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I was playing a game in my Playstation 3, but then the the Playstation turned off by itself, with a red light flashing. I try to turn it on, but then the green light goes to yellow, and then flashing red. That happens every time I try to turn it on. I also have a game, Skate 2, inside.

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  • cwaustin85 Feb 07, 2009

    I have just had the same exact problem happen to me just now and I was just using the playstation home when it occured. My system will not even respond; and it's the same way filipe_assay's describes his problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    I have the same problem.
    I was playing Lord of the Rings: Conquest when suddenly the PS3 shut down.
    I try to on it again and the red light appears. I try the on/off button and instead of the light turning green the console just shuts down. I have tried many times and failed. The disc is still in it.

    HELP!!!


  • MarianneTan Feb 07, 2009

    I have the same problem.

    I was playing Lord of the Rings: Conquest when suddenly the PS3 shut down.

    I try to on it again and the red light appears. I try the on/off button
    and instead of the light turning green the console just shuts down. I
    have tried many times and failed. The disc is still in it.



    HELP!!!

  • Smithy22 Feb 07, 2009

    Me too !

    The console switched off with the red light flashing. In the hand book it say's it may be getting too hot so it should be left to cool down. I've done this (overnight) but as soon as I switch it on the green light goes to flashing red within seconds.

  • agentxing194 May 11, 2010

    you could have the controller set to turn off after 10minutes or the

    console set to turn it self off .go to game setting and turn the setting to off

  • jeankldo May 11, 2010

    can u tell me what u wer doing on the game wen ur ps3 turned off?

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SOURCE: my playstation 3 wont start

There is nothing wrong with the PS3. I read in the users manual that when the the green light on the PS3 turns yellow or flashes yellow the PS3 is too hot and you need to turn it off. It has never happened to me because I keep my PS3 in a open area.

When the PS3 gets to hot you need to let it sit and cool for a little while and then you can turn it back on and start playing again. If the PS3 cools for a while and it still doesn't work you need to call Sony.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

SOURCE: playstation 3 flashing red light

mine too

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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SOURCE: PS3 light turns GREEN, w/ blinkin BLUE, to YELLOW, to flashin RED

it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: playstation 3 turns green then yellow then red

The problem is known as a YLOD on the PS3 or Yellow Light of Death. Your PS3 is most probably a 60gb model as they are mostly known for this issue. The PS3 is fitted with a very good cooling system. Unfortunately some of the 60gb models still overheats (either the GPU or CPU). This causes the YLOD and is very similar to the XBox' s Red Ring of Death.

The best is to return the PS3 if still under guarantee. You can attempt to repair it yourself at own risk. There are no statistics on how long the fix lasts. Most of the YLOD consoles I repaired myself are still holding out and it seems the fix is more permanent than the Xbox 360 fix. Here is a link to the guide that must be followed and it works (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU) The other parts in the series you will find on the same page. There are 7 parts

After the fix a couple of things can be done to prevent future overheating:
Do not keep the PS3 in a confined space.
Keep it away from dust.
To enhance airflow, remove the cover over the HDD when switching it on.
Switch it off when not playing.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: i have playstation 3 model # CECHH01, a game is

well sounds like your PS3 needs to be reflowed or reballed. I would highly recomend you have a professional do the repair. as fas as having a game stuck inside the machine you can get it out in under 10 seconds by doing this.<br /> <br /> 1) turn off power switch in back of ps3<br /> 2) place finger on eject button and hold there while ps3 is off ( no red light) <br /> 3) while holding finger on the eject button turn power switch on the back of ps3 on , hold finger on eject button untill the disk ejects.<br /> 4) turn power switch off and have unit repaired or replaced. <br /> <br /> if unit is covered by warranty and you send it to sony you must get your disk out of the system as you will NOT get it back if you send it to sony. Most reputable repair shops will return your disk with the system or give it to you before they take the system in for repairs. I ALWAYS give the game disks back before a customer leaves my shop as it leaves me with less to keep track of.

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