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My playstation wont turn on. The red button shows but when I try to turn it on it goes green for about a second the turns yellow for a second then it turns off. At times it will just blink red. What does this mean and how do I fix it?

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Does the light flash red, or does it turn off completely?
If it flashes red, you've got an overheating problem. You either need to send it in to Sony, or a third party repair place.

If it turns off completely, you need a new power supply which you can attempt to repair yourself (they cost $30-$40 online) or again, send it in.

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When the lights do this that means that the playstation is broken
on the internet it is called yellow light of death (ylod)

what i recomend you do is call sony even if your warnenty is run out they might replace it for free

fixing it your self is not easy and i do not recomend it

Posted on May 08, 2010

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SOURCE: playstation three power problem

This is probably like the "Ring Of Death" that is included also with the Xbox 360. You might need to replace it. Have you been using it over a long period of time?

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: disc stuck and then Ps3 system when turned on goes from green to yellow then blinking red

PS3 has overheated and the thermal compound between the cpu/gpu and heat sync need to be replaced. the gpu and cpu may need to be reflowed as well. Had the same problem and fixed mine. The thermal compound was pretty much gone when i opened up the system. Also dont keep your ps3 on its side leave it flat this will help keep the compound from moving as much.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: When i turn on my playstation, it goes from green to stanby.

hello is perhaps an internal problem that has your playstation with the reader, if you still check the warranty with sony, contact them and explain what happens to you, ahh and if you have something put on the power button remove it

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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SOURCE: When I turn on my Playstation 3, a green light

have you ever had the playstation taken apart? Maybe you need to replace the Thermal past on the processors. It is due to an overheating problem. I have one right now that does that.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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SOURCE: my playstation 3 wont turn on. the red light on

PS3 owners refer to this as the 'Yellow Light of Death' or 'YLOD'. It's quite common. The problem is caused by poor solder joints (due to overheating) on the motherboard and degrading heat sink compound on the fan.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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