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Red flashing light, won't power on My PS3 60GB has just switched itself off in the middle of a game!! Red light is flashing on the front and it won't come back on!! What is the problem?

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  • obsidian918 Mar 01, 2009

    my sons ps3 has the same problem as "woody74" red flashing light, wont power on. Does anyone know a fix for this or what problem is? Sony wants 350 smackers just to tell me I have a problem. I have tried a couple of comp tech guys but no good leads yet. I would be greatly appreciative of input from anyone.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    i was in the middle of playing a game and the same thing happened to me. my ps3 just shut off and now it wont turn on at all. it just flashes red.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Same here. Every time I turn my PS3 on it immediately turns off and the red light starts blinking. Can't even get it to eject the game inside.

  • m00nstone Mar 23, 2009

    Same here. I turn on my PS3, and the light turns green for one second (no blue light), then yellow for another second, and then goes to the flashing red light. There is a disc in the drive, which I can't eject because it doesn't even power on. I dusted off the hard drive and everywhere else. Anyone have a clue how to get the disc out or how to fix this?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    system turned off in middle of game, now will not power on. red light flashes after power is turned on. goes from red to blue/green to yellow then flashing red when trying to turn on.

  • Pam Mar 23, 2009

    Same thing happend to me. In the middle of a game it just shut down, and when I try to turn it back on it starts out for a split second green, then yellow,then flashes red. Sony was no help at all. They told me to send it in for repair. Told me it would be 149.00 just to look at it, and who knows how much more. I'd appreciate any help at all to fix this.

  • Pam Mar 23, 2009

    Same thing happend to me. In the middle of a game it just shut down, and when I try to turn it back on it starts out for a split second green, then yellow,then flashes red. Sony was no help at all. They told me to send it in for repair. Told me it would be 149.00 just to look at it, and who knows how much more. I'd appreciate any help at all to fix this.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have The exact Same problem! What is the solution is it the Aps-226 Power supply? Or other issues?

  • Slouch_40 Mar 23, 2009

    i have the same problem the info was in no way helpfull and i must admit it was stupid.. it would be common sense to turn it off and let it cool down.. it is an internal fatal problem so next time post something usefull or even helpfull. my ps3 knocked itself off while i was playing Call of Duty 4 online. when turned back on it flashes an amber light then swithches to a red flasing light which it maintains untill disconnected from the power.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    Red light turns green then turns red again wont start !!

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    switches itself off, red light flashes



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Try turning the power off at the back and leave it unplugged for 10 minutes.

How long has it been running for without being turned off to cool down?

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