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    Beth Carter Jul 07, 2010

    ps3 older 80gb green light then yellow then flash red and nothing. Disc also stuck in there. We just got back in feb for motherboard replacement, but over 90 days. Does this sound like the same problem, last time disc reading error. Is it possible that may not be able to be fixed?????

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Hi, this is a heat sync issue. Your GPU and CPU will need to be re-seated as well. I have fixed this on my own PS3 as well as others.

You can also just change the power cord and connect it to another outlet, then clean the hard drive and put it again.

Take care

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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Hi,

Well if a yellow light appear on your PS3 it usually means that your power supply inside the PS3 is dead and that it is now useless.
In these cases you have to call Sony and tell them that you PS3 has this.They will come to your place and will take your console.
After some days or weeks you will get a refurbished or repaired PS3 through the mail.

If you have a Game or movie stuck in the PS3 while it was still alive you might want ahead and tell sony that there was a disk inside the console.


If you have bought your PS3 with in a year ago the replacement will be free.

If your warranty is over though it will cost $150 for the replacement

Good luck and have a nice day.
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In some cases this problem occurs due to internal board overheating.But in that case first the green light flashes then red light flashes.No yellow light. In case of overheating the ps3 needs to be unplugged and not used for 24 hours.Then checked.But in your case the yellow light is also flashing.The yellow light flashes due to 2 reasons. 1) The failed hard disk of the ps3 . 2) The problem of internal mother board. But still you keep it unplugged for 24 hours then recheck. If your unit is still under any warranty then Sony service center will either replace or repair the unit for free.In other cases they charge $150 to repair the unit with this problem.You will have to send the unit to Sony service center and you will get the unit in-return after 2 to 3 weeks. If you yourself want the repair guide and solve the problem yourself without sending it to sony and pay $150 then this is the link to repair guide. Click the link below:-- http://www.ps3lightsfix.com/?hop=pdrumm50 Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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  • Beth Carter
    Beth Carter Jul 06, 2010

    we already unplugged for weeks. First green light then yellow light then flashing red. we sent off for disc reading error in Feb we got it back, they replaced motherboard I think, PSR but 90 days up, not sure if same thing causing different problem

  • raj somaiya
    raj somaiya Jul 07, 2010

    Yes very much possible that this has made this light blinking problem.
    As you have already got the motherboard replaced then its bit impossible to get the unit repaired without checking internal hard disk.As this may get repaired but will cost heavy.
    if its too old then its not advisable to get repaired and invest much in the old piece.
    Thanks for the query.


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