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PS3 Won't run.

Bought used 60GB PS3 last week. After minimal usage ~ 1 hour, unit began shutting off by itself and now won't turn on. Light will go from red to green, but immediately goes back to red.

Request any troubleshooting tips you can offer.

Thanks,
Teo Cordeiro, 602-697-0605
teocordeiro@cox.net

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  • aztecwarrior Jan 03, 2008

    PS3 turns on but right away it beeps 3 times, the blue light turns orange for a second, then the light goes back to red and starts flashing.

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Well i had this problem it went to 99 percent so does anyone know what to do or should i go call sony

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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Actually it sounds more like the FAN seized/died. if it overheated the thing wouldnt even try to turn on. the back of the ps3 is acually pretty vunerable to getting smashed in a little. ( took mine thru an airport. the (monstrous) fan inside the badboy pushed into the heatsink and couldnt turn. this triggered the ps3's save-thine-self mod ie turn off before bad stuff happened. listen/feel for the fan when you turn it on. if there is no flow take it apart and see if the fan moveds freely in place otherwise genty bend on of the three metal support brackets to get it free of the heatsink and try that.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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I'm having the same formatting/rebuilding problem. I tried restoring factory settings but it just does the same again. Can anyone help? mattashton@msn.com

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

When switching ps3 on, hold the power button for 10 secs.it should return to factory settings.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

Will it work again if overheated

Posted on May 18, 2008

I have the same problems, i turn it on and it tells me to rebuild my hard drive. It down load but stops at 37% and stays there~~~~!!!!!! Pls email me at tacori321@yahoo.com w/ any feedbacks

Posted on May 11, 2008

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When I turn on my PS3 it says that my hard drive needs to be rebuilt but when i try to rebuid it it says that i need to format it but it wont format. What can I do?

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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Sounds like it overheated to mee -_-

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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