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Ps3 The red standby light is on but when I push the power button the green light comes on for about a second then everything shuts off.

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This happened to me today also. Strange. Sony claims it means it has overheated. Check the vents are not clogged and use a vacuum on them. If it still does it call them for repair. Still within a year warranty and you have the original reciept - they will repair for free. If not it'll cost $150 for repair.

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Just take it to a technician,no diy's for this...

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I turn on my ps3 and the green light comes on for a short time and the it beeps three times shuts off and the green light turns red and starts to flash. If I push the power button again the red Light


you need to change your power box there is a bad connection with the wires. its over heating you might whant to buy another at game stop or take it in to get fixed. the more you messed with it it might mess up your whole system.

Aug 18, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont power up


try another outlet if the light still will not turn green you will need to contact sony,
if the light does turn green let me know and we will get this fixed

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

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My ps3 is hooked up and everything it comes on but it won't come up on my tv screen, BUT EVERYTHING IS HOOKED UP, The hdmi cable is plugged in to


Please do the following steps to reset your PS3 display :-

Turn the PS3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it then beep again 5 seconds later. Release the power button when you hear this second beep.

Wait for the PS3 to detect your HDMI cable.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Dec 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn on my ps3 and the green light comes on for a short time and the it beeps three times shuts off and the green light turns red and starts to flash. If I push the power button again the red light stops...


this happens when the ps3 has overheated-try removing the hard drive and replacing then give the console a hoover out.....if this doesnt work try holding the power button on for 5 sec....if this doesnt work its back to sony im affraid

Mar 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi- we are having a problem with our ps3....it just started overheating....we forgot to open the door...I heard the fan kick in...so we turned off the ps3 to let it cool down....now the ps3 is running...we...


try video reset

when ps3 is in standby mode(red light)
press and hold the power button till you hear a second beep.

standby mode press hold power........"beep"......"beep"..release power button

then try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

to get to the recovery consol press and hold the power button when ps3 is in standby mode(red light) till you hear a double beep. sometimes the ps3 does a beep then another beep and goes back into standby thsi is fine just release the power and quikly press and hold it again till you get double beep.

like on my 80g system it goes like this

ps3 standby...press hold power.......beep .........beep........stanby again....release and hold power again.......beep .........double beep...release power now you should be in recovery menu.

Oct 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I got my new samsung series 5 tv yesterday and had the ps3 working, then it had a green screen and now the tv wont come out of what appears to be standby mode


unplug the tv for 10 mins to let the tv reset then

try video reset

when ps3 is in standby mode(red light)
press and hold the power button till you hear a second beep.

standby mode press hold power........"beep"......"beep"..release power button

Oct 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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.

Oct 11, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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On my PS2 thin the red standby light is on and I push the button to turn it on, the light turns green like usual, but only for a second and then the light completely shuts off as if it was unpluged, after...


Try pulling the power adaptor out of the back of the ps2 ,then make sure no dust or debree is in the part that plugs into the ps2 then plug it back in and make sure its attached firmly. The ps2 should turn on now

Jul 12, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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PS3 or LCD TV?


when the ps3 is in standby hold down the power button for over 4 seconds, it runs the optimal screen settings page. hope this helps

Feb 26, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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