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PS3 what does it mean when your ps3 beeps 3 times

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In my experience there have only been 2 issues that caused it to beep 3 times. First if you try to eject a disc and there is no disc inside it will do that. Secondly if the PS3 crashes it will beep 3 times and shut off. Typically turning it back on will work but in some cases a yellow light will show up that people refer to as the yellow light of death (YLOD). If that happens your PS3 needs repaired. You can send it to Sony and they will charge you a ton unless it's under warranty still, or you can find a private person or company to replace it. If you go the cheap route be advised that most places will not guarantee they can fix it and Sony won't touch it once it's been opened. Good luck!

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SOURCE: ps3 cuts on and blinks right off

carthagemike the problem may be that something is bumping the power button or the power cord is not plugged in tightly

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SOURCE: beeps 3 times and blinking red light

do you have it conneting to the wall??? or threw something else???? be specific!!! it sounds like your power is not connected right!!! but explain to me in detail!!! check your connection from your ps3 or try cleaning the port from the connection!!

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SOURCE: comes on then makes 3 beeps and shut off

I am sorry to say but your PS3 is dead. Do not take it to a repair shop they will steal your bluray laser and tell you the same thing. This is called blinking red lights of death or yellow light of death. There is no fix for this. Sony will replace your unit for $150. It might be $120 now (I don't recall)

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My 60gb ps3 beeps 3 times and turn itself off when

Hi my name is Juan and I do fix and sell playstations3's so I do know your problem better than any body here the main problem you have is similar to the xbox360 red ring of dead so for now your ps3 is dead no way to turn it on but we have a fix for this problem the only bad part of this is that is done with a special system that is controlled by computer so not every one can do this like the xbox360 ps3 is more complicated in order to get your system up and running we need to have the motherboard or the completed ps3 to reflow the graphics chip some of the connections under the chip are not making good contact and this problem was cause by excessive heat so your ps3 needs to be open and the motherboard needs reflow and new thermal compound to dissipated the heat better there is some guys on ebay they do this type of job there I only sale parts and ps3's on ebay I don't offer this service on ebay but I do have the system to do it so if you like to see your system running again let me know I am located in Georgia.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 beeps then turns off/won't play anything

Your Playstation 3 may be experiencing the same problems as my friends PS3. Either the problem may be a hard drive issue or the fans in your PS3 may be clogged with something. As far as Iknow this maybe the only two reasons as to why it is doing this. If those problems are not the solution, then you may have to send it into Sony to get replaced.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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When I turn my ps3 on the light next to the WIFI light glows orange and the system beeps three times and turns off. What is wrong with my system and can i fix it myself ?


Welcome to Fixya. 99.9% of the time, PS3 beeping is a heat sync problem. It means your CPU and GPU are overheated for long hours of work, poor ventilation of the console, or other reasons. The excess level of heat causes loosening the CPU and GPU. Therefore your CPU and GPU need to be re-seated.
However, before you do anything to fix PS3 three beeps, you should first try the following basic steps. Because there are chances you can easily fix this problem by them. Please Do Try.
1. Turn off the PS3 for more than twenty minutes, and then boot it up.
2. Unplug all cables, and plug them back in. Make sure they are connected correctly and firmly at both ends.
3. If that didn't work, then try to take out the hard-drive, and put it back in. Chances are this will not fix the problem but about 1% of the time it will due to the HD being connected securely.
For the most part, your PS3 still beeps 3 times after these efforts. That means you have to re-seat the CPU and GPU to fix the problem. In this case, I do recommend that you send your console to Sony repair service center, if your PS3 is still under warranty.
But for those whose console is out of warranty, I suggest they fix PS3 beeps by themselves, under the guide of professional repair manual, of course. Because if the warranty expires, one should pay $150 plus tax to Sony for repair the console, and wait 4-6 weeks for the return of PS3
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My ps3 turned off beep 3 times and blinked red there was a disk jam i fixed that but now it wont turn on it goes green blinks blue the goes to red and beep 3 times. is it broken?


9/10 times PS3 beeping is a heat sync problem. It means your CPU and GPU are overheated for long hours of work, poor ventilation of the console, or other reasons. The excess level of heat causes loosening the CPU and GPU. Therefore your CPU and GPU need to be re-seated.

However, before you do anything to fix PS3 three beeps, you should first try the following basic steps. Because there are chances you can easily fix this problem by them. Please Do Try.

1. Turn off the PS3 for more than 30 min , and then boot it up.

2. Unplug all cables, and plug them back in. Make sure they are connected correctly and firmly at both ends.

3. If that didn't work, then try to take out the hard-drive, and put it back in. Chances are this will not fix the problem but about 1% of the time it will due to the HD being connected securely.

For the most part, your PS3 still beeps 3 times after these efforts. That means you have to re-seat the CPU and GPU to fix the problem. In this case, I do recommend that you send your console to Sony repair service center, if your PS3 is still under warranty.

But for those whose console is out of warranty, I suggest they fix PS3 beeps by themselves, under the guide of professional repair manual, of course. Because if the warranty expires, one should pay $150 plus tax to Sony for repair the console, and wait 4-6 weeks for the return of PS3.

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My ps3 is the one that plays both ps3 and ps2 games and it says cant start cannot find correct hard drive


1. turn off system completely (this means the switch on the back)
2. hold touch sensitive reset button down till you hear 3 beeps, than let go.
3. hold down touch sensitive reset button until you hear 2 beeps and a double beep.
4. follow on screen directions, choose what option you want (i pick 3, it
seems to work the best)
5. follow on screen directions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0e-oO6l9kk

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Ok, please try the following steps :

Step 1. Turn your PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep a total of 3 times and turn off again. Release the power button.

Step 3. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, then 5 seconds later it will beep again and then it will beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this then continue to the next step

Step 5. The PS3 will load with a menu with 6 options, choose number 5 "Restore PS3 System" and follow the on screen prompts.

Using this method should sort your PS3 out for you.

Hope this helps

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Your Playstation 3 may be experiencing the same problems as my friends PS3. Either the problem may be a hard drive issue or the fans in your PS3 may be clogged with something. As far as Iknow this maybe the only two reasons as to why it is doing this. If those problems are not the solution, then you may have to send it into Sony to get replaced.

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