Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My playstation will turn on, then turn off 10 seconds after i turn it on, then the red light flashes, i thought it was overheating, so i left it sitting for a while with no cords plugged in it. what is the problem with my playstation and how can i fix it?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 105 Answers

Hi, you may try the recovery options: The PS3 stores a copy of firmware drivers on the hard-drive and will reload any corrupt files. To access the recovery menu, do this: Make sure the PS3 is turned off Press and hold the power button on the PS3 it will power on then power off. When it's off press and hold the power button again until you hear two consecutive beeps. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try) It will ask for the controller to be connected via the USB cable, Turn on the controller and you will have access to the menu. Be aware that you might lose all of your previously saved data.
This should work only if you didn't see a yellow led light, before the red blinking. If the recovery doesn't work and/or if you've seen the yellow light then you have to call sony technical support. Regards, Peter

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

We've got a 60G PS3, today whilst my son was playing on it, it hs shut off completely. Cannot be turned back on, displaying a flashing red light. I thought it may have overheated; so we left it for an...


Sorry, but you have the yellow light of death. This is not fixable using ordinary household equipment. Call sony, yellow light normally means catastrophic hardware failure.

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

1 Answer

When i turn my playstation on, after 5-10 seconds it shuts off by itself and the red light keeps flashing, what do i do?


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.......
The PS3 red light problem occurs when your system refuses to boot up and has a small flashing red light on the power button. In most cases, the power button will turn from red to yellow and then back to a blinking red and the system will not boot up from there as it is supposed to.
There can be a variety of issues that cause the Playstation 3 red light problem, but in most cases it comes down to the system overheating. The more it overheats the more damage is created internally to the motherboard
and other functioning components. This can be caused simply by a flaw in the system or by obstructions to the fan vent such as a wall, floor, or excessive collection of dust...

click here to download repair guide



Dec 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

When i turn my computer on for a second light goes green then red and stays flashing red and playstation wont come on.??


Base from the description of your problem it seems that your PS3 encounter a overheating issue that leads to a hardware failure, but we can still try to do a reset here and see if that corrects the problem.

You can perform a reset by holding down the Power button for about 10 seconds. The power light should turn red, then you can let go of the button.
Your PS3 has been reset, try to power on the unit normally to see if your problems persist.

If still same problem have your PS3 check from a service center or contact Sony for repair or replacement if its still under warranty.

Dec 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

When you switch it on the red light turns to green for a second then amder then to flashing red then the station tuns off with the light flashing red


Yes this is the YLOD or red light if you prefer, it is caused by overheating and you will need to stop the heat build up to fix this. You can use a good guide or send it in and have it fixed.

Jun 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

My playstation wont turn on. The red button shows but when I try to turn it on it goes green for about a second the turns yellow for a second then it turns off. At times it will just blink red. What does...


when the lights do this that means that the playstation is broken
on the internet it is called yellow light of death (ylod)

what i recomend you do is call sony even if your warnenty is run out they might replace it for free

fixing it your self is not easy and i do not recomend it

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

1 Answer

My playstation has the light trun green yellow flashing red light


With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme settings. try this? seems to fix alot of issues.

Jan 22, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

3 Answers

Playstation shutdown and the indicator light flashes red? when i touch the button it goes to solid red, when i touch it again to turn it on the light goes green momentarilt the goes to flashing red???


That is also known as the yellow light of death because of the momentary flash of amber color. The issue here is overheating, meaning that the processors have become unseated due to unit overheating and motherboard flex in hot conditions. You PS3 will need to have the motherboard "reflowed", which is a heating process that reseats your solder joints on the motherboard. A trained Sony repairman or Sony themselves can repair it, but it will cost ya. I do repairs of this type quite often. If you are savvy enough, and have the correct tools for the job, there are videos on youtube that explain how to repair the PS3. Good luck!

Nov 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 shuts down after one second


hi , i hate to say this but you need to do this asap. Call the playstation support line and send it in. your ps3 is experience a corrupted hard drive. This will only get worse and will eventually shut down for good.

Jun 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

VT440K orange power flashing red status light, overheated.


Make sure all the air filter caps are all the way in and nothing is broken from it. that was my cause..i had the same problem

Apr 17, 2009 | NEC (50019497) Projector Lamp for VT440,...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

134 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1525 Answers

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

juanmireles1

Level 2 Expert

215 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...