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Ps3 power light comes on for few seconds, beeps three times then knocks off. Also, there is a dvd stuck in the drive

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  • dbl-r Dec 31, 2007

    mine does the same thing. iwas playing a game and it shut off flashing the red light. i unpluged it for about 20 minutes and turned it back on. it worked for 5 minutes and then did the same thing. now it turns green then yellow and beeps and turns off. some one help.

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Try taking out your harddrive and booting it up again and if it does the same thing again then it might be your system, if it dont then you'll need a need harddrive.

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Ps3 turns on then turns off and beeps three times


Sounds like a power supply issue. Unless it is showing any other colours after the green light. Red would be ylod which means a phone call to Sony. Try a new power supply and see if that fixes it.

Dec 29, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn on my ps3 and the green light comes on for a short time and the it beeps three times shuts off and the green light turns red and starts to flash. If I push the power button again the red Light


you need to change your power box there is a bad connection with the wires. its over heating you might whant to buy another at game stop or take it in to get fixed. the more you messed with it it might mess up your whole system.

Aug 18, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My Sony PS3 will beep three times and shut down on its own shortly after it is turned on, any idea what it is?


It sounds like the "yellow light of death". After beeping three times does it flash to a yellow light at all? If so your hard drive is no longer good and will either a. need to be replaced by a professional, or b. buy a new ps3.

It is what we all fear on the ps3.

If there is no yellow light, the ps3 is probably just doing a hard shutdown because something is freezing. a few things you can try are. 1. put in a different game, loading that game may be whats causing it to freeze. 2. do the fan test to make sure its not overheating

Aug 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 goes to boot up an then shuts down beeps three times shows a blue light then a quick yellow light then goes to blinkin red light


You could try pressing the power button and holding it down. You will hear the first beep when you press it but hold it down until it beeps a second time it will take 5 to 10 seconds. This will reset the console and it may boot up. If this does not work you can go to www.us.playstation.com and check the user knowledgebase and/or support for a solution.

Apr 04, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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.

Hope that helps.
Mike!

Mar 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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On ps3, when switched on, says hard drive corrupted, will restore. after a while trying to restore, same thing comes up again.


  • Turn off the PS3 console, if it isn't already.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Connect your controller to the console with the USB cable when prompted to do so.Turn on the controller. You will now have access to the PS3 recovery menu.Select option three which states "Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files." This option will identify and correct and corrupt files. Your PS3 should now be fixed. If this option doesn't fix your problems, you'll want to do a complete system restore and follow the next step.Turn off the PS3 console by holding down the power button.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Select option 5 which states "Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch." Be aware that performing a complete system restore will cause all data on the hard drive to be lost. This option restores the PS3 back to its original factory condition.




  • Dec 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    After pressing the on button it turns green for 5 seconds then it flashes yellow/orange for a second then it flashes red.


    Yellow Light of DeathThe "Yellow Light of Death" or YLOD is the common phrase people use to describe the following sequence when they try to turn on their PS3:

    • Press Power Button
    • Red Light Flashes Three Times
    • Yellow Light Flashes
    • Green Light Flashes
    • Beeps Three Times
    • Red Light Flashes

    The sequence above may vary a bit but you do see the flashing yellow light (sometimes shows up as orange) that normally you would not see when operating your PS3. The YLOD is a general hardware fault that can mean a lot of things. However, one of the problems is cracked solder that leads the PS3 to think one of its internal chips is not connected or is broken somehow. Cracked solder can happen when the chips get too hot (RSX most likely) and leads the motherboard to start bending, which may crack the solder. Changing the power supply (lower the average wattage going to the chips to lower the heat) and better thermal compound (heat dissipates faster to the heatsink) may prevent this error from occurring. However, if your PS3 has already had the YLOD, then you can reflow your motherboard every few months to keep it working (but it is not a permanent fix as the YLOD usually comes back).

    Oct 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    My PS3 hard drive is saying ''corrupt''. I have only use this system 15 or 20 times total. Is there something I can try before having to buy a new hard drive? When I turn it on, it goes to a screen that...


    Put your PS3 in Standby Mode.
    The first thing your going to want to know is your model number. It can be found on the back panel of the PS3 on the serial number label, and it will begin with CECH. Example - Serial: XXXXXXXXXXXX-CECHXXX -
    For models: CECHA01, BO1, E01, E01MG, G01, H01, H01MG, K01, LO1, AND P01, it will have a power switch on the back. Flip it off then back on and you will have a solid red indicator light on the front.
    For models: CECH-2001A and 2001B, press the power button on the front until the indicator light turns red. If all else fails unplug the power cord and plug it back in.
    Time to enter Safe Mode.
    Press and hold your finger over the power button on the front until you hear three beeps and the indicator light goes back to red. Then release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds the third and final beep will sound then the indicator light will return to red.)
    Press and hold your finger over the power button again until you hear a quick double beep. The release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds you will hear the double beep.)
    Connect controller to PS3 screen. You will then see this screen. "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button".
    Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the front of your PS3 and the top of your game controller, (between the left and right bumpers). Then Press the PS button in the center of the controller.
    Safe Mode options screen. You will then see this screen.
    -REMINDER: -BY DOING THE FOLLOWING ALL OF YOUR DATA ON YOUR PS3 WILL BE LOST, YOUR ONLINE STATS ARE ON THE NETWORK SO YOU WILL GET THAT STUFF BACK, INCLUDING GAMES AND ADDONS YOU BOUGHT FROM THE PSN.-
    Select option number 5. (Restore PS3 System). Then select yes to perform step.
    You will then see a screen. "The hard disk's file system is corrupt and will be restored."
    The PS3 will then restart. You will see many different languages, all that is is saying is, "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button". Press the PS button and set your settings when it finishes it will start up and its fixed!

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    MY PS3 DOES NOT SEEM TO BE WORK WITH THE HIGH DEFINITON CABLE IT CAME ON FORA FEW SECONDS THEN SCREEN COMES UP WITH NO SIGNAL then. I press the power button and my tv said mode not supported???


    • try this

    • Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
    • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
    • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!

    Dec 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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