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My ps3 is experiencing the YLOD. Why and how to

My ps3 is experiencing the YLOD. Why and how to solve this problem. my warranty expired.

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Try youtube, some people claim to have a fix. Otherwise you are stuck calling sony and opening a claim and you will have to get them to send you a box for shipping and pay approx $180 to have it repaired.

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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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When i put ma ps3 on it goes green yellow red


Hi,
I experienced the same issume before. This is called Yellow Light of Death or (YLOD)
Please see below on some information regarding this issue and some possible reslotion to prevent this from happening:
If we go by Sony's definition then having PS3 YLOD means "general hardware failure". So it means that a fault could have occurred anywhere in your Console. Don't be afraid though, since most of the times PS3 YLOD is due to motherboard getting detached.
Tips on how to fix it:

Alternatively you can try to repair ps3 YLOD yourself. There are a couple of things you can try to fix YLOD - check for any loose connections since some connections might be loose, you can also try switching it off for around 30 mins and switch it on again. This will help in cooling your PS3 down.

If these tricks don't work, then I will suggest you go through a dedicated PS3 repair guide instead of tinkering on your own. Such guide will cost you almost nothing in comparison to what Sony charges. And, god forbid, if it happens again you can solve the problem for free.

One of the greatest thing about doing it yourself is that you don't have to pay hefty charges to the big companies. Also, you don't have to wait for weeks, you'll completely fix ps3 ylod in no more than a few hours. Many people have already successfully fixed yellow light of death and I don't see a reason why you won't be able to do it. If my PS3 has yellow light of death then I won't pay Sony to repair my PS3. I'd rather fix PS3 lights myself.

If all this steps wont work i suggest to call SONY
1-800-345-7669
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Jun 06, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cords got ripped out of system then i plugged it in and its blinking then flashing yellow and turning off


Welcome to Fixya

YLOD or yellow light of death (indicated by the flashing yellow light). When you are Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take.


Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

Sony Contacts right here



Option 2

The PS3 Repair guide

When your suffering problems with the PS3 its often easy enough to fix it at home with a good ps3 repair guide. There famous for fixing major problems like:

The YLOD - Yellow light of death/ Red light error

The Disk Read error

The Hard disk Corruption error

The Red Screen of death - Serious error

PS3 Freeze up Error

PS3 No Signal Error - no display

FIX All error messages


But not everyone knows they can fix simple settings problems like all error messages and the no display error, av and hdmi screen problems and more.

Price: averages between $40 - $60

Wait time: instant download and repair within 2 hours


I really hope I provided you information to fix your problems with the PS3 and get back to gaming soon as possible.


Thanks!

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

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How do i get the game out of my ps3 when it flashes yellow and how do i fix it?


Welcome to Fixya

YLOD or yellow light of death (indicated by the flashing yellow light). When you are Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take.


Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

Sony Contacts right here



Option 2

The PS3 Repair guide

When your suffering problems with the PS3 its often easy enough to fix it at home with a good ps3 repair guide. There famous for fixing major problems like:

The YLOD - Yellow light of death/ Red light error

The Disk Read error

The Hard disk Corruption error

The Red Screen of death - Serious error

PS3 Freeze up Error

PS3 No Signal Error - no display

FIX All error messages


But not everyone knows they can fix simple settings problems like all error messages and the no display error, av and hdmi screen problems and more.

Price: averages between $40 - $60

Wait time: instant download and repair within 2 hours


I really hope I provided you information to fix your problems with the PS3 and get back to gaming soon as possible.


Cheers!

Mar 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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What do i do for my ps3 is turns on then turns from red to yellow then turns off


Welcome to Fixya

YLOD or yellow light of death (indicated by the flashing yellow light). When you are Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take.


Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

Sony Contacts right here



Option 2

The PS3 Repair guide

When your suffering problems with the PS3 its often easy enough to fix it at home with a good ps3 repair guide. There famous for fixing major problems like:

The YLOD - Yellow light of death/ Red light error

The Disk Read error

The Hard disk Corruption error

The Red Screen of death - Serious error

PS3 Freeze up Error

PS3 No Signal Error - no display

FIX All error messages


But not everyone knows they can fix simple settings problems like all error messages and the no display error, av and hdmi screen problems and more.

Price: averages between $40 - $60

Wait time: instant download and repair within 2 hours


I really hope I provided you information to fix your problems with the PS3 and get back to gaming soon as possible.


Thanks for using Fixya!

Jan 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I think it called yellow death lite


Welcome to Fixya

YLOD or yellow light of death (indicated by the flashing yellow light). When you are Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take.


Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

Sony Contacts right here



Option 2

The PS3 Repair guide

When your suffering problems with the PS3 its often easy enough to fix it at home with a good ps3 repair guide. There famous for fixing major problems like:

The YLOD - Yellow light of death/ Red light error

The Disk Read error

The Hard disk Corruption error

The Red Screen of death - Serious error

PS3 Freeze up Error

PS3 No Signal Error - no display

FIX All error messages


But not everyone knows they can fix simple settings problems like all error messages and the no display error, av and hdmi screen problems and more.

Price: averages between $40 - $60

Wait time: instant download and repair within 2 hours


I really hope I provided you information to fix your problems with the PS3 and get back to gaming soon as possible.


Thank you!

Jan 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 comes on big no green or yellow lite an also black screen


Welcome to Fixya

YLOD or yellow light of death (indicated by the flashing yellow light). When you are Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take.


Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

Sony Contacts right here



Option 2

The PS3 Repair guide

When your suffering problems with the PS3 its often easy enough to fix it at home with a good ps3 repair guide. There famous for fixing major problems like:

The YLOD - Yellow light of death/ Red light error

The Disk Read error

The Hard disk Corruption error

The Red Screen of death - Serious error

PS3 Freeze up Error

PS3 No Signal Error - no display

FIX All error messages


But not everyone knows they can fix simple settings problems like all error messages and the no display error, av and hdmi screen problems and more.

Price: averages between $40 - $60

Wait time: instant download and repair within 2 hours


I really hope I provided you information to fix your problems with the PS3 and get back to gaming soon as possible.

Dec 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Briefly turns on beeps flashes yellow and turns off


Welcome to Fixya

YLOD or yellow light of death (indicated by the flashing yellow light). When you are Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take.


Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

Sony Contacts right here



Option 2

The PS3 Repair guide

When your suffering problems with the PS3 its often easy enough to fix it at home with a good ps3 repair guide. There famous for fixing major problems like:

The YLOD - Yellow light of death/ Red light error

The Disk Read error

The Hard disk Corruption error

The Red Screen of death - Serious error

PS3 Freeze up Error

PS3 No Signal Error - no display

FIX All error messages


But not everyone knows they can fix simple settings problems like all error messages and the no display error, av and hdmi screen problems and more.

Price: averages between $40 - $60

Wait time: instant download and repair within 2 hours


I really hope I provided you information to fix your problems with the PS3 and get back to gaming soon as possible.


Thanks!

Dec 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Turning off at random(overheating?)


your ps3 could be in the process of breaking i got the ylod just last night your warranty has expired you could just run your ps3 untill it breaks then open it up and try to repair it but thats a tricky thing to do. and dont leave games in it incase it breaks they will be trapped inside, my modern warfare 2 is stuck in mine -.-

Dec 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It's a over heating issue. Make sure it isn't on carpet, in a closed cabinet, or any other enclosed area, also make sure it isn't next to a heating vent. Let it cool down for a few hours, and it should be ok.

Jan 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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