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I went to turn on the system and it flashed yellow, then beeped twice and the just flashes red. Any ideas what is wrong and can it be repaired??

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You can simply fix this yourself look up on youtube what happened is that 2 chips on the ps3 have disconnected from the mother board and you have to use a heat gun to reheat the chips or send it in to sony for like 150 bucks   look up on youtube for a fix type in yellow light of death fix

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I did this with a heat blower for 20 minutes then i put cold air for 5 more minutes and walla!!!!!! fix and no more problems

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    how did u do that

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Yeah buy a 360 and give yourself a whole lot more head aches and later when nobody wants the rubbish that microsoft make. go and buy a ps3 again. some people havent a clue lol. Buy the way fixing the ps3 yellow light is not simple and unless you know what u are doing putting a heat gun to any pcb is extremly risky.

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Buy a 360

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Yes this is overheating internally and to fix it you need to stop the heat build up on the main chips. You can use a good repair guide or send it in for a fix

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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It beeps twice than the yellow light comes on than it cuts off


Hi eparkler
Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.
Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.
Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

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