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Ps3 3 blinking lights

When i turn on my ps3 within a few seconds i get 3 beeps and then the light flashes red. I have tried a new hard drive. I am thinking about trying a different power supply.

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  • crimsonflood Mar 13, 2009

    Light turns green blinks yellow and then right back to red. Turned off during gameplay now wont turn back on.

  • zuse1000us Mar 13, 2009

    I am using the original powercord. If the cpu is bad can i buy a broken playstation and take the cpu out of it?

  • zuse1000us Mar 13, 2009

    it is using the original power cord. It has turned on before. If it is the cpu can i take the cpu from another one and put it in there or is the cpu connected directly to the motherboard? and if it is connected directly to the motherboard can't i take the motherboard from another one and put it in this one

  • zuse1000us Mar 14, 2009

    if i use another motherboard does it have to be a motherboard from another 80gb ps3 or can it be from a 40gb or 60gb?

  • pnz 38 Mar 30, 2009

    I have 40 gb model.Light turns green blinks yellow and then right back to red.please tell me what do do if worth to fix.

  • Kristie steiger May 11, 2010

    are you using the original power supply that came with it? 
    Has it ever turned on?



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Hi my name is Juan and unfortunately your ps3 is dead what happen is that for some reason it got so hot and the processor stop working when you turn on the ps3 it does a self test and if something is not working right it turns off immediately with a green yellow red light so don't spend your money in another power supply I can guaranty to you is not the power supply I do sell and fix playstations and this is why I know this this problem is common on the 60Gb and 80Gb also in 40Gb but not like on the 60and 80Gb

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    Juan Rivera Mar 13, 2009

    the cpu is directly connected to the motherboard and this is why there is so many brocken ps3's but yes you can buy another broken unit and install the motherboard but ATTENTION the bluray drive has a controlboard under if you replace the motherboard you have to replace the bluray drive CONTROLBOARD from the other unit you want to buy why is this well the bluray control board is married to the motherboard so if you just install the motherboard and use your bluray control board your bluray will not play any games you can use your bluray but not your controlboard so remember this any motherboard you buy make sure it comes with the bluray controlboard only the control boar is the one that can't be replaced all other components are standar the longes you buy the same model # thanks and good luck also rate my help

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    Juan Rivera Mar 14, 2009

    well you can get any model and use his own case try to buy one that seller is selling the ps3 because the bluray drive is not working and you can use your bluray but remember that you have to use the same controlboard that came with the playstation you buy the models you can buy are

    ceche01,cecha01,cechg01, this is if you have the older 80Gb because the new 80Gb model is compatible with the following models cechh01,cechk01,cechL01 so look at the serial # on your playstation and next to it is the model # check your model # and see wich models are compatible and any playstation you buy it is better not to take the motherboard out instead take your bluray drive and installed on the one you buy it is easer and fast all you have to do is swap the bluray controlboard located under the bluray drive


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