This guide will show you how to reset the GLOD.

  1. Fixing Playstation 3 Green Light of Death (GLOD), Fixing Playstation 3 Green Light of Death (GLOD): step 1, image 1 of 1
    • While the PS3 is on (green LED on), put the PS3 into standby mode (red power LED) by pressing the power button for 5 seconds.

  2. Fixing Playstation 3 Green Light of Death (GLOD): step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Now when the PS3 is in standby mode, hold the power button down until you hear it beep about 2 or 3 times, then release the power button.

    about 2 or 3, which is it, or which is it supposed to be? I can get the two beeps and once i thought i heard three...i'm thinking 3 is the reset, but the system won't do it.?

    athirdbaseman - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    i held that button down for a min or two i got one beep and it came on but still a black screen and iv done this over and over are there any known causes of this issue?

    Roger Leclerc - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    My son was playing mine and the screen became all pixelated with white lines.

    My understanding as I did find a YouTube video that shows the same thing as mine did. Is that the gpu hasn't went bad but needs to be reflowed or reballed.

    I would tell you if it worked or not but when I was putting it back together I broke off the clip on the motherboard that the ribbon cable plugs into from the eject and on and off board.

    So my recommendation would be try a reflow.

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  3. Fixing Playstation 3 Green Light of Death (GLOD): step 3, image 1 of 1
    • This will reset the video settings to the lowest settings and when you start the PS3 with HDMI or PS3 AV cable connected, it will go through the setup process and you will now see a picture on the TV screen.

    Doing the first two steps brought me to a black screen (Safe Mode) with six options:

    1. Restart System

    2. Restore Default Settings

    3. Restore File System

    4. Rebuild Database

    5. Restore PS3 System

    6. System Update

    Kev B. - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    going into recovery mode is not the solution for the glod you must get the rsx video chip reflowed or reballed

    warmaster1000 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    it worked for me but it stayed on the green wavy screen and didn’t do anything else

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I have tried this multiple times, even took up a few hints about removing the HDD and putting it back in, and then trying.... it still did not work.... does any one have any idea of how to REALLY fix this?!

codylawinger - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Yo need to change the Hard Drive, the problem from the Green Light its almost the 90% a HDD that is corrupted or broken. Put the HDD in your PC and format the HDD, then put it back on your PS3 and plug a USB with the latest update for the PS3 it will ask you for the update before format the HDD. Just do what it says on the screen.

PS: Also a easy way to know that its a HDD failure its just removing the HDD and turn on the console, you will get a warning image saying that there is no Hard Drive on the console.

Santiago Pescador -

does not work for me i have a slim model. still striving to find a solution.

krn - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I have also been searching endlessly for a solution to this problem for my CECH-2001A model PS3 Slim. The majority of the time my system turns on with the GLOD. The rest of the time it works perfectly. I've tried safe mode and went through all the steps numerous times. I've also tried three different hard drives, two different HDMI cables and two different tv's. None of which alleviate the problem. I've also replaced the thermal paste and am religious with keeping it dust free. The only other solution I've found is that the RSX may be the culprit. Other than that, I'm at a loss.

David - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I put put my ps3 motherboard in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes let's see if it works lol

XLS Gaming -

This does not work for me. I get one beep (on) then one beep (off) then it goes red. I have a CECHL01 model. Still no video. Will a reflow also help HDMI loss?

James - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Got one too.

Kajus Slekys -

I pressed the Power button for 5 sec every &&^&^$^ time and nothing happen plz help meh lor gabe!

kenanauberger - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Nope didn't work as usual.... Why does Sony have to be complicated I'm pretty sure it's got to be more than this...

traveen kavith - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

i've tried so many times by switch off and beep 3 times swithc onn...and finally by doing this my hard disk failed. i just baught new hdd but still the same. HDMI not working. god

bharani - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Now what to do when it got on the safe mode?

Rahul Mohabir - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

RSX reflow, the solder joints could be cracked on the GPU. This is a video reset.

Brian Kohls - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Can put some coins (with only some copper) with up the rsx chip and back works fine.

With better length.

Fábio Santos - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Hi all.

Has anyone actually found a working solution for this problem ?

My ' Fat ' PS3 has the exact same problem,no video or sound.

My PS3 boots up as normal,and sounds normal,but no sound or video through the HDMI,and the same with the original AV cable.???


Colin - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Maybe I can help you

Alex Cela -

After you get through this, when you see the options.

Which one should I choose?

majorosbence01 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Guys maybe I found how to fix

Alex Cela - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

what is it??

kenneth soto -

Any chance ,how can you help with the GLOD

James Dobies -

Please send your suggestion on the GLOD for Fat PS3

James Dobies -

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Ricu Martini - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I have a December 2006 FAT PS3 and no help still no vid

Lagercat - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Hlo i also have problem using pc i formatee HDD and putted in ps3 and when i turned on ps3 it shows green light 4 seconds and showing there is no light on the ps3 then i press once more then showing red light what can i do plss help me pla

Naeem - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Plss help me i formated the HDD and putted it in ps3 and i presses the button amd showed green light only4 seconds and in screen nothing and there is no light and i pressed the button showing red light plss help me fast

Naeem - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I just put my ps3 motherboard in the oven let's see if it works I put it at 400 degrees in for 10 minutes and 30 minutes to cool let's see if this fixes the green light of death I know this method will fix ylod but I have never tried it with Glod. God willing it works

XLS Gaming - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

But even if I remove the HDD it won't show any warning sign it would be blank

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