Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
This is unfortunately what is known as the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). It is a very common problem with the PS3 and is something that is caused by a general hardware failure. When Sony produced the PS3 they used lead free solder as it was cheaper and less damaging to the environment when recycled. Unfortunately lead free solder is not as flexible as leaded solder so when the console heats up and cools down hairline cracks appear in the solder joints and there is a bad electrical contact. This then makes the PS3 go through the yellow light start-up procedure instead of coming on normally. There are ways you can fix this, by reheating the solder joints using a heat gun and some flux. This may work for a random amount of time though as once you get the YLOD error you can never 100% get rid of it unless you replace the motherboard. If you look on google there are some guides out there explaining how to use the heat gun method.
However after reading the above and your PS3 is in warranty DO NOT attempt any repair yourself. Your PS3 is covered under a years warranty from Sony and they will replace the console if you get in contact with them.
You could also look at some console repair specialists on ebay and such that charge a small amount to do the repair, usually around £40-£50. If you come from the US there are lots of companies there too and I am sure they are just as cheap.
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Feb 09, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
it's lights at you then you have over heated the system. The GPU chip has
probly pulled itself away from the board. This will require you to diassemble
better u download repair guide
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Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
This is a
rare problem ............ i faced similar kind of problem
i solved my problem with the help this repair guide you can also try this out i hope this will help you a lot .......
all the best
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