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Blinking yellow light

How do i fix the blinking yellow light!! my ps3 just shut down in the middle of the game and now it won't restart..it just blinks a yellow light, then shuts down.

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That happen to mine. It was a bad power supply and mine was out of warranty so i replaced it myself and it fixed it. I believe it was just a weak power supply and was just not giving it the voltage that it needed anymore

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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PS3 has overheated, and caused the solder under the cell processor to get that hot it's melted.

When they've dried / set they have had either cracks appear or they have become warped.

The only solution is to reflow / resolder these joints.

We offer a well priced repair service, and also a longer warranty than most.

FixMyConsole

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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My PS3 just died on me yesterday. I think something is going on here

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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Hi, this is a overheating issue that will eventually, destroy the power unit in time. i recommend purchasing a cooling mechanism asap.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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HI, this is an emergency shut down, due to overheating. the yellow light is an indicator of a previous overheating issue that has damaged the power unit.

unplug the unit and, let it sit for 10 minutes to cool. after the cool off, plug the unit into the wall socket once more and, power up. if it continues to shut down and, flash the red light, this will confirm a major fault within the power unit. Contact Sony for the replacement of the power unit in this case.

***NOTE(If the unit begins to play normally after the cool-down period, you will need to purchase a cooling device to prevent future overheating issues).

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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i was playing mw2 yesterday and bam (red light of death) ill prob have to send it to sony but i got the game out follow these steps. 1. turn off at the back. 2. hold your finger on the eject button. 3. turn on again at the back while holding the eject button for a few seconds 4.your playstation should start up and your game should be ejected

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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http://www.fixya.com/support/t8396931-ps3_turns_ok_but_turns_itself_off_after

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1. When you turn your console on, when it turns off does it beep 2 to 3 times before shutting down?

2. When it does shut down right before it does pay attention to the lights, do you see a yellow on blink once for a split second?

3. Afte the console shuts completely off does the red light just sit there and blink?

http://www.fixya.com/support/t8396931-ps3_turns_ok_but_turns_itself_off_after

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Let me get somemore info from you.

Does the system go back on and stay on?

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Freezing when playing games means hardware errors. Many reasons cause such errors. But don't waste money to find someone to fix it yet! It may be a minor issue that you can be fixed by yourself. Remember, you are not the only one to suffer this problem! Because I had help so many people to fix the same problem now. You are so lucky to be there. I share a guide for you - It make me like a pro to help my friends and many people. It is too expensive to send back to Sony repair if your machine is out of warranty!
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PS3 has overheated, and caused the solder under the cell processor to get that hot it's melted.

When they've dried / set they have had either cracks appear or they have become warped.

The only solution is to reflow / resolder these joints.

We offer a well priced repair service, and also a longer warranty than most.

FixMyConsole

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There are a few small things you can try.

Check out my guide here:

http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to email me any other questions and please don't forget to rate!

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