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PS3 Flashing red light - Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    I was playing GTA4 for about 5 mins then the screen flashes then it turns off then the red light was blinking i triedto turn it off nothing is working now


  • edon123 Mar 02, 2009

    when i turn my ps3 on by the power button the red standby light goes
    green the goes orange then flicers red until i press power again and
    goes back to standby and it keeps doing it i no its a simple problem
    but iv tried a lot of things, can anyone please help me????

  • chacalj81 Mar 08, 2009

    Ps3 light turns green, then orange, then flashing red.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    same problem, no good

  • trina_smith1 Mar 18, 2009

    same problem sooo disgusted!!!

  • trina_smith1 Mar 18, 2009

    Had just downloaded resident evil update... Maybe this is the problem..

  • SONY101oli
    SONY101oli Apr 06, 2009

    This sucks what the hell 150£ to replace bullcrap

  • Johan89 Apr 09, 2009

    I did also download the Resident Evil update before my PS3 shutted down and started flashing red.. So maybe you are right. That could be the problem.
    I will try to delete it and see if it helps..

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Sony should pay for the fix...I already wrote to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Too many of these next gen units are failing. There has to be a manufacturing defect. If you guys want to get F'ed by Sony some more pay the 150...if not I suggest you contact the BBB. Sony will keep taking your money so long as we don't do something.

  • nicholas_god May 01, 2009

    turn on green light /orange light /fan starts up /flashing red light /fan stops sony want £140 to send second hand replacement+when you phone there helpline its premium rate last time i buy any sony product

  • gadgets24 May 11, 2009

    PS3 will not power on, when i try to switch it on the power light turns from red to amber then green then beeps and switches off again, ive rang sony who said they will replace with a refurbished model with 3 months warranty for £145! is this right? ive heard they should do it for free! is it because mine is out of warranty? or should they still do it for free?



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Turn of the main power turn it back on and pres eject at the same time or u can try the power and the on and off button hold it in in 10 sec hope this work

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It might be because the console is overheated because of the size of the room maybe, turn it on and then press the power button wait until the red lights are flashing and then press it again and leave it for a few days :)

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I would recommend using a PS3 repair guide to fix this issue.

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  • owors111 Mar 01, 2010

    I would recommend using a PS3 repair guide to fix this issue.

    To see all of the PS3 repair guides available on the Internet that have been reviewed, go to:

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SOURCE: ps3 wont turn on flashing red light

check you airvents,,,
you have a problem with your hardrive
call sony they are very good about handling this issue

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: my ps3 has a red flashing light when on stand by

This is known as the yellow light of death for the Playstation 3. This can be caused by dust buildup in the console, causing the unit to overheat. Once the unit overheats, it causes the solder on the board to melt and bridge(connect). Once bridged it shorts out the board giving you the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is under warranty with this site:

If your unit is not under warranty, go to We are a console repair company based in Texas, and we can get your console up and running again. We give a free diagnosis of what is wrong with the unit, and will call with an estimate of repair. All our work comes with a 30 day warranty, and you can buy up to 4 years worth of warranty.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

SOURCE: my ps3 is dead!!!. flashing red light


Follow the procedure below to fix the problem on your ps3,

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System.

Take care.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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Hi there

The red flashing lights problem is alomost as big as the Yellow light of death.

What is the Red light flashing problem

This one is self explanitry you know you have this when you turn on your PS3 and and it has red flashing lights and won't come on.

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Red flashing light is an over heating issue. Try unplugging and leaving for a while if not take a look at this.
i would personally call sony though

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