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The red light on my ps3 is blinking and wont stay on

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Turn off the ps3. Try reseating the hard drive. Take the cables off and then hook them back up. After this turn the ps3 back on and see if the blinking red light goes away. If it doesn't then try another hard drive in the system. If the blinking light goes away then you know you have a bad hard drive. If the blinking light does not go away then you know either the power supply or main board is bad.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: my ps3 wont turn on

HI, the power supply is unstable or weak. you will need to replace this failing power supply soon. it is damaged.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 wont turn on, jus beeps 4 times an red light blinks

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.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: My ps3 shut off secs after i turn it on red light blinks n beeps

If the motherboard is defective, go to the store where you bougt your ps3 if you're still having warrantyon your ps3 else test if it is realy the main board that is defective, if so you're able to vind a new main board here, note that 60GB board is difrent from the one that is placed in 40 gb version and the 80 gb and slim are also different, each generation ps3 has a diferent board.
Als watch out for eurean versions of the board's they are also difrent from the ones from other regions.

Here is where they have a new board for sale: http://product.pelltechnology.com/Sony_Playstation_3_PS3_Motherboard_Replacement.asp

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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SOURCE: blinking red light

You havent provided many details.

Try to switch the playstation 3 OFF, by unplugging the power lead. Then replug in the lead after appox. 10 minutes and then push and hold the standby/on button until it beeps once at first and then again.

This should restore the device to its factory settings.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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