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My ps3 is flashing a red light, and its not turning on. I wanted to know is their a solution to this problem. i restarted it, and un plugged it, and it still shows the red light

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No this problem is becoming more common, its due to faulty solder on the motherboard and has been on tv. The solution is to have it stripped and placed in a special oven that melts all the solder to how it should be, works every time, you will have to find someone local to you who can do it. Sony however deny such a problem exists.

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Red light flashing and ps3 then turning off. Now when turning on ps3 the red light just flashes and will not do anyting.


Hi there,

I did a bit of research for you. You can try one of these:
1- Check for loose cables, or un-plug them and plug them back in.
2- Restart Your Console 3 times after letting it cool down.
3- Take out your hard drive, and put it back in. (If this seems complicated to you, try the guide I mentioned earlier.)
Beyond that, it's a problem with your HDD overheating. If you can't cool it off, you need to call Sony at 1-800-345-7669.

Jan 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I think my ps3 issue is different than everybody elses. I shut down my ps3 one day and flipped switch in back to unplug the system and when I plugged it back in ant hit the switch back on in back of system...


In order to fix the RLOD error on your PS3, you should try to do these 3 things.
1 - Restart your console.
2 - Take out all cables, and plug them back in.
3 - Take out the hard-drive, and place it back in your PS3 console.
If these 3 tips didn't help you to fix your PS3 red light error, then it's high likely that you need to open up your console, and fix the problem from within. I really can't help you with that, because you'll need step by step instructions that's coming along with either videos or pictures. But, you've got 3 options to get your hardware problems solved.
There Are 3 Ways To Fix Your PS3 Red Light Problems.
1) If you don't have a clue of how to fix your PS3 flashing red light by yourself, you could send your PS3 back to Sony and let them figure out how to repair the problem. This is a pretty time taking way of fixing your ps3 because it could take up to 1 month before you will get your console back. And if your warranty has been expired, you have to pay $150,-
2) Take your PS3 to your local repair shop and let them fix it. Also, this might sounds like a good idea, but trust me, this only costs you a fortune and it takes up to 2 weeks. Another downside of this is that they can't guarantee that your PlayStation 3 will be fixed. The only one who can guarantee that it will be fixed, is you! The only thing you need to know, is how to fix ps3 flashing red light problem.
3) Fix your PlayStation 3 by yourself. If you don't know how to fix ps3 flashing red light, than it's no problem. We will teach it to you! It's not hard, it's not expensive and it's not time consuming. In matter of fact, I know that you can fix your PS3 within this hour!

Jan 04, 2011 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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My ps3 will not stay turned on when i do try to turn it on its light turns to a yellowish color and then starts flashing red like it's off but it stays flashing unless you turn off the switch


The PS3 Yellow Light is the 360's cousin for the Red Ring of Death. My assumption is that you may have unintentionally blocked any sort of cooling the PS3 has. Here are some steps in correcting that yellow light. This information comes from HowtoFixyourPS3.com:

In order to fix your PS3 yellow light error, there are 3 things that you can do.

1 - Restart your Playstation 3.
2 - Check for loose cables.
3 - Unplug all cables, and plug them back in.
4 - Take out your hard-drive, and place it back in your console.

If these 4 tips didn't fix the PS3 yellow light problem, then it's high likely that there's something wrong with your hardware. In order to repair that problem, you can do 2 things. You either send your console over to Sony. Or, you simply fix the problem yourself while using a PS3 repair guide.



Jan 01, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I have a 60GB PS3, it's not played for more than 3 hours at any time and maybe once or twice a week. Last night I turned it on as usual to play a game and 10 minutes later it turned off and instead of the...


The auto turn off and keep red light flashing will occurs again after you send back to repair. The best way is to fix it by yourself! Learn the PS3 fixing technique by using this product here : PS3 Ultimate Fixing Guide This is a package of text and video tutorials written by a professional PS3 repairman. Follow his demo you can easily to unscrew your console and fix parts inside. When you have learned the repair skills, no need to ask anyone here again!

Aug 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is dead!!!. flashing red light


Hello,

Follow the procedure below to fix the problem on your ps3,

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System.

Take care.

Jul 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn it on it shuts right back off again and flashes red light. is it broken?


You can try this:
1) Restart your console.
2) Check for loose cables, if so, plug the cable out and back in.
3) Unplug all cables, and plug them all back in correctly.
4) take out the hard-drive, and put it back in. Do this when your console has been put off.
If these tips didn’t fix the Ps3 flashing red light of death error, than you have to consider to choose 1 of these 2 options.

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

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When i turn the p3 on the automatically turns off


Looking for a way on how to fix the ps3 flashing red light error? Did you just play your favorite game and in all of a sudden your PlayStation 3 gets a strange flashing red light? If you are looking for a way to fix this, than you're on the right address! Here you will find out what actions you have to take so you can play your favorite game on your PS3 again, today!
In order to fix the RLOD error on your PS3, you should try to do these 3 things.
1 - Restart your console.
2 - Take out all cables, and plug them back in.
3 - Take out the hard-drive, and place it back in your PS3 console.
If these 3 tips didn't help you to fix your PS3 red light error, then it's high likely that you need to open up your console, and fix the problem from within. I really can't help you with that, because you'll need step by step instructions that's coming along with either videos or pictures. But, you've got 3 options to get your hardware problems solved.
There Are 3 Ways To Fix Your PS3 Red Light Problems.
1) If you don't have a clue of how to fix your PS3 flashing red light by yourself, you could send your PS3 back to Sony and let them figure out how to repair the problem. This is a pretty time taking way of fixing your ps3 because it could take up to 1 month before you will get your console back. And if your warranty has been expired, you have to pay $150,-
2) Take your PS3 to your local repair shop and let them fix it. Also, this might sounds like a good idea, but trust me, this only costs you a fortune and it takes up to 2 weeks. Another downside of this is that they can't guarantee that your PlayStation 3 will be fixed. The only one who can guarantee that it will be fixed, is you! The only thing you need to know, is how to fix ps3 flashing red light problem.
3) Fix your PlayStation 3 by yourself. If you don't know how to fix ps3 flashing red light, than it's no problem. We will teach it to you! It's not hard, it's not expensive and it's not time consuming. In matter of fact, I know that you can fix your PS3 within this hour!
But, What's The Best Option To Fix Your Ps3 Red Flashing Light Error?
Want to know how to fix PS3 flashing red light? Want to take the challenge to do it by yourself? First of all, why should you let Sony or a repair shop do it for you? They waste your time and money which you could better spend into gaming.. Right?!
To fix your PlayStation 3 by yourself, I'd recommend that you take a PS3 red light repair guide. This guide will tell you step by step with detailed instructions and pictures how to fix your PS3 problems. It also contains bonuses for after your reparation.
To fix your PlayStation 3 by yourself, I'd recommend that you take a PS3 flashing red light Guide repair guide". This guide will tell you Step By Step with videos and pictures, what the best way is to fix this. It also contains bonuses for after your reparation.
Be smart and don't let Sony or your local repair shop fix it, repair the Ps3 Problem By Yourself.
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May 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Red light flashes when turned on, cant even eject disc


Try to do these 3 things.1 - Restart your console.
2 - Take out all cables, and plug them back in.
3 - Take out the hard-drive, and place it back in your PS3 console.

Try this to take the disc out:
1. turn the PS3 off from the back
2. Put a finger on eject button
3. then turn PS3 on from back with finger still on eject button
4. disk should come out

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How do i restart my wii?


wii wont turn on has red light till you turn it on 1 green flash then cuts off . have to un plug and plug back in to get red light back on

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My playstation wont turn on the red light shows and then i turn it on the light goes green and then a few seconds later goes back to red and shuts down again whats the problem?


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.
2. Format the hard drive, any format will do.
3. Download the latest update from Sony and save it to PS3\UPDATE folder on a flash drive.
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! =)

Dec 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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