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Playstation 3 won't power on?

Today I went to switch on my Playstation 3 by the power button and it went from 'red' to 'green to 'yellow' to 'red' and it will not power on. Therefore I am unable to play. I am running it through an HDMI cable. Please advise.

When I turn it one i press and hold the stand by button and it goes grren to yellow back to green then red.

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  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    Like others mine just sits there all $600 of it and I don't even get a lite


  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008


    This isn't going to help you (yet) with your problem, but I thought I would at least post what happened to me.

    Bought a brand new 40GB PS3, carefully removed from the box, followed all instructions to the letter. Plugged it in, turned on the main power switch at the back, and then pressed the power button on the front. NOTHING! Not one light, not one little noise, NOTHING. You would think they at least would power the thing on before sticking it in the box and sucking up your 500 bucks.

  • kdee45 Jun 04, 2008

    Bought a new sony ps3 40gb. Plugged the unit in, turned the power on. It went from green to red, gave 3 beeping sounds and then shut down. What gives?

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    ps3 wont turn on, just red light blinking, 3 beeps warning yu something is wrong, ps3 pc of sh

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    power light goes from green to yellow to flashing red

  • jessy78 Jun 08, 2008

    turned on playstation the green light come on then it turned yellow then red then the red light flashes press the button to turn off the red light stops flashing but is still on and how can i eject the cd out

  • devans2727 Jul 07, 2008

    The light goes from red to green then it goes to yellow then it flashes red so I push it and it goes back to standby.

  • klhenderson1 Aug 01, 2008

    switched on my Playstation 3 by the power button and it went from red to green to yellow to red and it will not power on. It keeps powering back off. Whats the problem. I've had a little over a year.

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    I got that today too ... 11th august!

  • sean-15 Aug 13, 2008

    turned on my ps3 then it goes from yellow light two flashing

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    when i turn my PS3 on it green to yellow to flashing red

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    when iturn my ps3 on it turns from green to yellow to flashing red

  • satannate Dec 08, 2008

    My original 60gb version ps3 has the same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    Went to turn my PS3 on today and it blinked from red to green to yellow to red. Then it just turned off completely. The red light does not even appear anymore when the system is plugged in.

  • itpro2 Feb 21, 2009

    Can reapplying the thermal paste on the CPU/GPU solve this?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    i turn on my ps3 and my it goes red green then tellow and then turns off!

    has my ps3 overheated?????

    im gonna leave it and c wat happens

  • chantal04 Mar 21, 2009

    i press the the on button it beeps once goes green then amber beeps 3 times goes green then red ... all in about 4 seconds its bugging me now as i have only played it like 4 times in 2 mnths! arghhhhhh pluus i cant seem to find a number to ring them and i got it free with a mpbile phone contract i just dont know what to do please help!!!

  • neilreality1 Apr 05, 2009

    same problem its hardware failure from overheating something ps3 should have prevented

  • joshchilver Apr 15, 2009

    my ps3 goes green then turns yellow and then green then flashed red how can i solve this



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This is a hardware failure caused by heat. I have done TONS of research on this problem as I have a unit that is like this too. But I bought mine used. I hear that Sony will fix it or send you a replacement for FREE. I have been told by over 30 people that Sony did it for them. Just be honest and polite to the customer service people. Go to choose your region, click on playstation 3, then Support (upper right corner) and there should be the contact information.
If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to hit my "Ask Me" button.
I hope this helps. Good luck to you!

Posted on Aug 01, 2008


Well mine happened on the 11th august , phoned Playstation 3 consumer services the next , day took a few details and getting a new one 2mos 14th august , 2 days within the call , fantastic.!

Posted on Aug 13, 2008


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