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YLOD!!! you'll have to send it along to Sony for repair. There are no ways to fix it yourself.

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hi, i dont think formatting will help, im afraid it sounds like your on your way to the yellow light of death, basically the unit has over heated causing damage to the gpu and cpu chip, now been as the problem is with the games then the problem is with the gpu chip, now you can find some places that offer a repair service, but even doing this is no way of making sure it continues to work, before you do anything check all air vents are not blocked, even go to a computer hardware store and buy a can of compressed air, basically its just air in a spray can, then give all the air vents a good spray and a load of dust will come out, this may solve the problem, but chances are the damage is done and its over heated, i used to repair these in my spare time, its the same as the red light of death on the xbox, these consoles work on the very edge of reliability, they work really hard to produce the sharp images and smooth game play, but over time dust builds up and the circuit board starts to warp and it causes problem with the gpu chip and cpu chip, this is a very commong problem with all ps3 and xbox consoles, the newer ps3 is meant to have solved this problem but only time will tell, but some how i doubt it, they will all still have the same problems, usually just after the warranty has ran out

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My ps3 turned off during game play and the light flashed blue green yellow and then kept flashing red and if I wait a long time and try again the fan turns on light god blue for one sec then turn a yellow...

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Does the lights blink red? If so, You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. (now it comes back on, eventually it won't) This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself as some would suggest.You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.

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The yellow light is also know as the yellow light of death casued by a hardware failure. It can be casued ny over heating a bluray drive failure, a hard drive failure or even a powersupply failure. You know you have it when you power up the yellow light flashes then you hear some beeps then the red llight flashes. I would suggest returning it if you have that option or getting it fixed somewhere else as a last option.

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Press and Hold your PS3 power button for at least 6 seconds and see if it beeps twice.... Make sure you have your composite jacks(Red, White, Yellow) hooked up to your PS3 and TV in order to see diplay and hear sound.
This will reset your PS3, but you will still keep all your data!
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