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Turn the console off at the back switch for a few minutes. Then switch
it on from the back, then hold the Power button until you hear a second
beep. If your PS3 is completely stuffed it probably won't do this, but
there's a chance it might let you into the recovery menu which will let
you do a format or System Restore and hopefully get your machine
you might be holding the power on button to long. you hold the power on button until it beeps to reset the video output. try turning it on by using your controller. just press the ps3 button and if the red light is on then it should come on.
Remove any disk from the DVD drive.
Remove the hard drive and turn on. When you get to the dashboard turn
it off again by holding the X button on the controller and select 'Turn
Wait 10 seconds and then turn on again by pushing the X button on the
controller. When you get to the dashboard turn off again via the X
Remove the AV / Video plug from the back of your Xbox.
Replace the hard drive correctly.
Switch on the Xbox via the power button on the console. 4 red lights should flash.
Wait 10 seconds and re-insert the AV / Video cable.
You should now load into the dashboard with your hard drive profiles - wait theres more!
Turn off and on via the X button as before another 2 times with all leads and the hard drive in place.
After you power it off the second time, remove the power lead for 20
minutes and then turn on again any way you feel like it and it should
I had the same problem, so I called customer service and had me do this:
1) with the USB cable plugged into the controller, power down the ps3 and turn the on/off switch in the back to "off".
2) hold your thumb down on the front button (where you normally can turn it on) while turning the switch on the back to "on" again. keep your thumb or finger on the front switch.
3) You will hear the normal "beep" that you usually hear when the PS3 boots up, but after a few seconds later, you will hear a secondary beep. Remove your thumb or finger after this second beep and the PS3 will reset itself after a few seconds. I have a projector connected to it, so I had to set the display screen back to HDMI afterwards, but when I disconnected the USB cable the controller worked wirelessly again. The customer service rep said that this allowed the controller to pair with the PS3 again. Note: You probably do not have to have the controller plugged into the USB cable at all while doing this. I just happened to have it plugged in. Hope this helps.
Check the light on the power supply and if its orange that means that the console is on stand by mode, The light on the Power brick should be green when the console turns on. if the light turns red that means that the power supply needs to be replaced. call xbox support and check the warranty status of your 360
If the power brick shows a red light, it means that it is not providing sufficient enough power to power the console. It is overheating and simply crashing. You will probably need to purchase or (if under warranty) get a new one.