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PS3 not powering up but has blinking red light.

When trying to power up the PS3 the solid green light comes on, then solid yellow, and then the blinking red light comes on. and thats all it does. Also no video, sound, or anything else is present.

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    omfg are u serious ima be pissed if i lose all my online data

  • ashley Dec 16, 2008

    the red light just keeps blinking when i turn it on it goes to green then yellow then red

  • freider88 Jan 16, 2009

    my ps3 turns on for 3 sec and then shots off with a red blinking light


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Tell Sony !! I did now im gettin a new 80 gig (lost all my online data tho!)
but hey im gettin a new unit plus there sending me cod 5 cos thats stuck in the ps3
sont no about this fault an its not fixable (smoked mother board!!!)
hope this helps..
ps
mine was outa warranty.(60 gig)

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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