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When I turn the PS3 on the green light goes on and then in a few seconds it turns to like yellow for like second and the flashes in red...

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If the yellow light comes on when you turn on your ps3 then you have yellow light of death. This is bad because it means your ps3 has over heated and the chips have lost connection with the board. So to be able to play it (3 options) you would have to get a new one (what i did), fix your ps3(VERY HARD) You have to have lots of tools but you can do this if you search around for a guide cause i do not know how to and its very hard (im sorry) or (Easy but COSTLY) sending it to sony for 150$ repair. Sony's repair is garented because i know for a fact that they have a big exspensive machine that does it for them but you will get a new hard drive which means lets start all over. Im sorry for your loss

Good Luck and Happy Gaming-Koscoe

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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I turn on my ps 3 and it goes green light then after about 3 seconds goes yellow then red.


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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
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  • 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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You are so lucky to be there. I share a guide for you - It make me like a pro to help my friends and many people. It is too expensive to send back to Sony repair if your machine is out of warranty!
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looks like the YLOD, you can search some fixes of refloating the solder with a heat gun or take it to a repair shop. lastly and most expensive is sending it into sony assuming its out of warranty if it is its 150 to fix it. If still under warranty then call them asap.


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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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it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

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