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My PS3 doesnt turn on.

When I slide to turn it on I hear a sound but then the green light at front of the playstation 3 turns yellowish and then a red light starts blinking. I cant eject the disc and I cant play at all. PLEASE HELP!!!

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I had the same problem you have the YLOD that happens when the GPU and CPU overheat you can either send it to fix for sony or you can get a really good repair guide but just for you to be aware sony is going to charge you

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The yellow light means there is a hardware failure. Your only hope is to contact Sony.

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Why wont my ps3 turn on


The problem might have to do with a power thing maybe the power switch i mean maybe the power at your home went down and that causes the PS3 to basically be unusable, what i would recomend is to go and make a diagnostic to your playstation, im not sure where but im sure that if you google it you might find cheap places to see whats wrong with your ps3Good luck!! :D

Nov 29, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on it turns green then it turns a yellowish-red color then blinks red what do i do?


Yes this sounds like the YLOD - caused when the GPU and the CPU overheat - you can send it in to fix but they will charge you for this. Or you can fix it yourself from home with a good repair guide.
CLICK HERE FOR A GOOD REPAIR GUIDE

Nov 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn it on but nothing apppears on the screen then i tried to turn it off and it doesnt let me so i have to unplug the electric connection, last time i used it every thing was right


So you're saying that you get sound but no video?

Okay, here's what you do. Plug only the video plug (yellow cable). Turn on the backswitch. When the red light in front is on, put your finger on the on/off button in front AND KEEP IT THERE. You will hear some beeps; don't worry about that. Keep your finger on the button until the front power light goes red again. This resets the PS3 video settings. Turn the PS3 on and the TV should pick up the signal.

Hope that helps. Keep us posted.

Jul 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on the green light comes on turns yellow then turns off which it then has a flashing red light how do i fix this problem?


hello try a reset press and hold the standby button on the front of the ps3, you hear 1 bleep the 2 short bleeps after the short bleeps release the button it should reset good luck

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shaun

Oct 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is dead!!!. flashing red light


Hello,

Follow the procedure below to fix the problem on your ps3,

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System.

Take care.

Jul 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont turn on


PS3 red indicator light flashes with yellow means hardware errors and need some maintenance. Do you know, send back to game shop is too expensive and waste your time. Learn the correct repair skills and fix it by yourself is the ultimate method. Here is the repair guide for you to learn :
DIY PS3 Repair Guide
Not only such yellow light flashing problem, you can repair other red and yellow light related issues as well.After you purchased the product, you will be guided to the step-by-step videos and ebooks for you to work with.

Jul 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my ps3 the light on the front goes green white red


Send it in for service at a Sony playstation service center.
It is possible you have a hard drive problem, but you will basically need to buy a hard drive and install it to find out.

Apr 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 wont turn on. the red light on


PS3 owners refer to this as the 'Yellow Light of Death' or 'YLOD'. It's quite common. The problem is caused by poor solder joints (due to overheating) on the motherboard and degrading heat sink compound on the fan.

Apr 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 shutdown?


hi..Seems like your Power Supply went dead or either a faulty button.. Since those are touch pads those sometimes wear out. Another issue could be due to overheating..

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Jul 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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From standby PS3 wont turn on.


that sounds like your main power supply unit

May 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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