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If you aren't afraid you can try this

Otherwise Sony will be your only option.

1-800-345-SONY

unless you're close to me in LA of course.

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PS3 yellow lights won't turn on


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.

May 09, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 turned off during game play and the light flashed blue green yellow and then kept flashing red and if I wait a long time and try again the fan turns on light god blue for one sec then turn a yellow...


I'm afraid you have gotten the Yellow Light of Death ( YLOD ) you will need to have your PS3 repaired by a technician or you can Google YLOD and you will find a repair guide.

May 03, 2012 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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When I hit the power buttone on my PS3 it goes green, then yellow, the starts flashing red and won't turn on. How do I fix it?


Hello there satnamanu

If you have the brief flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.

The lights are 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 YLOD.

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 to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

Peter

Aug 27, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 won't show on tv but it show that it's playing


Are you saying that it has sound but no video?

Plug only the video plug (yellow) to the TV. Turn on the backswitch. When the red light in front is on, put your finger on the on/off button in front AND KEEP IT THERE. You will hear some beeps; don't worry about that. Keep your finger on the button until the front power light goes red again. This resets the PS3 video settings. Turn the PS3 on and the TV should pick up the signal.

Hope this helps. Keep us posted.

Jul 07, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on it goes green yellow red then stays red and won,t work


Hey there,
You have what we call in the videogame industry the ps3's "Yellow light of death (YLOD)". Your PS3 is broken. You pretty much only have 3 choices from there:
1) If you are still under warranty, contact Sony as soon as possible. My suggestion is to call them directly and explain your situation. They'll guide you through the repair process.
2) Try to fix it yourself if you warranty is already expired. Use these videos to shed light on how to fix this: http://playstationlifestyle.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2376
3) Search for a nearby videogame repair shop that does PS3 repairs.
Hope this helped you out!

Jun 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Game got stuck in ps3 and then i got the game out and now it wont turn on and a yellow light comes on


Yellow Light of Death. Contact Sony immediately. 800-345-SONY. My local repair shop won't touch Yellow Light of Death. If your system is out of warranty, Sony will offer to exchange it for a recertified unit for $99.

Jun 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 blink yellow then red and wont turn on


Yellow Light of Death. Call Sony at 800-645-SONY. My local repair shop won't even touch YLoD. If your unit is out of warranty, Sony will offer to exchange it for a recertified unit for $99.

Jun 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 doesnt work and is because of a yellow light!!!


the hardware is done you cut the station off before without waiting

Nov 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Yellow light


There is nothing wrong with the PS3. I read in the users manual that when the the green light on the PS3 turns yellow or flashes yellow the PS3 is too hot and you need to turn it off. It has never happened to me because I keep my PS3 in a open area.

When the PS3 gets to hot you need to let it sit and cool for a little while and then you can turn it back on and start playing again. If the PS3 cools for a while and it still doesn't work you need to call Sony.

Jul 04, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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