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I push the power button, the Green light comes on for a second

After the Green light is on for a second, a Orange light appears, then a flashing Red light. My playstation 3 will not work at all. Help!!!!!!!

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You have the yellow light of death you need to send it in to sony.

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hi, what do you mean by ti wont come on

is it totally dead or do you have any red lights lit up on the power button

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hi, what do you mean by ti wont come on

is it totally dead or do you have any red lights lit up on the power button

check the power brick and when you switch it on at the main it should have an orange light on it then watch the orange light as you press the on button it should turn green to tell you it working or flash red if it has a fault let me know ok.

try unplugging all the leads out of the back of the xbox and switch the power lead off at the mains. then plug all the leads back into the xbox, no the power lead can be a bit funny at times so push it in then try forcing it in a bit further sometimes the connections get weak and you need to push it in further so try this pushing it in as hard as you can.

then switch it on at the mains then try pressing the on button if the on button still wont do anything try pressing the eject button as this will also switch it on and open the disk tray

if its totally dead or you have any red lights lighting up tell me how many then i can assist you further ok

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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