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.


how many beeps? are they long or short beeps?


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.


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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