Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I was playing GTA4 offline for 5 minutes and the ps3's little blue light flashed yellow then turned off and the yellow turned to blinking red. Playstation trouble shooting says that i have experienced an overheating and that I should leave the playstation off for a while to let it cool down. I knew it wasnt overheated but i let it cool down for an hour anyway. It still doesn't work, every time I turn on the ps3 it goes green then flashes yellow once and goes into blinking red. I've already sent in my playstation once before because it had the fatal error of not reading any discs. The work order says they installed parts, Aligned laser output, focus, tracking and balance. I really don't want to have to send it away again and pay more money since i've only had it back for about a month.
( Basically I want to know how I can fix the problem on my own. )
I have the same problem but it wont turn on.is it a system failer?
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
Just got off the phone to Sony with this very same problem. I bought mine on launch day in the UK so it has no warranty left. Despite this they are exchanging it for another one free of charge! I will of course velieve it when i see it as it seems to good to be true.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
I have a ps3 with the same yellow light 3 beep failure. i got a supervisor at sony to admit that this is a disk drive failure. my theory is that itt cant read the operating system from the disc drive so you are not going anywhere. i googled the promblem a week ago and got 3900 hits on this same problem. i also contacted sony back in 8 /23/07 about oblivion freeze ups that got so bad i couldnt finish the game. at that time they asked me if the disk drive seal was not tampered with. when i told them no they were willing to take the unit back for in warrenty repair. i thought it may be a software problem so i did not return it.now it is out of warrenty so they will not fix it for free.you can let it cool off until hell freezes over and it wont fix this problem. you have to send it back and pay $160.00 us.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
Yes you can but the parts cost is more then sony to fix.. I suggest sell it as broke (if they dont fix it for free) then buy a 40gb at 300$ on ebay!
Posted on May 30, 2008
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May 03, 2012 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games
Hello there corbie dadd
If you have the brief
flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then
you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.
The lights are a
warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the
quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the
PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the
solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time
this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose
connection with the motherboard and you get the YLOD.
WHERE TO GO FROM
1 - Call Sony
In warranty the Price
is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150,
the whole process is 4-6 weeks
You can call Sony and
they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back
2 - Fix it your Self
You can use a PS3 fix
manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you
probably already own.
here to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many
people like you.
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PS3 Red/Yellow Light
If you are seeing this error it is because the GPU and the
CPU have overheated and you will need to stop the heat to fix this. You can
send the console in and they will fix it for you but it does take about 4 weeks
You can quite easily fix this with a few household tiems
Check out this link for a full solution:
May 29, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
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