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Hi, when i turn on my ps3 it turns off like 15 seconds after and a red light starts to beep. it doesnt seem so hot so what do i do to fix it?

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You cant that red flashing light means you have a hardware failure ring sony for a new one if its under warranty, if not google quick fixes for ps3 errors but it is hard to diagnose the specific failure so it can be difficult

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My Ps3 Wont Turn On It indicates on stand by mode(solid red light).i pressed the power button; it wont turn on and it doesnt work or even beeps. i also tried using the ps button on the contoller.same...


Hi Shiman,

Are you seeing any flashingred/yellow lights?

If so this is the red lighterror and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with allof the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they loseconnection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the redflashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and theywill fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and itwill also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heatbuild up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A CompleteReview Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

Aug 13, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture, no sound, but ps3 turns on. how to fix this


if your ps3 turns on like normal but there is no picture (video) and or there is no sound follow the tips bellow to fix this
  • Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
  • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!
that should fix it

most of the time this problem occurs when you change the cable to HDMI or scart

on May 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Red light blinks and wont stay on when push power button


You can do this fan test.

Turn the main switch off, hold the eject button.

While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it and you should hear a beep.

The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.

After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and the red light will blink. When this happens, turn the main switch off and on then turn it on normally.

Tell me how this goes!!



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

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My ps seems to have crashed!! it will only turn on momentarily,the light goes blue for a second, flashes orange?? then turns off!! the red light flashes till i touch the power on sensor,beeps then goes...


Hi tomtoremar,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

Mar 27, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 turns on but the av multi out doesnt work so i cant see or hear anything.


Try resetting the display by doing the following:

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2 Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it then beep again 5 seconds later. Release the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3 Wait for your PS3 to start

Hope this helps

Nov 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation has the light trun green yellow flashing red light


With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme settings. try this? seems to fix alot of issues.

Jan 22, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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It turns on but nothing shows up on the screen. i had it set to hdmi on a different tv but now it doesnt wrk n the new one. and it doesnt work with the original cords either


does the console even turn on?

if so
  • Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
  • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!

Jan 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 turns on then 5 seconds later the green light


well i can tell u this. If your having any problems then 1.turn on your ps3
2.hold down the ps3 button until it beeps and turns red 3.then hold it again it should beep twice 4.then a screen will pop up with options 5.choose the one that your having problems with 6.it shouldnt turn off but if it does call the geek squad or get one of those ps3 fixing books.
i have a problem of my own 2 of my games froze while loding and one just froze while loding the first level of the game can u help me?

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Ps3 3 blinking lights


Hi my name is Juan and unfortunately your ps3 is dead what happen is that for some reason it got so hot and the processor stop working when you turn on the ps3 it does a self test and if something is not working right it turns off immediately with a green yellow red light so don't spend your money in another power supply I can guaranty to you is not the power supply I do sell and fix playstations and this is why I know this this problem is common on the 60Gb and 80Gb also in 40Gb but not like on the 60and 80Gb

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Red light blinks after beep


I look all over the net but could't find anything, until i found a site that said they
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