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PS3 Powers up for a split second,,,then powers down

I have a one year old system.  It has a Call of Duty 3 disc in it right now.  But when we power it up, it immediately powers down again and the red power light flashes.  Tried this many times...nothing

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  • boogybaby Dec 25, 2007

    I bought my son a Ps3 for xmas and opened it this morning. I turn it on and it immediately blinks red and turns off by itself. It won't stay on for longer then 3 seconds. Any help would be appreciated.

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Yea i have the same problem.
please help!!

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Ps3 slim console powers up but no sound and no picture on tv


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    Good day i have a problem with my ps3 the newest system ihave my system hooked up too hdmi ihave i played it last night and today i go to turn on everything my ps3 comes on but i cannot get a picture not...


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

    Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

    Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.

    This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition. If this does not solve your problem then you need to phone Sonay. As it is under a year old they should replace it for you

    Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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    If you have the old non-slim PS3, press and HOLD the power button on the front-right of the console (near the disc drive). There is also a "main" switch on the back of the console to fully power it down.

    If you have the slim PS3, press the power button on the front-right of the console.

    You can also hold the PS button on your controller for a couple seconds to bring up some options, including turning off the system or controller.

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    Here's what you do send it to Sony and wait a year to get it back that's if your still under warranty which is about a year or..........go to staples and ask for a DVD or blue ray disk cleaner to put into your ps3 system a blue ray cleaner would be better but a DVD cleaner could work. this is mostly caused by putting dirty disks into your ps3 system the blu ray laser is probley just dirty nothing to worry about
    ps. have you tried out burnout paradise and midnight club LA they are awesome you should check them out and for some good reviews of ps3 and xbox 360 games you can go to rawgamplay.com

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    Try holding the power button down for about 30 seconds to reset to factory settings

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    hi Torgsrus.
    PS3 Light sequence
    The following pictures illustrate the CECHX0X model, however the light sequence is applicable to all PlayStation 3 models.

    No lights are on:

    When no lights are on, this means that the main power switch on the back of the ps3 is off or the PS3 is unplugged. When the main power switch is off (the '0' is pressed) and you will not be able to access any features of the PS3 system. To turn on the PS3 system, make sure the main power switch is on (the 'I' side is pressed down).

    If the PS3 does not turn on:
    · Make sure the power cord is not frayed or damaged
    · Try using another power cord, if available
    · Make sure the main power switch on the back of the PS3 system is turned on
    · If you continue to have issues contact our Technical support.

    Solid Red:


    When the power status light is solid red, this means that the PS3 system is off (or in standby mode).
    Standby, mode means the PlayStation 3 system is off, but is ready to be turned on by pressing the power button.

    If the ps3 system will not turn on when you press the power button, this is an issue with the PS3 system and you will need to send your system in for service.

    Solid Green:

    When the power status light is solid green, this means that the PS3 is turned on.
    You should be able to navigate the XMB, play games, access the Playstation store,etc.
    To turn of the PS3, simply press and hold the power button for two or more seconds.
    If the power status light is green ,and you are experiencing problems- have a look on our forums for troubleshooting.

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    When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly overheated.

    This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked.
    If this happens:
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    · If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like an entertainment area, move it to a more open area.
    · Leave the ps3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.
    · If you continue to have issue, you may need to send the console in for service.

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    When the power status light flashed green, it means that the PS3 system is turning off. Please wait while the system turns off.

    If the PS3 system does not shut down immediately, it may be trying to finish save data to the Hard Drive. If it is, do not turn the main power switch on the back off as it may cause data on your hard drive to be corrupted.

    If the green light continues to flash green, the ps3 system maybe trying to write to the hard drive, shutting down or running programs. It may take longer to shut down depending on when you pressed the power button. If the green power light flashed for a very long time, you can try holding the power button down for 5 seconds, the console will beep and should turn off. Then try to restart the PS3 system.
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    When the power status light goes from green, to yellow, to green, then to a flashing red, this means that they may be an issue with an internal part with in the PS3 system. This may be caused by a variety of reasons and would need to be diagnosed by our support line.

    When the PS3 power light flashes in this order, you can contact our Support Line for further assistance.

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    When the disk status light is remaining a solid blue, it means the disc is inside the PS3 system. If you wish to eject the disc, hold down the eject button for 2 seconds and the blue disc status light will flash indicating the PS3 system is attempting to eject the disc . (NB: the power indicator light will always be a solid green).

    If the disc is inserted into the ps3 system, but does not show up on the xmb or will not play, this may indicate an issue with the reader- check our guide Discs are not loading in my PlayStation 3? for further troubleshooting.

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    When the disc status light is flashing blue, it means a disc was just inserted into the ps3 system or a disc is trying to eject from the ps3 system. Depending on when you pressed the eject button, it may take longer for the disc to eject. (NB: the power light will always be a solid green)
    If the light constantly flashes blue, it may be an issue with the disk being stuck in the system. If this happens there is no way to remove the disc yourself if you are using an orginal 60GB PlayStation.

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