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My system wont turn on and stay on.

My system wont stay on. when i press the sensor the system comes on for a few seconds the green light will turn yellowish then the system will shut off with the red light flashing. i cant even eject my disc from the system. please help me i'm lonley without my friend.

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  • daculpepper Jul 21, 2008

    Playstation 3 went black during gameplay. Now, on startup, it waits @ 5 seconds, beeps three times, then shuts down with the yellow light flashing. Any help would be appreciated.

  • erick_s Jul 21, 2008

    I have a similar problem. System doesn't start on. When trying, it seems that the HD starts rotating, i can hear the sound, the led is green but after 2 seconds, it turns yellow for 1 sec and flashing red after another second. There is a disc inside. It was working in the previous day, it was shut down but now it is not turning on. What to do?

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    I have the same problem!

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    i turn my playstation 3 on then hit then hit the sensenor it turns green for a couple of seconds then yellow then a flashing red what to i do.

  • c3cmonroe Jul 28, 2008

    ya when i turn on my system i press the buttonand it turns green for about 3 seconds then yellow for 1 sec then a red flashing light comes

  • og1954 Jul 29, 2008

    yep the same thing happened to me tonite, i was playing NCAA and it shut off with the disc still in it that i can't eject because it won't come back on and stay on green light then yellow and flashing red ...somebody help cause im gonna go crazy without my system ...

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Oh, sounds like you all have the red ring of death.
i have never come across it, but i am getting a pallet load of these with your symptions, and im going to try a few things with them.
obviously its hardware, but what part, and how did this happen, we will not know for awhile

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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This is a system failure. Call Sony. There is no easy fix that I have heard of yet. If all else fails and Sony wants a bunch of money to fix it then tell them you will never buy their products again. Sometimes they will change their minds. If they don't you can sell it for parts online like eBay or something. You can get approx $200 for it depending if you include any of the accesories.

I hiope this helps Good luck to all of you!!

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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    Wes Sydenstricker Aug 14, 2008

    There is a break in the circuit somewhere. All you need to do is find it and repair it. In one case it was the little sound driver chip (someone here told me that it was a sound driver) near the power button for me. The chip read "50" on it and it's a tiny black chip. For now I bridged it and the system now powers up!! YAY!! No more green/yellow/red!!! It may not be the same chip. I have 2 more PS3's that do the same thing, but that chip has a complete circuit with the surrounding chips. So I'm on the hunt again for the bad connection!! Good luck to all, and to all a good night!!!!

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    Wes Sydenstricker Aug 14, 2008

    BTW, it was on the mother board!!

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