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Hello, My PS3 just keeps turning itself off. I have tried to reset the system but it keeps flashing red and yellow lights and then turns itself off into standby mode? HELP......

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Hello, When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked. The blinking red light is infact a general hardware failure message. In this particular case, his hardware failure is with the blu-ray drive, that's why the system does not shut down until the drive is accessed. if the system is overheating, it will tell you so in the top right hand corner. It will say the system has overheated and is shutting down to avoid further damage. Provide a proper vent for the system...



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Try removing the game inside your disc. then try removing other external hardware and slots and try again. If problem persists it might be a system problem. Please go to the shp from where you bought it and ask them for a replacement.

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Was playing it for 3 hours then it turned itself off and now the standby red light flash's


Hi reddez,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

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

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My ps3 keeps swiching itself of power light turns yellow then flash red


Sucks. You have the yellow light of death. kinda like sonys version of the red ring of death.

Feb 11, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on the green light comes on turns yellow then turns off which it then has a flashing red light how do i fix this problem?


hello try a reset press and hold the standby button on the front of the ps3, you hear 1 bleep the 2 short bleeps after the short bleeps release the button it should reset good luck

regards
shaun

Oct 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on the green light turns and then turns yellow shuts off and the red light flashes


hello have you tried this press and hold the power button in until you hear 2 bleeps then release the button it should reset the the ps3 good luck

regards
shaun

Jul 30, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My ps3 tuens off by itself right after im turning it on... why?


When that happens, look at the LED "Lights" on the rightside of it. if it flashes red then it means it is overheating "most of the time" if it is flashing Yellow then you have what is called YLOD "yellow light of death" almost like xbox Red light of death

IF it is flashing red, then just clean your system by blowing it out with some air "do not try to open the system case it self" you can buy caned air from almost anywhere spray it in the ports on the front, sides and back of the unit..

IF Yellow light is Flashing Contact Sony playstation..

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Ps3 wont stay on


charge it red light turning of and beeping is meaning its dead

Mar 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation has the light trun green yellow flashing red light


With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme settings. try this? seems to fix alot of issues.

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ive tried holding the power button, but it automaticly turns itself off no matter what :@

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PS3 light turns GREEN, w/ blinkin BLUE, to YELLOW, to flashin RED


it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

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Well when I turn on my ps3 the green light turns into a yellow light some people call this the yellow light of death after it goes yellow it turns into a flashing red light I try to repaet it but it keeps...


well yes obviously the flashing red light means that if u do not turn off ur PS3 it will die. but depending on how long u have had ur PS3, it may be becuase the life span is almost over.
if u have not had for a couple years it is most likely a manufacturing error
u should send it in to sony before the warranty is up and have them take a look at it

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