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My ps3 wont come on

When i press the on button it comes on for about 5 seconds then it goes straight back off again and flashes red instead of a constant green light.

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There may be a problem with your power lead. Check it is correctly plugged in...
Take out the power cord, wait 1 minute. Plug it back in... Wait 5-10 minutes. And try again (make sure that the HDMI/TV Cable is also correctly inserted)

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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Hi simonecavana

You could send it to sony it costs $150 to repair,takes 4-6 weeks..

You could try soft restart.
Press the power button on the PS3 you will hear a beep noise straight away but don't let go yet! Still hold the power button for a second beep then let go...
Its sounds like its a overheating issue you could repair yourself and repair guides are available on ebay but not sure if its a very easy job to take on hope this info helps cheers nikki

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It turns on but nothing comes up on the tv and wont turn back off


This is a problem with your system software. Please follow these steps to fix it :

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn back off into standby(red light on) . Release the power button after it has switched itself back off.

Step 3. Again, press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later, then there will be 2 quick beeps together. Release the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this an then continue to the next step.

Step 5. A menu will load with 6 options. Choose option 3 "Restore File System". Accept whatever the PS3 says and hopefully it will restart as normal.

If option 3 does not work, do the above again and choose option 4, "Rebuild Database". If this does not work as a last resort select option 5, "Restore PS3 System". THIS WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON YOUR DRIVE!!

One of these options will bring your PS3 back to life.

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Nov 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I can't set up my playstation 3 to my . The lead what goes to the back of my tv is not working. As soon as turn on my ps3 nothing comes up on my tv


Please try this following solution :

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.

This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.

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Aug 22, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Instead please try the following steps to solve your PS3 problem :
Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.
Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.
This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.
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Do the following steps to solve your PS3 problem :
Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.
Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.
This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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That happend to me and i gave it a rest for a couple of days and it worked again

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its an error. hold down the power button till it beeps once. the hold it again till it beeps twice. The moment it beeps twice take your finger off and instantly hold it down again. your ps3 with give you 5 onscreen options, hit #3 and only number 3. that should fix the problem. You can also youtube "how to fix disk error on ps3" and people will should you how to do these stated steps.

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you might be holding the power on button to long. you hold the power on button until it beeps to reset the video output. try turning it on by using your controller. just press the ps3 button and if the red light is on then it should come on.

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