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The light turned yellow and then my ps3 went off,some told me they would fix it for 60.00 and they fixed it to come on,but it doesnt play games,should it play games after this repair of yellow light?I feel they ripped me off,why would i just want the light fixed,its still no good if it isnt playing games?

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The yellow light is also know as the yellow light of death casued by a hardware failure. It can be casued ny over heating a bluray drive failure, a hard drive failure or even a powersupply failure. You know you have it when you power up the yellow light flashes then you hear some beeps then the red llight flashes. I would suggest returning it if you have that option or getting it fixed somewhere else as a last option.

If you can get it fixed for that amount I would if you think the person knows how to fix it, that should also make it playable again.

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Hi i turn my ps3 on it tries to start a yellow light comes on for a split second then it turns back to red, thanks steve


Hello there Julie

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 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 light turned yellow then it turned off,now when i try to turn it on,it wont turn it does the same thing


Hello there moses

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 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 had a flashing red light when i turned it on it went green for a second then flashed yellow and blue then goes off, any ideas?


Hello there corbie dadd

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 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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My ps3 turns on n then flashes a yellow light n then shuts off with a red light.


Check online there is a fault with console. check for solution to YLOD online

Oct 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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Did you try to connect your play station to the computer?
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holy **** mate you have ylod yellow light of death the problem is the motherboard is over heating and this cause the soilder in the bga`s to crack and that is ylod how ever i can tell you a repair just get back to me and rate me thanks pot07

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Heat sync problem. CPU and GPU need re-seating as well. email dwdpcrepair@gmail.com for more information

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