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When I turn on the ps3 it immediately turns off.. The light turns from red to yellow and back to red

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SOURCE: ps3 shuts down

It's a over heating issue. Make sure it isn't on carpet, in a closed cabinet, or any other enclosed area, also make sure it isn't next to a heating vent. Let it cool down for a few hours, and it should be ok.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 light turns GREEN, w/ blinkin BLUE, to YELLOW, to flashin RED

it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 turns off straight away and flashes red

it sounds like you have a short in the system. take it to a repair plase. don't try to service it your self it will disable it self if you take off the cover.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: light turns on, light turns yellow, light turns red and blinks.

Your ps3 has overheated. This is the equivilent to the red ring of death for xbox 360. The ps3 problem is called "yellow light of death" this means your ps3 has died due to the console being overheated. The solution to this problem is either getting a new playstation or take it to a shop in the UK and they could help you fix it for a price around £30-£50 GBP.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: my ps3 won't release game out of console get yellow light

If you turn your ps3 off in the back, then hold down the eject button while you turn it back on it should come out, your welcome. j/k but it did work on mine.

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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PS3 console shuts off with a yellow light and then immediately goes to a red blinking light and then does not start again.


1. Allow your PS3 to cool down. Overheating is known to cause the red blinking lights and the yellow light of death. Turn off your console for at least 20 minutes before turning it back on.

2. Check for a connection problem (loose cable) with your hard drive. If not, restart your PS3. You can also unplug all cables except the power cord and re-plug them back.

3. Lastly, reset the hard drive by taking it out and putting it back in.

( I would power off the console and use a keyboard duster to spray in one of the vent holes, this overheating issue could be caused by excess dust. Is it in an open area with good air flow?


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Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Why does a yellow light come on after i try turning my ps3 on?


If it displayes a yellow light then turns off immediately, changing to a red flashing light then your PS3 has suffered hardware failure (affectionately known as the yellow light of death) and requires repair or replacement. This is caused by overheating. The repair for this problem is only ever temporary. It's a really common issue in the early PS3s. Sell your dead PS3 to fund a new one!

Nov 23, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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When I switch it on it goes immediately on standby mode (with the red light flashing) and cannot make it to work


The best solution on earth!!!
the same thing happened to me. all you do is press the eject button until it turns yellow. when that happens, immediately unplug the ac cord, & plug it back in. repeat this process until the light stays green! trust me, it works. it saves alot of money too if your warranty has ran out

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

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My ps3 will not stay on, i push the button to turn it on and it turns on but then immediately turns itself back off and the red light flashes


you have a hardware failure either your cpu or gpu has died cannot be fixed, ring up sony and get it replaced

Sep 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 won't release game out of console get yellow light


If you turn your ps3 off in the back, then hold down the eject button while you turn it back on it should come out, your welcome. j/k but it did work on mine.

Aug 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I turn on my PS3 it turns yellow then immediately shuts down


Its the yellow light of death, its an over heated ps3. Theres not much you can do about it, take it to sony or a computer fixing shop and get the console fixed. These can be fixed at a price of around £35. If you cant get that, get a new ps3, its what i had to do.

Aug 08, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Turn on and immediately turns off


sorry, but i guess you have got the famous ''yellow light of death'' =/

this case, you should contact Sony as soon as you can for warranty procedures, because this yellow light means a very serious problem with your hardware, such as :
  • Hard Disk
  • Cooling system .

Jul 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 light turns GREEN, w/ blinkin BLUE, to YELLOW, to flashin RED


it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

Mar 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 40GB System Console

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Ps3 wont turn on


The yellow light means that you must immediately contact Sony support as this generally means death for the PS3. It is a defect most known with the 20GB and 60GB launch models. If your console is under warranty, Sony will replace it free of charge. If it is not, Sony will charge $150 to fix it.

I'm sorry that you have encountered this.

Jan 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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