The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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flashing yellow and red light

tried to reflow my ps3. started to run for a few seconds. then flashes a quick yellow then stays a flashing red light. what is the problem?

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tried to reflow agin. made sure that the unit was clean all around. I changed out the fan. No it will begin to start up with green light. then beeps and goes to red flashing lights. not sure what it is.

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how many beeps? are they long or short beeps?

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tried a couple of times to turn it on again. It runs green for a few seconds. then a quick yellow (did not see it turn yellow last time) then to flashing red. It is 3 short beeps.

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when i reflow the board am i suppose to do both sides of the board or just the side with the CPU and GPU? i saw it on a different site where they did both sides. i don't want to try to reflow it again if i don't need to just yet. the paste gets expensive.

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May be a heat issue - check the fan vents are not blocked with dust/lint - get the vacuum and give them all a good clean. You may also want to disassemble, check fan operation and redo the thermal paste as well.

Have a look at THIS GUIDE as well

There are OTHER GUIDES that will also assist in disassembly if required.

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