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My sons PS3 will not turn on. And all it does is the standby/power button flashes consistently red. Can you help me fix this or has it crashed and rurnt to

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Turn off the console. Now turn on, but press the button over 5 second. After the release, configure the video output (HDMI or standard definition).

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Make sure ALL the wires are plugged in good... Mine did that, but 1 of the wires wasn't plugged in all the way...

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SOURCE: When I turn on my PS3 it will not turn on..it auto shuts off with a red light!!!Help!!!

You're getting a double beep as it turns off, right? This usually means that your console is not recognizing the HDD (hard drive) for what ever reason. A PS3 will not turn on if it thinks further damage will occur. Here are two things you can do;
1. Try accessing the repair menu. Here's how you do this: With a solid red light showing, hold down both the power & eject buttons. You're going to hear a single beep, then a double beep. Once you hear the double beep, release both buttons. You'll get a message on your TV saying "connect your controller using USB". Following all the instructions will lead you to a 6 item menu. You are going to choose number 3. If that option doesn't work, pick number 6. BE WARNED!!! Number 6 will delete ALL of your saved memory! I know that really sucks, but this may be the only way to save your console short of repair. You can "back-up" your saved data using a "USB storage device" Like a memory stick or even your iPod.
If none of this works, or the console won't let you do the "double button" thing, it'll need to be repaired. You can contact PSR repairs at www.psr1.com. They are really great! They do both warranty & non-warranty repair work for a very decent price. I hope I helped. Good luck, Pam!

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: From standby PS3 wont turn on.

that sounds like your main power supply unit

Posted on May 29, 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 :( :(

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: when my son goes to turn his ps3 on it goes green

I am sorry to say that this is what is known as the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). This indicates a general hardware failure normally due to overheating. When these PS3's were produced Sony decided to use lead free solder. The problem with lead free solder is that it is not as flexible as leaded solder but it is cheaper and more environmentally friendly. When the console gets hot and cools down hairline cracks appear within these solder joints and a good electrical contact cannot be made. This then causes the console to fail. It could be on a number of different components including the CPU, GPU or memory. There is a temporary cure that may or may not work but ultimately the console will need to be repaired professionally or replaced. If it is out of warranty Sony will not replace it but will offer a refurbished unit for around £130. If you look on Youtube for Yellow light of death fix there is a way that you can re-heat the solder joints using a heat gun but if you are not confident taking apart electrical items then this really may not be something you want to try.

I am sorry I cant give you any better news but unfortunately it is a very common problem with the PS3


Hope this helps, thanks for using FixYa

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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SOURCE: my ps3 will not turn on, it just flashes the red

hey there

you have the red screen of death

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.

Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

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If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

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4-6 weeks

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Posted on Aug 08, 2011

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