View Full Version : PS3 - Yellow light / Flashing red light (YLOD) thread


jon smith
23-08-2010, 14:39
playing a game earlier and my ps3 turned off and red light flashing. had a quick serch and some say its overheating and others say its ylod. anyone got any ideas? and how much am i looking at to get it fixed? cheers

Viper_GTSR
24-08-2010, 07:55
If it goes green when you turn it on, then yellow for a second before flashing red, it's dead (YLOD). Happened to mine on the weekend :( Sony will charge you 131 to deliver a new console to your house, unless its still in warranty, in which case it will be free. Give them a ring on 08705 99 88 77

jon smith
24-08-2010, 11:14
hmmm just as i suspected lol. cheers

figsmum
10-01-2011, 15:55
Can someone please help me, Ive just switched on my Playstation 3 to play a game and before i can click to play it turned itself off and is now flashing a red light at me and wont come back on please someone help as ive researched it on playstation.uk and they helped me with getting the game out but will charge me 135.00 for fixing it but i am truely skint :'( Fizzi

sccsux
10-01-2011, 16:08
Can someone please help me, Ive just switched on my Playstation 3 to play a game and before i can click to play it turned itself off and is now flashing a red light at me and wont come back on please someone help as ive researched it on playstation.uk and they helped me with getting the game out but will charge me 135.00 for fixing it but i am truely skint :'( Fizzi

Flashing red light on a PS3 is an overheating issue (usually HD).

More information at http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Fix-PS3-Blinking-Red-Light-Problem?&id=2236085

Youtube video of "how to fix" --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxWDD4TV0Mo

Google search --> http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Playstation+3%2Bflashing+red+light%2Bfix

figsmum
10-01-2011, 16:10
what shall i do leave it to cool off, as i havent used it i just switched it on to play n it happend so it overheats pretty quick

kim hill
10-01-2011, 16:17
take it to lee at disc direct on brammal lane he fixes all x boxes and ps3 and computers hes brill and very reasonable phone no is2634544

sccsux
10-01-2011, 16:26
what shall i do leave it to cool off, as i havent used it i just switched it on to play n it happend so it overheats pretty quick

I'd take the PS3 apart, remove the HD, give the inards and fans a clean (air duster) re-insert the HD then put the machine back together (this usually fixes the flashing red light).

If the machine is still under warranty, you could always get in touch with Sony.

terminator
10-01-2011, 16:41
Im sure ps3 will goto boot screen without hard drive fitted could be h/d at fault if not as above over heating or could be other probs.

Ghozer
10-01-2011, 19:03
if you turn it on, and the light goes yellow for a second, then flashes red, its an overheating issue, and the fix usually requires taking the PS3 to pieces....

simply taking out the HDD and cleaning the fans etc won't fix it properly, if at all..

We offer a repair service for 40 with a 3 month warranty..

figsmum
10-01-2011, 19:27
thank you, all for ur help im going to send it bk to sony after a long chat for 135.00 quid im gunna get a brand new 60 g one and 2 yr warenty x

sccsux
10-01-2011, 19:46
simply taking out the HDD and cleaning the fans etc won't fix it properly, if at all..

I did say the inards a clean too;).

Ghozer
10-01-2011, 19:49
thank you, all for ur help im going to send it bk to sony after a long chat for 135.00 quid im gunna get a brand new 60 g one and 2 yr warenty x

Lol! They don't send you a brand new one, it's a reconditioned one.. The two years warranty isn't bad tho :)

They will recon yours and send that to someone under the same thing :)

Ghozer
10-01-2011, 19:50
I did say the inards a clean too;).

Fair enough ;) - I only tend to scan read posts on my phone :/

AlexAtkin
11-01-2011, 01:21
Depending on the model you could try holding the eject button down as you power up. On some FAT models this puts the fans into turbo mode which blows out any excess dust.

killerpaul
24-02-2011, 14:28
i had the same thing m8 a local shop in sheffield fixed it for me cost 40 pound machine works fine now

yummymummy88
11-03-2011, 16:37
Our ps3 had this got told it was ylod(yellow light of death)
fix it ourselves followed a guide on you tube

yummymummy88
11-03-2011, 16:40
ylod is easy to fix, im a 22 year old mum that knows nothing about ps3s and i fixed ours just followed a guide on you tube.