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Ps3 will not switch on

3 beeps at switch on and the power light flashes red

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  • nick19634 Feb 08, 2009

    Don't think it is power supply as the red light stays flashing.

    At initial switch on i have the red power light,press console power button, get green light then amber,console beeps 3 times then light goes to flashing red and stays flashing red.

    Do not get any video on T.V.

  • masunte614 Mar 18, 2009

    when i turn my ps3 on it shows green for a second and then the red light starts flashing and won't stop...what do i need to do to fix it?

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Sounds like a faulty power supply.

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Hardware problem. Usually the motherboard, sometimes it's the hard drive. You can use a few ideas from this guide:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3290911

but more than likely you'll have to send the unit into Sony for repair. You can reach them @ 1-800-345-SONY

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