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If you get the Green/Yellow/Red right before it shuts off, then it is a system failure. (Red ring of death for Xbox) Get it serviced by Sony or sell it for parts on eBay and buy a new one. Good luck.

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My ps3 shuts off immediately after turned on, and continues to flash red. How can I fix this?


Unplug from power source, and disconnect hard drive for a few minutes. If problem is not fixed afterward, check to see if still under warranty. If so, then sent to ps3 factory. If not, you can take it to a local electronic repair shop, or disassemble yourself and look for component problems. Lot of information on web about so called red light of death that happens to ps3. Be careful, most want money but, some sites actually show you how to disassemble the ps3, and gives you possible fixes to this problem. I recommend you search articles by Gabriel Fox to help you fix this problem.

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PS3 console shuts off with a yellow light and then immediately goes to a red blinking light and then does not start again.


1. Allow your PS3 to cool down. Overheating is known to cause the red blinking lights and the yellow light of death. Turn off your console for at least 20 minutes before turning it back on.

2. Check for a connection problem (loose cable) with your hard drive. If not, restart your PS3. You can also unplug all cables except the power cord and re-plug them back.

3. Lastly, reset the hard drive by taking it out and putting it back in.

( I would power off the console and use a keyboard duster to spray in one of the vent holes, this overheating issue could be caused by excess dust. Is it in an open area with good air flow?


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http://www.playbackups.com/Playstation3-xbox-360-repair-repairs-manchester-bga-solder.html

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Your system is overheating, try to clean the exhaust vents using a vacuum with a brush head. Don't use canned air, this may work for a while but all you are doing is pushing the dust further inside the unit. Also you can buy PS3 inter-coolers for the unit.

Sep 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It seems that PS3 YLOD will rule the universe!!!
well, to fix this problem you will need:
artic silver thermal paste
Smd air sodering station
Soldering Flux
Soldering skills
So, your ps3 is cracking the bga solder under the ps3 CELL and RSX processors..to fix you will need to reflow these components with care..search for PS3 reflow tecniques on youtube...and others tutorials on internet it´s easy to find...google it...Good Luck
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My PS3 when I turn it on it immediately turns green to red


Hi, this is what is referred to as the YLoD. It is the same basic thing as the RROD on the 360's. It is caused from your GPU and CPU separating from the heatsinks, and the system can't tell the temp. properly, so it shuts down because it thinks its overheated. The only fix for this is to tear apart your PS3 all the way to the bare motherboard and put new thermal compound between the processors and the heatsinks.

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Powers on and immediately shuts off


This seems to be case that the ps3 has overheated before the owner sold it to you.
Does your ps3 turn on and then dose it beep 3 times and the green light turn yellow and keeps on blinking. Or does the fan rev all the way up on the ps3. And does it turn back on when you want to turn it on or do you need to turn it off from the main power switch to turn it back on?

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