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My ps3 turns on and the light turns green and turns itself off what is wrong with it

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If the system turns on but then turns itself off, beeps at you and flashes its lights at you then you have over heated the system. The GPU chip has problem pulled itself away from the board. This will require you to disassemble.......

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When ever i turn on my ps3, it stays green for a few seconds then beeps and a light green comes on and then it turns it self off.


Your post is a little confusing. So youre saying that when you turn your PS3 on and the green light comes on...the system then beeps and then turns itself off? nothing shows up on the TV?

If that is the case, its definitely something wrong with the system/OS. Did you download anything or install anything from the net THROUGH the PS3? Or have you hooked up any external drives that may be carrying a virus? Linux systems are not 100% protected from viruses these days so getting one on the PS3 is not unheard of.

You may want to check and see if your system is overheating. Make sure its well ventilated and also use the air-in-a-can **** to clean out some of the dust

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Ps3 wont stay on


charge it red light turning of and beeping is meaning its dead

Mar 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn my ps3 on then it goes green then to yellow then beeps 3 times and turns itself off. What is wrong?


First the Reason for Yellow Light

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

Dec 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn it on the green light comes on briefly then


Sounds like it broke due to heat. You can call Sony

Dec 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3's power light goes from green to yellow and then to red and then swithchs off? anyone with any ideas wats wrong? many thanks


ps3 . when i turn it on the green light comes on then goes flashes yellow then goes red and will not come on

Nov 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 suddenely turned itself off mid-game. turned it back onto standby mode, then when i turned it on the light went green as normal then suddenely red light came on with the green, three rapid beeps...


try this:
it works for slimline PS2. might work for PS3.
1) turn off PS3
2) unplug PS3 and wait a minute or two before plugging back in.
3) turn on PS3

hope this helps.

it could also be overheating.

Aug 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No sound on tv or from the actual ps3 unit, no picture.


be sure all cords are plugged in correctly and that the tv itself works if nothing helps and its not any of the cords you may need to get it looked at.

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Flashing red light


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