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Playstation 3 wont turn on

Was playing it then the light went yellow and automatically shut down and when you try to restart it the light goes yellow and shuts down

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  • Cilvie01 Jul 01, 2008

    My problem is that I was playing a movie and all was fine, then it stopped and I cannot get the cd out of the ps3. I have tried to hold my finger over the area to eject it but it goes gets blue then yellow then red. Please help

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This is not a HD problem, it is a motherboard issue. I would send it to Sony if under warranty otherwise send it to Joegoods.com

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This is a bad issue.. if its under warranty then call sony asap.
Otherwise it may be a bad hd.. take yours out and reformat it on your computer... stick it back in and if it works your set... otherwise its a bad mother board.. i have not been able to fix this problem on 4 of the ps3s I have.. UNLESS it was a hard drive issue. best of luck!

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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It sounds like yellow light of death. If you answer yes to these questions then thats what it is. I have a step-by-step instructions on how to fix it.

1. When you turn your console on, when it turns off does it beep 2 to 3 times before shutting down?

2. When it does shut down right before it does pay attention to the lights, do you see a yellow on blink once for a split second?

3. Afte the console shuts completely off does the red light just sit there and blink?

http://www.fixya.com/support/t8396931-ps3_turns_ok_but_turns_itself_off_after

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Its called yellow light of death. Here is a link to my step-by-step instructions on how to fix.


http://www.fixya.com/support/t8396931-ps3_turns_ok_but_turns_itself_off_after

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PS3 owners refer to this as the 'Yellow Light of Death' or 'YLOD'. It's quite common. The problem is caused by poor solder joints (due to overheating) on the motherboard and degrading heat sink compound on the fan.

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If it continues to blink a red light when it turns off, this is known as the yellow light of death (ironic i know). This is caused by the unit overheating causing the solder on the board to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

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I was playing online when the console shut down and the light on the front started blinking red. when i try to turn the console on the green light comes on and then turns yellow and then goes back to...


This could be any of a number of problems try these solutions one of which may work. If they all fail to work you can contact sony directly at:

http://www.uk.playstation.com/Support/PS3
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http://www.us.playstation.com/help-support/PS3
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  • Allow at least 4 inches of clearance on all sides for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Remove the PLAYSTATION 3 from any cabinets so it is out in the open.
  • Shut the PLAYSTATION 3 down completely and let it cool down to room temperature, then try running it again.
  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service
Hope this helps. Also be sure to rate whether this helped or not.

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