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My playstation won't start.

My playstation turns on and immediately a yellow light comes on and then it turns off right away ,what can i do to fix?

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This can be fixed but I would not reccomend attemting it and its usaully only a temporary fix. I would send it in to a professional butif you want to risk doing it yourself theres instructional videos on you tube on how to do it its called the yellow light of death repair.Still I wouldnt do it.

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PS3 yellow lights won't turn on


You may have the yellow light of death. You get the yellow light of death when the playstation stays on too long or alot of use or it may taken some damage.

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My playstation 3 wont turn on. The console beeps like normal, then the light quickly turns from red to yellow then immediately back to a blinking red. What does this mean?


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Yes this is the red lights or YLOD it is caused by overheating, to fix it you can use a good guide or you can send it in.

To fix it at home use a good guide like this one HERE

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My playstation came on for 5 minutes then switched off but wont come back on ,the red light is flashing


This is an overheating problem.

Leave your PS3 off for a day, and take it away from anything that makes heat, as well as any carpeting. Also make sure it is atleast 4 inches away from EVERYTHING.

If it gets bad enough that it immediately shuts off as soon as you start it up, and there is a yellow light mixed in there somewhere, then you have the Yellow light of Death. This is a console killer.


If you get the YLoD, repost on here and say that you have the YLoD.

Feb 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation turns on for approx 15 seconds then turns itself off again, whats wrong?


I'm guessing that there is a red light blinking when it turns off.

if so,

it has overheated.

Let it sit for a day and keep it away from carpet, anything that makes heat, and atleast 4 inches from everything in general.

If it escalates to turning off immediately and flashes yellow and red, then you have a dead system. To fix this you need to send it to Sony if it's in warranty, or wiredextreme.com if it's not.

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Feb 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Runs for 20 seconds then standy again


I'm guessing that there is a blinking red light in there somewhere...

If so, it's a overheating problem. Let your PS3 sit for a day and get it away from everything that makes heat, carpet, and atleast 4 inches away from everything in general.

if it escalates to immediately turning off and blinking yellow and then red with 3 beeps, you havbe the Yellow Light of Death. This is a console killer but can be fixed by professionals.


If that happens then remake the question on here saying you have the YLoD.

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If there is only a red light, then it is an overheating problem. Just let it sit for a day. And keep it away from carpet, all things that make heat, and atleast 4 inches away from everything in general.

If there is a yellow light in there somewhere, then you have the Yellow Light of Death and yor console is dead but can be fixed by professionals.

If it is still under original warranty, send it to sony.

if it isn't then send it wiredextreme.com

They are half the price of sony, but quicker, and you get your original system back instead of some random refurbished one from a Sony warehouse.

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PS3 Console powers on, then off immediately


this is what's known as the yellow light of death. check with sony to see if your unit is still under warranty at this site: https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm?_flowExecutionKey=_c42AAD4C5-D9D7-3A33-625E-9DA8C64771EB_k52930EA4-D8DC-F2F8-7A3D-01F2E5C1A8BA


if the unit is no longer under warranty, we'd be glad to fix this for you. all of our repairs come with a 90 day warranty that covers the whole console not just what we fix. we also offer extended warranties for up to 4 years at an additional cost.

you can contact us at: 214-222-5788 or support@wiredextreme.com




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