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Turn on ps3 from back of machine red light comes on press on off switch at front green light then flashes yellow and red light comes back on

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PS3 Red Screen of Death

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Hi, my ps3 wont turn on, but the red light flashes green, yellow and then red again, Whats wrong with my ps3? My ps3 will be plugged in, turned on at the back, so the red light in the front is on. When...


i had the same problem. cost $70.00 to get it fixed. it is just temperary. 4 month warranty,it did the same thing again. an ower of a computer shop said they use to fix them, but it was not worth it. they all last that long and then would have to be replaced.after being fixed the first time.

Mar 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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After pressing the on button it turns green for 5 seconds then it flashes yellow/orange for a second then it flashes red.


Yellow Light of DeathThe "Yellow Light of Death" or YLOD is the common phrase people use to describe the following sequence when they try to turn on their PS3:

  • Press Power Button
  • Red Light Flashes Three Times
  • Yellow Light Flashes
  • Green Light Flashes
  • Beeps Three Times
  • Red Light Flashes

The sequence above may vary a bit but you do see the flashing yellow light (sometimes shows up as orange) that normally you would not see when operating your PS3. The YLOD is a general hardware fault that can mean a lot of things. However, one of the problems is cracked solder that leads the PS3 to think one of its internal chips is not connected or is broken somehow. Cracked solder can happen when the chips get too hot (RSX most likely) and leads the motherboard to start bending, which may crack the solder. Changing the power supply (lower the average wattage going to the chips to lower the heat) and better thermal compound (heat dissipates faster to the heatsink) may prevent this error from occurring. However, if your PS3 has already had the YLOD, then you can reflow your motherboard every few months to keep it working (but it is not a permanent fix as the YLOD usually comes back).

Oct 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on the green light comes on turns yellow then turns off which it then has a flashing red light how do i fix this problem?


hello try a reset press and hold the standby button on the front of the ps3, you hear 1 bleep the 2 short bleeps after the short bleeps release the button it should reset good luck

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shaun

Oct 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my ps3 it starts up fin and the frezzes then a yellow light flashes and then turns of


have you tried this?

Turn the console off at the back switch for a few minutes. Then switch it on from the back, then hold the Power button until you hear a second beep. If your PS3 is completely stuffed it probably won't do this, but there's a chance it might let you into the recovery menu which will let you do a format or System Restore and hopefully get your machine running again.

Is there any green or red flashing lights?

Hope you don't have the yellow light of death.

Apr 08, 2010 | Sony PS3 40GB Best Sellers Bundle Console

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My ps3 is flashing green yellow then red


Yellow Light Of Death, quite similar to 360's Red Ring of Death.your PS3 is part of 0.2% that has overheated and now no longer functions! Send it to Sony, they'll replace it.If you can try to
update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option)
go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies
check the disc if it has fingerprints or scratches if it does then thats your problem
if you have the 60GB sos mate they have alot of problems
or maybe try this put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it then switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it then put it back on then the fan test should be working this may cool it down
if this problem still continues go out and buy a inter cooler from a shop

Mar 17, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My playstation has the light trun green yellow flashing red light


With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme settings. try this? seems to fix alot of issues.

Jan 22, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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My ps3 switched off by its self recently and when i tried to switch it back on the power light was flashing red i pressed it once and it turned solid red then pressed it again it went green for around a...


Yes this is the YLOD (Yellow light of death) to fix it you need to stop the heat build up getting to the main chips in the motherboard to do this you should use the recommended PS3 Repair guide.

It is created by the same person as the top selling Xbox guide>>

PS3 Repair Guide

Nov 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How to fix blinking red light on my ps3?


You should open up the PS3 and use compressed air to dust it off. Take a look at the thermal paste to make sure it isn't dried up! PS3 Flashing Red Light The Ultimate Solution

Jan 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 does not turn on. When I press the on button, red light turns green thne to yellow then to flashing red.


This is called a System Error. It is about the same as the Xjunks ring of death. You need to call Sony if you haven't broken your seal yet.

Jun 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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