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Red light flashing on console. Disc is in console and will not eject. Switch on/off, ok to start but then on/off indicator(red/green light) starts flashing red.

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Flashing red light , will not turn on , hand controller just flashing red lights , unable to remove disc.


You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself as some would suggest.You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.



IT CAN BE FIXED*



FOR THE DISC THAT IS STUCK INSIDE?



If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you can retrieve your disc.



Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.


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Flashing red light will not eject game


if you turn it on, and it goes green then yellow then beeps 3 times and flashes red, then your ps3 has overheated and been damaged. you can fix it with the heat gun trick, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU

but it will only break again.

try flipping the switch in the back, then hold the eject button while you flip the switch back on, that should eject the disc.

Dec 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cant get disc to eject and my ps3 has flashing red light


There are several possible causes, and solutions for the red lights.

Try viewing the page below, and following its instructions to narrow down the fix ..

http://www.articlesbase.com/video-games-articles/how-to-eject-or-get-the-stuck-game-disc-out-of-ps3-also-my-ps3-has-blinking-red-light-what-does-that-mean-and-how-to-fix-this-red-light-on-ps3-1772866.html

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SYSTEM DOES NOT TURN ON. FLASHES, SHUTS OFF, NO EJECT


Unfortunately, you are going to need to have your PS3 serviced by Sony. To eject your game, flip the power switch on the back of the PS3 to off. Then press and hold the eject button and turn the switch back to on again. This should eject the disc. Best of luck with the repair.

Jul 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Flashing red light


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Mar 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disc wont eject red mains light flashing


Turn off your PS3 entirely. Then, flip the backswitch and Eject button at the same time. The cooling fans will start to blow at max capacity to blow out all the interior dust. even ejects discs

Jan 22, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 won't turn on red light flashs on and off


i get same problem, this should work:
turn the main switch off at the back, then hold the eject button then turn on the switch while still holding the eject button. fan should go at max speed then it should die down after 20 secs.
didnt work for me but it should for you.

May 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 light turns GREEN, w/ blinkin BLUE, to YELLOW, to flashin RED


it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

Mar 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 40GB System Console

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Ejecting the disc


Your disc is stuck in Wii Console, It needs to eject manually. You might check out Wii Fix Guide, that gives step by step information on Dis-Assembling with screenshots, even a novice can fix the disc eject problem with the help of this DIY Guide. It also gives information on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its a kind of Wii Problems Reference Fix Guide

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