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My ps3 gives me a blinking yellow light, help

My ps3 gives me a yellow blinking light after i turn it on
i want to fix it myself, so could you please give me some advise on telling me how to fix it
and i really dont have $150 just to throw away

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When i turned on my ps3 it turned on green then turned yellow then started blinking red as it turned off


Hello there damian

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

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My ps3 when i go to turn on it turns green blue then yellow then blinks red what should i do ?


Hello there sfmsoberspir

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

Jul 31, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My problem is when i try to turn on my playstation 3 it turns on for 2 or 3 seconds then a yellow light then turns off and the red light starts blinking whats the problem


Hello there el cerroeste

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

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Red blinking light on ps3! how can I fix it myself please?


If its not a yellow light then its your internal power supply. If it shows a yellow light at anytime you need to reflow the cpu and gpu with a hot air gun.

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I was playing a game yesterday, and my ps3 shuts off automatically and gives me the yellow light of death as some people call it. Some people say its due to over heating, so I waited 24 hours and when I...


I want to just make it clear to you, that you can repair the following problems at home with a good repair guide. There is no technical knowledge needed you simply do what you see on the step by step videos or the paper guide.

The best thing is to get and keep your PS3 guide for life so if something goes wrong in the future you can just review your guide and fix it.



click here to download ps3 repair guide

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My ps3 turns green then goes yellow and then blinks red........ what should i do


sorry but it sounds like your ps3 has overheated. aka the yellow light of death. I have fixed about 5 different ps3s with the yellow light. but it WILL overheat again. you can do the heat gun fix if you are computer savvy. here is the link

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

it will work for a few days maybe a week or month if you keep the ps3 super cool, but it will still be damaged.

ultimately you will end up getting a new ps3.( get a slim)

If it makes you feel better, I paid 699 for a launch console, it got the yellow light 2 days over the 1 year warranty and sony made me pay 150 to fix it, thats 850$ for 1 ps3 !!! They ended up sending me another ps3, THAT one got the yellow light too! they wanted another 150 to fix it. so i fixed it myself and sold it to gamestop for 150 and got a slim.

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I was playing Modern Warfare 2 and my system turned off and the red light blinnked i predded the button once and it stopped blinking i pressed it again and it flashed yellow then went sollid red again


PS3 turns off when playing games and remain blinking red light : You need to repair your console. Learn the step-by-step way to fix your PS3 components is best way for you. I suggest a secret repair kit for you to fix the PS3 errors. This is an all-in-one style guide that help you to fix many cases of PS3 problems. The author is really kind and helpful to his customers. Learn the D.I.Y. way to fix PS3 issues can save you much money. You will receive much more than you spend on it. Because you can help your friends to fix their PS3 too! Please consider to buy it and share what you have learned !
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Sorry to give you the bad news but their is nothing you can do for it... Need to call sony and have them fix it.. if you ps3 is older then a year .. you will pay about $100 .. but i would tell them its not that old and you want them to fix it for free.. it worked for me... oo and all your data .. its lost .. lost forever... sorry

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This is known as the yellow light of death for the ps3(ironic i know because it blinks a red light). This is caused when the unit overheats causing the solder on the board to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty with this site: https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm?_flowExecutionKey=_c921F5935-E460-55B7-A328-5BEA7D5C49AE_kDAFA2718-297A-1EA2-6192-44C4B1E6348C

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