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Ps3 turns on for a few seconds bleeps then turns back off and the red light flashes any ideas

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Red light on the PlayStation three can mean lots of things it could mean a hardware failure an overheating problem or software problem
if its over heating try moving the ps3 away from cramp areas and try to keep the vent from being covered if its a hard drive problem or it might be corrupted my other recommendation is and that's if you don't want to take it to sony is a hard reset warning doing a hard reset all data will be lost and the ps3 will be returned to factor defaults please not iv warned you if you feel iffy about it don't do it

Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset).
but this all I can think of the might solve your problem

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  • Lrobby14 Jul 29, 2009

    hope this helps

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I haven't got the switch at the back and I hold the button down all it does is beep once (after ten seconds) then turn off any other ideas I've got nothing coming through the tv (hdmi & component)big that helps?

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Go to you www.youtube.com and you may be able to find helpful videos on this. But if you bought it new it is under warranty and they will fix it. You just pay for shipping.

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