Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 turned off while playing, will go to red light like when put on standby. When I try to turn back on the red light will only blink and nothing else.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Yep, sounds like you are facing some overheating problems (red lights on PS3). I'd suggest sending it in for repair (might cost you about $150 bucks) or fixing it yourself. It may not be working now but you could get it back working in as little as an hour if you follow the steps in this guide - YLOD Repair Wizard. I'd say give it a shot before you try any other options.

Posted on Nov 11, 2012

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

flacooo1
  • 172 Answers

SOURCE: ps3 3 blinking lights

Hi my name is Juan and unfortunately your ps3 is dead what happen is that for some reason it got so hot and the processor stop working when you turn on the ps3 it does a self test and if something is not working right it turns off immediately with a green yellow red light so don't spend your money in another power supply I can guaranty to you is not the power supply I do sell and fix playstations and this is why I know this this problem is common on the 60Gb and 80Gb also in 40Gb but not like on the 60and 80Gb

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Red light blinking

I don't know how to turn the system back on yet, but i can get your disk out. Turn the PS3 off by the switch on the back, hold down the eject button whilst the PS3 is still off, then (whilst still holding the eject button) turn the PS3 back on by the switch on the back. You should hear the fan start up and the disk pop out.

Posted on May 19, 2009

Killen4fun
  • 46 Answers

SOURCE: ps3 wont turn on, jus beeps 4 times an red light blinks

This could be any of a number of problems try these solutions one of which may work. If they all fail to work you can contact sony directly at
http://www.uk.playstation.com/Support/PS3
or
http://www.us.playstation.com/support/PS3

  • Remove any obstructions from the vents.
  • Allow at least 4 inches of clearance on all sides for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Remove the PLAYSTATION 3 from any cabinets so it is out in the open.
  • Shut the PLAYSTATION 3 down completely and let it cool down to room temperature, then try running it again.
  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I can't use my ps3, when I try to turn it on the light goes from

I spoke with the technical support people at Sony and they are going to replace my 40GB system. It was kinda funny because he told me that they couldn't do anything else over the phone and that it had to come in for servicing, then he told me out of warranty it would cost $149 plus taxes also thats when he mentioned about replacing the unit. Similar problem and I could be getting a new system. Sucks because I only had it for 2 years.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

praky16
  • 744 Answers

SOURCE: Ps3 shutdown?

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..

thank u
rate me

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My PS3 was working fine, its the original PS3 model when it first came out in 2007. Was playing black ops, then it just froze, so i switched it off. Switched it back on, flicked to HDMI channel - nothing....


One of the biggest causes of the blinking red light problem is placing the console with the fan vents sitting against the floor or up against a wall where air cannot flow freely in and out of the console.and to fix PS3 red light blinking is to unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. This doesn't always work, but some people have had success with problems other than overheating...


better u download repair guide


click here to download repair guide

Dec 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

The playstation 3 shut off in the middle of play. Now the little red light just keeps blinking. We unplugged it made sure theere was nothing blocking it to cause it to over heat, we plugged it back in and...


If the system turns on but then turns itself off, beeps at you and flashes it's lights at you then you have over heated the system. The GPU chip has probly pulled itself away from the board. This will require you to diassemble the PS3...... u just fix this by using ps3 repair guide....

click here to download

Oct 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

The game cd cannot be ejected from the PS3. When the eject button is pressed the red light keeps blinking.


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)
While holding the eject button press the power button on the front of the PS3. This should initialize a forced disc eject.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Aug 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

When I turn my ps3 on, there is no audio/video. I don't think it's a software update problem, as I was playing my ps3 about two/three hours ago. I turn it off at the back, chill for a couple seconds, then...


  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  3. Turn on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

Jun 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 in standby mode nothing else will happen


the red light will stay on allways and your controller is probably charging is why its flashin if u HAVE to turn it all the way off take out tha games and flip the switch in the back

Nov 15, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer

Red light blinking, when on Standby


If you have a warrenty take it back. but thats the sound itmakes when you try to eject the disk and nothing is in there.

Aug 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

When i turn on my ps3 nothing appears on my television!!!


ok, put your ps3 in standby mode(solid red light) then hold the power button. Just keep holding it until the picture shows up, asking you if you want to set in to optimal video settings, in which you say yes. if it turns of before saying this, try again and again. if after a few tries it doesn't work, check the cables in the back of the system and tv to make sure they're plugged in fully. then check to make sure your tv is on the right video setting (video 1, 2, 3, digital output, etc.)

Jun 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 won't start


u have to wait for about 30 mins before turning it back on
coz when it does that it's tired

hope this helps

Sep 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

No picture or sound


Hello. There are a few causes for this. I will list acouple solutions for you.

1. Reset the Video Output Settings. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings. Once you turn it back on, it should work fine.
2. Make sure the TV is on the correct seting. i.e. Video 1, Video 2, etc.

3. If option 1 does not work call Sony because the video out chip has blown or come unsoldered.

I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

Sep 13, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

25 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1525 Answers

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

285 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...