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Turn on and immediately turns off

Turns on and immediately turns off - before it turns off it goes yellow, then beeps red, then continues until the on button is pressed again
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Sorry, but i guess you have got the famous ''yellow light of death'' =/

this case, you should contact Sony as soon as you can for warranty procedures, because this yellow light means a very serious problem with your hardware, such as :

  • Hard Disk
  • Cooling system .

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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I dropped my ps3 it works but when i turn it on the green light apperas then in two seconds i8t makes the reset noise then turns yellow then red. The red light then continues to flash. What do I do now


Hello

With the PS3 in Standby mode (Red light on), press and hold the Start button until you hear a single beep, followed by double beeps.

Connect the controller using USB cable and press the PS button on the controller.

Now, the system restore screen will come up

You have several options here for restoring the system, some will unfortunately wipe up all your data, others will make you lose the file naming.

Good luck

Jan 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Light rolling from green to red


stephen I think you are in sleep or lock out mode. Try turning the power on and pressing the horn button twice see if it stops scrolling if it doesn't turn the power off then turn it on and immediately push the joystick forward until you hear a beep then immediately opush it to the rear until you hear another beep then release it to the center. If it is in lockout you should see it return to normal lights Hope this helps

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When I switch it on it goes immediately on standby mode (with the red light flashing) and cannot make it to work


The best solution on earth!!!
the same thing happened to me. all you do is press the eject button until it turns yellow. when that happens, immediately unplug the ac cord, & plug it back in. repeat this process until the light stays green! trust me, it works. it saves alot of money too if your warranty has ran out

Sep 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation will turn on, then turn off 10 seconds after i turn it on, then the red light flashes, i thought it was overheating, so i left it sitting for a while with no cords plugged in it. what is the...


Hi, you may try the recovery options: The PS3 stores a copy of firmware drivers on the hard-drive and will reload any corrupt files. To access the recovery menu, do this: Make sure the PS3 is turned off Press and hold the power button on the PS3 it will power on then power off. When it's off press and hold the power button again until you hear two consecutive beeps. 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) It will ask for the controller to be connected via the USB cable, Turn on the controller and you will have access to the menu. Be aware that you might lose all of your previously saved data.
This should work only if you didn't see a yellow led light, before the red blinking. If the recovery doesn't work and/or if you've seen the yellow light then you have to call sony technical support. Regards, Peter

Aug 05, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When you turn the unit on it goes to a green light then beeps twice and goes to a flashing red light?


This is an overheating problem.
Let it sit for about a day and then try it out.

Make sure it has ATLEAST 4 inches of open space all around it and is not near any heat-making devices, it makes enough heat on its own.
Also make sure it's not on carpet.



If it ever starts to immediately shut-off, blink green yellow and then repeating red with 3 beeps, you have the Yellow Light of Death.
This is a console killer.

Repost as a different question if it turns into the YLOD.

Feb 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Runs for 20 seconds then standy again


I'm guessing that there is a blinking red light in there somewhere...

If so, it's a overheating problem. Let your PS3 sit for a day and get it away from everything that makes heat, carpet, and atleast 4 inches away from everything in general.

if it escalates to immediately turning off and blinking yellow and then red with 3 beeps, you havbe the Yellow Light of Death. This is a console killer but can be fixed by professionals.


If that happens then remake the question on here saying you have the YLoD.

Feb 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont turn on


your ps3 is done. this is known as the yellow light of death.

Jun 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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From standby PS3 wont turn on.


that sounds like your main power supply unit

May 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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