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Hi my ps3 wont star i hold the start button it turns on for 2 seconds with the green blincking lights and switches it self off with the green light now turning yellow for 2 seconds then to red and stays red blinking?? can you help whats happened to my ps3

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  • svenny54 Mar 03, 2009

    have the same problem, crashed when i was playing burnout paradise.
    Can't turn it on since!!!!


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It's likely that you are a victim of poor design. Your problem is referred to as the Yellow Light of Death or YLOD.

Check out my common PS3 problem and repair guide for tips and suggestions for more details.

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Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it, it will beep
The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.
After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and blink a red light.
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While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it and you should hear a beep.

The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.

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