I just took one apart with the same beeping problem. It wouldn't come on at all. I was going to clean the input filters although they didn't look like they really needed it. As I took off the 8 screws and removed the back cover to the unit, the thermocouple popped loose as it was apparently hot glued to the back cover somewhere near the top. I checked the fan and it moved fine, no apparent connection problems and set the unit back upright and plugged it in and it worked. The only thing that changed in removing the cover was that I spinned the motor fan manually to check the bearings and I broke loose the hot glue holding the thermocouple. Either the thermocouple doesn't like being operated in an upright mode (not likely) or the fan unit incorporates an RPM feedback to the controller to shut down the unit should the fan sieze up (more likely). Either way, it's operating again. John
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Please follow the instructions below to start up your console in safe mode.
You can do this by: Putting the unit into Stand By. (solid red light on the power button)
- Press and hold down the power button once in standby for 3 beeps including the initial one when you first press the power button.
- Once you hear the third beep the unit will power off into standby mode again, when it does, release the power button.
- Then press and hold it down again, this time until you hear 2 quick beeps in a row, usually the 3rd and 4th beeps.
- Once you hear the quick beeps release the power button again and you will be presented with a message telling you to plug in your ps3 controller, do this.
- You will have 6 options appear on the screen. Please be aware that choosing some of these options can cause you to lose data on your machine.
From here, please choose option 4 ( Rebuild database ).
With Playstation off from back switch. A) Turn on from back. B) Press and hold the front power button until you hear a set of two beeps. (You first will hear 1 beep)Beep! >>>>continue holding power button until your hear a set of (2) quick beeps( beebeep!!). You should now be now in service menu. (Note) If the after holding the button down it happens to shut off. Repeat step B and it will work. It does this sometimes. Be careful you are now in the service menu this gives you options like formatting your hard drive that the System menu in normal operating mode doesnt. Hope this helps. 5=6=7=
This is a problem with the Playstation 3 software becoming corrupt. It is very easy to fix if you follow my simple steps.
Please note, this method will erase your hard drive so any save games you had will be lost. All your online trophies will be preserved.
Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)
Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.
Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.
Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.
A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 5 "Restore PS3 System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says.
The Playstation 3 will now go through the system restore process and re-install the system software back to out of the box status. You will have to set your user name, date and time and network settings again.
Once you have completed the above, the Playstation 3 will restart and spring back to life again!
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.
Ok, follow these steps to fix your PS3, unfortunately you will lose your save game data!!
Step 1. Turn your PS3 off into standby (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off. Release the power button.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, beep 5 seconds later and then there will be 2 quick beeps together. Release the power button when you hear these 2 beeps.
Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then go onto the next step.
Step 5. A menu will load. Select option 5 "Restore PS3 system". The console will ask you if you are sure, just accept and then the PS3 will restart. All the original software will be loaded and you will need to enter the date and time and other details.
When you have done all this your PS3 should be fully working again.
Ok, its not the 2 quick beeps you need to listen to.
Turn the PS3 into standby, then press and hold the power button.
It will beep as soon as you press the button, then beep once more 5 seconds later. Release the power button when you hear the second beep, that should reset the video resolution to standard definition and you should now get a picture on the screen. If it does not work post a reply here and I will assist your further.
HI I HAD THAT PROBLEM SO I ASKED THE EXPERT..HE SOLVED MY PROBLEM! BASICALLY THERE A CORRUPTED DATA ON YOUR COMPUTER WHICH NEEDS FIXING. QUICK STEPS: PLEASE NOTE YOU MAY LOSE YOUR SAVED DATA SO BEST TO BACK UP SYSTEM TO A USB FIRST. ONCE YOU BACKED UP YOUR SYSTEM FOLLOW THIS STEPS ONLY IF YOUR SURE. THIS WORKED FOR ME, IT WORKS 90% OF THE TIME SO I WAS TOLD BY THE EXPERT. REALLY DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH DATA HAS BEEN CORRUPTED. QUICK STEP:
TURN PS3 TO STANDBY BY PRESSING THE BUTTON THATS ON THE CONSOLE..HOLD THE BUTTON,YOU WILL HEAR FIRST BEEP THEN ANOTHER BEEP 5SECONDS LATER, THEN THE THIRD BEEP. HOLD BUTTON DOWN UNTIL THE LIGHT TURNS RED THEN MOVE FINGER.
NOW SWITCH ON PS3 HOLDING POWER BUTTON ON THE CONSOLE..HOLD THE BUTTON DOWN YOU WILL HEAR FIRST BEEP THEN ANOTHER BEEP 5 SECS LATER, THEN TWO BEEPS TOGETHER.LET GO OF BUTTON WHEN YOU HEAR TWO BEEPS.
IT SHOULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT CORRUPT DATA. AGREE TO IT. SOON YOU SHOULD HAVE A 6 OPTION MENU COME UP.
PRESS NUMBER 3...RESTORE SYSTEM FILES
IT SHOULD THEN RESTART COMPUTER.
NOW TRY PLAYING YOUR GAME ONLINE.
ITS MEANT TO WORK AS IT DID FOR ME.
IF IT DOESNT WORK THAT MEANS THERES ANOTHER PROBLEM. I WOULD ADVICE YOU TO ASK THE EXPERT. THEY TELL YOU STEP BY STEP, THEY FIXED MINE IN HALF HOUR. ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY.IF THEY SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM THAT IS! HOPE THIS HELPED YOU GUYS...GOODLUCK!