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The PS3 3 Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) is a general error and can be one of many things.. Users have reported receiving a PS3 YLOD in the following ways, to name a few:
• Trying to install a game onto the HDD, harddrive failure YLOD.
• Power surge can be a possible cause of the YLOD.
• If the inside of your PS3 is very dusty it can cause a YLOD.

First you should check the consoles connections to the power outlet and TV. It's advisable to always plug your gaming console into a surge protector to keep it safe. A power surge can damage the PlayStation 3 and be the source of this problem in some cases. After you've verified the connections switch off the unit manually via the onboard switch in the back, disconnect all cables, and then remove the hard drive.After waiting ten minutes reattach the cables, hit the switch, and see if this solves your problem. If it does not then you have to take drastic measures to fix PS3 beeps. The reason that you would perform the above procedure is to essentially give the console a hard reset similar to a PC. If this does not fix PS3 beeps then your problem is most likely hardware related.

If you have a warranty right now would be the best time to use it, if you do not then you have nothing to lose. In order to determine which piece of hardware is causing the problem you have to either remove and or replace certain components. It can be destructive to fix PS3 beeps this way but it is a last resort. If the system attempts to boot then your power supply is fine, if it doesn't even get that far then you may want to replace your power supply to fix PS3 beeps.

Make sure to find the right model for your particular PS3. If your power is fine however then you need to disassemble the case and remove the Blu Ray drive, then carefully power the unit back on and see if this fixes the problem. If this doesn't work then most likely you're having a heat issue. Removing the heat sink and reapplying thermal grease to both the chips and the heat sink may fix the problem.

This involves disassembling the console completely. Once the console is reassembled properly try again. If the problem is not resolved you have a faulty temp sensor. This can be replaced if you have the time, skills, and patience. However it might be easier to just buy a new console.

In order to fix PS3 beeping you need to approach your PS3 with caution. Mindlessly tinkering about can be dangerous to both you and the console. If you fix PS3 beeps via any of these methods then take pride in what you have done. If not then don't feel bad - after all, technology isn't perfect.

Download the step by step guide fixing ps3 3 times beeps in YLOD now! Did your ps3 showed yellow light blinking, turned red and died down completely? That's what we call yellow lights of death! Learn what's yellow lights of death and how to fix it now!

Hope helps.

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