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2 years ago#1
I was in the middle of a system update when it did the 3 beep thing and decided to turn itself off.

Now it wont turn back on. When i try the green light comes on for a second or 2 and then it does the 3 beep thing again and turns off. I can't even eject the disk inside. This is one of the old fat modles.
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2 years ago#2
Does the green light turn yellow?
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2 years ago#3
For a brief second yes.
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2 years ago#4
You have the yellow light of death.
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2 years ago#5
Is this fixable? or is it in video game heaven?
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2 years ago#6
It can be fixed but it will eventually break again.

If you can get it fixed I would advise getting all the saves of you're PS3 that you can and put it on another one.

If you don't care about you're saves might as well just buy another one.
2 years ago#7
Since it did it while you were doing a system update.. well, you don't want to turn anything off while it's accessing its firmware. See if you can reach the recovery menu and restore the file system.

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3/How-to-access-the-PlayStation-3-Recovery-Menu/td-p/19195118
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2 years ago#8
Yeah, it's fixable. You can either reball or reflow it.

For more information: http://www.endlesselectronics.org/blog/what-is-the-yellow-light-of-death-ylod/
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2 years ago#9
PhoenixPrince posted...
Since it did it while you were doing a system update.. well, you don't want to turn anything off while it's accessing its firmware. See if you can reach the recovery menu and restore the file system.

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3/How-to-access-the-PlayStation-3-Recovery-Menu/td-p/19195118


I can't get this to work. Its just turning itself off and staying off.
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2 years ago#10
I have been looking into ways to fix this and so far i have nothing. i can't do the reballing thing myself. And apparently i cant use the hard drive in my PC to get saves off becuase its tied to the ps3 some how.

The only option i can think of it to have sony fix it. But is there any garentee they won't wipe my hard drive or just replace it?
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