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Flashing red light

When i turn on the ps3 it beeps, then i get a yellow light followed by a flashing red one and it doesnt boot.

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  • sean_milburn May 27, 2009

    Thanks very much, Ive tried removing the hard drive but the problem still persists.



    This is driving me mad! haha



    Will check out the link you sent though, thanks again.

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Hi Sean,

This is a problem with the PS3 hard drive, you can do 1 of 2 things.

If the unit is still within it's 12 months warranty then speak to Sony and get it repaired/replaced or you can do it yourself. You will need to take it apart and remove the hard drive, then boot it up with out the drive in and turn it off, then put the hard drive back in and start it up again, from what I've heard that's only a temporary fix however. Below is a link to someone who's having the same problem on a website that I regularly visit.

http://ps3.qj.net/Possible-PS3-flashing-red-light-fix-from-MXACE/pg/49/aid/75721

Any further questions then give me a shout.

Craig

Posted on May 27, 2009

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