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Ps3 turns on then turns off

I turn my ps3 on and it turns off right away.. its ridiculus..

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    everytime i turn it on the ps3 it shuts off right away

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    everytime i turn it on the ps3 it shuts off right away

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If it turns off right away flashes a quick yellow then blinks red 99% of the time this is a heat sync issue. your CPU and GPU will more than likely need to be re-seated as well. I run a home based pc repair business in southern california and have fixed this on a number of systems. You can e-mail me at dwdpcrepair@gmail.com for more information

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Hardware failure. You can try using this guide for some help, but majority of them need to be serviced by Sony.

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

1-800-345-SONY


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I push power and it shuts off right away... then i unplug power and the red light comes on ....still i press it and it goes off again


Hi russell,

The PS3 red light is a huge problem and it is caused by the GPU and the CPU overheating, all you need to do is stop the heat build up.

You have 2 ways of doing this:

You can send it in however bear in mind that for the fix you will have to wait for 4 weeks and also pay out $150 as well.

Or you can use a good PS3 Repair guide to fix the problem.

Make sure you check out these reviews of the top PS3 Repair guides first!

Cheers!

Mar 30, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing a game and the ps3 just randomly shut off then the red light starts flashing and every time I turn it on it shuts off right away


If the system turns on but then turns itself off, beeps at you and flashes it's lights at you then you have over heated the system. The GPU chip has probly pulled itself away from the board. This will require you to diassemble the PS3...



better u download repair guide....



click here to download repair guide

Dec 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Turn on ps3 and flashes to yellow and then turns off right away nothing on screen


Yes this is the red lights or YLOD it is caused by overheating, to fix it you can use a good guide or you can send it in.

To fix it at home use a good guide like this one HERE

Jul 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Truns on then turns right off


The most likley cause of this problem is that your PS3 has burned out. In this case you might need to send it away to Sony does the little green light turn yellow before it turns off ?

Mar 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on it blinks the red light and turns off right away. any ideas?


Hmm, that sounds like the "red light of death".

This article might be of use to you.

PS3 Red Light Fix

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

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Why does my ps3 do this


You need to restore the file system.
Here is how to do it.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Good luck!

Jan 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Why wont my ps3 turn on


Contact Sony, you've got a hardware problem, if the light is blinking red.

Make shure your ps3 is placed well fentilated so that the heat produced by the ps3 can get away from the console, theis expands the livespan of your ps3 greatfully.
Usual poeple get this hardware error when then the ps3 has overheated.

Succes.

Aug 31, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

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Ps3 problem


I am sorry to say this, but your PS3 died on you. Sony repairs this for about $150.

Aug 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on,red light goes green then red right away


Try disconnecting your PS3 and then for 10 seconds if that doesn't work, disconnect all jackets meaning all usb connection ports connected in it. Remove them, then turn on your ps3 see what happens (without using the controller), then disconnect the ps3 cord that connects to your extension cord or jacket and plug it back in. Try it again. Then again with the controller could try. Try disconnecting other ports such as other stuff like as listed, Irons,Fans, etc.           !!!!!!DON'T USE TOO MUCH POWER!!!!


The Same thing happened to me on my Wii though.



If nothing works call Customer Support (SONY)
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May 30, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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Turns off right away


if you can make it to settings in time mine says turn off after wotever time you want it to its stupid

Apr 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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