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My ps3 turns off a couple of seconds after it is turned on then the red power light blinks

It was working fine then shut off, since then when I turn it on it shuts its self back off with the power light blinking red

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If your PS3 console attempts to turn on, then beeps and a yellow light comes on and then your Sony PlayStation 3 shuts down or does not power on at all or shows no video means YLOD or Yellow Light Of death has occurred! A guy had same problem with His console 6 months back, He was able to fix it for 15 bucks ! without sending it to Sony for costly repair.

Posted on Jun 07, 2012

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SOURCE: 60gb ps3 wont start up.

Possibly the very common mother board failure. Slight possibility that the power supply is failed, but the capacitors in either component can be tested with capacitor tester and service manual to test for the faulty component.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

Testimonial: "I found out that I got the YLOD ( Yellow Light Of Death) Thanks for answering"

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SOURCE: my ps3 starts to turn on for 1 second. Yellow

HI, this is an emergency shut down, due to overheating. the yellow light is an indicator of a previous overheating issue that has damaged the power unit.

unplug the unit and, let it sit for 10 minutes to cool. after the cool off, plug the unit into the wall socket once more and, power up. if it continues to shut down and, flash the red light, this will confirm a major fault within the power unit. Contact Sony for the replacement of the power unit in this case.

***NOTE(If the unit begins to play normally after the cool-down period, you will need to purchase a cooling device to prevent future overheating issues).

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: My ps3 shut off secs after i turn it on red light blinks n beeps

Note I do PS3 repairs and in most cases when the PS3's that I have seen failed because the user did not keep the system in a good place. With the PS3 it only has one main vent and alot of people are letting it get blocked or sticking it in a spot that has little to no air flow causing the system to over heat. So keep this in mind when you get you replacement unit.

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SOURCE: My playstation just shut off an the red light flashes

do you get a yellow light? i bet you do..

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
Send your playstation back to Sony

Posted on May 10, 2010

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SOURCE: PS3 won't turn on

hi there king

This is more an amber coloured light and in the gaming world its known as the YLOD the yellow light of death,

You can send the console to Sony to fix for around $150 4-6 weeks of waiting time.

The More popular choice at moment is to fix it your self at home using a PS3 repair guide made by a professional ps3 repair man for the complete beginner costing around $30 - $40.

You can see why its more popular and why gamers are turning to repair guides everyday.

Go to GAMER FIX and you will find a full description of your problem, also Sony's details if you wish to contact them and the most recommended ps3 repair guide on the web.

You will get back to gaming with either option

Best regards

Peter

Posted on Oct 13, 2011

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do you get a yellow light? i bet you do..

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
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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
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hi there king

This is more an amber coloured light and in the gaming world its known as the YLOD the yellow light of death,

You can send the console to Sony to fix for around $150 4-6 weeks of waiting time.

The More popular choice at moment is to fix it your self at home using a PS3 repair guide made by a professional ps3 repair man for the complete beginner costing around $30 - $40.

You can see why its more popular and why gamers are turning to repair guides everyday.

Go to GAMER FIX and you will find a full description of your problem, also Sony's details if you wish to contact them and the most recommended ps3 repair guide on the web.

You will get back to gaming with either option

Best regards

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