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Feb 27 2010
By: manelneto First Son 1 posts
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What's wrong with my ps3?

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Today I was playing comfortably, when my ps3 turned off by itself. I thought it was nothing... Then I tried to turn on the ps3 again but it couldn't start, I don't know why... When it was turned off , the light was red , then I passed my finger over the button to turn on ( the light passed to green), but it stayed green 1 second because it passed fast to yellow and fast to red flashes... In summary I couldn't play more today . Can u tell me what passed with my ps3?

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Wastelander
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Re: What's wrong with my ps3?

Feb 27, 2010

Yellow Light of Death

 

If your still under warrenty sony will fix it at no cost

if not.. well then there is a fee for fixing

 

But things you could try:

-Leave it off for awhile then reboot

-Remove the harddrive and clean it of dust and such

-Make sure everything is plugged in right


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First Son
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Feb 27, 2010

Sorry to say, but it is the YLOD.

 

Phone Sony and see what they say if your still in your warranty time, if not, then you may have to buy another one or find a way of fixing it yourself.

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Feb 27, 2010

Quick question related to the warranty...

 

My original PS3's (bought the PS3 in April of '08) hard drive failed. I got a new one from Sony no charge as it was still under warranty, though now that they sent me a bran new one, does THAT one come with a new 1 year warranty?

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Feb 27, 2010
So sad mine just died other day
New PS3 Slim 160 Version upgrade to 500gig Smiley Very Happy. Dec 18, 2010.
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Feb 27, 2010

Mine just did the exact same thing. Sorry about your luck.

My understanding is that your new unit inherits the previous unit's warranty or extends 90 days, whichever one works in your favour.

 

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Feb 28, 2010
Nope, Usually they give you a 30 day warranty whenever they replace/fix something for you
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Feb 28, 2010
Ouch =( Well you're now a victim of the Yellow Light Of Death which means you can't play your PS3. If your warranty is out you could send it in to Sony for $150 or try fixing it yourself with some thermal paste and a heatgun. Here's a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70SgRDVcBo and goodluck
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Apr 22, 2010

hey. I had the same problem for about 1 year ago. You can't do anything.. you need to get it prepared by some professional guys. I got a new ps3. Good luck Smiley Happy 

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Apr 22, 2010

I had the same problem for about a year ago. it can't be fixed as far as I know. You need to get it repaired by some professional guys. I got a new one by the way. Good luck !

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