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The PS3 turn on then off right away. It was not overheated, been off for a few hours.

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It is call the ylod or the yellow light of death. the cpu needs to be reflowed.

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PS3 keeps freezing with colorful pixels. How can I fix this?


You need to use a vacuum and suck the back out or blow it out with air . While power is off on PS3 turn power on holding down the eject button it will blow it self out .

Sep 20, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing my ps3 and it froze . i turned it off and i let it sit for a few hours and when i tried to turn it back on it wont turn on.


I can't know for sure, but it sounds like your system may have overheated. There could be some very big issues, or some very small ones, depending on the situation. I would suggest checking out youtube for (Overheating PS3) or PS3 (YLOD) Good luck.

Jul 16, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Game stopped playing and red light flashed without me making it.


Hello.

This flashing red light is due to your PS3 overheating. Let it cool for approximately 6 hours before turning it on.

If this happens constantly, then you need to make sure that the PS3 is not in an enclosed space (e.g. cupboards). The vents at the back and right sides of the PS3 must be 6 inches away from walls.

Hope this helps. If it doesn't work, let us know.

Jul 06, 2011 | 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:

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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:

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

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My playstation 3 wont turn on. The console beeps like normal, then the light quickly turns from red to yellow then immediately back to a blinking red. What does this mean?


If ur ps3 console wont start up....then the things to check are>>> 1.check ur power cable 2.check whether u have inserted the disc properly and precisely. 3.check the insertion of memory card... 4.check the video port.......

check your console and making sure those fans are not blocked off. If you notice a lot of dust on the console, clean it off right away. Once you fix the blinking red light of your ps3 and your console is working again, you will want to keep the vents clean and unobstructed.find the hard drive on the side of your console and remove it. Wait a few seconds and replace it. In some cases this may fix PS3 red light. If you still see the blinking red light, there is a chance you have more substantial damage inside your unit.Then unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. This doesn't always work, but some people have had success with problems other than overheating.

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Dec 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a 1st generation ps3, everytime i try to turn it on it starts up but turns off after one second and then the red light blinks.I waited a couple hrs for it to cool down but it still doesnt work. I...


check your console and making sure those fans are not blocked off. If you notice a lot of dust on the console, clean it off right away. find the hard drive on the side of your console and remove it. Wait a few seconds and replace it. In some cases this may fix PS3 red light. If you still see the blinking red light, there is a chance you have more substantial damage inside your unit. unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. This doesn't always work, but some people have had success with problems other than overheating.The next step you can do to fix red light of death is to see if you still have a valid warranty for your gaming console. If you do, then you can contact Sony and mail it in for a fix. Note that this will take at least 6 weeks before you can expect your ps3...
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Dec 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Flashes red light cuts off


check your console and making sure those fans are not blocked off. If you notice a lot of dust on the console, clean it off right away. find the hard drive on the side of your console and remove it. Wait a few seconds and replace it. In some cases this may fix PS3 red light. If you still see the blinking red light, there is a chance you have more substantial damage inside your unit and then unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. This doesn't always work, but some people have had success with problems other than overheating

Dec 22, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Why wont my ps3 turn on


Contact Sony, you've got a hardware problem, if the light is blinking red.

Make shure your ps3 is placed well fentilated so that the heat produced by the ps3 can get away from the console, theis expands the livespan of your ps3 greatfully.
Usual poeple get this hardware error when then the ps3 has overheated.

Succes.

Aug 31, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Games Freezing


Two most likely suspects are a dirty/weak laser and overheating. overheating being the most likely. does it happen when the ps3 has just been turned on after being off for a few hours at least?

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