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You should not be disappointed and sad when your PS3 gets the blinking red light problem. Most of the times, it is a problem of connection with your hard drive or the hard drive itself is broken.You can quickly fix the PS3 by carefully re-setting the drive. In order to do this, you need to take out the hard drive and then once out, replace inside the PS3 the same way. Usually this is the answer to the Ps3 blinking red light problem. If the red light does not go away by applying thus method, you will have to get a new drive or in some cases a new PS3, ouch!
But do not worry because even if you have to get a new drive, it can be any. Even a 50$ hard drive will work- it just have to have a SATA connection.

For instance, the first thing that you need to thoroughly check is the cables. Most the times this problem arises because of the cables not being properly hooked up. Although this may sound very basic, yet it is something that most people tend to ignore.



Just in case the cables are properly hooked, the next thing that you need to check for is any damage in the cables. If you find that the cables are all right, then you need to check your TV’s resolution. These are some of things that you need to look for whenever you find your PS3 blinking red.

The playstation manual describes in it, with pictures how to install a new drive. Try removing your old drive, and just reconnecting it. All you need a screwdriver and about 5 minutes or less.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 will not turn on

Your playstation is oficially broken and needs to either be replaced or repaired. Sony will fix this problem for $150.00 through their website(under warranty its free). This problem happened because it overheated and the soder melted to the point where the componets shut down and the unit went into safe mode :( :(

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SOURCE: my ps3 won't release game out of console get yellow light

If you turn your ps3 off in the back, then hold down the eject button while you turn it back on it should come out, your welcome. j/k but it did work on mine.

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SOURCE: ps3 turns off straight away and flashes red

it sounds like you have a short in the system. take it to a repair plase. don't try to service it your self it will disable it self if you take off the cover.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 does not turn on. When I press the on button, red light turns green thne to yellow then to flashing red.

This is called a System Error. It is about the same as the Xjunks ring of death. You need to call Sony if you haven't broken your seal yet.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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SOURCE: My PS3 has a flashing red light, when I turn it

Hello there baileys 946

If you have the brief flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.

The lights are a warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose connection with the motherboard and you get the YLOD.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

Option 1 - Call Sony

In warranty the Price is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150, the whole process is 4-6 weeks

You can call Sony and they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back to you

Option 2 - Fix it your Self

You can use a PS3 fix manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you probably already own.

Click here to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

Peter

Posted on Aug 31, 2011

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