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Hi i switched on my ps3 and all im geting is a orange light and its not loading up??

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Yes this is the ylod you will need to stop the heat build up and you can use a good repair guide or send it in for a fix.

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When i switch my ps3 on it switches off and lashes green and orange light

There is no orange light built into the PS3 system, you may be mistaken orange for red. If it's bright it can be hard to tell the exact color.

Does the lights blink? If so, you have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself. You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.

It can be fixed.


If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you

can retrieve your disc.

Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject'

button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test

and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the

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What does it mean when the orange light on the ps3 flashes?

f there is an orange light on your PS3 then there are a few basic steps you need to take that stand a good chance at being able to fix your console. Firstly, check that all the cables and leads are correctly attached to your PS3. Sometimes a cable or lead may have become slightly unseated if you moved your PS3 or somebody/something bumped into it. Remove every lead and cable and then re-attach them, one by one.Next, power down your PS3 and leave it switched off for at least 30 minutes. From time to time the Playstation 3 orange light error can be caused by overheating, so by turning it off and leaving it you will give your console a chance to cool down. However, it is important to note that this is only a temporary fix to your problem, and the orange light error on your PS3 will come back.Finally, ensure that your PS3's network connection is working properly. If you connect your console to the Internet via a wireless connection then this connection can sometimes be interrupted, thus causing problems with your console. Turn off your Internet modem/router and then reboot it. Also, try using a wired Internet connection to your PS3, if this is possible.By following the above steps you may be able to fix the PS3 orange light error.

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80710102 PS3 Cannot connect to the router with current IP information - Try rebooting your router

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These are the instructions which worked for me on my Canon pixma ip470 bought August 08:

1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press the Power button. (Do not release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.)

2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (Do not release the Power button.)

3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button three times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.) During initialization, the LED blinks in green.

4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button the 4 times. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

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The console switches on an then stright off again with a orange f

Do you mean a yellow light..!?

Anyways... im sure your meaning a yellow light, and if that is the case,
then you have YLOD (Yellow Light of Death) which can happen when your ps3 been on for longer periods, or gets overheated.

if you still have warrenty on your machine i suggest that you gonna use it, and have it send to sony's service center, this can take some weeks before you can get it back.

if you dont have any warrenty you can still send it to sony, but its gonna cost you about 150$, or you could fix it yourself where the cost would be a minimum since no spareparts is needed for this task.

take a look at this guide how to fix YLOD [ Link ]

i hope you get it fixed :o) best luck from here.

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is the power light at the front of the PS3 yellow should be Green when on, red wen off? if so its called the yellow light of death but not to worrie it can be fixed there are plenty of people on the net who do this for a very small charge. hope this helps.

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i had same problem with my ps3, but i also had a landline connection so i used that instead but as far as i know there are products available which can send out a signal wirelessly but i think orange want an additional fee for online gaming. bt wanted an extre 9.99 per month for me to use thier broadband for gaming so i canged to virgin media and i havent had a problem since

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call sony @ 954-345-7669, and tell them whats happening, is all i can tell u 2 du.

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