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Playstation 3 will not start up. Stand by light on. When start button is pressed the green light comes on then changes to yellow and shuts down, can you help?

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I just encountered the exact same problem... just totally wondering did you get the new call of duty?

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My ps3 starts up but the menu never pops up, and i just got modern warfare 2.

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Press power on and the green light comes on for 2 seconds, turns yellow and then red which then just flashes red.


Hold the power button down until the debug menu comes up. From there select restore file system.
Hope that helps!

Jul 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I turn on my ps3 model cechg01, it blinks the green light a couple times then shuts itself off. No other color lights just the green one, then beeps three times and shuts off.. Can anybody help narrow...


When you plug in your system with the power cable and turn the toggle switch (in the back) do you see the red stand by light?

The red and yellow light comes from 1 bulb and the green and blu light comes from another..

If you have the YLOD and your yellow/red light is out, you will only see the green light.

I am really interested in your problem.

Do this to check your status: If you can do this function below but not any other, chances are, you do have the YLOD. It can be fixed.

Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and should eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.

Jan 25, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When turned on the light on the front panel go from green to yellow and then shut down


The game was already turned on. simply turned it off. turn it on once more with the same buttons, should display red yellow and green.

Dec 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation has the light trun green yellow flashing red light


With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme settings. try this? seems to fix alot of issues.

Jan 22, 2010 | Sony PlayStationĀ® 3 (80GB) Console

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Can't turn on my playstation 3


you have the red light of death its a hardware failure and is almost always the gpu or cpu lifting off the board

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

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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.

Oct 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 issues


try jigling the switch on the back

Feb 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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