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Red light blinking

I power up my ps3. It beeps 3 times and then just it just flashes red. I have taken out the hard drive, powered it up and then put the hard drive back in and powered it back up but I still have the same problem.

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  • 594rky May 15, 2009

    PS3 turned itself off while i was selecting some music from a usb device. Now it wont turn back on and red light turns green then back to red and just blinks for a while. I cant even eject my game disc thats stuck inside.

  • jmcqueen May 16, 2009

    Tried to change characters on Tigers Woods 09 system turned off now will beep three times flash green and then right back to red can't even get my disk to come out

  • bobby_b89 May 16, 2009

    i just had the same problem, was on cod5 for 10 minutes online waiting to join game then it turned itself off. try to turn it on it fires up for about a second then bleeps 3 times then turns off with flashing red light. manuel says its due to over heating but cant see how an still doesnt turn on when i left it for a while and cant get disk out. any ideas?

  • lizhilt May 21, 2009

    playstation3 2years old has flashing red light. Sony will fix it for 149.00 because it's past the 1 year warranty (how convient) and the sales slip was not saved.

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I don't know how to turn the system back on yet, but i can get your disk out. Turn the PS3 off by the switch on the back, hold down the eject button whilst the PS3 is still off, then (whilst still holding the eject button) turn the PS3 back on by the switch on the back. You should hear the fan start up and the disk pop out.

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Sounds like a Heat Sync problem as well as the CPU and GPU not being properly seated. Email dwdpcrepair@gmail.com. This is fixable.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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