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While playing PS3 black ops the unit stopped all together. The power light started flashing red. When we turned off the power and back on the power light flashed green then yellow then red again.

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SOURCE: PS3 does not turn on. When I press the on button, red light turns green thne to yellow then to flashing red.

This is called a System Error. It is about the same as the Xjunks ring of death. You need to call Sony if you haven't broken your seal yet.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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HI I have the solution for you for now don't remove the hard drive or open the unit to remove your game and I promise everything is there your will get it back if you follow my instructions your ps3 for now is dead is the similar problem with the xbox360 but there is a solution for both units what had happen is that the graphics card got hot and broke some of the connections under the chip and the only solution is to reflow the unit with a system that is controlled by computer this way nothing outs gets damage 90% of the ps3's can be repaired I have fix 10 units out of 12 last week so if you have a game inside don't worry you get it back and also you can recover your info in your hard drive I am a trusted ebay power seller I don't offer this service on ebay I use the system for my own units and for people on this web side you can get more info on ebay just type in playstation 3 reflow and you will see more sellers who do the same as me but they charge 65-75dls plus shipping I charge 70 dls plus shipping only one way I payd for return shipping ebay sellers who offer this service they ask you to pay shipping for both ways so if you want to see your unit up and running let me know I am located in Georgia

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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Your playstation is oficially broken and needs to either be replaced or repaired. Sony will fix this problem for $150.00 through their website(under warranty its free). This problem happened because it overheated and the soder melted to the point where the componets shut down and the unit went into safe mode :( :(

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

Peter Fix
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SOURCE: My PS3 has a flashing red light, when I turn it

Hello there baileys 946

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

Posted on Aug 31, 2011

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We work with these issues all the time, it is called YLOD. A Chip gets separated from the mother board causing it to shut off with a yellow light and 3 beeps after that. in order to repair that you must send it to sony or find a local repair shop that works with ps3.

Thanks

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Posted on Sep 09, 2011

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You need to sync your controller with the ps3, put the USB dongle into one of the available slots on the ps3 - exactly where you would normally connect a wired controller on the front. Now switch on your ps3, the dongle will connect, now put your USB cable into the black ops controller and switch on - your 4 lights should be flashing on the controller. Now press connect on the USB dongle, your controller should now sync to the ps3 and hopefully will show as controller No 1. Remove the USB cable and play wireless.

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Hi kbmindfulnmo,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

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I recently started downloading the black ops map pack, anyway while one was being downloaded my ps3 froze. It wouldn't turn off so i had to pull the cord out from the back. When I plugged it back in and...


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NO lights? must be a power issue. But you were playing black ops when this happened? interesting. There have been reports of Black Ops causing problems on PS3. Many believe that the game makes the processors work too hard, causing premature failure.

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Why does my playstation 3 keep turning off and the red light keeps flashing?


This can can be any one of numerous issues. The first step toward setting everything to rights is to discover what the light is trying to communicate, outside of the obvious fact that your system is not working. First, disconnect everything from the unit, power cable, HDMI, component cables, controller-charging cables or anything else you may have connected.

Allow the unit to sit and cool off for a few minutes before re-attaching all the component wires. It is a good idea to begin with just the connection to the television. You can also try a manual reset of the system if the above steps do not work, simply press and hold the power button for ten seconds.


If none of the above works, you are dealing with a serious PS3 flashing red light issue. This could be a faulty power supply, dead hard drive or malfunctioning CPU just to name a few. You will need to check all these components out and determine if they are still functioning correctly. Screwdrivers and a few other common household tools may be required.


How old is your playstation?



Also try this link if you playstation is outside of waranty


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Hi, this is heat related and, this issue may have damaged your power supply board. if the red lights continue to flash after you have unplugged this unit for 5 minutes, this will confirm power board failure and, you will need to replace this circuit board.

You can purchase a replacement power supply unit at this link below and i also advise to purchase a cooling adapter for your system as well. this will prevent this form happening again in the future.


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A NEW POWER SUPPLY FOR YOUR PS3.

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