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Flashing red light

I was Playing Resistance 2 for about 30 mins, when my PS3 bleeped and shut down, leaving a flashing red light. now each time I power up there's a green light, the fans and motor start and it runs for about a second, shows a very brief yellow light, and then bleeps and shuts down showing the flashing red light. Please can you tell me what is causing this and how do I fix it???

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  • lakinlude Jan 03, 2009

    I have the exact same problem if you get any helpful tips please share most grateful.



    ps3 attempts to load up, it flashes red and then goes red and green and within 3 secounds shuts down.



    game is also inside

  • FalcoDuDe Jan 03, 2009

    i just got it yesteday. wat is going on? i gotta take it to sony now and get it fixed for a small fee of $150. what a rip off.



  • Jamie Kinsey
    Jamie Kinsey Jan 04, 2009

    Thanx for the tip, but not under warranty, I was the first to buy one in the south of England. so warranty ran out a few months ago. but I will look on youtube. ta

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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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