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PS3 will not turn on. Red Light and a single beep only.

When I turn the PS3 ON, the red light becomes green for a fraction of a second, a single beep is heard. After which the PS3 abruptly shuts down. The fan does not turn on. I can also hear a sound from the power supply side. Sort of a 'tick' sound.

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It appears that this PS3 has the infamous "yellow light of death". This is common among older PS3s, that have overheated. It can be fixed by Sony, for about half the cost of a new one plus shipping. Keep in mind it will not have a warranty on the fix. You can attempt to fix it yourself, if you have the proper tools, patience and level of skill. Difficulty on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most difficult, about an 8.

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

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    Buy a used ps3 on ebay for cheap, replace the power supply.

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SOURCE: ps3 shuts down

It's a over heating issue. Make sure it isn't on carpet, in a closed cabinet, or any other enclosed area, also make sure it isn't next to a heating vent. Let it cool down for a few hours, and it should be ok.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Red flashing light and PS3 won't work

I have had this same probelm unfortnaully .. It sux , and after trying alot of different things and reading , and talking to sony themselfs seems only fix is $150 repair or a new playstation :( . . Have you noticed your fan is just loud and has like 3 stages of loudness? Thats what mine did , and i got the red flashing lights if not loud then anthor device in your playstation has stopped working sorry to say

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: How to fix blinking red light on my ps3?

This is a heat sync problem. Your CPU and GPU will need to be re-seated as well. Email dwdpcrepair@gmail.com for more information.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 yellow light then red flashing light

its a overheated hd.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Five minutes on then automatic shut down Bliking red light on PS3

maybe its your power cord it happened to me also

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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