I just tried to turn on my PS3 and for some reason when I turned it on, it automatically turns back off, I have tried to turn it on 4 times now and it is doing the same thing.

Note: while I was playing Black Ops 2, the map "Hijacked" was loading and it just completely froze while it was loading.

  • Any beeps or lights flashing? If the light flashes yellow when it turns on that's...not good
    – Ben Brocka
    May 15, 2014 at 16:53
  • Ok so I just tried to turn it on again and looked to see if there were any things that you said happened, and the beeping did... It beeped I thing 4-5 times and bling 4-5 times also, but when it blinked, it was green not yellow. @BenBrocka May 15, 2014 at 16:56
  • Weird--sony has a list of flashing codes and that flashing green usually just means "i'm turning off". It should show a different LED code for an error support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1733/~/…
    – Ben Brocka
    May 15, 2014 at 17:01
  • Ok, thank you, when I get home I will go to that website and check it out. May 15, 2014 at 17:44

1 Answer 1


You could try the procedure found on this page. Repeating the instructions here:

Hold down the power button until the PS3 turns off. Then hold the button down while it turns on. Hold it while you hear a first beep, a second beep, and a third beep. That will cause it to power off again.

Then hold the power button again through two single beeps and finally release it after a double beep. This will give a menu of safe mode options, some of which may help you resolve the issue. You'll need a USB attached controller to use, and some options may erase the data stored on the hard drive.

  • I actually fixed it last nite by unplugging it for about 10-15 minutes and plugged it back in and it worked. But I just posted another question, it states the other question I am having now. May 16, 2014 at 12:46

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