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My ps3 wont completely turn on

My ps3 turns on and the fans rev up..then the fans stop and it just sits there getting hot...the green light stays on...there is no picture...

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    mine does the same thing just sits there

  • Alex101094 Dec 06, 2007

    it turns on but there is no picture on the t.v. the playstation 3 is on but you cant see nothing.

  • atpmaster Jun 26, 2008

    my ps3 turns on and the green light is showing i have tried turning it on and off and all them methods but still no joy please help me

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    same

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    same

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When the PS3 is in standby (red light on) press and hold the power panel until it beeps again. This reset's your video settings.

That should do it.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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Thanks so much i got really scared when i thought my PS3 was broken,this worked great! Thanks.

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Red and green lights work fine, but after green off completely, help?


Generally If System Is Unused For A Certain Amount Of Time Time It Will Go Into Was Is Called Sleep Mode. Also Make Sure You Locate Your Fan And Make Sure Its Able To Pull In Air For Ventilation Which Keeps The System Cooled Down And Wont Allow System To Get Hot

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My ps3 wheni go to turn it on n press the button the lite goesfrm green rite back to red n wont turn on


This fix works for some models, so if it does not work for you please tell me your model number

Look at the bottom. This is what it looks like:

SONY

PLAYSTATION 3

CECH-*** = Your model number

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.

MADE IN XXXXX

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, it will 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 blink a red light.
When this happens, turn the main switch off and on then turn it on normally.
Let me know how this goes!!

P.S. It will not harm your ps3, It's testing the cooling fan.

Nov 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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Ps3 wont turn on no power at all... no


Hi,

Most of the times, you're going to find that this is due to over heating. If you've been playing for a while, shut down your Playstation, and let it sit for about 1 hour. It's best if the room is cooled off as well.If the room is hot, you may want to put a fan blowing toward it, or turn up your Air Conditioning.Check the back of your unit, and make sure that all of the cables are plugged in. What you're going to want to do is take out each one, and blow the inside of the ports with compressed air.

To play it safe, take out the Playstation's hard drive, and place it back in.Once the 1 hour is up, and the Playstation hasn't been running, turn it back on, and see if everything is working. If it is, you're good to go! If it isn't, you may want to consult with Sony.


Thank you !!

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

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My PS3 tries to turn on... but won't


Generally its an overheating Problem send it back to Sony to fix

Mar 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont stay on


Your PS3 may be overheating. Check the exhaust of the ps3 where the hot air comes out for any excessive dust. If you have a 60GB PS3, you can blow them out by turning off the PS3 by the back switch and then turning it on using the back switch with you finger on the eject button. The PS3 should beep 3 times and your fans should go at full tilt for about 30sec to 1 min.

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

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the fan on your ps3 stopped working. you need to get it replaced

Dec 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 turns on but suddenly stops running


Hi guys my name is Juan and I have some answer for you guys yes this red light is similar to the xbox360 with the red ring of dead but I have some good news for you there is a fix for this what happen is that the gpu gets very hot and melts some of the connections under the cpu and the gpu so the only way to get then back and running is to reflow the system it is not easy it has to be controlled by computer and an special system not all are fixiable but 90% of then are and the price for this is $80 dls and you pay for shipping and a prepay shipping label to return it if is not fixiable then there is no charge

Apr 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 wont start


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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PS3 Yellow light


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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