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Cant reboot after red blinking light

My PS3 shut off while i was playing a game and now every time i try to power it on it has that flashing red light. I was told it was from overheating and to just wait but Ive waited a day now and still wont work. I cant figure out how to reboot it(all i hear is hold down the power button until it beeps 3 times but that doesnt do anything). I tried seeing if dust was the problem, but I dusted the hard drive off and all of the exterior vents.

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  • wolvball67 Mar 02, 2009

    Nah, does the same thing. There's absolutely no way of setting it back to its default or anything w/out turning it on?

  • wolvball67 Mar 02, 2009

    any way you can just replace a part in the ps3 to fix this? im not worried bout losing memory and i dont have a warranty anyway

  • wolvball67 Mar 02, 2009

    ok thanx anyway

  • wolvball67 Mar 02, 2009

    Oh, one more question. will my hard drive still work if i get a new ps3 and just swap them?

  • wolvball67 Mar 02, 2009

    So is there a problem w/ that? like how do u format it? and when u do format it, it will have all the information from before?

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There isn't much you can do to easily fix this problem.

Try booting the PS3 with hard drive removed.

For more tips, suggestions, etc.

Check out my guide here:

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    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    Usually when you get that problem it's like Sony said, overheating.

    The problem is that they've setup their units to not power on again once it's happened.

    Scam city if you ask me.

    Best route for the home user like yourself is to pay the $150+ and get it repaired.

    When the PS3 is FINALLY hacked problems like this will possibly be open to home repair, but until then...1-800-345-SONY

    Best of luck!


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    Nope, there is no way for the home user to fix it. Sorry.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    It will work, but you can't just swap hard drives. They're married and encrypted.

    Meaning you can't just swap them and all of a sudden all of your game saves, pictures, videos, wallpaper, etc will appear on the new PS3.

    The hard drive will have to be formated by the new PS3 in order for you to use it.

    THERE IS NO WAY AROUND THIS




  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    There is no problem.

    It's just the way things are.

    If you format your drive, the information is gone ( for all intensive purposes).

    The process to format the drive is to just install it into the PS3 and follow the prompts on screen.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    Best of luck!




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