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PS3 MY PS3 SHUT DOWN ON ME YESTERDAY. I WAS PLAYING W@W WHEN SUDDENLY IT SHUT DOWN. IT FLASHED GREEN THEN YELLOW THEN JUST STARTED BLINKING RED FOR AGES.

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Sounds like powersupply is bad. you can find one on ebay for about 40. not that hard to replace yourself. hope that helps.

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When i started playing it only took 10 min for it to shut off but when i turned it back on it went green then yellow then red


Hello there jberquist

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

Petong

Jun 13, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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System shut down while playing game... light flashed red.. tried turning on, light flashed red then yellow... shut off again.. could not eject game...


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
1-888-
780-7690 between 6AM - 8PM (PST) Monday - Saturday and 7AM - 6:30PM (PST

Apr 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing online when the console shut down and the light on the front started blinking red. when i try to turn the console on the green light comes on and then turns yellow and then goes back to...


This could be any of a number of problems try these solutions one of which may work. If they all fail to work you can contact sony directly at:

http://www.uk.playstation.com/Support/PS3
or
http://www.us.playstation.com/help-support/PS3
  • Remove any obstructions from the vents.
  • Allow at least 4 inches of clearance on all sides for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Remove the PLAYSTATION 3 from any cabinets so it is out in the open.
  • Shut the PLAYSTATION 3 down completely and let it cool down to room temperature, then try running it again.
  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service
Hope this helps. Also be sure to rate whether this helped or not.

Jun 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Red light green light yellowlight red blinking light


From what I understand its a problem with the backwards compatibililty(the engine/drive that lets you play ps1/ps2 games)on the 60g.Sony says they have never heard of this problem yet these models are no longer in production.I have had mine for 2 years and it died today,same problem.

Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Red light green light yellowlight red blinking light


PS3 has overheated, and caused the solder under the cell processor to get that hot it's melted.

When they've dried / set they have had either cracks appear or they have become warped.

The only solution is to reflow / resolder these joints.

We offer a well priced repair service, and also a longer warranty than most.

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Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Green then Yellow flash then blinking red


or you can try to get your money back if you hve a receit i say give it bak and get you a new one. or see if you can find one ebay or game stores

Jun 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No power at all


OKAY YOU SAY IT FLASHES GREEN AND RED!!! IS YOUR POWER CONNETED TO THE WALL OR TO WHAT???? I COULD SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM STEP BY STEP!!!

Dec 17, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont work


How long were you playing it? if you were playing for a couple of hours, then it could of just overheated, in which case the ps3 will shut itself off suddenly to keep from damaging something. It should work after about half an hour, adequate time for it to cool down, if not, then you might of damaged something.

Nov 21, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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