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My ps3 turns on n then flashes a yellow light n then shuts off with a red light.

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  • kreeper420 Oct 11, 2010

    i think my kid put a couple of dvd movies in my ps3

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Check online there is a fault with console. check for solution to YLOD online

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Hello,

The reason your ps3 turns on, flashes a yellow light the shuts down is because it is having some problems.

Your first step is to turn off your play station 3. If you think your ps3 has been trapped by the heat, then wait at least 30 minutes and turn it back on again.

Before proceeding,make sure to check if there's any loose cable.

Try to take out your play station's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 3-4 times for better results.


If you're good at fixing stuff, try to repair your console by yourself.
When you fix the yellow light error by yourself, not only you will save money (about $145 if you send it back to Sony), but you have total control of the time and budget. You can decide how much it costs and that you decide how long it will take to fix it. This is the best and most recommended way to fix your ps3 economically and fast. Users who didn't know a thing about Hardware, have fixed it within 1 hour with the use of a repair guide. If you use a How to fix PS3 Yellow Light Of Death Guide, it will provide you with a step by step information with photos and videos. This is a really cost effective way of fixing your PS3 console.

If the first 4 steps did not work, then send your play station 3 back to Sony. The drawback is you have to wait at least 4-6 weeks before Sony can fix it and send it back to you. Remember that if your warranty is expired, you have to pay the bill.

Take care

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SOURCE: when i turn on ps3

Hello there Kevin

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 HERE

Option 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 to you

Option 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.

Click here to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

Peter

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