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My PS3 is not coming on at all.

When I try to turn it on it comes on for about 3 secs. then beeps and a yellow light comes on, then its shuts down. I can't eject my madden football game. It won't even respond to my wireless joysticks or my remote. It only responds to touching the on/off on the console. I've tried turning it off from the back then repeating the steps, but it still does not respond. I got it when it first came out, yet I haven't used it all that much. So I'm just wondering what happened, one day all is well the next nothing! Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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  • Ramsiege May 20, 2009

    I'm having the same issue. I was watching a blu-ray and the PS3 just shut off. I was able to get the disc out, but the PS3 hasn't turned on since. It does as you say, turn on for two seconds, yellow light, red blinking light. If anyone could help it would be much appreciated.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    When you push the power button, dose the unit power up then, turn off or, dose it not power up at all?

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Unfortunately, there are two reasons for this particular issue. there is either a program error or there is a fan problem. To date, the program error can only be resolved through Sony. The fan problem can be tackled with a healthy amount of PS3 dissection. If you are both adventurous and willing (and no longer under warranty), removing the warranty warning sticker will reveal a T10 torx screw. once this is removed, slide your PS3 cover off and prepare yourself. The next seven screws come off with a standard philips head screw driver. Before removing this cover, take care to disconnect a small ribbon cable from the fron end of the case (otherwise the card reader will be trash). Removing the power supply and Blu-ray player are pretty straight forward (again, take care to disconnect any and all wiring). Once those items are removed, you should be able to remove the remaining cpu/heat sink/fan from the lower half of the PS3 case.

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Sounds like a temperature issue..... if the console goes from green to yellow and flahses the red light, it wil need to be sent in forservicing. if you bought it when it first came out, they're gonna try boning you for 149 bucks if you live in the us and 169 canadia if you live in canada :)

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