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Playstation turns off and does 3 beeps.

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I am having this problem it randomly happened when I was playing Call of Duty 4 I was in a game then I lagged out and the playstation turned off and beeped 3 times.Now whenever I turn the playstation 3 system on it does 3 beeps and then turns off. Is there any guide to fix this?

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Did you notice a yellow light when the 3 beeps happened?
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robger99 wrote:

I am having this problem it randomly happened when I was playing Call of Duty 4 I was in a game then I lagged out and the playstation turned off and beeped 3 times.Now whenever I turn the playstation 3 system on it does 3 beeps and then turns off. Is there any guide to fix this?


Sounds like the unit is overheating (YLOD) just search the forums for help.

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I have no gotten a yellow light yet does this mean that it will be easier to fix...?
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robger99 wrote:
I have no gotten a yellow light yet does this mean that it will be easier to fix...?

You sure?  The yellow light is a very quick flash before it goes to blinking red.  It doesn't stay on for long.

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It may be just over heating...did you leave it off for awhile, let it cool off and try and turn it on again?  If it's still under warranty you should send it into Sony for a fix.
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Nope it doesn't go yellow how could I know/find my warranty...?

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Have you had your PS3 less than a year?  If so you should be able to get it fixed for free by Sony (as long as you have proof of purchase date).  Otherwise you will either have to pay $150, fix it yourself, or buy a new PS3.  Sorry.  same thing happened to me and I fixed it myself.
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I think u just need to turn on u ps3 n touch(dont hold) the I/O button.

 

this move should clear the memery of ur ps3.try it.not sure if this  work.

 

 

 

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I am not sure the 3 beeps means anything.  Let me explain....  Once in a while, when my PS3 freezes due to the game I am playing, I will get the 3 beeps.  When my PS3 freezes and I cannot do anything, meaning, if I hit the PS button I get no response... I will push the eject button to make the PS3 reset instead of doing a "hard" shutdown buy turning the switch off in the back.  Then and only then will I get the 3 beeps.  I have never seen any sort of yellow light.  My PS3 plays fine and I rarely freeze.  It normally only freezes once in a great while playing Socom.

 

Edit... when I say "rarely freezes"  I have had my PS3 since 12/25/08 and my PS3 has frozen 3 times. All while playing Socom. 

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