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Ps3 wouldnt turn off. unplugged now will not turn on

When trying to turn back on red light turns green then goes off completely( no light at all have to push power button again just for red light to come on.)

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  • Josh Owens
    Josh Owens Mar 20, 2014

    console is model number cech4201b

  • Josh Owens
    Josh Owens Mar 30, 2014

    was not trying to turn off by itself had just finished downloading 1 movie, and 2 games about 18 hours of download time. when i switched tv back to video mode screen was black. i then tried to shut the console down. htats when the problem i stated started.

  • Trevor Campbell Mar 31, 2014

    If the machine is completely dead now, with no lights or fans running when you press the power button and you have ruled out a bad power cable and socket it is most likely that your power supply unit inside the PS3 which has failed. Unfortunately you will either have to replace it yourself or get it fixed by a repairer or buy a new machine. If you decide to try replace it yourself here is how to open the machine uphttp://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStati...

  • Josh Owens
    Josh Owens Apr 03, 2014

    unit does get power when i push power button red light comes on. push it again light turns green for maybe 5 secs, i hear fan turn on . then unit shuts down. no red standby light or nothng

  • Trevor Campbell Apr 17, 2014

    It sounds like a typical overheating issue. I had this issue once on my original PS3 which turned out to be the heat sink was no longer attached to the CPU/graphics chip. These heat up very quickly and due to safety precautions the unit turns off before damage can be done to the chips. The only other possible problem is wiring but this is unlikely. If your machine is out of warranty I would suggest opening it up to try check for yourself otherwise take it in and ask a repairer to take a look. They normally shouldn't charge you anything unless you decide to repair it.

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Hey Seth Wolf, the yellow light of death is so called because you get a yellow light and the machine stays on but there is nothing but a blank screen. if you read the problem there is a red light and the unit turns off, definitely not a ylod situation here. In future read the question because posts like yours will send people looking for problems that dont exist. Just saying bud. Keep helping people though

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How long was it trying to turn off before you unplugged it? it might of being performing an update which can be problematic if you canned the power to it while it was doing this.
you could try a factory reset but you will lose your saved data.

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SOURCE: when i power on ps3: light goes green to blue to red (3 beeps)?

This is the yellow light of death i got it some time ago and had to buy a new ps3 there is a way to fix it but i costs more than a new ps3 i had to buy a new one so your screw lol.

Posted on Dec 06, 2009

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SOURCE: when i turn my ps3 on,red light goes green then red right away

Try disconnecting your PS3 and then for 10 seconds if that doesn't work, disconnect all jackets meaning all usb connection ports connected in it. Remove them, then turn on your ps3 see what happens (without using the controller), then disconnect the ps3 cord that connects to your extension cord or jacket and plug it back in. Try it again. Then again with the controller could try. Try disconnecting other ports such as other stuff like as listed, Irons,Fans, etc.           !!!!!!DON'T USE TOO MUCH POWER!!!!


The Same thing happened to me on my Wii though.



If nothing works call Customer Support (SONY)
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Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Ps3 shutdown?

hi..Seems like your Power Supply went dead or either a faulty button.. Since those are touch pads those sometimes wear out. Another issue could be due to overheating..

thank u
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Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: my playstation has the light trun green yellow flashing red light

With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme settings. try this? seems to fix alot of issues.

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SOURCE: HELP!!!! My ps3 won't turn on. Stuck with red light on

Be sure to folleow these instructions to the letter, you could damage your PS32_bing.gif if you choose the wrong option! I do not take any responsibility! Please proceed at your own risk! If you read and follow the instructions exactly you should not loose any data! Feel free to ask questions if you are confused so you don’t make a mistake!! Sorry, I had to say it, I don’t want anyone mad at me if they make a mistake, don’t back up their data and erase it, and then blame me…

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The current version of the ps3 firmware has a “recovery console”.
You access it by

1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)

2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.

3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)

4. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button

You will now have a screen with these options

1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.

CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System



IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


I REPEAT CHOOSE RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.

This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that’s stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.

Here is a video of the recovery screen.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0SPmkV-jco

If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive. However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren’t corrupted) back to the flash

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