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Yellow light, switches off after 3 seconds, game

After switching on the playstation, 3 seconds later it beeps and yellow light comes on then the unit shuts itself off. Cant get my new COD out. Sony not interested, will only off a refurb. It is a 60G model, 2 years old.

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Hi there, this is usually a sign of the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD). When the PS3 was originally made Sony used lead free solder in their consoles. Lead free solder is not as flexible as normal leaded solder and over time due to expansion and contraction because of heat given off by the console's components lots of PS3's failed. You have got a couple of options, you can either have the console professionally repaired which is going to cost around £50. As the console is out of warranty Sony will only replace it for a cost of around £130. As a last resort if you are good with electrical items you might want to have a go at repairing it yourself. If you google YLOD you will find plenty of guides that will instruct you on how you can repair it yourself. Even if you manage to get the console working for just a couple of minutes, at least you could get your game out. Alternatively try holding the eject button while turning it on from the rear. This may force an eject and the fan will spin very fast.

Please bear in mind that once a console has the YLOD there is NO guarantee as to how long a repair will last, it could be a couple of hours to a couple of years.

I hope this information helps you and I hope you get your PS3 up and running soon.

Posted on Nov 27, 2010

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