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Ps3 will not start up

When I go to turn on my ps3, I get a green then yellow then a flashing red light that is all it does

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  • amura_9 Aug 15, 2008

    my ps3 dont turn on....

  • vedog Jan 28, 2009

    i have the flashing red then green then yellow at start up withe the 40g.

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Same here.....

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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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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SOURCE: PS3 light turns GREEN, w/ blinkin BLUE, to YELLOW, to flashin RED

it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3,green to yellow then flashing red light ps3 won't turn on

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

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SOURCE: light turns on, light turns yellow, light turns red and blinks.

Your ps3 has overheated. This is the equivilent to the red ring of death for xbox 360. The ps3 problem is called "yellow light of death" this means your ps3 has died due to the console being overheated. The solution to this problem is either getting a new playstation or take it to a shop in the UK and they could help you fix it for a price around £30-£50 GBP.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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After pressing the on button it turns green for 5 seconds then it flashes yellow/orange for a second then it flashes red.


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).

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Ps3 80g light turns green flashes yellow, then


Unfortunatly your ps3 is dead, I am sorry for your loss.

Jul 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation has the light trun green yellow flashing red light


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.

Jan 22, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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My Ps3 isnt starting, light turns green then changes to yellow


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

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

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From standby PS3 wont turn on.


that sounds like your main power supply unit

May 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 light turns GREEN, w/ blinkin BLUE, to YELLOW, to flashin RED


it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

Mar 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 40GB System Console

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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.

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