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How do i reset my ps3 while if is off? My ps3 shut off and will not turn back on. i checked playstation.com and they gave me no solutions except to send it in.

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Drive is drawing more than 1.2amps whilst running and trips out the overload relay. You'll need to reset the power to the unit by simply switching the powerpoint on/off. I took mine apart after Sony was unable to repair it after having it sent to them 3 times. I found a lack of heat paste under the PCB, whack a decent amount under it and re-secure it, been as good as gold since.

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From what i've experienced two things come to mind. first is a pretty easy fix which is replacing your powersupply. you can do that yourself its pretty easy. second is the big uhh ohhh which is *********** board is fried.. that also u can do yourself but from what i've heard and read not recommended. its called reflowing. and 8 out of 10 it doesn't last long i've heard anything from 2 days to few months and u get the same problem... if its under warranty send it in to sony

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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PS3 console shuts off with a yellow light and then immediately goes to a red blinking light and then does not start again.


1. Allow your PS3 to cool down. Overheating is known to cause the red blinking lights and the yellow light of death. Turn off your console for at least 20 minutes before turning it back on.

2. Check for a connection problem (loose cable) with your hard drive. If not, restart your PS3. You can also unplug all cables except the power cord and re-plug them back.

3. Lastly, reset the hard drive by taking it out and putting it back in.

( I would power off the console and use a keyboard duster to spray in one of the vent holes, this overheating issue could be caused by excess dust. Is it in an open area with good air flow?


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Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 freezes.XMBshows the top row of icons but nothing below them except onthe settings column and when you go down that column and click on something the whole thing freezes


Hello,

Follow the procedure below to fix the problem on your ps3,

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.

Aug 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 power on will not boot


When the PS3 is powered on but not booting correctly press and hold the power button.
You will need to hold it for about 30-60 seconds, the PS3 will beep a bunch of times. Flip the power switch in the back to turn the console completely off, wait a few seconds then turn it back on. This is doing what's called a "Hard-Reset". It will reset the video output back to your TV.
If this does not solve the issue then the PS3 will need to be professionally repaired. Sony can help you for $150 but you'll loose your game data. Gatpro repair does that repair for $79 and it comes with free shipping!

Jun 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my PS3, No image comes up on the HD Channel which i play the PS3 on, however the channel settings recognise a signal from the cable but still no picture


I would first try a simple reset. To do this turn the PS3 on my pressing the power button, except hold it down, keep it held until it beeps again and shuts down.

Once it shuts down from you holding the power button, turn it on normally and see if your video settings have returned.

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

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Ps3 won't turn on just beeps then switches off


Please check if you get a yellow or red light flash and how many times does the ps3 beep before it shuts down.

If you get a Yellow Light, reason below:

If the hard-drive fails on the PS3 you may get a solid yellow led, The yellow light will show if the console is overheating as well, but the console shuts down so you don't it for long.


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, then it is suggested to send your PS3 for repairs to Sony Customer Support

Let me know of this helped and please take time to rate my solution.

Wishing you Happy Holidays and Happy Gaming

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Kreative Geek

Dec 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Turn on system, starts then yellow light comes on shuts down and red light blinks


Your playstation has overheated, this is caused by dust clogging up in the fan, which is at the back of the playstation. There is only 1 solution for this and that is to get a heat gun, but you will need to check where to put it and how much to put becuase to be honest i do not know. If you have a guarantee on your ps3 you could get money to pay for a new ps3. Thanks

Jul 10, 2009 | 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.

Jun 26, 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.

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

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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.

Jun 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont work


hello there no i have a ps3 and i turn it off from the switch on the back every time and i have no problems with my internet, there is an option on the ps3 to reset and format the hard drive you will lose all your game saves but it will also reset any system info like your internet setting once this is done you should be able to set your internet back up and hopfully no problems, if problems still persist try calling up sony

www.us.playstation.com or call 1-800-345-7669 for the us or for the uk
http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/ or call 08705 99 88 77

hope this helps some

Feb 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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