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THE YELLOW LIGHT OF DEATH

MY PS3 WONT TURN AND STARTS BLINKING RED

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This could be any of a number of problems try these solutions one of which may work. If they all fail to work you can contact sony directly at:
http://www.uk.playstation.com/Support/PS3
or
http://www.us.playstation.com/support/PS3

  • Remove any obstructions from the vents.
  • Allow at least 4 inches of clearance on all sides for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Remove the PLAYSTATION 3 from any cabinets so it is out in the open.
  • Shut the PLAYSTATION 3 down completely and let it cool down to room temperature, then try running it again.
  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service
Hope this helps.

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Ok here is what I have for you
The Red light is due to the HDD (hard drive).
There is one of 2 problems:
1. The connection is loose or
2. The HDD is just bad.
This was an issue that has been discussed over in the Playstation forums and it seems that re-seating
(removing & reinstalling) the HDD has solved the problem for many but some people have just
received bad hard drives period.
If you reinstall the HDD & it still beeps 3 times & gives you the red light, then you will have to replace
your HDD.
The good news is you can pick up a hd fairly cheap, go to the electronics store and ask.. if you need step by step directions let me know I can help you out there as well!

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hey there rls

When your Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take, I will go through each one now so you know what to do.

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Hello,
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North America: 1-800-345-SONY (7669) United Kingdom: 08705 998877
Now you could try doing a few things (hey it's worth a try!)
1. Turn off the switch in the back and wait a few minutes. Turn it back on and try it again. If that doesn't work it may be dead.
2. You could try this article, if you choose to, it's a long shot but might work for you in your case. http://ps3.qj.net/Possible-PS3-flashing-red-light-fix-from-MXACE/pg/49/aid/75721

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