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My playstation 3 randomly switched itself off during a movie. it made three beeps and turned off. there is a red light flashing on the on/off button

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

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

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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This happened to me as well.In my case it was because the video output was the wrong setting.That is probably the same for you as well.
This is how to fix it:
1)turn your ps3 -off- by the switch at the back
2)turn it back -on- again by the switch at the back only
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3)now -hold- your thumb on the power button located on the front for a few seconds until the ps3 turns itsself on and off.
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4)finally hold your thumb on the front power button again and you will hear two beeps then a double beep.
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After you hear the double beep take your thumb off the button before it shuts itself down again.
5)once you have done that you should see the picture.

I hope this helps

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If it turns off randomly and blinks red and beeps, then it's an overheating problem.

If it turns off as soon as you turn it on and blinks red and beeps, then it's an overheating problem that is getting close to being a YloD.

If there is a yellow light mixed in with #2, then you have the Yellow Light of Death which kills your console. If this happens, repost on here saying you have the YLoD.


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Yes this is the YLOD the (Yellow light of death) it happens when the GPU and the CPU overheat and you will need to fix this by stopping the heat build up, you can sned it in and they will fix it for you for $130.

Or you can fix it yourself using a good PS3 Repair guide in under an hour!

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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.

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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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I have had this same probelm unfortnaully .. It sux , and after trying alot of different things and reading , and talking to sony themselfs seems only fix is $150 repair or a new playstation :( . . Have you noticed your fan is just loud and has like 3 stages of loudness? Thats what mine did , and i got the red flashing lights if not loud then anthor device in your playstation has stopped working sorry to say

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