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Playstation 3 issues

My playstation 3 is having 2 different problems.
1. it wont shut down... i try turning it off both from the controller and the front of console and green light blinks forever never turning red going to stand by. forced to turn off in back
2. Many times wont turn on.. press button on console or controller and the light turns green but no beep and no noise from console and no picture on screen.
any help would be greatly appreciated

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Try jigling the switch on the back

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mmk first thing is that you will need to get your playstation into safe mode
step 1 make sure the system is off (solid red light)
step 2 hold down the power button until the light changes from green back to solid red
step 3 hold down the power button you will here a series of beeps coming from your system listen for the quick double beep (less than one second between beeps) then take you finger off
step 4 you should see a message about plugging your controller in follow thos and 6 options should come up
step 5 choose option 3
if this does not resolve repeat above steps 1-4 and choose option 5 (this will erase everything)
step 6 if the above does not resolve it is a hardware issue and you will need to contact sony

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The PS3 works fine but freezes in career mode of MLB 10 The Show. Is this also an over heating issue?


It doesn't sound like an overheating issue, more of either a disc read issue or firmware issue.

Please try my following tip for re-installing the firmware. If this does not fix it then try cleaning the laser lens.

Failing that, if it is an overheating problem usually it will tell you with an onscreen prompt or shut down with a flashing yellow light

Step 1.

Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.

Step 3.

Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.

Step 4.

Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.

Step 5.

A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 3 "Restore File System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says

Hopefully this will cure the problem on its own.

Hope this helps

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I was playing black ops. it froze loading the next game. i held down the power button until it peeped, then it shut down. now my controllers will not turn on or even communicate with the system. i try...


Hello Gdemon6 Here is a step by step instruction on how to fix this issue.
Firstly turn off your playstation 3 controller, insert the USB cable into the playstation and then the controller. Have a small pin to hand, when its flashing press the button located at the back of the controller to the top, next to the screw hole. It is a very small hole, go to settings in your playstation 3 menu. Under accessory settings, go to recalibrate controller.
Your playstation 3 controller should now be ready to use properly without any issue. Any further questions please feel free to ask. Thanks for using fix ya.

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I was playing online yesterday and my console shut down.today it still wont turn on.the red light comes on and when i press the power on the light turns green for a few seconds but then goes back to red.my...


Hello,

You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

I wish you good luck

May 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation just shut off an the red light flashes


do you get a yellow light? i bet you do..

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
Send your playstation back to Sony

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

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Ps3 wont turn on turn power on but machine wont come on any ideas ??


This could be any of a number of problems try these solutions one of which may work. If they all fail to work you can contact sony directly at:

http://www.uk.playstation.com/help-support/PS3
or
http://www.us.playstation.com/support/PS3
  • Remove any obstructions from the vents.
  • Allow at least 4 inches of clearance on all sides for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Remove the PLAYSTATION 3 from any cabinets so it is out in the open.
  • Shut the PLAYSTATION 3 down completely and let it cool down to room temperature, then try running it again.
  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service
Hope this helps. Be sure to rate.

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Ps3 wont turn on, jus beeps 4 times an red light blinks


This could be any of a number of problems try these solutions one of which may work. If they all fail to work you can contact sony directly at
http://www.uk.playstation.com/Support/PS3
or
http://www.us.playstation.com/support/PS3
  • Remove any obstructions from the vents.
  • Allow at least 4 inches of clearance on all sides for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Remove the PLAYSTATION 3 from any cabinets so it is out in the open.
  • Shut the PLAYSTATION 3 down completely and let it cool down to room temperature, then try running it again.
  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service
Hope this helps.

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My ps3 wont turn on


If the PLAYSTATION 3 feels extremely hot or the system will power off and the power light will flash, this could be an indicator there is a temperature issue with the PLAYSTATION 3 and it is not able to keep the system cool. Please attempt the following troubleshooting steps.
  • Remove any obstructions from the vents.
  • Allow at least 4 inches of clearance on all sides for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Remove the PLAYSTATION 3 from any cabinets so it is out in the open.
  • Shut the PLAYSTATION 3 down completely and let it cool down to room temperature, then try running it again.
  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service.

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Playstation 3


Contact Sony @ 1-877-253-SONY, sounds like you can get a new system if you call.

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