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here is step by step trouble shooting 1) attempt to turn on the ps3 +you will see one of 4 things a green yellow red light +flashing red light +green light +no lights 2) if you see a green yellow red light call sony your system will need service 3) if you see a red flashing light also call sony needs service 4) if the light is green turn off the system and one the light is back to red press and hold the power button for a series of 2 beeps (do not forget the one when you first push the button down) then let go (it might be a video issue) 5) if you still see no video and a green light check the cable you are using and try again on a different tv 6) if you see no power light call sony it needs service
these are genuine trouble shooting steps from sony technical support if you do have to call them be prepared to follow the same steps that lead up to service. thank you
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
Yellow Light Flashes
Green Light Flashes
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).
Yellow Light Of Death, quite similar to 360's Red Ring of Death.your PS3 is part of 0.2% that has overheated and now no
longer functions! Send it to Sony, they'll replace it.If you can try to update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option)
go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press
triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete
the others as well as cookies
check the disc if it has fingerprints or scratches if it does then thats your problem
if you have the 60GB sos mate they have alot of problems
or maybe try this put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no
disc in) then hold it then switch the PS3 off at the back with your
finger on the eject button still holding it then put it back on then
the fan test should be working this may cool it down
if this problem still continues go out and buy a inter cooler from a shop
With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front
of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it
starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video
settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme
settings. try this? seems to fix alot of issues.
this is the ps3 equivilent of the xbox360s red ring of death error, sorry to tell you but that means a serious system error has killed your ps3 its unfixable and you will have to send it off for a replacement