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Master Geek


# 93632 25-Nov-2011 12:42
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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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Uber Geek


  # 549929 25-Nov-2011 12:48
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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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Master Geek


  # 550014 25-Nov-2011 14:36
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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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Uber Geek


  # 550016 25-Nov-2011 14:38
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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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Master Geek


  # 550450 26-Nov-2011 22:12
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About 3 years. Got it 2nd hand though so it's older than that.

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Geek


  # 550571 27-Nov-2011 14:20
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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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  # 550591 27-Nov-2011 15:15
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Yea had a look on Google, will ring around and get some quotes.


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