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Turn playstion on, yellow light flashes on for a second, then red light starts flashing. whats wrong with my ps3 and how can i fix it?

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Usually that means your fan or anthor device inside your ps3 has stopped working it has done it to me unfortnaully the only way to get rid of this is to send it to sony 150$ or buy a new ps3 :(

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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that sounds like your main power supply unit

Posted on May 29, 2009

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hi , i hate to say this but you need to do this asap. Call the playstation support line and send it in. your ps3 is experience a corrupted hard drive. This will only get worse and will eventually shut down for good.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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Your playstation is oficially broken and needs to either be replaced or repaired. Sony will fix this problem for $150.00 through their website(under warranty its free). This problem happened because it overheated and the soder melted to the point where the componets shut down and the unit went into safe mode :( :(

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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This is a very common problem with the PS3. It is known as the "Yellow light of Death", comparable to the XBOX's "Red Ring of Death".

Ina nutshell, a major component inside your console has failed and needsto be professionally repaired with advanced electronic equipment (mostof the online "do-it yourself" methods do not fix the issue, they ONLYbuy you some time).

YouCAN send it to SONY to "repair" for $170 (and you have to wait 5WEEKS to get it back!!), BUT they will only send you someone else's refurbished unit,so you WILL loose all your data.

With that said, we are able torepair any issues with thePS3 console (and any other console for thatmatter), in a quick and affordable manner. Currently our turn aroundtime is 2 days or less.

Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have.


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you have the yellow light of death :( sorry to hear the bad news my man the ...yellow..... im reffering to is the quick yellow after the green before you get red its very quick and very paining aswell as it means you need a service call or someone qualified to fix it ok luckily people on kijiji in my area fixed mine for 40$ and it works great now so i suggest starting there ok :) hope this helps u ok

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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...


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Jan 15, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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).

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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.

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Try to turn on ps3 green light comes on for a second then yellow ligt starts flashing then goes to a flashing red light?


they yellow light means a system fail. i found a website that will fix it and in a short amount of time and save your data. www.videogame911.com

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My PS3 turns off when turned on.


you have the red light of death on a ps3 wich means your ps3 is completely stuffed it cannot be fixed id get onto playstion support and send it back for a new one

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