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I tried to turn on my playstation 3 but it turns off thirty seconds later. I have tried turning it on regularly and i have tried pressing and holding the power button until it resets. What could be the problem and how do i fix it?

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The PS3 works fine but freezes in career mode of MLB 10 The Show. Is this also an over heating issue?


It doesn't sound like an overheating issue, more of either a disc read issue or firmware issue.

Please try my following tip for re-installing the firmware. If this does not fix it then try cleaning the laser lens.

Failing that, if it is an overheating problem usually it will tell you with an onscreen prompt or shut down with a flashing yellow light

Step 1.

Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.

Step 3.

Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.

Step 4.

Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.

Step 5.

A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 3 "Restore File System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says

Hopefully this will cure the problem on its own.

Hope this helps

Jan 29, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My Ps3 wont load the dashboard help


Please try the following solution to fix your PS3. Please note, option 5 will erase your hard drive so any save games you had will be lost.

Step 1.

Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.

Step 3.

Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.

Step 4.

Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.

Step 5.

A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 3 "Restore File System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says.

The Playstation 3 will now go through the system restore process and re-install the system software back to out of the box status. If it still does not work try the above but choose option 4. If that does not work try option 5 as a last resort, this will erase the hard drive.


Once you have completed the above, the Playstation 3 should restart and spring back to life again!

I hope this helps all of those out there who are suffering this problem.

Jan 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my PS3 on the light goes from red to green but nothing else happens, the discs load and eject thats it. You cannot turn the system off without turning the power off at the wall.


This is a problem with the Playstation 3 software becoming corrupt. It is very easy to fix if you follow my simple steps.

Please note, this method will erase your hard drive so any save games you had will be lost. All your online trophies will be preserved.

Step 1.

Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.

Step 3.

Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.

Step 4.

Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.

Step 5.

A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 5 "Restore PS3 System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says.

The Playstation 3 will now go through the system restore process and re-install the system software back to out of the box status. You will have to set your user name, date and time and network settings again.

Once you have completed the above, the Playstation 3 will restart and spring back to life again!

I hope this helps all of those out there who are suffering this problem

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

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My playstation 3 turns on but the av multi out doesnt work so i cant see or hear anything.


Try resetting the display by doing the following:

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2 Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it then beep again 5 seconds later. Release the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3 Wait for your PS3 to start

Hope this helps

Nov 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I've been using an hdmi connection on my ps3 and now I'm trying to use the regular av connection but no sound or picture is showing on the tv.


Ok follow these steps to reset the display :

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later. Release the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to restart.

Hope this helps

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

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My Playstation will not display anything when using a HD cable. It works with a regular AVI. It worked fine at the start. I have tried ressetting the display option but it has made no difference. I have...


Hi there, what you need to do is reset the video display. Try these following steps :-

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep once when you first press it, then again 5 seconds later. When you hear this second beep let go of the power button.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start up

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Sep 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a playstation 3 system that worked for 1 day & the next time i attempted to play it,it did nt go past the initial playstation intro screen.The screen is grey with the playstation wave symbol...


Ok, follow these steps to cure your problem. Warning, you will lose saved game data!!

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby mode (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you press it, then beep 5 seconds later and then once more another 5 seconds later and turn off. Release the power button.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button. It will beep once when you press it, again 5 seconds later and then 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 beeps release the power button
Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then continue to the next step
Step 5. The options menu will display. Select option 5 "Restore PS3 System". The PS3 will re-install the software required and restart. Hopefully this will solve your problem

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Aug 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will not display anything from the output, T.V. just says "no signal". Tried with both the HDMI cable as well as the regular audio/video cable. Television was definately on the right input, either HDMI-1...


Please follow these steps to solve your PS3 problem :
Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.
Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.
This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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No display when turned on


Hi there, try the following steps :-

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep once when you first press it, then again 5 seconds later. When you hear this second beep let go of the power button.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start up

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

May 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation not registering with hdmi or video mode suddenly


Please try the following steps :-

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep once when you press it, then once more 5 seconds later. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for the PS3 to reset display settings back to standard.

Hope this helps

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