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Playstation 3 turns on then immediately starts blinking red

I have the HDMI hooked up, it was working fine last night we shut it down and now today we hit the on button and within seconds it turns off and starts blinking red. I've checked for excessive dust and pulled out the hard drive to clean it. Reset the system all no luck. I tried ejecting the disc and same thing happens. I can't turn it on via controller and the system isn't on long enough to pair.

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    Audrey Atkinson Jul 29, 2009

    From what I have seen in my research it is a HDD issue. The Hard Drive is a SATA laptop harddrive. So my plan is to test it in my laptop to see if it works but those screws holding it in the case had to have been drilled in. The one is now stripped, thanks to a friend, but he will be eventually bringing over some tool that will take it out and I can get on with my experiment. But also I think my husband is going to buy a new system

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Please, try using an advanced test on coolers to clean it from all dust :

  1. turn the ON/OFF switch behind the system OFF.
  2. hold the eject button
  3. turn the ON/OFF switch behind the system ON while you HOLD THE EJECT BUTTON.
  4. it will turn you coolers at maximus speed for a while, might help .
else,contact Sony support centre for possible hardware issues checking, certainly it's a problem with your internal hardware.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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