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I got the yellow overheating light with red light flashing

We opened it up since i have had the system since they originally came out in 2006 so the warranty was expired since like forever but we opened it up and used a heat gun to re heat some parts in the mother board and also added thermal heat compound to it. it works but it keeps dying with in the first 3-4 hours

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You can Buy Silver Thermal Paste At any Electronics Store... Radio SHack Sells It If You Have One Close By..

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Red light blinking on PS3

If your having this problem I know how to fix it but only for about 30-45 seconds.
Okay this is what you do.

1.If your ps3 is turned on press the red button , it should turn green then yellow ,beep and blink red.
now do this 3 times without turning it off.

2.Turn your ps3 off.

3.Turn it on while holding the eject button.

4.Now your ps3 should stay on ,(like I said for about 30-45 seconds).Also the fan should be on.But then after a while it turns back off.And that's as far as I got.


(It really works if you do it right)

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Does a new power supply fix the YLOD on ps3?

YLOD can be PSU or system bus (reflow CPU and GPU). It is not however a HDD issue. Inorder for it to be an HDD issue you would have to damage the HDD in susch a way that there is a dead short between +5V and GND or +12V and GND. This is very unlikely.

Reason why it would do it with PSU is that 12V is present but under load can't supply enough current to run PS3 system so voltage drops and resets PS3 system, hence the reason why it can be turned on again everytime but resets itself and gives so called YLOD.

System bus problem (reflow CPU and GPU) system shuts it self down due to internal bus failure.

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

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remove the fan to clean it and aply. thermo paste.

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Put excess DyNex thermal compound

Just remove the excess thermal compound and clean it off the motherboard.
It should not affect the motherboard, unless the motherboard was powered up.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011

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If the system flashes both the red and green light together, making a sort of yellow color, the system has overheated, and one of the main chips has become defective or detatched. This problem is known as the "Yellow-Light-Of-Death". If the system is still under warranty, contact Sony, and they should replace or repair it for you. If not, they will still repair it, it will just cost more, if the warranty seal is still intact. Hope this helps!

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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
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780-7690 between 6AM - 8PM (PST) Monday - Saturday and 7AM - 6:30PM (PST

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When that happens, look at the LED "Lights" on the rightside of it. if it flashes red then it means it is overheating "most of the time" if it is flashing Yellow then you have what is called YLOD "yellow light of death" almost like xbox Red light of death

IF it is flashing red, then just clean your system by blowing it out with some air "do not try to open the system case it self" you can buy caned air from almost anywhere spray it in the ports on the front, sides and back of the unit..

IF Yellow light is Flashing Contact Sony playstation..

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HI, this is an emergency shut down, due to overheating. the yellow light is an indicator of a previous overheating issue that has damaged the power unit.

unplug the unit and, let it sit for 10 minutes to cool. after the cool off, plug the unit into the wall socket once more and, power up. if it continues to shut down and, flash the red light, this will confirm a major fault within the power unit. Contact Sony for the replacement of the power unit in this case.

***NOTE(If the unit begins to play normally after the cool-down period, you will need to purchase a cooling device to prevent future overheating issues).

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Flashing red light and cannot eject game


PS3 has overheated and the thermal compound between the cpu/gpu and heat sync need to be replaced. the gpu and cpu may need to be reflowed as well. Had the same problem and fixed mine. The thermal compound was pretty much gone when i opened up the system. Also dont keep your ps3 on its side leave it flat this will help keep the compound from moving as much.

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A YEllow flashing light would indicate that there could be potential problems with the adaptor overheating and/or being faulty. where is the adaptor located ? just like the console itself. they are prone to overheating and collect dust very easily.

i would suggest moving the adaptor into an area with a large opening to allow the flow of air to keep it cool, also i would attempt to remove any dust inside.

Try doing this and if the problem persists, let me know

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