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Hi can someone please tell me what is happening to my playstation 3. When i switch my playstation 3 on the power button goes green *** normal but then the power button goes yellow and then then the power button flashes red. please can someone help me with this problem also call of duty world at war is stuck in the ps3 can someone tell me how to get this out and what to do with this problem

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If you have a Sony PS3 that you move from place to place, you may run into the issue where you connect it to a new TV or monitor and you can't see anything because the video settings are different than what your PS3 is configured for. When this happens, you can't even get to the screen that allows you to set the video settings, so you are basically screwed. If this happens to you, there is a fix. Turn off the power to your PS3 and then turn it back on again. But when you turn it on, hold down the power button until you see something on the screen. When you hold down the power button of the PS3 when you are turning it on, it completely resets the video settings to the most basic settings (480p I think) so that it'll work on any TV or monitor. Once you can then get something on the screen, you can configure the video settings to match the TV you are hooking up to. You'll probably have to do the same thing when you take it back to your original location. But at least with this trick you can now move your PS3 around if you want.

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This is PS3 YLOD problem a.ka Yellow Light of Death, the best and cheapest solutions would be to fixthis problem yourself.It would be much cheaper and faster then sending it to Sony for repair,or anyother shop who would charge anywhere between $50 - 100.
I fixed YLOD myself using the repair guide purchased from
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came with a video guide and pictorial very helpful! step by step written steps were also very helpful!


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Google "gilsky YLOD( yellow light of death) ps3 fix". You should find pdf instructions and a 6 part vid. I just tried this method and it worked. Unfortunately tonite it died again after only 4 days. I will try again tomorrow to at least get "my" COD5 disk back and backup all my info on the hard drive. I personally wouldn't take it to just any old electronics shop though. You just need a few things to do it.

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I would say that you probably have the YLOD problem what with the yellow light you mentioned and it's refusal to share your game. i suggest googling yellow light ps3 problem, some people sell ebay "Yellow Light Kits" maybe get one of those and try to fix the problem, but it's a bit hard, maybe find an electronics shop who could do it for $15 dollars, because that's as much as it will cost them.

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

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While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it, it will beep
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