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Sony ps3 will work great for 15-20 minutes, then all power shuts off. It will not turn back on unless I uplug it then plug it back in. It will again work for a short time then shut itself off again.

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You can reset the PS3 to make sure its not causing the problem.
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First you will need to open up the ps3 and take the hardrive out there are some good videos on youtube to show you how to do this.

Uplug the ps3 from the mains and take the harddrive out, power on the unit without the harddrive. Switch off at the back, blow away any dust inside the unit and replace the the hardrive and put the ps3 back together. Switch on at the back press and hold the power button in the front for about 30 secs this should reset your ps3, turn off at the back again, leave for a few minutes; about ten, then switch it on at the back; and then in the front, hopfully this should fix your problem. Good luck and post back what happens.

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search yellow light of death on google

1)Turn off your playstation. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again
2) Check if there's any loose cable.
3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.

If this did not work send to sony to get fixed



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try this. works for slimline PS2

1) turn off PS3
2) unplug PS3 and wait a couple minutes before plugging back in.
3) turn on PS3

hope this helps :D

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try this. works for PS2

1) turn off PS3
2) unplug PS3 and wait a couple minutes before plugging back in.
3) turn on PS3

hope this helps :D

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Keep trying for a while, eventually you will get the YLOD. This is a failed power supply. You need to either get a new one from eBay or send it in for repairs. I'd recommend getting one off ebay, even just used - unless it's in warranty, sending it to Sony will be very expensive ($150) and you will not get your own unit back.
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UNplug console for a minute, and reconnect. Make sure switch in back is on. also make sure you don't have it locked up in a an entertainment center. Hopefully you had the PS3 plugged into a surge protector. If none of this works contact sony at 800-345-sony!!

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try plug in the carger to the ps3 then the controler then press the ps button

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Thanks for your response. I actually sent my monitor out to guy that does LCD repairs for cheap. He changed out the video board and did repairs similar to yours but still couldn't get the monitor to work. After some more testing, he found that one of the chips that contained Sony's proprietary firmware had gone bad and said there really was no way to replace the chip. It definitely seems like we had the same problem, so I thought this information may help. I'm sorry that you paid so much for repairs that didn't solve the problem.

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