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Playstation 3 crazy fan problem

The problem im having is when i turn on the PS3 the fan goes into high speed for 3-5 seconds then the greens light goes yellow to flashing red. it hasnt been used in about a half a week so it wasnt overheating and when i called sony they said it was a power supply issue. is it a power supply issue or a heating malfunction?

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    when i turn it on the fan starts when i havent used it for 2 weeks and i dont know y

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Its a power supply issue you might want to exchange the PS3 for a new 1 at www.sony.com

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My ps3 wheni go to turn it on n press the button the lite goesfrm green rite back to red n wont turn on


This fix works for some models, so if it does not work for you please tell me your model number

Look at the bottom. This is what it looks like:

SONY

PLAYSTATION 3

CECH-*** = Your model number

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.

MADE IN XXXXX

You can do this fan test.
Turn the main switch off, hold the eject button.

While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it, it will beep
The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.
After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and blink a red light.
When this happens, turn the main switch off and on then turn it on normally.
Let me know how this goes!!

P.S. It will not harm your ps3, It's testing the cooling fan.

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

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Red light blinks and wont stay on when push power button


You can do this fan test.

Turn the main switch off, hold the eject button.

While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it and you should hear a beep.

The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.

After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and the red light will blink. When this happens, turn the main switch off and on then turn it on normally.

Tell me how this goes!!



May 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn on my ps 3 and it goes green light then after about 3 seconds goes yellow then red.


when i turn ps3 on it flashes a yellow light then the green light comes on it dunt come up on screen and it wont turn off or eject disks

Dec 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 will not turn on


hey there,

you ps3 just got the the red light of death.send it to sony if you are still under warranty, or you can fix it by yourself! with a repair guide it's cheaper and a lot faster.

Good luck


Jul 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I turn on my Playstation 3, a green light stays on and then the fan goes into "Turbo Mode" for about 30 seconds, the Playstation 3 beeps 3 times and the green light blinks. -No yellow light appears.


have you ever had the playstation taken apart? Maybe you need to replace the Thermal past on the processors. It is due to an overheating problem. I have one right now that does that.

Mar 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Turn power on and the light goes from green to blinking red.


you have the yellow light of death.. go to youtube and search for that and there are some self help videos.. basically u have to take the whole machine apart and reheat the cpu and gpu chips

Aug 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on,red light goes green then red right away


Try disconnecting your PS3 and then for 10 seconds if that doesn't work, disconnect all jackets meaning all usb connection ports connected in it. Remove them, then turn on your ps3 see what happens (without using the controller), then disconnect the ps3 cord that connects to your extension cord or jacket and plug it back in. Try it again. Then again with the controller could try. Try disconnecting other ports such as other stuff like as listed, Irons,Fans, etc.           !!!!!!DON'T USE TOO MUCH POWER!!!!


The Same thing happened to me on my Wii though.



If nothing works call Customer Support (SONY)
=)

May 30, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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Red flashing light and PS3 won't work


I have had this same probelm unfortnaully .. It sux , and after trying alot of different things and reading , and talking to sony themselfs seems only fix is $150 repair or a new playstation :( . . Have you noticed your fan is just loud and has like 3 stages of loudness? Thats what mine did , and i got the red flashing lights if not loud then anthor device in your playstation has stopped working sorry to say

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