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Hello there paultwigge

If you have the briefflashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light thenyou have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.

The lights are awarning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you thequick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside thePS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 thesolder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over timethis will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to loseconnection with the motherboard and you get the YLOD.


Option1 - Call Sony

In warranty the Priceis Free, out of warranty the Price is $150,the whole process is 4-6 weeks

You can call Sony andthey will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 backto you

Option2 - Fix it your Self

You can use a PS3 fixmanual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools youprobably already own.

Clickhere to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so manypeople like you.

Good luck

Best regards


Posted on Jul 06, 2011


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