and power it up. If it boots and says there's no hard drive, then the TLOD means the hard drive is bad. If the drive is under warranty, send it for RMA. If not, notebook hard drives are pretty cheap.
If it fails to boot even without the hard drive, then it's probably a CPU/GPU solder issue. Call Sony if you want, but I refluxed mine after a $30 trip to radio shack. There are videos tutorials on the webs. But yes, absolutely pull that drive and see if it boots and you'll know where to start.

Posted on Jun 03, 2013

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If u did have the YLoD then the ps3 would tell you by going green for about 3-4 seconds then yellow then flashing red with 3 beeps...If the lights are not coming on at all and you are sure that you turned the power point on and the switch behind the ps3 on, then there is a serious problem with your ps3...it may not work again unless you get it repaired. However you could buy a cheap one that works on ebay I mean I bought mine on ebay for about $105...but it's your decision

Posted on Jun 10, 2013

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Hello there Rick

If you have the red blinking light then you have the RED light of death AKA the RLOD.

The light is a warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose connection with the motherboard and you get the RLOD.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

Option 1 - Call Sony

In warranty the Price is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150, the whole process is 4-6 weeks

You can call Sony and they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back to you

Option 2 - Fix it your Self

You can use a PS3 fix manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you probably already own.

Click Here For The PS3 Manual which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

Peter

Posted on Sep 13, 2011

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SOURCE: my ps3 won't release game out of console get yellow light

If you turn your ps3 off in the back, then hold down the eject button while you turn it back on it should come out, your welcome. j/k but it did work on mine.

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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Hi my name is Juan and this problem you have is similar to the xbox 360 red ring of dead but in the xbox360 as well the ps3 some units can be fixed by doing a reflow to the VGA this can be done only with special tools and I am here to help you get your unit back and running I have the system to do the reflow or you can check other people on ebay they do the same on ebay enter the world ( ps3 reflow ) and you will see like 3 different people who do this type of job I am a ebay trusted power seller I do sell used ps3's and parts right now I don't offer the reflow service on ebay but I can help you let me know if you will like to try 80% of the units are reparable

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3,green to yellow then flashing red light ps3 won't turn on

HI I have the solution for you for now don't remove the hard drive or open the unit to remove your game and I promise everything is there your will get it back if you follow my instructions your ps3 for now is dead is the similar problem with the xbox360 but there is a solution for both units what had happen is that the graphics card got hot and broke some of the connections under the chip and the only solution is to reflow the unit with a system that is controlled by computer this way nothing outs gets damage 90% of the ps3's can be repaired I have fix 10 units out of 12 last week so if you have a game inside don't worry you get it back and also you can recover your info in your hard drive I am a trusted ebay power seller I don't offer this service on ebay I use the system for my own units and for people on this web side you can get more info on ebay just type in playstation 3 reflow and you will see more sellers who do the same as me but they charge 65-75dls plus shipping I charge 70 dls plus shipping only one way I payd for return shipping ebay sellers who offer this service they ask you to pay shipping for both ways so if you want to see your unit up and running let me know I am located in Georgia

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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Yes, what you have here is called the Yellow Light of Death, or (YLOD) for short. On PS3's, getting a YLOD is a 3% chance, while the XBOX360 gets a higher chance for the RROD.

I'm not sure exactly how to fix it myself, but hopefully this will help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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