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Playstation 3 powering up fault

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when i turn on the box it powers up with green light then red light takes over and continues to flash non-stop

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That means ur system is defective and if i was you i would try either exchanging it or send it out to sony if your warranty is still valid.

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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.
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once the light is red, take your finger off the power button and place it back on the power button. the light will go from red to green, beep once flash and then beep twice quickly. after it does the double beep, take your finge roff. the light will stay green and you'll get a screen asking you to connect the controller.

after connecting the controller, try option 3, or whichever option is restore filing system. this can possibly correct media loading and will 95% of the time fix the console when it freezes before loading up your icons(the xmb)

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Excerpt from the PlayStation 3 Manual:

The power indicator on the system front is flashing red and green alternately.
*The interior of the system has become hot. Check whether the system is being used in a hot location or whether the vents are blocked. Continuing to use the system in the above condition will cause it to stop functioning. Turn the system off and leave it unused until it cools down. After the system cools down, turn it on again.

The power indicator on the system front is flashing red and the system does not operate.

*The temperature inside the system has risen too high. Check whether the system is being used in a hot location or whether the vents are blocked. Touch the power button on the system front to stop the flashing, and then leave the system unused until it cools down. After it cools down, turn on the system again.

If this does not resolve your issue, you may need to send it in for a repair.

https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm

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It's the YLOD. You can try these suggestions here:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3290911

if none of them work it's likely the GPU unit on the motherboard.

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