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When I turn on the PS3 it makes loud driver noise and the blue /green lights come on but after 30 seconds it beeps 3 times and flashes red. There is no orange or yellow flash. Someone suggested taking out the harddrive and repositioning but how do you get the cover off?

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  • samje22 Aug 02, 2010

    thank you but just tried that and it skips the stand by mode and automatically goes into overdrive and then after a couple of seconds it beeps three times and flashes red

  • samje22 Aug 02, 2010

    Any other suggestions that might help?

  • samje22 Aug 02, 2010

    my light never goes yellow so how do i have YLOD?

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Hello have you tried to reset it.while in standby mode press and hold the power button you hear 1 bleep then 2 short bleeps release the power button this should reset the ps3 make sure you've got it connected to the tv screen hope this helps

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