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PS3 red light blinking

PS3 turned off duaring instalation process. Beeps for 3 times and red starts flashing. I have a big doubt about overheating, because it was turned on only for 5 min. Pressing On button for 5 or 10 sec. does not help. It seems to me, that lot off people have same problem. Help me, please...

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  • babypower Oct 01, 2008

    the light keeps blinking red and yellow

  • raimisde Oct 03, 2008

    I had hear about that warranty, but I wonder, if that same problem happens to so many people, may be some way to solve that without sending it to Sony.  

  • raimisde Oct 20, 2008

    I know about warranty (problem is, that I'm not in US at present time) and I know now, that it is a software problem. PS3 harm it's own software somehow :(  Why Sony did that???????

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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM and it is after my warranty. Sony had the cheek to tell me that i have to fork out for repair costs which they will inform me. DAMN! Got mine from Singapore. Was playing Dead Space and suddenly the screen blanked out. I did smell something burning but my console is in an open area and the room is air conditioned. I was also only playing it like 3 hours. At times i leave the damn thing on for days!

This is not acceptable!

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I have heard of some people that have the same problem and if you just barely got the console i would give Sony replace it or fix the problem. Usually when you buy the console you have like 1year limited warranty on it. Just as long as you did not attempt to open up the console yourself that is. Let me know how that works out.

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