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I turn on my ps3 and 5 min after being on it shuts down, no yellow light just back to red like I turned it off. everything works fine until it beeps and shuts down, It will log on to playstation network I can start a game but after 5 to 10 minutes it beeps and shuts down

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It need to be send out for service. if you want me to repair it. sent me a email at 197jacobs@bellsouth.net for post

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Does the system go back on and stay on?

When you turn the console on does it imedistely shut off with 2 beeps the a yellow light and then a blinking red light?

Feb 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 won't turn on just beeps then switches off


Please check if you get a yellow or red light flash and how many times does the ps3 beep before it shuts down.

If you get a Yellow Light, reason below:

If the hard-drive fails on the PS3 you may get a solid yellow led, The yellow light will show if the console is overheating as well, but the console shuts down so you don't it for long.


1)Turn off your playstation 3. 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, then it is suggested to send your PS3 for repairs to Sony Customer Support

Let me know of this helped and please take time to rate my solution.

Wishing you Happy Holidays and Happy Gaming

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Try to turn on ps3 wont go on


restart the system...

1.take all discs out
2.turn the system off at the back then on again
it should now just be red
3.hold down the standby button untill it beeps for 4 times then quickly take ure finger off it may have changed channels eg hdmi 1 -2 or av then click option 3 and it will resolve all corruptions.

If this advice doesn work ust phone sony they know everything, googd luck


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Ps3 turns off beeps twice but there is no yellow light only red!


The yellow light is also know as the yellow light of death casued by a hardware failure. It can be casued ny over heating a bluray drive failure, a hard drive failure or even a powersupply failure. You know you have it when you power up the yellow light flashes then you hear some beeps then the red llight flashes. I would suggest returning it if you have that option or getting it fixed somewhere else as a last option.

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Beeps 3 times and blinking red light


do you have it conneting to the wall??? or threw something else???? be specific!!! it sounds like your power is not connected right!!! but explain to me in detail!!! check your connection from your ps3 or try cleaning the port from the connection!!

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Red light comes on but the shuts off?


Mine did that and it really pised me of, sony told me to turn the power switch onthe back of the console on, when the stand by light comes on to push and hold the on button for at least 3 seconds until you hear a second set of beeps. This however didn`t work so I sent it back to Sony Australia and got it fixed up no worries.

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When you turn on the PS3 one beep is good, two beeps are bad. Two beeps will require a service call to support.

Common causes for this are:
  • Faulty connections, the cables are not seated properly or damaged.
  • Faulty television, you will need to test the input jack with another device such as a vcr or dvd player
  • The output selector in the PS3 is set to the wrong output. HDMI / Component / Composite. If you have mistakenly changed the output in the menu from HDMI (one cable) to the Compsite (Red yellow white cables) or vice versus the PS3 is attempting to output to the other connection.
While the system is off, hold down the power button until it turn on and keep holding it until it beeps and turns off again.

This will reset the PS3 to the defaults settings, the default connection will be RCA Composite so make sure you have the red yellow white cables connected to your tv which came with the system.

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