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My Playstation 3 will not turn on AT ALL. No fan, no blinking lights nothing. We played it one night before dinner for about 20 minutes with no problem then a few hours after dinner we turned it on and nothing happened. I tried different outlets and took it to best buy to see if it was a power cord issue. It didn't work there either. Any ideas?

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If it makes a popping noise when you try to flip the power on then your power supply box in your ps3 if blown.

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One night I was playing The Sims 3 and my playstation turned off. I turned it back on and it turned yellow realy fast then beeped twice and started blinking red.


Its called the yellow light of death. The fix is really simple, but the taking the console can be complex. The instructions are to long to post here so if you still need help email me and I will email the intructions. jamesjmohney@gmail.com

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My playstation 3 wont come on. The red light keeps blinking. It was working fine the I turned it off for awhile, when I came back it wont come on.


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 3 back to Sony

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

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My Ps3 makes a loud fan noise after 15-20 minutes


its your backup fan turning on you must not have adequate venitlation take it out of small place and put it near a fan or window

Oct 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing last night and it just shut off i


Id probably bring it to game-stop or have someone else come to your house to fix it

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

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After turning on my ps3 for like 15-20 minutes,


it is turning off? if no, then no overheating.
fans will be on while you're playing, it's normal.

check the game position and place, there are something blocking the air?
leave some space around to allow the ps3 to "breath".

Aug 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont stay on


Overheating get a fan
from http://www.buy.com/prod/playstation-3-fusion-cooling-fan-intercooler-system/q/loc/108/204972579.html
its 20$ but it works like a charm
or you could give it to sony to fix it might not be overheating before buying the fan check to make sure

Jul 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing online when the console shut down and the light on the front started blinking red. when i try to turn the console on the green light comes on and then turns yellow and then goes back to...


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/help-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. Also be sure to rate whether this helped or not.

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