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PS3 won't turn on

My PS3 has recently stopped working. I go to turn it on and it starts up normally. Then after about 5 seconds it beeps like it's shutting down and an orange light will blink twice. After that the red light blinks until I hit the power button again. Help!

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  • Royce Lynch
    Royce Lynch Nov 08, 2008

    when i press the power button for my ps 3 a yellow light comes on and then the console beeps 3 times and the red light just blinks

  • TIZZLE13 Nov 08, 2008

    Turns on beeps flashes yellow light then shuts off and red light blinks and it it does it every time

  • Eigerbrad Nov 09, 2008

    same as the others, turns on for about 3 secs then yellow light comes on, then the red light starts flashing

  • monika4536 Nov 09, 2008

    i have the same problem my ps3 comes on but goes off after 5 seconds

  • ryan_ryan23 Jan 09, 2009

    Have a PS3 that I am guessing overheated, are there any known ways to take it apart and reset or clean something to fix it

  • robin_ewe Jan 09, 2009

    have a ps3 my grand theft orto got stuck now lt wont turn on can any1 help with this problem theres know power

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    turn on the ps3 and everything seems normal then after a few seconds it flashes a differnet color and beeps then the red light blinks and nothing will happen

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I turned on my ps3 then the green light turned orange then stated to blink red and nothing works. any help???

  • CraigOwls Mar 05, 2009

    Every time i turn the power on my ps3 it loads up as normal but then it gives 3 beeps, the light turns yellow then it flashes red. I cant seem to get it to work!

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    PS3 won't turn on"

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hi there king

This is more an amber coloured light and in the gaming world its known as the YLOD the yellow light of death,

You can send the console to Sony to fix for around $150 4-6 weeks of waiting time.

The More popular choice at moment is to fix it your self at home using a PS3 repair guide made by a professional ps3 repair man for the complete beginner costing around $30 - $40.

You can see why its more popular and why gamers are turning to repair guides everyday.

Go to GAMER FIX and you will find a full description of your problem, also Sony's details if you wish to contact them and the most recommended ps3 repair guide on the web.

You will get back to gaming with either option

Best regards

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I took my ps3 into a repair shop for the same problem and they said the motherboard was fried in a couple places, and that id be better off buying a new ps3 cause a new motherboard costs around $200

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

Well I called Sony Customer support and they say it's an internal problem with the PS3 overheating. If it's under warrante they'll fix it if not it's $149 to get it fixed

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My ps3 shuts off

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