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Ps3 wont stay on

The playstation wont stay powered on, it keeps shutting off and we get a flashing yellow and green light

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That means you had a serious system crash and gpu and cpu has died is unrepairable

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

  • miked1179 Jul 14, 2011

    thats fals wen the ps3 coms on then shuts of then a red blinking light coms on dus not mean its dead as I fawend out to day as my ps3 has been dead with a red blenking light for at lest a year what I did is took it a part got the wight stuff off the cpu and rbg chips ther both silver cant miss it then I yused a hair dryer to heat the gpu and cpu to 193 for 15 minits then let it sit tell its coold to 95 or 80 then tern it over do the same thang wer the chips ar at wen yer dun dont move it untell its cooled off just like the first time then you will need the silver heat sink compound wich is way beter at cooling it then the chep wight stuff and yes it did git it werking a gen the first time it may not werk but if you do it agen it will werk

  • CRIS FILD Jul 29, 2013

    thanks for answer but you might want to use spell check next time so you don't sound FICK

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Ps3 power wont stay on


search yellow light of death on google

1)Turn off your playstation. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again
2) Check if there's any loose cable.
3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.

If this did not work send to sony to get fixed



May 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont turn on. light turns green, flashes


This is known as the yellow light of death.(ylod) It's about 150 bucks to have it serviced unless it's still under warranty.It says in the manual it is an overheating issue.
As for your problem, call customer support at 1-800-345-SONY

Mar 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation wont turn on.


Repair needed. Its called "The Yellow light of death" on the internet or YLOD for short.

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Wont turn on, when i try to the light flashes green then yellow then red and keeps flashing red.


also known as the yellow light of death google it and hopefully u find a solution

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charge it red light turning of and beeping is meaning its dead

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My PS3 turns on and then turns off 3 seconds later. my PS3 will not stay on for longer than 3 seconds.


I need to know what the lights on the front do. Do they flash? Before it shuts off do you see a yellow light? Green light?

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PS3 won't turn on


hi Torgsrus.
PS3 Light sequence
The following pictures illustrate the CECHX0X model, however the light sequence is applicable to all PlayStation 3 models.

No lights are on:

When no lights are on, this means that the main power switch on the back of the ps3 is off or the PS3 is unplugged. When the main power switch is off (the '0' is pressed) and you will not be able to access any features of the PS3 system. To turn on the PS3 system, make sure the main power switch is on (the 'I' side is pressed down).

If the PS3 does not turn on:
· Make sure the power cord is not frayed or damaged
· Try using another power cord, if available
· Make sure the main power switch on the back of the PS3 system is turned on
· If you continue to have issues contact our Technical support.

Solid Red:


When the power status light is solid red, this means that the PS3 system is off (or in standby mode).
Standby, mode means the PlayStation 3 system is off, but is ready to be turned on by pressing the power button.

If the ps3 system will not turn on when you press the power button, this is an issue with the PS3 system and you will need to send your system in for service.

Solid Green:

When the power status light is solid green, this means that the PS3 is turned on.
You should be able to navigate the XMB, play games, access the Playstation store,etc.
To turn of the PS3, simply press and hold the power button for two or more seconds.
If the power status light is green ,and you are experiencing problems- have a look on our forums for troubleshooting.

Flashing Red:


When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly overheated.

This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked.
If this happens:
· Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.
· If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like an entertainment area, move it to a more open area.
· Leave the ps3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.
· If you continue to have issue, you may need to send the console in for service.

Flashing Green:


When the power status light flashed green, it means that the PS3 system is turning off. Please wait while the system turns off.

If the PS3 system does not shut down immediately, it may be trying to finish save data to the Hard Drive. If it is, do not turn the main power switch on the back off as it may cause data on your hard drive to be corrupted.

If the green light continues to flash green, the ps3 system maybe trying to write to the hard drive, shutting down or running programs. It may take longer to shut down depending on when you pressed the power button. If the green power light flashed for a very long time, you can try holding the power button down for 5 seconds, the console will beep and should turn off. Then try to restart the PS3 system.
Flashing Green, Yellow and Red:


When the power status light goes from green, to yellow, to green, then to a flashing red, this means that they may be an issue with an internal part with in the PS3 system. This may be caused by a variety of reasons and would need to be diagnosed by our support line.

When the PS3 power light flashes in this order, you can contact our Support Line for further assistance.

Solid Blue:

When the disk status light is remaining a solid blue, it means the disc is inside the PS3 system. If you wish to eject the disc, hold down the eject button for 2 seconds and the blue disc status light will flash indicating the PS3 system is attempting to eject the disc . (NB: the power indicator light will always be a solid green).

If the disc is inserted into the ps3 system, but does not show up on the xmb or will not play, this may indicate an issue with the reader- check our guide Discs are not loading in my PlayStation 3? for further troubleshooting.

Flashing Blue:


When the disc status light is flashing blue, it means a disc was just inserted into the ps3 system or a disc is trying to eject from the ps3 system. Depending on when you pressed the eject button, it may take longer for the disc to eject. (NB: the power light will always be a solid green)
If the light constantly flashes blue, it may be an issue with the disk being stuck in the system. If this happens there is no way to remove the disc yourself if you are using an orginal 60GB PlayStation.

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