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Ps3 turns on then turns straight back to standby

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If the yellow light comes on when you turn on your ps3 then you have yellow light of death. This is bad because it means your ps3 has over heated and the chips have lost connection with the board. So to be able to play it (3 options) you would have to get a new one (what i did), fix your ps3(VERY HARD) You have to have lots of tools but you can do this if you search around for a guide cause i do not know how to and its very hard (im sorry) or (Easy but COSTLY) sending it to sony for 150$ repair. Sony's repair is garented because i know for a fact that they have a big exspensive machine that does it for them but you will get a new hard drive which means lets start all over. Im sorry for your loss
Good Luck and Happy Gaming-Koscoe

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try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

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then try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

to get to the recovery consol press and hold the power button when ps3 is in standby mode(red light) till you hear a double beep. sometimes the ps3 does a beep then another beep and goes back into standby thsi is fine just release the power and quikly press and hold it again till you get double beep.

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try video reset

when ps3 is in standby mode(red light)
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then try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

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