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How to fix blinking red light on my ps3?

Wen i power switch my PS3 red light comes on then wen i pressed down once to get in on beeps once, then green light comes on for a second then yellow light to a steady BLINKING RED LIGHT!!! And does NOT POWER ON.... pls help

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  • indy_nakagaw Jan 20, 2009

    Same exact problem

  • flyway82004 Feb 02, 2009

    Red light blinking,hit power button and light stops. It turns green like it's gonna power on,then turns yellow and shuts off.

  • CYNTHIA5637 Feb 03, 2009

    When I try to turn the power on, the lights start blinking and it'll blink back red again. It won't come on at all! Someone please HELP!!

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    man it sucks

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    blinking light

  • chrisduddy01 Mar 26, 2009

    ps3 has a red light switch it on beeps turns green then yellow then red and blinks all the time red


  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    Red Blinking light, console is about 2 years old, hmmm do u reckon sony have sent out a virus in a download after 2 years from registration date?

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    same

  • ownage1995 Apr 06, 2009

    same as the original post!! how do i fix?

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    Same here

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    same thing happens, i try to turn it on but then the yellow lights comes up and turns off.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    red light, green light, yellow light, blinking red

    AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH Already sent in once so no more

    waranty. u think u would get a longer waranty instead of a shorter one after sending it in

  • lobo_cloud Apr 18, 2009

    the same as this guy lol...buu

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    same thing as above

  • haz906 Apr 26, 2009

    can any one help RED Yellow Blinking red

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    same

  • shawn987 May 10, 2009

    its just blinking red and i press it it stops i press it to turn it on and it goese to yellow then starts blinking agin

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You should open up the PS3 and use compressed air to dust it off. Take a look at the thermal paste to make sure it isn't dried up! PS3 Flashing Red Light The Ultimate Solution

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This is a heat sync problem. Your CPU and GPU will need to be re-seated as well. Email dwdpcrepair@gmail.com for more information.

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The red light error is either a hard drive or an overheating problem. It is very rarely due to a complete or general hardware failure (unlike the yellow light of death)

Reformatting or swapping to a different hard drive may help you to solve the problem. If not then you probably have an overheating console and will have to open it up and blow the dust etc out of the motherboard and components.

You can learn more about how to do this on the following free PS3 red light repair guide.

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Ditto, powers up and light momentarily turns green before turning yellow and then flashing red. Going by the number of similar questions it looks like a common fault?.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: wen i power switch my PS3 red light comes on then

Press and hold the power down til it beeps twice,,,,This should reset the system...Hope it helps

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SOURCE: wen i power switch my PS3 red light comes on then

This is called the yellow light of death. Cause is sever heat damage to the internal components. Either send it in for repair or replace. Sorry about this but the truth is brutal.

Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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