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Playstation when turned on shows yellow light then turns off?

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Hi, this known problem has been named YLOD (yellow light of death). If your PS3 is out of warranty, you can try to fix it by yourself. There are many guides and how tos on the web but you'll need some basic technical skills in order to fix it properly. IMHO this is the most complete: YLOD DIY fix other than that, you can only call sony technical support. Regards, Peter

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My ps3 turns off a couple of seconds after it is turned on then the red power light blinks


If your PS3 console attempts to turn on, then beeps and a yellow light comes on and then your Sony PlayStation 3 shuts down or does not power on at all or shows no video means YLOD or Yellow Light Of death has occurred! A guy had same problem with His console 6 months back, He was able to fix it for 15 bucks ! without sending it to Sony for costly repair.

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Playstation turns on flashes yellow turns off and blinks red How do you repair?


This is known as the Yellow Light of Death (YLoD) and is a common problem with some Playstation 3 consoles.

Here is a YouTube video showing a possible fix (use at your own risk).
or down load the PDF version if you prefer (again use at your own risk)

I have had a 30% success rate using this method.

There are also a number of people on eBay who offer repair of YLoD but your milleage may vary

Hope this helps

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My playstation three does not turn on when i try the light turns yellow how do i fix it ?


You need a hot air gun (heat gun) found on ebay pretty cheap also some thermal compound paste. Google yellow light of death you should find a video to show you how to reflow your cpu and gpu. Definetly will fix your problem if you do it right.

Nov 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation wont turn on. The red button shows but when I try to turn it on it goes green for about a second the turns yellow for a second then it turns off. At times it will just blink red. What does...


when the lights do this that means that the playstation is broken
on the internet it is called yellow light of death (ylod)

what i recomend you do is call sony even if your warnenty is run out they might replace it for free

fixing it your self is not easy and i do not recomend it

May 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my console the light turns green then a yellow oarnges light flashes and beeps then the red light comes on again and it wont turn on or eject the game


i think this is yellow light of death it will be very good if you go to your local console shop give it their and show them problem fast because its a hardware problem and if you want to do it in your home there are so many videos in youtube

Dec 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn my ps3 on then it goes green then to yellow then beeps 3 times and turns itself off. What is wrong?


First the Reason for Yellow Light

If the hard-drive fails on the PS3 you may get a solid yellow led, The yellow light will show if the console is overheating as well, but the console shuts down so you don't it for long.


1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again

2) Check if there's any loose cable.

3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.

If this did not work, then it is suggested to send your PS3 for repairs to Sony Customer Support

Dec 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It's blinking and the light won't stop blinking the it turns off by its self


sorry but its called the yellow light of death..look on youtube or google ylod or yellow light of death solutions...its called this bc when u turn on ps3..the light is green for a moment, then yellow, and finally blinks red...sony charges $150 to fix...google and youtube will show you how to do it....youll need some electronic skills

Nov 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn on my ps3 on but after a second it turns of


are you showing a flashing yellow light or any other lights?

Oct 31, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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YELLOW LIGHT????????


You have the "yellow light of death". Your system needs to be repaired. There are no work arounds or home remedy you can use that will fix the console. Call Sony customer support.

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

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Wont turn on different lights show


this is known as the yellow light of death, it can be fixed for about £100 or you can do it yourself by reflowing the soldered joints on the processors but best done by a pro.

May 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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