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I turn on my playstation 3 it turns on for 2 seconds then turns itself off. the green light lights up then turns yellow before shutting off then the red light start flashing

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What you got is the YLOD (Yellow Light Of Death)
And can be caused by overheating where the cpu/gpu may seperate from the board, in some cases it can also be a faulty psu.

my guess is that your cpu/gps is seperated from the board

And as i see it then you have 2 options :

1. if you still have warrenty i suggest you use it, and then send it to sony.

2. If no warrenty try this below, it does require tools, and some knowhow.
so be carefull if you wanna try this on your own.

ifyou dont feel like doing this on your own, then try search in google on"YLOD" and see if you can find any workshops near you, im sure thereis, since this is a commen problem now a days.


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The chips heatsink needs to be reseated get new heatsink paste.

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I turn my ps3 on then it goes green then to yellow then beeps 3 times and turns itself off. What is wrong?


First the Reason for Yellow Light

If the hard-drive fails on the PS3 you may get a solid yellow led, The yellow light will show if the console is overheating as well, but the console shuts down so you don't it for long.


1)Turn off your playstation 3. 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, then it is suggested to send your PS3 for repairs to Sony Customer Support

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MY PS3 wont start up, everytime i press the start up button it turns green for a second and then quickly turns yellow and shuts off


That yellow light is what us gamers refer to as YLOD.. Its the Yellow Light Of Death. Your system will have to be serviced by Sony. If your system is under warranty still it wont cost you anything but if its not, Sony charges 150.00 dollars to fix/replace it. They will send you a box in the mail to send it to them. Turnovers usually 2-3 weeks. My condolences to you and your PS3. Best of luck to you.

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according to my intelligence,, it is the ps3 that is fake..

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it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

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Hardware Failure. You can try using some of idea from this guide:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3290911

MAJORITY of the time it's a GPU problem though that only Sony or very experienced techs can fix.

You can reach SONY @ 1-800-345-SONY

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