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Red light flashing on ps3 will power back up

I was playing ncaa bball when machine cut off.. Tried to turn it back on but it went to green yellow and then to red.. my sone was playing for several hours staight and he turned it off for about an hour before it died.. any help and do u fix the machines and if so tell me how to get it to u?

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  • adambrettmal Apr 24, 2009

    I just had a similar problem with my PS3 (60gb). I come in the room the other day and turn it on after it being OFF all night, it turns on for like 2 min and shuts off out of nowhere, (NO blinking red or yellow lights) so I flip off the power switch and let is sit for 5 min. I turn it back on and then it shut off again, only this time it came on for less than 2 sec. It did this 3 times and since the 4th time it does nothing at all, no red light no anything, it is completely dead!!! I think it is the power supply but Im not sure.

  • saako Apr 25, 2009

    i was in the middle of playing cod4 and then it suddenly died. when i tried to turn it on it went green and turned on for a few seconds and then the green light went yellow for a second and beeped 3 times and then the red light started flashing. after that when i touched the on button, the red flashing light went normal and then when i turned it on, the same thing happened again. any chance of a problem with the hard drive

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound problem, video problem etc..... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog.
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The following pictures illustrate the CECHX0X model, however the light sequence is applicable to all PlayStation 3 models.

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