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PS3 will not power up or eject disc

Main switch in back will cause red light to come on, however pushing or holding front start panel icon only allows the system to engage for a few seconds then the green light changes back to flashing red.

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  • fredit24 Nov 12, 2008

    Just bought an hour ago and tried to hook it up several times to a few different tv's, and I still get the same response... when you turn flip the power switch on in the back of the PS3 the red light stays on, but when you try to power it up the light goes from yellow to green for a few seconds then begins to flash red. It sounded like the fan was kicking in before it shut off though.We have the PS3 clear from any obstructions, its not hot(since we havn't even powered it up yet). It won't take a cd either. You pay this kind of money for it and it won't even work! WTF

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Hard drive, Remove the small panel on the side that says hddemove the small blue screw, pull out by hinged c-clip and reinsert, it sometimes becomes loose, if this does not solve the problem, go to your local electronics store, fry's, best buy, etc and get just about any SATA 2.5" 5400 or 7200rpm laptop hard drive, Western Digital are the best. Take it home, remove the hard drive as desribed above only also remove the four small screws as well, swap the hard drives, reinstall. When you turn it back on it will ask you to format the hard drive, select yes, if it does not go to this screen on its own you can forcibly get it there by plugging in a controller and pressing the ps button so that it syncs and hold select and start for 5 seconds, a screen will appear to reformat the hard drive. This is your problem, good luck, it may sound hard, but I literally showed my five year old do it and she helps me all the time.

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Sdkoukal, Sounds like it is overheating or a connection issue, your probebly going to have ot call sony and see what they say.  If this doesn't answer your problem please post again.
Please post what you do and how you did it. I look forward to your posts.

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This fix works for some models, so if it does not work for you please tell me your model number

Look at the bottom. This is what it looks like:

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Turn the main switch off, hold the eject button.

While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it, it will beep
The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.
After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and blink a red light.
When this happens, turn the main switch off and on then turn it on normally.
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Turn the main switch off, hold the eject button.

While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it and you should hear a beep.

The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.

After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and the red light will blink. When this happens, turn the main switch off and on then turn it on normally.

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2. Hold down the eject disc button.
3. While still holding down the eject button, flip the power switch to turn back on your PS3.
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Try the following solution.

Turn the PS3 off with the main switch on the back.
Turn the PS3 back on into standby (red light on)
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This is quite a common problem on the PS3. Try the following steps:
Step 1. Turn the PS3 right off with the switch on the back
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Step 3. While holding the disc eject button press the power button on the front of the console.

This should force the disc to eject and all should be ok again.

If this does not work post a reply here and I will assist you some more.

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  3. Turn on the main power switch
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didnt work for me but it should for you.

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