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Ps3 wont turn back on

I was playing tiger woods 08 and all of a sudden the system turn off... all the connections are fine i even tried turning the power swith in the back on and off and the standby (red light) won't even turn on...

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  • porsch78 Nov 10, 2007

    I have the same problem. I was playing Call of Duty 4 and it just turned off. When I flip the power button on the back of the unit, the red indicator light comes on. But when I try to power up or eject my disc the system just shuts off again.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    I inserted Call of Duty 4, logged in online and the whole system shut down immediately. The system will not turn on at all. I called Sony and they are sending me a self addresses, pre-paid box to send it to them. They said it will take about 10-14 working days to determine if they can fix it since it is still under warranty. If you have a playstation 3 it is probably still under warranty because they didn't go on sale in the U.S. until Nov. 17th last year. If they can't fix it they will send you a replacement, and in my case they will replace my game that is stuck in the unit. This is what I was told by Sony but that was yesterday so now i'm just waiting to see what really happens or if they try to give me some crap.

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    I had the exact same problem with call of duty 4 online, im thinking there is something wrong with the network that has a kinda of virus.

  • DJARMY545830 Nov 22, 2007

    i ALSO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM ONLINE WITH CALL OF DUTY 4

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    same thing i was playing C.O.D.4 and there was a loading screen and the whole system crashed the red light comes on but it wont boot up

  • wezzy1only Jan 01, 2008

    my ps3 shut off when i was playing it and it whould not go back on i let it cool for alittle and the red light came back but it woulden spit the disc out so i opend it up to get to the disc reader i took it apart to get the disc out and now i cant put it together so now i dont know if the blueray disc player works or if i need a new one NEED HELP LOST WITH OUT IT

  • tenser2 Feb 02, 2008

    I have a similar/same problem. Bought the unit in Sept 2007, 60gb.

    Started from standby, pushed the i/o button to turn on Rock Band. Was making my menu selections to play Solo and the machine died. Tried turning on/off with switch and checking plug connections. Can't get it to power back on. My game disc is still stuck in it.

  • jomamma11693 Feb 07, 2008

    my playtation just wont turn on

  • R3dFoUr Mar 16, 2008

    yup happened to me about a month ago my 1 year warranty ran out and sony wouldnt do anything to help .. i learned big this time .. bought xbox 360 now both systems are nice not sure which one i like more ... probably my xbox cause it actually works....

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    I was playing a game and I turned the power off without saving. But when I wanted to play on the PS3 again I turned it on and it showed the green light. This outlet with the word Pro above it had a light that turned yellow on the front left side then the light on the right turned yellow, green again, then red. I dont know what to do. Ive plugged it into different outlets and everything.

  • Zaneross Apr 11, 2008

    I was playing COD4 for the first time and the PS3 suddenly turned off. It didn't blink or anything, just shut off in the middle of the game. I am at a loss because it has happened with my other games too.



    Why is my console turning off? It get's hot, but the manual says that it should blink a light first and not just shutoff immediately. Any help is appreciated.

  • mbqoh Apr 12, 2008

    OK sorry I have been posting all over the place. I am a little upset at Sony. I have NEVER paid this much for a game console and to have it completely DEAD and the CSR tell me it is UNUSUAL and come on this forum and see so many having the same problem does not make me happy! Something is going on with the system and now I have to prove I purchased the console less than a year ago! Not happy! And the game was NEW! I was having fun!


  • 9464142 Apr 18, 2008

    My son's PS3 won't turn on and we have had it for only 7 months. We called Sony and they said they couldn't help us unless we had the receipt. My mother bought it for him and of course she doesn't have the receipt, probably threw it away to hide how much it cost from my Dad because it was so darn expensive! This was to replace the Playstation 2 that was also broken. My Nintendo from when I was a child still works!

  • 00 F350 Apr 22, 2008

    was playing gt5p after installing game ps3 just shut off and wont turn back tryed different power cord off my desktop still nothing game only 5 months old has prodution date of feb 2007 was a gift and of course do not have the reciept called sony said needed my receipt dont know what to do at this point out of game that i just purchased and ps3 thanks sony for all the help

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    i was playing grandtheft auto 4 and i shut down the system, now it wont turn

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    I just bought a playstation 3 and I haven't played it or anything and it won't turn on.It turns green for a second,then flashes,then goes back to red.I'm starting to think it's not going to work.GRR

  • DRCoop Jun 18, 2008

    I've had my ps3 for about 2 weeks now. on the 4th day i was playing gta for only about 45 minutes. i stopped, turned off the console correctly and ate dinner. when i returned after about an hour, i tried turning the console on by the controller. i wasn't looking at the console but i heard three loud beeps and i noticed my ps3 wasn't on. i tried pressing the little button on the front to turn it on. the ps3 tried powering up, the little light turned green for about 2 seconds then turned yellow and then immediately red with three loud beeps. the light kept flashing red repeatedly until i pressed the power button again. i tried it again except pressing the eject button this time and still nothing new, only that now i realized my game is stuck in there. i switched it off in the back, unplugged it, tried different outlets and still nothing different. i let it sit for a bit and tried to calm down, when i came back still the same thing. i was getting extremely irritated and i pressed both buttons on the front repeatedly at the same time and all of the sudden it spit out my game. i don't know what happen all i know is it then started working and the menu screen came up on my tv. it worked great for another week then it happened again. i completed the entire process i did before and again i became angry and pressed the buttons to much, but now that's not helping anything. it continues to start up and shut down 2 seconds later with my game trapped inside. it's been like this for a few days. any help would be GREATLY appreciated i also bought this item brand new sealed box not refurbished but off of ebay with no warranty and no receipt... last time i do that

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    I Was playing a game on my ps3 after i was done playing my game i turn it off then went to go eat lunch. after i was done eating i came up stairs to play my ps3 when i turn on my game the screen was blank and i couldn't hear anything.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    My ps3 is dead, the red light doesn`t turn on.

    If this a Normal Damage?

    or is my ps3 R.I.P? can`t be repair?


  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    MY PS3

  • JHARV80 Sep 28, 2008

    MY PS3 WILL NOT STAY ON. WHEN I TURN IT ON THE RED LIGHT FLASHES TO YELLOW ABOUT 3 OR 4 TIMES THEN SHUTSDOWN. I PURCHASED IT AROUND MID FEBRUARY BUT DONT KNOW WHERE THE RECIEPT IS. HOW MUCH IS THE REPAIR?

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    my playstation 3 turns on for a couple of seconds and then the grren light turns yellow and blinks 3 times then turns off

  • ghostguy77 Oct 25, 2008

    red light turns on then goes to yellow and turns off

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    i have the same problem my gay lord ps3 wont turn on do i junk it,get it fixed or it thier some way to fix it?



  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    i am having this problem as well i bought my system back in febuary of 07 and have never had any problems with the system and i just turned it over to its side in stead of having it standing up and now i turn the power switch on from the back and the red light comes on but the button up front wont turn the system on

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    ps3 wont turn on , when i tryed to turn it on the red light turns green then yellow and remains off , how do i fix it?

  • unggu Jan 03, 2009

    i was watching blu ray movie, and all of a sudden, it turned off by itself. i tried the switch on the back, then turned it on manually, the light turned on green for about a second, then changed to orange and red again, shut off again?????

  • jamezbond Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem with my ps3 but i belive i know whats cousing it. My brother gave me his ps3 becouse it was in a house fire and it got wet, the power light comes on but when you press the power button it will sound like its going to run but then it shuts off, and the red light flashes. Well i took the ps3 apart "since i got it free :) ", and noticed to the left of the fuse is a small glass diode with black on one end. I looked closer and realized that it was cracked in half, i then tested it with a volt meter and sure enough its broken. I belive if wet or to hot, that it will crack like glass will do. Im going to replace it and post a respose if it worked. Your diode might be cracked aswell.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I had the same problem but i was playing socom and it turned off on me and the light on the front of the system was flashing and now it only stays on for 2 min and turns back off

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    Same thing happened to me. I was about to play Lara Croft Tomb Raider Underworld and it was my first time playing the game. Then just when I was about to beat up some sharks in the game, the screen goes black. I checked the cables, plugs, and plug outlet. Everything was fine. Does this have to do with the fact that the Playstation 3 is in the same room as the Wii? Is the Wii somehow interfering? How do I fix this?



    P.S. UNDERWORLD WAS MY NEWEST VIDEO GAME AND I HAVE BEEN DYING TO TRY IT OUT!!! NOW IT'S STUCK INSIDE THE SYSTEM!!! HELP!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    My PS3 died yesterday,apparently its something to do with overheating.
    Then again my PS3 has not worked for around 34 hours now in my opinion that is well over enough for a console to cool down don't you think?it has been in my room a VERY small room with the window open and it is ICE cold i there so yeh its royaly f*ked.
    i have warrenty although i cant say i like the idea of loseing all of my game saves but its better to have a working PS3 than a over heated peice of junk just sat there -_-

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    me too...

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    I was playing Cod5 and i was in mid game and it just shut off on me. i checked the plug, put it in a diffrent plug and still nothing no lights no nothing its likes its completly dead. I called sony they said they have no idea whats the promblem and that i will have to send it in for 150.00 is there anything i can do instead of that if so please help email celticsrule@rocketmail.com

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    i had the original 60gb ps3 and never had pribiems with it . but when i finaly got to play online for about two months it started to do weird things . like for one i was playing grand theift auto 4 and got under the game by the swing set glich with a bus then all the sudden it ended the online party and said for the safety of your system your prty has been disconnected. and a week later i was in the middle of playing cod4 and it shut off and now wont come back on . SO HELP ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    i have the same problem its a bad powersupply needs to be replaced there is a tutrioal on how to dissasemble the ps3


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If you cant get your disk out of your ps3 turn off in back of console hold down the power button with the eject button at the same time turn on the console in back while holding both buttons keep holding until disk ejects might take few times

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If you have what they call the "yellow light of death". Just go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU and djwhetzel will show you how to fix it. You'll need some materials that you probably wouldn't normally use but it's way cheaper than giving it to sony. Good Luck!

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Try a different power cable, i had the same problem so i used a different cable and it powered right up! Just a short in the cable. I hope this helps someone out!!

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This problem is fixed easily remove the fan get new heat sink paste clean both chips and heat sinks with alcohol, repaste the chips then reassemble the ps3 wait 20min for paste to dry then turn it on and the problem should be solved.

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I'm 10th prestige on Cod 6 and then my ps3 suddenly shut down then the light went yellow and the red light keeps flashing is this what's happening to everybody's?

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I was playing saint row 2 and all of a sudden the system turn off all the connections are fine i
even tried turning the power swith in the back on and off and the standby {red light} won,t even turn
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I was gone to a girlfriends house.. when i come home and my parents say they were watching a movie on it when all a sudden it shuts off... i have had no problems with my ps3 before and this happens... now the red light wont even turn on its like it is dead how do you fix? it still has the disc in it too..

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My friend a similar problem. He just sent his Playstation 3 repaired by www.videogame911.com. In such a short time, they sent back his working Playstation 3. He suggested that every time something goes wrong with one of my systems to just send it to them. I will definitely use them in the future. 

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  • blaine12345 Feb 10, 2011

    does it cost money to send it to them

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If you have a game stuck in the ps3 this video will help you get it back and it works i got my cod5 back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-kisxpA19c

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You say that your PS3 is completely dead, with no lights, so this is more likely to be either failure of the power supply, a massive short-out of circuitry, or simple failure of your console.

You should try using a different power lead to see if this restarts your console. if not your only real option is to send it back to Sony or some other 3rd party for repair; you should NOT attempt to fix your PS3's power transformer yourself, as any incorrect adjustment could cause injury, and potentially death, as well as a PS3 that could be prone to exploding from time to time.

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My ps3 will not turn back on

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

  • jaygascoigne Sep 10, 2010

    my ps3 done the same thing yesterday never had a prob wiht it before have u fixed it if so how did u do it

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Just got off the phone with Sony. The CSR stated that I had unusual problem. Does not seem to unusual in this forum however. We were playing GH3 when out of the blue the game stopped and the ps3 went black. No power, no lights, NOTHING! Something smells fishy here!

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Posted on Apr 12, 2008

I had the problem when i moved my ps3 i turned on then went out. tried everything. buddy brought over power cord form his ps3 and it worked fine. cord must have shorted out

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

Go online to the playstation website and call their customer service. They sent me a package to send them my PS3 in. I got it back about 2 weeks later and they gave me my game back. However I had the receipt.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

Interesting it sounds like there might be a software problem that could have caused this mine has done the same thing and it has COD3 in it. Maybe this had something to do with it?

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

Call Sony Customer service as soon as you can. They were wonderful when I called. The console was fixed in just a couple of weeks.

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Posted on Jun 16, 2008

I just bought mine and it won't work.I have the same problem.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

I've purchased 2 (two) playstations. Both in differn't locations and BOTH overheated. On on the first day and the other after a month after playing 2 hours in a ventalated roon with a fan blowing on it. Now my COD4 is stuck inside and called sony and they said basically ******** because you are not in the US. I hate Sony man. Seriously. Order a Sony 46" tv on amazon and canceled it and change to a 46" Samsung just because of this.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

I've purchased 2 (two) playstations. Both in differn't locations and BOTH overheated. On on the first day and the other after a month after playing 2 hours in a ventalated roon with a fan blowing on it. Now my COD4 is stuck inside and called sony and they said basically ******** because you are not in the US. I hate Sony man. Seriously. Order a Sony 46" tv on amazon and canceled it and change to a 46" Samsung just because of this.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

I had the same problem... i called sony on sunday, waiting for my return box and it's been a week. granted it's holiday time i'm hoping the box is here in the morning. i had call of duty 4 in mine too. i've never ever had a video game system failur in my last 26 years of playing video games until now and it's the one unit i bought off of a friend rather then new. i'm very upset about it.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

I also contacted Sony. They seemed extremely helpful. They sent a postage paid box with absolutely everything you needed to send the PS3 back, including tape to close the box. I dropped it off at UPS Tuesday morning and am waiting for a response. I bought the PS3 at Best buy and received the exact opposite customer service. It was day 36 after buying the PS3 (Bestbuy has a 30 day return policy). They were trying to charge me $10to extract my game from the system and give it back to me, although I spent approx $700 buying the system, game and 4 year protection plan!!!! I was very confused considering I bought everything at their store and that they were trying to tax me another $10. The geek squad guy basically said I could send the console into Best Buy repair service but they couldn't guarantee that I would ever see my game again. I received a refund for the 4 year protection plan and vowed to never shop there again.

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

  • creampie321 Nov 27, 2010

    Call of Duty 4! Black ops sucks! Your all screwed! No more PS3! Poop.

  • creampie321 Nov 27, 2010

    Call of Duty 4! Ur all screwed! No more PS3! Poop.



    P.S. - tiger woods 08 sucks

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Did you tried calling Sony?  They have a 1 year warranty on it so everything should cover including sending you back the disc that is stuck in it.  Give them a call if it's not over a year but make sure you have your receipt.  Good luck!  Cost too much to break down so easily!

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I bought my 60Gig PS3 in July of 2007. It had this loud sharp humming noise. Finally after 6 months of hearing this annoying noise I sent my unit to sony and they replaced it without a problem. Very pleasant and easy experience, they sent the box paid for shipping, it was about a 2 week turnaround. I recently purchased Call of Duty world at war, placed in my console last night, downloaded and installed the update for the game. Fired the game up, in the title screen my ps3 just shutdown. Now I get no light, no power, NOTHING. Changed the power cord, tried a different outlet, nada. Called sony, it's not in warranty, so pretty much they are like, f u, pay me. I spent over $400, already replaced it once, hasn't been working for a year yet, and have to pay $150 to sony for them to fix it. In 20 years of gaming, I've never had a problem with any system. For the cost, the ps3 is a piece of chit. I'm probably going to spend the extra $50 and just get a xbox 360 instead. In anyone knows anything or can help me please e-mail me at borinkito14@hotmail.com, thanks!

PS..obviously my game is stuck in the console. :o(

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