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When ever i turn on my playstation it turns off like in two seconds later why

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That is what u call YLOD-- yellow light of death... like the RROD--red ring of death for the xbox 360... it has to do with your system getting too hot and overheating. if its still under warranty its best to ship it off to sony... if not it'll cost u $150...i'm hearing now its gonna be $175 to get it fixed. u can send it off to get it reflowed but thats not a permanent fix -- i hear anywhere from few days to few months... if u do get it fixed or not its best to sell it on ebay n get u a new one

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When i turn my PS3 on the light goes from red to green but nothing else happens, the discs load and eject thats it. You cannot turn the system off without turning the power off at the wall.


This is a problem with the Playstation 3 software becoming corrupt. It is very easy to fix if you follow my simple steps.

Please note, this method will erase your hard drive so any save games you had will be lost. All your online trophies will be preserved.

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 5 "Restore PS3 System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says.

The Playstation 3 will now go through the system restore process and re-install the system software back to out of the box status. You will have to set your user name, date and time and network settings again.

Once you have completed the above, the Playstation 3 will restart and spring back to life again!

I hope this helps all of those out there who are suffering this problem

Jan 01, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 no display?


Have you changed from A/V to HDMI and now cannot get a display?<br /> <br /> Playstation 3 not showing video but playing sounds?<br /> <br /> Follow these very simple steps to bring your Playstation 3 back to life!<br /> <br /> <u>Step 1.</u><br /> <br /> Turn the Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)<br /> <br /> <u>Step 2.</u><br /> <br /> Press and hold the power button. The console will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep<br /> <br /> <u>Step 3.</u><br /> <br /> Wait for the Playstation 3 display to initialize.<br /> <br /> Your Playstation 3 should now display properly and you can get back to your gaming!<br /> <br /> Hope this tip helps you out.

on Nov 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 turns on but the av multi out doesnt work so i cant see or hear anything.


Try resetting the display by doing the following:

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2 Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it then beep again 5 seconds later. Release the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3 Wait for your PS3 to start

Hope this helps

Nov 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a playstation 3 system that worked for 1 day & the next time i attempted to play it,it did nt go past the initial playstation intro screen.The screen is grey with the playstation wave symbol...


Ok, follow these steps to cure your problem. Warning, you will lose saved game data!!

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby mode (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you press it, then beep 5 seconds later and then once more another 5 seconds later and turn off. Release the power button.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button. It will beep once when you press it, again 5 seconds later and then 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 beeps release the power button
Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then continue to the next step
Step 5. The options menu will display. Select option 5 "Restore PS3 System". The PS3 will re-install the software required and restart. Hopefully this will solve your problem

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Aug 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 problem


thats the ylod, need a motherboard reflow and then add new thermal paste.

Apr 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation not registering with hdmi or video mode suddenly


Please try the following steps :-

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep once when you press it, then once more 5 seconds later. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for the PS3 to reset display settings back to standard.

Hope this helps

Nov 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 turns on and then turns off 3 seconds later. my PS3 will not stay on for longer than 3 seconds.


I need to know what the lights on the front do. Do they flash? Before it shuts off do you see a yellow light? Green light?

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

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Playstation won't stay turned on


THEY SYSTEM SOUNDS AS IF THE HDD FAILED THE 60GIG VERSION DOES THIS ALOT CONTACT SONY AT 1800-345-7669

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

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