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My ps3 turns itself off after a few seconds flashing red light

I dont now what is wrong i think my ps3 has been blocked for sending a race

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Hi Robynwill,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.
Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.
Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

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My PS3 will turn on for maybe two seconds then the green light flashes to yellow and then turns off. what is wrong with it?!!


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Can I send my ps3 into the company and have it fixed. Im a female and dont have any idea what to take apart or trust anyone else


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I turn my PS3 on and after a second it turns itself off again but the red light keeps flashing. It started doing this while playing games but now it doesnt even start. What can it be?


Hello,

There's a switch in the back, the only benefit of using the power button is that it can be turned back on with the controller. Dont use the switch when your game is saving or anything is downloading because you could corrupt the saved game/download (I don't think it'll let you turn it off from the front button when it's writing to the hard drive- the switch in the back actually cuts off the power.)

Re: PS3 turns off alone and red light keep flashing
You officially have YLOD or "yellow light of death". I have had it twice.. I also wanted my data.. so I researched.. no matter what you do.. if you send it to sony its gone.. it cant be recovered outside of the ps3 or in a different one. I know a guy who will repair your ps3 leaving all your data intact for 80 dolllars.. he sells his service on ebay and if it breaks again within three months just ship it back to him and he'll fix it for free. If you want to know just PM me


Clean out the vents with vaccuum cleaner. If symptoms persist, call Sony.

Take care......


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Starting problems with PS3 60GB. turns on but then immediately turns off.


Hello,
There's a switch in the back, the only benefit of using the power button is that it can be turned back on with the controller. Dont use the switch when your game is saving or anything is downloading because you could corrupt the saved game/download (I don't think it'll let you turn it off from the front button when it's writing to the hard drive- the switch in the back actually cuts off the power.).
Also note that when the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked."

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• Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.


• If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like a bookshelf or entertainment center, move it to a more open area.


• Leave the PS3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.


• If you continue to have issues, you will have to send the system in for service."

Hope this helps

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