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Playstaion 3 turnindg itself off!!

This morning the Playstaion 3 was working then it turned itself off. Now as soon as we press the on button within a few seconds it turns itself off. Have unplugged it all & reconnected wires etc any ideas HELP Please!!

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By "turns itself off " do you mean.....
you press the power button, it beeps to come on and then the light changes color to yellow and beeps few more times and finally has the blinking red light. if this is the case

what you got is what is know as yellow lite of death --YLOD

this is the site i got the info from...
http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Unofficial-Yellow-Light-of-Death-YLOD-Informative-Still-Thread-R/m-p/40726489

and you are not the only one to experience this. more and more ps3 owners are getting hit with this problem. your best bet will be to send it off to sony if its under warrenty for they'll fix it for free. but be cautious of this for they may even replace your system and you may not get your original system back. if its not under warrenty you'll get hit with an $150 charge. you can check youtube for videos on how to open up/fix your ps3. look for videos "YLOD FIXES" i get people telling me that their system only works for few days to few month so i have to assume that the fix is not a permanent. last i checked i think sony only cover your system for 30 days if they fix it. there are also guides you can buy.

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The YLOD is a major hardware failure for the PlayStation 3. The specific cause is somewhat known, but Sony has not commented about this failure whatsoever. Some theories for the cause include:

overheating (accelerated by dust build-up), blu-ray drive failure, bad power supply, and/or a hard drive critical error.

**UPDATE**

According to an eBay store that repairs YLOD PS3's, the hardware failure is caused by either/or of two things:

1. Hardware malfunction on the motherboard due to heating/cooling (solder physically cracking/breaking) which can be fixed by "reflowing", which is a fancy way of using a machine that has a super controlled (+ or - .5 degrees) hot air nozzle to re-melt the solder on the base of the defective chip to re-attach it.

2. The power supply has the failure in one of its capacitors or diodes. This can also be fixed by "reflowing" but it is harder to diagnose due to the need to chase down which one it is.

**According to this eBay store, this scenario is a much more difficult way to repair PS3's with the YLOD. They state they can only repair 8 out of 10 PS3's with the YLOD**

You know you have received the YLOD when the following occurs:

* You power on the console.
* The console starts up normally for about 2-3 seconds,
* The console beeps 3 times while flashing a faint yellow light,
* The console continues to flash a red light

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