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Flashing red light

I have a 6ogb playstation 3 and yesterday i turned it on and the light turned yellow then i got 3 beeps and it just flashes red and wont work i emailed sony and playstation but they wont return my emails can anyone help

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  • justin raymundo Nov 11, 2008

    i am also having the same problem except when i turn it on it goes to the opening then it frezes and gets that scratchy noise....

  • justin raymundo Nov 11, 2008

    i am also having the same problem except when i turn it on, the music goes on then turns scratchy then shuts down and the blinking red light shows...

  • cool_b26 Feb 13, 2009

    The system wont turn on first a green light,then yellow and flashing red.

    Does this mean the processor has to be replaced or will a cleaning help.

    Thanks Henry

  • djrusnak Feb 24, 2009

    blin blink blink. Don't buy the ps3 how to repair book. They said you should replace the hard drive I did. Nothing changed!

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"that scratchy noise" is indicative of a overheating RSX processor. when the thermal sensors under the processor of the PS3 are tripped, you get the green/red/yellow light sequence. I always tell customers its best to shut off the machine and fix the problem ASAP. if you continue to use the unit whilst overheating (if you get it to even turn on that is) you can possibly short circuit the solder joints of the BGA array and damage the uit forever. Not even SONY can fix it at this point unless the unit is reflowed, which renders the unit very unreliable anyway. reflowing rarely works for a long periods of time so SONY just replaces the unit for 150plustax with a refurb and you could wait for weeks. i usually apply thermal compound and add shims to ensure proper cooling of the two processors..the RSX and the CELL

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