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My ps3 system blinks a red light when i try to turn it on

I try to turn on my ps3 system and instead of turning on it beeps and turns off. It then starts blinking a red light and won't stop until i touch the power button. once i touch the power button it goes on stanby mode. I try to turn it on again and it does the same thing over again. Its been like that eversince. my system is far away from the tv as possible, and its in a open area were heat doesn't built up. someone please help me!!!!!!!! I haven't played my ps3 for over a week long?

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    Got the same problem. Have you found a fix? I've searched online- remove the hard drive, cool the system, etc. but have they really worked? any solutions?

  • pjcapes Dec 01, 2007

    Got the same problem with my PS3 today ... mIne turns the green light on for about 1 second, sound slike it's spinning up a fan inside, beeps 3 times and then everything switches off apart from the red light.

    Am at 11.5 months into the warranty so hoping that Sony will respond quickly.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007




    same problem, was working find, turned it on this morning now it beeps three times and will not boot, wont even take games anymore, i had to open up the ps3 just to get my game out of the dvd drive.......please help


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    REGINALD FELTON Mar 08, 2008

    When i turn on my ps3 it makes 3 beeps an the red light start blinking.i call sony they told me to rest it on the back, but that did't work,then they told me let it cool down, but it had been off for a week. I look all over the net but could't find anything, until i found a site that said they could show me how to fix any problem with my ps3. At first i was not so sure about ordering the manual but i did, whats $5 plus i used paypal, but long story short i fix my ps3, i recomend this site www.gameme.20fr.com i hope this help you like it help me. PLAYSTATION FAN FOR LIFE! waiting on PS4

  • lilzman Dec 27, 2008

    My ps3 power light turns green for a second then turns red and starts blinking. It hasn't came on for almost a month and I need help "for free".

  • Jindo94546 Dec 30, 2008

    I have the 1st generation 60gig model with same problem. Not only that my beloved COD4 disk is stuck inside.....

  • blakeraley Jan 23, 2009

    whenever i go to turn on my ps3, the light will turn green, then yellow, and then beep like three times and then turn off. the red "off" light won't stop blinking till i touch it

  • thegoldenchi Jan 24, 2009

    I was Playing COD5 and after 5min the whole system just shutdown. I tried turning it back on and I got the YLOD and a flashing red light.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    same

  • austin83 May 11, 2010

    PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound problem, video problem etc... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog.

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This is why a lot of people end up looking for a good PS3 Repair guide.

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When i turn on my ps3 it makes 3 beeps an the red light start blinking.i call sony they told me to rest it on the back, but that did't work,then they told me let it cool down, but it had been off for a week. I look all over the net but could't find anything, until i found a site that said they could show me how to fix any problem with my ps3. At first i was not so sure about ordering the manual but i did, whats $5 plus i used paypal, but long story short i fix my ps3, i recomend this site www.gameme.20fr.com i hope this help you like it help me. PLAYSTATION FAN FOR LIFE! waiting on PS4

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Fiancee had this problem and he replaced the hdmi cord with another one and it booted up.

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I have the same problem! but the difference is mine will sometimes stay on for a while then it'll freeze up and all these lines show up on my tv!! i havent played in 2 dayz help :(

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1) Wipe away any dust from the fan area, also blow strongly around that are to remove any dust out of reach.

2)Switch it on at the back.

3) Touch the POWER touch key on the front of the console (near disc slot)

4) Keep doing this until the system beeps, the console should then turn on.

If problem persists:
1) Remove disc from slot before turning on system(turn on to remove disc)
2) Remove Memory Cards, USB Cables(or unplug items connected via USB Cables)
3) Put standing on its side.
4) Try to remove dust from console.
5) Unplug from mains and restart as above.

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