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Yellow light on PS3

Yellow light on power up..............no power....won't eject disk.

Cause? Cost to repair? Help!

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  • bball_241 Jun 23, 2008

    i tried turning on my PS3. The red light showed up, meaning that it turned on. i then pressed the button to start the system. it went green for 2 seconds, then yellow, then turned started flashing red.

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    same



  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    same

  • trustnjr Nov 28, 2008

    lights up green turns yellow then red

  • hdocdee Nov 28, 2008

    my game shutdown while I was playing on line I tied to power up it stays on for one half second then beeps two times and the red light starts to flash the game turns off

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    i have the same thing happen to mine bt it happen wel loading a game nw it has turnd off completly cnt get to turn on. has any one gt solution bsides ringing sumone

  • jevego Nov 29, 2008

    Push power, green lite; then yellow and go red

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    when turnd on the light go yellow then it gos off and it will not eject cd













  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    i have the same prob when it gose green then yellow then red 2 times

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Call sony @ 954-345-7669, and tell them whats happening, is all i can tell u 2 du.

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Hi im gettin yellow light of death started friday 4th december and its coming up to christmas and gettin loads of games i turn it on red
green yellow red

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My ps3 turned off during game play and the light flashed blue green yellow and then kept flashing red and if I wait a long time and try again the fan turns on light god blue for one sec then turn a yellow...


I'm afraid you have gotten the Yellow Light of Death ( YLOD ) you will need to have your PS3 repaired by a technician or you can Google YLOD and you will find a repair guide.

May 03, 2012 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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PLAYSTATION3 80 GB has lights flashing:green,yellow,green then flashing red.had a dvd disk that would not eject.i took it apart and removed disk.the dvd had some damage in one spot.playstation will no


Hi there James
it seems to me like you have the yellow light of death, but don't worry this is something that can be fixed.
You have two options here
Option1 you can send the console to SONY for $150, they will send you a refurbished model oh and all data may be lost. The whole process usually takes about 4-6 weeks.
Option 2You can fix the problem at home with a PS3 repair guide worth only $40 a 3rd of the cost of sony, the ps3 will be fixed within the next hour or 2.
Hope this helps

Nov 26, 2011 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Ps3 has madden 12 stuck inside and when i power it up it turns off after 2 seconds.


Is your PS3 hot? If the PS3 system gets to hot I know it has a few issues starting/staying on. Leave it off for a bit and let it cool down. Make sure it's in a well ventilated spot and clear any dust off it and the surrounding area. Then try to turn it on again.

This is a weird fix, but I've read of some people finding success by removing their hard drive and turning the PS3 on without one in. You won't be able to use the PS3 in any meaningful way, but you might be able to eject the disk. Here's a nice guide to removing it. Afterwards put the hard drive back in and hope for the best.

You could also try booting into the recovery console, but if it won't turn on for more than 2 seconds you might not be able to get to it. Still worth a shot though.
1) With PS3 console off, hold power button until it turns on then off.
2) Release power button, then hold again until you hear 2 quick beeps, then release.
3) If, somehow, the console is on at this point, try ejecting the disk.
4) Follow instructions (connect controller), then just try the different options, starting with 1 and working your way down. You should know that option 4 (Rebuild Database) might delete some of your saved data, and option 5 (Restore PS3 System) definitely will.

I've actually gone through the same situation myself when I first got my PS3; I got the disk out by just constantly hitting the eject button. Randomly it worked and popped out, but I was still unable to turn it on for more than 2 seconds. I ended up having to send it in for repair which might be what you need to do. Here's the link to their service/repair website. It's not a fun process; if you're out of warranty it costs $100-$150, and either way it takes at least 3 weeks and you'll lose all your saved data. I remember the questionnaire asks if a game is stuck in the console or not, but I'm unsure as to how reliable they are at returning it.

In case your system is flashing any lights that may be useful, here's a link to what they mean. Not listed is Solid Yellow, which generally is referred to as the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). If your console has that you're definitely sending it back to Sony.

Hope you're able to fix it!

Sep 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 turns on but Wen I push eject it turns off and the red power light is even off


PS3 turns on but it suddenly turns off immediately - That means there are many errors in PS3 console. Hard disk problem, motherboard problem or blu-ray drive error are the main cause! But don't send somewhere to repair yet - You CAN fix it by yourself after you read below :
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I had solved many PS3 problems after bought this guide. Not only you can fix the red/yellow light blinking problem, it also contains many PS3 hardware fixing solutions too! The author of the guide is a genius and really kind and helpful to his customers. When you have learned the skills, you can help your friends too! Now go to buy it and share what you have learned !
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Apr 25, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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It flashes a yellow light in front instead of green when i press the power button and won't let me play or even eject the disk


the ps3 is dead call customer support if you need hte disk out turn it on hold eject flip power switch off in the back whili still holding eject and turn it back on it will force the disk out

Dec 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Red light is on and unit will not turn on or eject disk. Unplugged it and let it sit for while tried turning it on again, flashed green/blue then light went yellow then to red still will not turn on or...


Hi, unfortunately this is called the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD). When the PS3 was originally made Sony used lead free solder in their consoles. Lead free solder is not as flexible as normal leaded solder and over time due to expansion and contraction because of heat given off by the console's components hairline cracks formed in the solder joints between the CPU and GPU and lots of PS3's failed. You have got a couple of options, you can either have the console professionally repaired which is going to cost around £50. If the console is out of warranty Sony will only replace it for a cost of around £130. As a last resort if you are good with electrical items you might want to have a go at repairing it yourself. If you google YLOD you will find plenty of guides that will instruct you on how you can repair it yourself.

Please bear in mind that once a console has the YLOD there is NO guarantee as to how long a repair will last, it could be a couple of hours to a couple of years

Nov 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When turning system on light is reading green, yellow, red on and can't get disk out


Hi there, this is usually a sign of the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD). When the PS3 was originally made Sony used lead free solder in their consoles. Lead free solder is not as flexible as normal leaded solder and over time due to expansion and contraction because of heat given off by the console's components lots of PS3's failed. You have got a couple of options, you can either have the console professionally repaired which is going to cost around £50. As the console is out of warranty Sony will only replace it for a cost of around £130. As a last resort if you are good with electrical items you might want to have a go at repairing it yourself. If you google YLOD you will find plenty of guides that will instruct you on how you can repair it yourself. Even if you manage to get your PS3 working for a few minutes you could get your game out. Try holding the eject button while turning it on with the switch at the back. This should force an eject and the fan should start very quickly.

Please bear in mind that once a console has the YLOD there is NO guarantee as to how long a repair will last, it could be a couple of hours to a couple of years.

I hope this information helps you and I hope you get your PS3 up and running soon.

Aug 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have playstation 3 model # CECHH01, a game is inside, when i power on the light goes green, then quickly goes blue then yellow and goes back to red and powers off leaving the red light blinking. What do...


well sounds like your PS3 needs to be reflowed or reballed. I would highly recomend you have a professional do the repair. as fas as having a game stuck inside the machine you can get it out in under 10 seconds by doing this.<br /> <br /> 1) turn off power switch in back of ps3<br /> 2) place finger on eject button and hold there while ps3 is off ( no red light) <br /> 3) while holding finger on the eject button turn power switch on the back of ps3 on , hold finger on eject button untill the disk ejects.<br /> 4) turn power switch off and have unit repaired or replaced. <br /> <br /> if unit is covered by warranty and you send it to sony you must get your disk out of the system as you will NOT get it back if you send it to sony. Most reputable repair shops will return your disk with the system or give it to you before they take the system in for repairs. I ALWAYS give the game disks back before a customer leaves my shop as it leaves me with less to keep track of.

Jan 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Yellow lights


Hi there, this is usually a sign of the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD). When the PS3 was originally made Sony used lead free solder in their consoles. Lead free solder is not as flexible as normal leaded solder and over time due to expansion and contraction because of heat given off by the console's components lots of PS3's failed. You have got a couple of options, you can either have the console professionally repaired which is going to cost around £50. As the console is out of warranty Sony will only replace it for a cost of around £130. As a last resort if you are good with electrical items you might want to have a go at repairing it yourself. If you google YLOD you will find plenty of guides that will instruct you on how you can repair it yourself. Try holding the eject button while turning the PS3 on from the switch at the back. This may force eject your disc for you.

Please bear in mind that once a console has the YLOD there is NO guarantee as to how long a repair will last, it could be a couple of hours to a couple of years.

I hope this information helps you and I hope you get your PS3 up and running soon.

Dec 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 wont turn on it just flashes a yellow light then red light that beeps cant get disc out


I found a way to eject the disk:
  1. Power off the PS3 on the main switch on the back of the console
  2. Press and hold the Eject button
  3. Turn on the main power switch
  4. The PS3 LED will go green and the fan will spin at max speed
  5. Wait a few seconds and press the eject button a couple of times, the disk should now eject
  6. watch the PS3 die after 30s or so…
This procedure did not fix my PS3 but at least I got my disk back before sending it to Sony for repair.

Jun 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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