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my ps3 is broken can someone help?


when I press the power button on the front of the ps3 it turns green for about 3 seconds and then turns red and beeps five times. Can someone help because I don’t want to have to deal with sony customer support.

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  1. 1st turn main power off at least 15 seconds

    2nd press the start button, hold till it beeps twice

    3rd it must beep twice

    this will rest the system back to the default setting you will have to reload any themes but all other information will be there like saved games ect.

    If this does not work then you may have an issue with the power supple/power cable.

    I suggest you have it diagnosed by a professional.

  2. the ps3 manual says if the ps3 flashs red this is due to heat. And you should keep the system off for a couple hours. I dont think its broke

  3. See if the PS3 boots without the hard drive in it. If it does that means the hard drive is broken. I saw this on youtube that this happened to someone. I hope its just your hard drve.

  4. you got what they call the YLOD (yellow light of death) its caused by over heating, i presume you have a (fat) Model of the ps3, when it happened to me unless your under warrenty it will cost you they were Going charge me £131 to fix it. now it isn’t a permanent fix so i say either leave it for a wile see if it has cooled down with no damage done or get it fixed then sell it, your choice or just buy another one, get a slim one if you do.

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