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Tried to play a game but the ps3 green light flashed yellow beeped 3 times and turned off with a red blinking light. It's been weeks now and whenever I try to turn it on the green light turns yellow then flashing red.

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Unfortunatly your ps3 is dead, I am sorry for your loss.

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When i turn on ps3 green light comes on then blue light flashes then yellow light then flashing red light


Hello there Kevin

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

Sep 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PlayStation 3 turned off on its own last week while I was in the middle of playing a game. I went to turn it back on and after the green light came on, it stayed on for about 3-5 seconds before it...


Unfortunately what you are describing is known as the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). This indicates a general hardware failure normally due to overheating. When these PS3's were produced Sony decided to use lead free solder. The problem with lead free solder is that it is not as flexible as leaded solder but it is cheaper and more environmentally friendly. When the console gets hot and cools down hairline cracks appear within these solder joints and a good electrical contact cannot be made. This then causes the console to fail. It could be on a number of different components including the CPU, GPU or memory. There is a temporary cure that may or may not work but ultimately the console will need to be repaired professionally or replaced. If it is out of warranty Sony will not replace it but will offer a refurbished unit for around £130. If you look on Youtube for Yellow light of death fix there is a way that you can re-heat the solder joints using a heat gun but if you are not confident taking apart electrical items then this really may not be something you want to try.

I am sorry I cant give you any better news but unfortunately it is a very common problem with the PS3

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Oct 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 turned off in the middle of a game and now it wont turn on?


there are also 2 SOLUTION
OPTION 1
You can contact Sony for a repair/replace.

Wait time: 4 - 6 weeks

Price:

in warranty $0

Out of warranty $150/$200

OPTION 2

You can repair the error by your self with the help of lightsfix repair guide.



Price: $37

You can find a great PS3 lightsfix guide Right here

That's everything you need to get this problem

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and good luck

Oct 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 80g light turns green flashes yellow, then


Unfortunatly your ps3 is dead, I am sorry for your loss.

Jul 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 (PS3) Console: Whe i touch the red startup button it beeps and tu...


you got a YLOD yellow light of death when you get a yellow light briefly and then the red lights start blinking, you need to reflux the solder on the processors and apply heat to them, here is a link on how to do the repair, if you are not good at doing these kind of work, I would suggest taking it to a pro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIm0Qk0CVTE&feature=related

May 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Red light green light yellowlight red blinking light


From what I understand its a problem with the backwards compatibililty(the engine/drive that lets you play ps1/ps2 games)on the 60g.Sony says they have never heard of this problem yet these models are no longer in production.I have had mine for 2 years and it died today,same problem.

Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Green then Yellow flash then blinking red


or you can try to get your money back if you hve a receit i say give it bak and get you a new one. or see if you can find one ebay or game stores

Jun 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont let me turn it on


Once u blink red it's over heating. Move PS3 to a cooler location.

Jan 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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