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Ps3 wont boot red flashing light all since download latest update

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  • wdavid624890 Sep 05, 2009

    no power lost during update kids played with console after update no problem it was the following day that it would not boot just flashing red light sony say i have corrupted files?


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Your console is going into protection mode to protect the from being damaged.

First thing do is check the ventilation, make sure the fans are running, make sure you have min of 1 foot around the PS3.

If all is ok, with the PS3 in stand by mode Press and hold the power button for 5 secs.. until you hear the second beep this cause the PS3 to reset.

If you have the 60GB version then you might have a faulty power supply which was a known issue on these 60GB versions, if you have contact Sony and plead for a console repair free of charge, other than that they might do a repair but it will cost approx £145 in the UK.


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Sounds lie you have the YLOD, you will need to get this fixed if you want to play your games again it is down to the motherboard overheating, you can fix it yourself or send it back in and they will fix it for you.

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Sounds like the power was lost to the ps3 whilst performing the update

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It's the Yellow/Red Light Of Death. It can be fixed. Go here Follow the videos. A little bit of time and you should be back up and running.


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Last person I knew that had this problem, I fixed it. Although he did lose all his save games... The OS software was corrupt. Here's what I did to fix it:
1. Remove the hard drive and plug it into a computer that has a SATA connector on it's motherboard.
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4. Reinstall the hard drive into your PS3 and allow it to reformat it. Turn off system after format is complete.
5. Insert flash drive into USB port on PS3. Proceed with update.
6. Restart system after update is complete, and enjoy all over again! =)

I'm sure if you really wanted your save games, there has to be an emulator out there somewhere, but then I don't know how you'd get it back on your hard drive after all is fixed... Honestly, lost save games is better than no PS3 at all...Hope this helps you and many others that had this same problem! =)

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As flashing red light

Flashing red light indicates a hard ware problem.

In MOST cases it's a problem with the PS3 motherboard. You can try booting without the hard drive inside, but it's rarely the cause.

Time to call Sony. 1-800-345-SONY

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