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Ps3 has the ylod

Turn on the playstation 3 and its goes from grren to yellow then beeps 3 times and flashes red

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    and then what happens ? if it turnes off take it back to the shop

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mine too

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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Hello.
This is a hardware failure caused by heat. I have done TONS of research on this problem as I have a unit that is like this too. But I bought mine used. I hear that Sony will fix it or send you a replacement for FREE. I have been told by over 30 people that Sony did it for them. Just be honest and polite to the customer service people. Go to www.playstation.com choose your region, click on playstation 3, then Support (upper right corner) and there should be the contact information.
If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to hit my "Ask Me" button.
I hope this helps. Good luck to you!

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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"that scratchy noise" is indicative of a overheating RSX processor. when the thermal sensors under the processor of the PS3 are tripped, you get the green/red/yellow light sequence. I always tell customers its best to shut off the machine and fix the problem ASAP. if you continue to use the unit whilst overheating (if you get it to even turn on that is) you can possibly short circuit the solder joints of the BGA array and damage the uit forever. Not even SONY can fix it at this point unless the unit is reflowed, which renders the unit very unreliable anyway. reflowing rarely works for a long periods of time so SONY just replaces the unit for 150plustax with a refurb and you could wait for weeks. i usually apply thermal compound and add shims to ensure proper cooling of the two processors..the RSX and the CELL

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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Heat sync problem, GPU and CPU need to be re-seated as well. Email dwdpcrepair@gmail.com if you would like this fixed.

Posted on May 16, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: when i power on ps3: light goes green to blue to red (3 beeps)?

This is the yellow light of death i got it some time ago and had to buy a new ps3 there is a way to fix it but i costs more than a new ps3 i had to buy a new one so your screw lol.

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My playstation 3 console wont turn , when i try to it stops and a blue then yellow light flashes , what can i do to fix this.


source: http://www.edepot.com/playstation3.html#PS3_Model_Differences 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).

Oct 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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).

Oct 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My Playstation 3 shuts down while in use the red light flashes.I can turn it off and restart it at times it may work otherwise it makes an audible beep then shutsdown again and the redlight flashes


what you have is the YLOD also know as yellow light of death. is is a serious problem. if its still under warranty you can get it fixed for free. just send it off to sony. here is a link that'll answer all your questions.

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Unofficial-Yellow-Light-of-Death-YLOD-Informative-Still-Thread-R/m-p/40726489;jsessionid=FCDA9BBDDDBCD740D88934EC3295CFA8

May 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When turning it on the LED goes from Red to Green, then I get 3 short beeps and the LED flashes Red


if it flashes yellow to you have ylod. google it. or without yellow its just overheated. to much MW2 right lolz

Apr 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has stopped turning on. The light turns to green, the console begins to start up, then it flashes yellow, beeps and goes to red.


My PS3 had the same problems. I found that if I disconnected the HDMI cable and installed the cable with the 3 phone jacks, Red,Yellow, and White, that it came on and has been playable since. Before that I got the YLOD, red screen display, pressed the on button for 3 beeps and got the reset. That worked for about 30min then went to a blank screen. Gave up and was ready to send it to the shop, but then as a last resort I connected the other cable and it has worked ever since. Must have been in the HDMI cable.

Apr 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Turn on console it goes from greenlight to red flashing light w/ 3 fast beeps and wiil not accept a disk


Do you see a yellow light for a sec b4 it flash green?

If so its called the yellow light of death[ylod]

Sorry to be a bad new braker but this is varry bad for you,,

look for info on ylod..

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

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Playstation 3 turns on than turns off with flashing red light


If it turns off randomly and blinks red and beeps, then it's an overheating problem.

If it turns off as soon as you turn it on and blinks red and beeps, then it's an overheating problem that is getting close to being a YloD.

If there is a yellow light mixed in with #2, then you have the Yellow Light of Death which kills your console. If this happens, repost on here saying you have the YLoD.


If the problem is #1 or 2, then leave the Ps3 off for a day and move it away from carpet and anything that makes heat. Also make sure it is atleast 4 inches away from EVERYTHING.

Feb 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn ps3 on red light turns green then yellow,makes 2 beeping noises goes back to red flashes and wont bbot up anyone know thanks


Yes, what you have here is called the Yellow Light of Death, or (YLOD) for short. On PS3's, getting a YLOD is a 3% chance, while the XBOX360 gets a higher chance for the RROD.

I'm not sure exactly how to fix it myself, but hopefully this will help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU

Jul 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 power light flashes red.


It's the YLOD. You can try these suggestions here:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3290911

if none of them work it's likely the GPU unit on the motherboard.

Feb 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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