Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Blinkin red light usually means hardware failer the only 2 easy tricks to try that wont void your warrenty is
#1 remove the hard drive and boot it up without it and see if it boots and says no hard drive then shut it down and plug the hard drive back in if it works now then was just a drive error if it goes back to blinkin you have a bad drive.
#2 the fan test that also seems to clear any over heating or other blinkin light problems --- turn the ps3 off for 40 seconds by the switch on the back then hold down the eject button and flip the power switch back on while still holding the eject button and see if that clears it.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this is similar to the red blinking lights on the xbox360...it seems your cell processor has overheated resulting in a cold solder joint or worse bridged solder involving the BGA array...I have had some sucess in fixing these albeit limited. sony charges 150 plus state tax and sends you a refurbished unit.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
SOURCE: PS3 won't power up.
THis issue is a motherboard issue, sort of like the 3 red lights on the Xbox 360. It will need to be repaired. If it is under warranty then send it to Sony, otherwise we fix this issue in my repair shop, just go to joegoods.com
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
SOURCE: WHEN I TURN ON MY
Most of the time this is caused by dust buildup in the console causing it to overheat. Use canned air or an air compressor to blow the dust out of the console. Do not use a vacuum as they can create static that can damage the electronics. Worst case scenario the console will have to be sent back to the manufacturer to have an electronic component replaced.
Posted on May 05, 2011
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