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My ps3 turns on but nothing comes up, no sound, no picture, what is wrong? there is a yellow light that comes up for like a second and then its gone, then it goes to a flashing red light.

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This is a very common problem with the PS3. It is known as the "Yellow light of Death", comparable to the XBOX's "Red Ring of Death".

Ina nutshell, a major component inside your console has failed and needsto be professionally repaired with advanced electronic equipment (mostof the online "do-it yourself" methods do not fix the issue, they ONLYbuy you some time).

YouCAN send it to SONY to "repair" for $170 (and you have to wait 5WEEKS to get it back!!), BUT they will only send you someone else's refurbished unit,so you WILL loose all your data.

With that said, we are able torepair any issues with thePS3 console (and any other console for thatmatter), in a quick and affordable manner. Currently our turn aroundtime is 2 days or less.

Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have.


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When i turn on my ps3, the green light stays on and the tv screen doesn't even change. i changed the cords to make sure the audio/video wasn't just out. i tried to enter 'recovery mode' but it won't even...


If you have a "slim" ps3, it does not beep 3 times. Try this.
First, with the system off,plug in your old red, white, yellow cables into the tv. (make sure your tv is on the correct setting). Now, just turn on the ps3 the regular way. Did you hear the sounds it normally makes when booting up (the ps3 boot music?). If so, thats good. If you did not, check again that the tv is on the right channel, and if possible, try another set of red, white, yellow cables.

If you heard sound, but do not get a picture, turn the ps3 back off. After the red light comes on, hold your finger down on the power button for about 5 seconds. If you have a fat ps3, it will beep 3 times after a few seconds to get back to regular tv mode. If you have a slim ps3, it will beep once, then 1 more time a few seconds later. It should reset and turn back on. If your tv is on the right channel and the cables work, then you should now see a picture and you know your audio/video is working. You can now try your HDMI cable and it should prompt you to use the HDMI at this point.

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My PS3 will turn on for maybe two seconds then the green light flashes to yellow and then turns off. what is wrong with it?!!


i think thats the yellow light of death (ps3's red ring) http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080721011745AAsUsoC

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What do i do when my ps3 turn on, and nothing comes on the tv?


Sounds like you video display settings have been messed with. You can reset this by turning off the console so that the red light is on. Then hold down the power button for five seconds,it will beep a few times.If you have red white and yellow a/v cables laying around for the ps3 unplug the hdmi from the tv and the ps3 connect the a/v cables then turn it on. If you have picture,plug you hdmi into the console and the tv then go to display settings on the ps3 and set it for hdmi out.that should work.

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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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you need to call sony
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Hello. There are a few causes for this. I will list acouple solutions for you.

1. Reset the Video Output Settings. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings. Once you turn it back on, it should work fine.
2. Make sure the TV is on the correct seting. i.e. Video 1, Video 2, etc.

3. If option 1 does not work call Sony because the video out chip has blown or come unsoldered.

I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

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There is nothing wrong with the PS3. I read in the users manual that when the the green light on the PS3 turns yellow or flashes yellow the PS3 is too hot and you need to turn it off. It has never happened to me because I keep my PS3 in a open area.

When the PS3 gets to hot you need to let it sit and cool for a little while and then you can turn it back on and start playing again. If the PS3 cools for a while and it still doesn't work you need to call Sony.

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