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My ps3 is shutting its self off the power green like becomes a lighter green then shuts off and then the red light flashes

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  • paramethesis Jan 19, 2009

    Yeah mine is doing that too. Someone said that the fan is just hot and let it cool down. But I really have no idea how to fix it.

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This is a connection problem in the plug i know it sounds crazy but put a paper clip in the end of the plug to see if it has power this will show were the short is

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I turn on my ps3 and the green light comes on for a short time and the it beeps three times shuts off and the green light turns red and starts to flash. If I push the power button again the red Light


you need to change your power box there is a bad connection with the wires. its over heating you might whant to buy another at game stop or take it in to get fixed. the more you messed with it it might mess up your whole system.

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While playing a game console turned off and game disc is stucked inside, turn power on and light turns green for couple seconds then flashes red and turns back off, no chance to eject game disc.


Hello,
When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked.
The blinking red light is infact a general hardware failure message. In this particular case, his hardware failure is with the blu-ray drive, that's why the system does not shut down until the drive is accessed. if the system is overheating, it will tell you so in the top right hand corner. It will say the system has overheated and is shutting down to avoid further damage.
Provide a proper vent for the system...
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May 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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What is the case when a ps3 shuts off in the middle of a game and wont turn back on


if the power indicator was flashing red and green probably means it was overheating. if thats the case it either fried its self or turned its self off. let it rest for an hour then try and turn it back on if it doesnt turn on its probably fried

Apr 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 starts up, fan is very loud, red light flashes and shuts off


Your most likely cause is the CPU or GPU is damaged due to over heating. This is usually not repairable. Red flashing lights are usually a bad hard ware warning. Try looking up flashing or fault codes for PS3 light patterns and check if any match up to the flashes you get. Another thing to indicate hardware failure is if it boots up at all. I'd like to give you better news but this is more then likely more an autopsy report then anything helpful.

Mar 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn on my ps3 and the green light comes on for a short time and the it beeps three times shuts off and the green light turns red and starts to flash. If I push the power button again the red light stops...


this happens when the ps3 has overheated-try removing the hard drive and replacing then give the console a hoover out.....if this doesnt work try holding the power button on for 5 sec....if this doesnt work its back to sony im affraid

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hi..Seems like your Power Supply went dead or either a faulty button.. Since those are touch pads those sometimes wear out. Another issue could be due to overheating..

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Jul 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Keeps shutting off on its own .red light flashs. when I go to start it up green light comes on for 2 seconds then shuts down again , and red light flashs


You can try accessing the PS3 Recovery Menu and perform some maintenance to try and fix it. Instructions here. If that doesn't work, you should contact Sony Customer Service.

Jul 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Flashing red light


Go to you www.youtube.com and you may be able to find helpful videos on this. But if you bought it new it is under warranty and they will fix it. You just pay for shipping.

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