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PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

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Hello. First time poster here, so I hope I got the correct forum.

 

I have a big problem: my PS3 won't turn on. It's not a YLOD and it doesn't seem to be overheating either. I was playing Uncharted 2 and all of a sudden my PS3 shut down. There were no light so I figured it must've been the power going out until I realized my TV and cable box were still on, so I flicked the power supply's switch on and off and the red light came back on, so I figured it was all good, but it wasn't. Whenever I turn it on, it beeps once (the normal beep from when you turn it on) and the light goes from red to green and then it just shuts off completely (no lights again). If I flick the Power Supply off and on again, the red light comes back on, but the same thing happens if I try to turn it on.

 

Only other thing worth of note is that when I turn it on, just before the system dies, I can hear that noise of something winding up (it does it when you turn it on, just before the fans come on, kind of like a click) I dunno what it is, maybe the HDD starting up? The thing is the fans won't come on, the PS3 will shut down just after that slight click and there will be no flashing red lights (which Google tells me come from overheating) nor the famous yellow light.

 

The blue light never turns on either, dunno if that helps. 

 

It's a 60GB launch model, and I live in Mexico and I'm well beyond the one-year warranty (got it Mid-late 2007) so my only option is shelling out for the repair at the only authorised repair centre in my city, or cough up the cash for a Slim. (Which means parting with my BC ).

 

Thanks in advance, everyone! 

 

PS. How am I supposed to get my Uncharted 2 disc back?

 

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Re: PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

Oct 13, 2009
The thing it it turns on for less than a second. Tried with another power cable and didn't work. Different outlets doesn't do it either . Thanks for the quick reply.
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Re: PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

Oct 13, 2009

Ouch.

It seems like all the 60gb models are dying around here....

All this sounds like is a power issue.

Borrow a friends PS3 power cable and try that. (OR buy a new one if you don`t know anybody that owns a PS3)

Sometimes PS3s will shut down/not work properly if you have too much dust, grime or junk inside the sytem.

Take it to get it cleaned and see if that helps.

In regards to getting your disk back, try pressing the eject button in the brief period of time you have when it`s switching for red to green then back again.

 

And if you hate parting with BC, just buy a good used PS2, really cheap in pawn shops, game shops, ETC.

Read your instruction manual on how to remove the hard drive, if you take that out you could probably clean it pretty easily with an air compressor (BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHILE DOING THIS, don`t hold the nozzle very close to the system because the air is so powerful it can knock something out of place) 

Hope I could help PM me if you are still having problems. 

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Re: PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

Oct 13, 2009

adrian-cg wrote:
The thing it it turns on for less than a second. Tried with another power cable and didn't work. Different outlets doesn't do it either . Thanks for the quick reply.
Hmmmmm.
Your last hope(s) are to:
1. clean it
2. replace the inner power conduit
3. Take it to get it repaired
4. buy a new one Smiley Tongue
I would strongly suggest cleaning it. Read my first post again (I edited it) 

 

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Re: PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

Oct 13, 2009

it is said nothing not nada

 

have you tried to use the recovery menu ? also try another HDD

and if you think it is a power problem you could replace the power supply see if it helps

(problems with the power supply give you the yellow light tho)

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Re: PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

Oct 13, 2009

The recovery menu? if you had any shred of common sense you never would have said that, the guys PS3 WONT BOOT!...how are you going too use any kind of menu if it wont turn on?....use your brain...and as for your problem, sounds like the power supply too me...call Sony

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Re: PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

Oct 13, 2009

Ariiel wrote:

it is said nothing not nada

 

have you tried to use the recovery menu ? also try another HDD

and if you think it is a power problem you could replace the power supply see if it helps

(problems with the power supply give you the yellow light tho)


ROFLMAO.
He can`t access the menu if his PS3 won`t boot ya moron Smiley Tongue 

 

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Re: PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

Oct 13, 2009

Since the PS3 tries to turn on theres a chance you could get to the recovery menu

 

What is Safe Mode and how do I enable it on my PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system?

 

Safe mode is a feature for starting the PS3™ system with the "minimum required functionality" if the system is no longer able to start up normally due to an action was taken (such as turning off the system's MAIN POWER switch while data was being written to the hard disk drive). By starting up the system in safe mode then executing a menu option, you may be able to eliminate the symptom. Please note there is a chance that safe mode options will not fix the problem and you system will require service.

We do not recommend using the options in Safe Mode unless you are experiencing issues with the PLAYSTATION 3.  Some of these options could result in loss of data.

If you choose to perform one of the Safe Mode options, please back up your data before attempting to enter safe mode (when possible).  Click here to learn how to manually copy data from the PLAYSTATION 3.

Safe Mode is only available to PS3's with system software 2.60 or greater installed. Click here to download the latest PLAYSTATION 3 system software.

When to use Safe Mode
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Execute safe mode when the PS3™ is experiencing the following symptoms:

  • When the PS3™ system is started up, the XMB™ menu is not displayed (only the wave screen background appears)
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, nothing appears on the screen
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating is displayed > > Restore operation > Restart
    Original message is displayed again or the system stops during restoration.
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating is displayed > > Rebuild > Failure > System stops while formatting hard disk drive.
  • The system stops while restarting after a PS3™ system update or while updating or rebuilding the database. The situation does not improve even when the system is restarted.
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In Safe Mode, you will have the following options:

  1. Restart System - Ends safe mode and starts up the PLAYSTATION 3 normally.
  2. Restore Default Settings - Performs the same operations as on the XMB™, and also deletes PlayStation®Network account information from the system.
  3. Restore File System - Attempts to repair all areas on the hard disk drive where files can be saved. Corrupted data may be erased if it cannot be recovered.
  4. Rebuild Database - Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on screens, trimming information for pictures in , video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information.
    This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
  5. Restore PS3 System - IMPORTANT: All data will be lost by performing this step.
    This will reformat the hard drive on the PLAYSTATION 3, deleting all data and restoring it to as if it just came out of the box. This is the same as on the XMB.
  6. System Update - Updates the PS3 system software. This can only be done with an update file already saved on an external storage media.
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Step 1: Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

 

Step 2:

  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

 

Step 3:

  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep.  At that point release the Power button.  If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
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  4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.
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Step 4: We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.

  1. Restore Default Settings
  2. Restore File System
  3. Rebuild Database
  4. Restore PS3 System
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Re: PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

Oct 13, 2009
Seems like youll need to replace the power supply, i got one if you wanna buy its from a 60GB that YLODed a couple months back. PM me if interested.
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Re: PS3 won't turn on. From red to green to nada.

Oct 13, 2009

Ariiel wrote:

Since the PS3 tries to turn on theres a chance you could get to the recovery menu


Great suggestion, but it won't work. I tried this after I had the same issue.
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