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Playstation 3 turns on for 2 seconds then the light turns red and flashes

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  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    turns on then yellow light flashes then turns off

  • G_adkins1970 Oct 14, 2008

    yeah my ps3 will come on for a sec then the green light turns yellow then it flashes red. I was just playing it and then i plugged my cord up to charge the controller and then it shut off. It wont come on long enough to eject the game..need help here...

  • dadgroup Oct 14, 2008

    yeah my ps3 will come on for a sec then the green light turns yellow then it flashes red. I was just playing it and then i plugged my cord up to charge the controller and then it shut off. It wont come on long enough to eject the game..need help here...

  • ps3gamer Oct 14, 2008

    i was playing my ps3 the other day and i shut it off and about and hour or two later i went to turn it on and it went from green to yellow and then flashed red. i unplugged everything and it still isnt working

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    same here!!

  • cloudskier99 Nov 11, 2008

    I just got Resistance 2. I was playing it for about an hour and suddenly the whole console shuts off. There was no reason for it to suddenly do so. The game wasn't loading, it wasn't saving anything, there was no extra strain, it was in a well ventilated area, and suddenly the green light turns yellow, then flashing red and the screen goes black. I had a controller plugged into the USB port and I may have pulled it off at or just before the moment this happened, but I've done that before and this has not happened. Help?

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    the same thing just happened to me

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    I had the same problem, but now, my PS3 won't turn at all. It does this whenever I turn it on, and now I basically can't do anything.

  • kureshig Nov 14, 2008

    my playstation 3 turns on for 2 seconds then light turns red and flaehes plc sand me this solution

  • daaparker Nov 14, 2008

    i have the same issue, however it was only after i installed a new update for the game COD World at War, which just happened to come out 11/11/08.



    please send me a fix?

  • bvdneenah Nov 14, 2008

    Turn the console on. Green light for about 2 seconds, then turn yellow (amber), beeps and turns off (red light blinks).



    Turn off switch on the back, no help.



    Unplug, wait 10 seconds, plug back in, no help.



  • bignig5 Nov 14, 2008

    i try to turn it on then it goes green for a second then a yellow light comes on followed by a flashing red light

  • mikeymun022 Nov 15, 2008

    hey i have the same problem, it just happened about three days ago. I had the system of the whole time but still didnt fix it. Has anyone found a solution to this problem? Please help me!!

  • honeymunsta Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same problem but i get one yellow flash from the light before it turns to flashing red.
    It wont let me eject disc.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    i was trying to put assasin's creed in and then it would say there wasnt a cd in the ps3 after awhile it went yellow then red

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    i was inserting a game after i did it said there was no c d in it after awhiloe it went from yellow to red

  • sumtsingwong Dec 13, 2008

    i have the same problem my ps3 turned off in the middle of guitar hero world tour. Now i cant turn my ps3 on or eject game...

  • rirving_29 Dec 14, 2008

    My PS3 also flashes red when I turn it on. It happen when the power at my house went out.

  • robbob05 Dec 16, 2008

    i was playing home and my ps3 shut off and flashed red looked all over internet and found one thing to fix it flashing red light means hard drive problems might have to replace of just pull yours out and put it back in



  • J3rdstkillah Dec 17, 2008

    Same here, was playing chess on Home with a friend and all of a sudden the PS3 turns off. I turn it back on and it works for about 5min then turns off again. So I left it off for about 30min with the power cord unplugged, and come back to try to turn it on and it shows me a yellow light. After that every time i try to turn it back on it ends up going back to that yellow light. Happened just today 12/16/08, from what I see around the net I'm guessing that it overheated. This is the worst thing that could happen to me right now, since I just got on winter break from school, and my warranty ended last month, I'm so sad.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    the same

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    Mine wont turn on after the newest update 2.76

    Cant you just reformat the HDD? Then suposedly its suposed to work :/

    Bummer!

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Okay, so I sent in my PS3 after this happened and they ran a diagnostic scan on it. This is caused by overheating. If you turn off your PS3 and leave it off for a while to let it cool, try turning it back on. If this fails and nothing works, guess what? It's fried. Completely. This is not a hard-drive problem, this is the motherboard and processor. If you have the ability to back-up your hard drive, do it, because you need a new PS3. Sony will not fix this and just send you a new one with a new, clean, hard drive. Sorry folks, it's that bad.

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Pull ur hard drive out and put it back in if that doesnt work buy a new hard drive

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The exact same thing happend to me and now im pissed and i dont no what to do....

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My ps3 is dead!!!. flashing red light


Hello,

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.

Jul 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation just shut off an the red light flashes


do you get a yellow light? i bet you do..

1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again
2) Check if there's any loose cable.
3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.

If this did not work
Send your playstation back to Sony

May 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Green light then red/green light then flashing red


1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again
2) Check if there's any loose cable.
3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.


If this did not work

Send your playstation 3 back to Sony

May 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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You turn the playstation 3 on and after a second it turns off


Sounds like YLOD before the red light flashes it probably starts up for like 2 seconds then the light changes to kind of a yellow color then the red light flashes. If that's the case its a hardware problem. First try letting it cool off - if no luck try taking the hard drive out - still no luck if under warranty send it in - if out of warranty and you cant pay the 150$ you can try to fix it your self at this point it could be your power supply (ebay 50$ - 80$) or reflow the mother board lots of videos on youtube for that.

Apr 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My 12th old ps3 has been faultless until 6/2/10 .It will not boot up at all .The start up red light turns to green as per normal then after 2 seconds it flashes red and goes back into stand-by mode Any...


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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

Oct 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 stays in the "standby mode" and does not turn on


its a power failure inside the ps3!!! You have to call sony to replace the system it will cost u 150.00 dollars unless ur still under warrenty goodluck because i had to get 3 systems from sony before i got one that worked just right

Mar 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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