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Turns on but then it just dies. the fan starts up n just quits

I can eject discs and stuff and the green light stays on its just like the fan is fucked or somethin?? i dunno. I tried unplugging turning on an off several times, cleaned as much as i could with compressed air without taking the ps3 apart. i have no signal on my tv either when i turn it on.
can i replace the fan or is it just an old ps3. from xmas '06

please share any input you have.
thx

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You could try taking out the hard disk and format it. that happened to me once. it sucks that u lose all your data, so u might wanna try bringing it back to the shop first.

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Red light blinks and wont stay on when push power button


You can do this fan test.

Turn the main switch off, hold the eject button.

While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it and you should hear a beep.

The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.

After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and the red light will blink. When this happens, turn the main switch off and on then turn it on normally.

Tell me how this goes!!



May 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 80Gb shows the red standby light as normal. When I push the power button, I hear one beep, as the light go from red, to green, to off, and then finally back to red again. If I push the eject button...


Does the lights blink red? If so, You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself as some would suggest.You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.



IT CAN BE FIXED*





IS THERE A DISC STUCK INSIDE?



If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you can retrieve your disc.



Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.



You will have to have the system repaired so that you can eject the disc the normal way. If the technician cannot repair your system, simply ask him to remove your disc.

Feb 03, 2011 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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It won't stay on. When you push the button to turn it on, it turns green for 3 seconds then turns red again. I've unplugged the entire system but it doesnt seem to work. How can I fix it?


Does the lights blink red? If so, You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself as some would suggest.You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.



IT CAN BE FIXED





IS THERE A DISC STUCK INSIDE?



If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you can retrieve your disc.



Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.

Jan 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Viplaystation will turn on but will not stay on i cant even eject the game thats in it


Does the lights blink red? If so, You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself. You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.



IT CAN BE FIXED



FOR THE DISC THAT'S STUCK INSIDE



If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you can retrieve your disc.



Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.


Jan 21, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When turned on light remains green for a few second and then turns yellow.


Does the lights blink red after turning yellow? If so, you have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself. You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.





IS THERE A DISC STUCK INSIDE?



If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you

can retrieve your disc.



Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject'

button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test

and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the

backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.


Jan 20, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will not start, red come on and the green come on for about 1 second, i have a madden 11 game inside


Does the lights blink red? If so, you have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You may need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. The process takes about 3 hours.

If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you can retrieve your disc.

Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.
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Jan 20, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can't get disc to eject. Turned off half way through DVD, and when I push on button green light turn yellow then red


hello, try this take the power lead out of the back and then reinsert the power lead back in while doing this press and hold the eject button you will hear the fans boot up but the disc should pop out


regards
shaun

Nov 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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40g ps3 suddenly stopped mid game, won't eject disc, red light ON, turns green and blue for a moment (when pressed), then yellow light where green is, hums a little bit like the motor wanted to eject but...


I think that u just didn't dust it off enough and the fans could no circulate the hot air well enough and the system ended up damaging its self.

You can go to www.us.playstation.com Click on PlayStation 3<support<Service. The service link can be found in the bottom right hand corner. Just fill out a service report form and then they will ship you a box for you to re-ship your system into for repairs.

Note: If your PS3 is out of warranty you will have to pay $149 for this service with a credit card.

Mar 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 fan not running, ps3 not recognizing discs


I suggest calling up Sony and seeing how far you can investigate with their help. If you're warranty is up, opening it up shouldn't matter. However if a sony rep cant solve your problem maybe you can be eligible for a new one or something like that. hope this helped

Mar 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 wont turn on it just flashes a yellow light then red light that beeps cant get disc out


I found a way to eject the disk:
  1. Power off the PS3 on the main switch on the back of the console
  2. Press and hold the Eject button
  3. Turn on the main power switch
  4. The PS3 LED will go green and the fan will spin at max speed
  5. Wait a few seconds and press the eject button a couple of times, the disk should now eject
  6. watch the PS3 die after 30s or so…
This procedure did not fix my PS3 but at least I got my disk back before sending it to Sony for repair.

Jun 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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