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Most likely your power supply is bad.

You can either send it in to Sony if it's under warranty or another repair shop if not. It's not to hard to fix yourself either, you can search online and find lots of places to sell you the part.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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Ps3 keeps shutting off


Time to bring it to a repair shop.

Jul 12, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 keeps freezing during games


Problem: Your Playstation 3 console is freezing during gameplay. There are usually two problems that would cause your Playstation 3 to freeze during

gameplay. I will start with the most common problem:

1. The Blu Ray Laser is wearing out. This is a common issue among the newer video game consoles. The laser is constantly lighting up to read the discs while you are playing your Playstation 3 whether you are playing games, Blu Ray movies, or DVD movies. Eventually the laser will burn out. As it starts to wear out, first the games or movies will freeze. After a while, it will not read Blu Ray at all. Finally it will quit reading anything. You can find lasers at the following website starting at $49.95. The same website also performs repairs of the Playstation 3 console:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/pl3paac.html

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2. Overheating. This is less common. If your PS3 freezes and you shut it off and back on and it comes on ok, it's probably not overheating. If heat is the problem, it will freeze right away if you turn it back on right away without giving it time to cool off. If it turns on OK with no problem and doesn't immediately freeze up, the laser is your issue. If you turn it back on and it freezes right away, your PS3 may be overheating.

If your PS3 is overheating, the best thing to do is to make sure you do not keep it in an enclosed area. Playstation 3 systems and XBox 360 systems run very hot. You must keep it in the open so it gets as much cool air as possible! You can also upgrade the fan inside of your Playstation 3 with the Whisper Fan which increases cooling. You can also find it at the following website:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/newpl3ps3taw.html

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Apr 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont turn on there is no picture fans shut off right away within a few seconds. wonder if it is the harddrive or the power supply. but i do have power


If your power sign is flashing red/yellow then you have the ylod just like the xbox has the rrod ps3 has the ylod and you need to send it into either sony get a 3rd party (craigslist ps3 fix) to fix it or fix it your self (google how to fix ylod)

Apr 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The system shut itself off and when I turn it back on the light goes green, yellow, then red right away. The book says overheating but I do hear the fan run. The system has not been on since yesterday.


These symptoms are known as the yellow light of death. Your best bet at this point is to send it in for repair. Sony charges $150 for out of warranty repair as do most repair shops. Good luck...

Apr 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps turns off straight away. was midway though a game when suddenly shut down and then when trying to restart the system, it automaticly turns off. no ejection option available ...or anything for that...


It sounds like yellow light of death. If you answer yes to these questions then thats what it is. I have a step-by-step instructions on how to fix it.

1. When you turn your console on, when it turns off does it beep 2 to 3 times before shutting down?

2. When it does shut down right before it does pay attention to the lights, do you see a yellow on blink once for a split second?

3. Afte the console shuts completely off does the red light just sit there and blink?

http://www.fixya.com/support/t8396931-ps3_turns_ok_but_turns_itself_off_after

Feb 25, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing a game and the ps3 just randomly shut off then the red light starts flashing and every time I turn it on it shuts off right away


If the system turns on but then turns itself off, beeps at you and flashes it's lights at you then you have over heated the system. The GPU chip has probly pulled itself away from the board. This will require you to diassemble the PS3...



better u download repair guide....



click here to download repair guide

Dec 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 turns on and shuts down right away, so i am not able to eject my game. what do i do?


If you look real close there is a tiny hole below the cd tray,
push a pin or needle in this firmly and push - it will eject
the tray manually.

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

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Switch on and then the lights go on and off and


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. Be sure to rate whether or not this was helpful.

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

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Ps3 turns on then turns off


Hardware failure. You can try using this guide for some help, but majority of them need to be serviced by Sony.

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3290911

1-800-345-SONY


Feb 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It won't let me do a system update, plus i got a hdmi cable and now it won't let me plug my ps3 in on any other tvs, do you know how to solve these problems? Thank you!


First you have to call Playstation about the update problem they can guide you through that. A couple of my buddies had the same problem and it was simple to fix over the phone. Second if you used your ps3 w/ an HDMI cable and now you can't use it on a non- hdmi connection this is what you have to do. Hook up Ps3 using HDMI then reset all settings back to default. Then once setting are reset shut off PS3 right away and use audio/video cable to hook to another TV.

Dec 06, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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