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Ps3 when i press the buton turns green and after 3 seconds turns yelow and then red

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Yes this is the yellow light of death and it is caused by overheating on the main chips, either use a good repair guide to fix it or send it in and get it fixed.

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Brought a second hand ps3 slim 160gb.when everything is on tv says no signal i hold button down but no beeps light goes from green to red anybody help please


Try this Make sure no game in ps3 turn ps3 off and by the switch at the back unplug it wait a couple of sec then plug it back in turn on buy the switch at the back then hold down power and eject hear a beep keep both preseec till 2nd beep let go should be able set it to ya tv

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I was on the ps3 network and all of a sudden it shts of and the red light starts blinking and when i try to turn it back on it turns green bue and then yelow and then continues to blink red


Possible that the memorry is corrupt or the processor has hung up. You can remove power for few hours and see if the device resets. If not you need to check the links below for some tips;

For support contact:

http://us.playstation.com/support/?s=ps3#ps3x

Error codes for playstation: http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3003003?start=0&tstart=0

Nov 12, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When the console off the red light keeps blanking and when turned the console on the light turns green then it turns a light green then it turns off is it something i can fix on my own


try holding poew buton again let it beep 3 times
then hold it a second time and it would beep once solid beep and then listen for two short beeps then release the power button you will see a screen marked connect controller with usb and press ps button to continue you are now in service mode then just restore default settings and you should be up in hdmi or av

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Cant get picture on psa3 slim hdmi or av


conect your ps3 with hdmi to TV then put your TV on hdmi by its remote controler, ps3 is still turned of. Then press switch of/on ps3 buton and hold it for 5 - 7 second cca., You will hear a double beep sound and after that you can turn your ps3 on. Then just follove the instructions.

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

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My PS3 has had the YLOD 3 times now and I've repaired every time myself. Each time I repaired it last about 6months before it gets hit by the YLOD again. After repairing the console for a 3rd time I was...


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Sep 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ligth turn green yelow red blinking ps3


Yes this is the YLOD the (Yellow light of death) it happens when the GPU and the CPU overheat and you will need to fix this by stopping the heat build up, you can sned it in and they will fix it for you for $130.

Or you can fix it yourself using a good PS3 Repair guide in under an hour!

Feb 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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.

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My ps3 switched off by its self recently and when i tried to switch it back on the power light was flashing red i pressed it once and it turned solid red then pressed it again it went green for around a...


Yes this is the YLOD (Yellow light of death) to fix it you need to stop the heat build up getting to the main chips in the motherboard to do this you should use the recommended PS3 Repair guide.

It is created by the same person as the top selling Xbox guide>>

PS3 Repair Guide

Nov 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 it goes green beeps twice then goes red and flashes on/off


you might be holding the power on button to long. you hold the power on button until it beeps to reset the video output. try turning it on by using your controller. just press the ps3 button and if the red light is on then it should come on.

Oct 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 won't turn on


hi Torgsrus.
PS3 Light sequence
The following pictures illustrate the CECHX0X model, however the light sequence is applicable to all PlayStation 3 models.

No lights are on:

When no lights are on, this means that the main power switch on the back of the ps3 is off or the PS3 is unplugged. When the main power switch is off (the '0' is pressed) and you will not be able to access any features of the PS3 system. To turn on the PS3 system, make sure the main power switch is on (the 'I' side is pressed down).

If the PS3 does not turn on:
· Make sure the power cord is not frayed or damaged
· Try using another power cord, if available
· Make sure the main power switch on the back of the PS3 system is turned on
· If you continue to have issues contact our Technical support.

Solid Red:


When the power status light is solid red, this means that the PS3 system is off (or in standby mode).
Standby, mode means the PlayStation 3 system is off, but is ready to be turned on by pressing the power button.

If the ps3 system will not turn on when you press the power button, this is an issue with the PS3 system and you will need to send your system in for service.

Solid Green:

When the power status light is solid green, this means that the PS3 is turned on.
You should be able to navigate the XMB, play games, access the Playstation store,etc.
To turn of the PS3, simply press and hold the power button for two or more seconds.
If the power status light is green ,and you are experiencing problems- have a look on our forums for troubleshooting.

Flashing Red:


When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly overheated.

This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked.
If this happens:
· Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.
· If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like an entertainment area, move it to a more open area.
· Leave the ps3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.
· If you continue to have issue, you may need to send the console in for service.

Flashing Green:


When the power status light flashed green, it means that the PS3 system is turning off. Please wait while the system turns off.

If the PS3 system does not shut down immediately, it may be trying to finish save data to the Hard Drive. If it is, do not turn the main power switch on the back off as it may cause data on your hard drive to be corrupted.

If the green light continues to flash green, the ps3 system maybe trying to write to the hard drive, shutting down or running programs. It may take longer to shut down depending on when you pressed the power button. If the green power light flashed for a very long time, you can try holding the power button down for 5 seconds, the console will beep and should turn off. Then try to restart the PS3 system.
Flashing Green, Yellow and Red:


When the power status light goes from green, to yellow, to green, then to a flashing red, this means that they may be an issue with an internal part with in the PS3 system. This may be caused by a variety of reasons and would need to be diagnosed by our support line.

When the PS3 power light flashes in this order, you can contact our Support Line for further assistance.

Solid Blue:

When the disk status light is remaining a solid blue, it means the disc is inside the PS3 system. If you wish to eject the disc, hold down the eject button for 2 seconds and the blue disc status light will flash indicating the PS3 system is attempting to eject the disc . (NB: the power indicator light will always be a solid green).

If the disc is inserted into the ps3 system, but does not show up on the xmb or will not play, this may indicate an issue with the reader- check our guide Discs are not loading in my PlayStation 3? for further troubleshooting.

Flashing Blue:


When the disc status light is flashing blue, it means a disc was just inserted into the ps3 system or a disc is trying to eject from the ps3 system. Depending on when you pressed the eject button, it may take longer for the disc to eject. (NB: the power light will always be a solid green)
If the light constantly flashes blue, it may be an issue with the disk being stuck in the system. If this happens there is no way to remove the disc yourself if you are using an orginal 60GB PlayStation.

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