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Topic # 93632 25-Nov-2011 12:42 Send private message

I have a PS3, it's started to have the following problem:

When switched on, the power light goes green for a few seconds, then beeps 3 times, flashes red for a few seconds, then swithes off again with a solid red light. It won't automatically pull in any discs either.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 549929 25-Nov-2011 12:48 Send private message

Unfortunately, what you have my friend is a broken PS3. The technical name for what is happening is YLOD (Yellow Light Of Death).

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ps3+yellow+light+of+death



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  Reply # 550014 25-Nov-2011 14:36 Send private message

Bugger, was hoping it wasn't that bad. Ah well, it's lasted me a good few years, perhaps it's time for a new one!

Thanks for the info!

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  Reply # 550016 25-Nov-2011 14:38 Send private message

Roughly how long have you had it?

I was presented with the YLOD after 18 months on a new PS3, and managed to get a replacement (refurbished) unit under the CGA.



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  Reply # 550450 26-Nov-2011 22:12 Send private message

About 3 years. Got it 2nd hand though so it's older than that.

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  Reply # 550571 27-Nov-2011 14:20 Send private message

It can be fixed. There are a few places that will repair it, or you can do it yourself for a few dollars.



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  Reply # 550591 27-Nov-2011 15:15 Send private message

Yea had a look on Google, will ring around and get some quotes.


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