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Ps3 wont turns on briefly then the light turn yellow then flashes red and turns off is there a quick fix for this problem?

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Bad news unfortunately no easy fix. The on real fix is to reballing the main microprocessor using a IR rework station. Only a few electronic repair agents have this equipment and a select few are willing to perform this repair. The problem you have is also known as YROD (Yellow Ring of Death).

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When i switch it on it goes green for a second, briefly flashes yellow and then flashes red until i press it again and it goes solid red


Hello there schofield

If you have the brief flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.

The lights are a warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose connection with the motherboard and you get the YLOD.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

Option 1 - Call Sony

In warranty the Price is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150, the whole process is 4-6 weeks

You can call Sony and they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back to you

Option 2 - Fix it your Self

You can use a PS3 fix manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you probably already own.

Click here to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

Peter

Jul 31, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 light turned yellow then it turned off,now when i try to turn it on,it wont turn it does the same thing


Hello there moses

If you have the brief flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.

The lights are a warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose connection with the motherboard and you get the YLOD.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

Option 1 - Call Sony

In warranty the Price is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150, the whole process is 4-6 weeks

You can call Sony and they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back to you

Option 2 - Fix it your Self

You can use a PS3 fix manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you probably already own.

Click here to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

Peter

Jul 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstion wont turn on keeps beeping and shutting down flashing red light


you have the yellow light of death :( sorry to hear the bad news my man the ...yellow..... im reffering to is the quick yellow after the green before you get red its very quick and very paining aswell as it means you need a service call or someone qualified to fix it ok luckily people on kijiji in my area fixed mine for 40$ and it works great now so i suggest starting there ok :) hope this helps u ok

Jun 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi, my ps3 wont turn on, but the red light flashes green, yellow and then red again, Whats wrong with my ps3? My ps3 will be plugged in, turned on at the back, so the red light in the front is on. When...


i had the same problem. cost $70.00 to get it fixed. it is just temperary. 4 month warranty,it did the same thing again. an ower of a computer shop said they use to fix them, but it was not worth it. they all last that long and then would have to be replaced.after being fixed the first time.

Mar 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Briefly turns on beeps flashes yellow and turns off


Welcome to Fixya

YLOD or yellow light of death (indicated by the flashing yellow light). When you are Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take.


Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

Sony Contacts right here



Option 2

The PS3 Repair guide

When your suffering problems with the PS3 its often easy enough to fix it at home with a good ps3 repair guide. There famous for fixing major problems like:

The YLOD - Yellow light of death/ Red light error

The Disk Read error

The Hard disk Corruption error

The Red Screen of death - Serious error

PS3 Freeze up Error

PS3 No Signal Error - no display

FIX All error messages


But not everyone knows they can fix simple settings problems like all error messages and the no display error, av and hdmi screen problems and more.

Price: averages between $40 - $60

Wait time: instant download and repair within 2 hours


I really hope I provided you information to fix your problems with the PS3 and get back to gaming soon as possible.


Thanks!


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Dec 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont turn on


PS3 red indicator light flashes with yellow means hardware errors and need some maintenance. Do you know, send back to game shop is too expensive and waste your time. Learn the correct repair skills and fix it by yourself is the ultimate method. Here is the repair guide for you to learn :
DIY PS3 Repair Guide
Not only such yellow light flashing problem, you can repair other red and yellow light related issues as well.After you purchased the product, you will be guided to the step-by-step videos and ebooks for you to work with.

Jul 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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MY PS3 wont start up, everytime i press the start up button it turns green for a second and then quickly turns yellow and shuts off


That yellow light is what us gamers refer to as YLOD.. Its the Yellow Light Of Death. Your system will have to be serviced by Sony. If your system is under warranty still it wont cost you anything but if its not, Sony charges 150.00 dollars to fix/replace it. They will send you a box in the mail to send it to them. Turnovers usually 2-3 weeks. My condolences to you and your PS3. Best of luck to you.

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From standby PS3 wont turn on.


that sounds like your main power supply unit

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