I have a red flashing light, after a quick green and yellow?
when i turn my ps3 on i get a quick flash of green then yellow light then it turns red and stays flashing till you touch the on button again and then it turns off any ideas
Well Sir, lucky for you, all is not lost. You are suffering from what is commonly called the "Yellow Light of Death", or YLoD. This is most commonly caused by overheating of the processor, causing the solder joints to break, essentially "cutting the brain from the body" of the PlayStation 3. But, it could be something else. If the power supply is faulty, you will also get this same error.
To tell if it is the motherboard or powersupply that is at fault, turn the console on, and listen carefully. If the fan starts to spin up for a second or two, and then the console "Yellow Lights", then you have a motherboard failure (it takes a second for the console to realized that it is broken). If the fans don't even start up, but as soon as you push the button the console yellow lights, you likely have a power supply issue.
Also lucky for you, iFixit has solutions to both of these issues. We offer a Yellow Light of Death Fix Kit and a repair guide, which contains all of the necessary tools and information to repair the Yellow Light of Death. However, be warned, this is not a guaranteed fix. Some folks say that they had to repair their PlayStations several times, while others say that they only had to once. It can depend on the damage done to the console, as well as the time spent re-flowing the motherboard.
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i repaired my console and it worked but only for 45 mins then ylod again i used arctic silver thermal paste as it states it better than ceramic. now after reopening my console a suprise was waiting not what i was thinking. i could see where i had spread the thermal paste on it and in some places it had connected and in others not even touching. i will definately be doing it again with 1 thing in mind........ make sure the thermal paste is thick enough to be joining both surfaces. which confuses me as one guide said a grain of rice of thermal paste another said a pea sized amount and im thinking an after 8 could fit in the gap. about 1.2gram on each which is about a third on each should do it if not im selling it for parts