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My ps3 wont turn on but when i do try to turn on it keeps flashing how do i fix this without taking my ps3 apart and paying a fortune??

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Okay to be very honest here with you, and yes others will lie to you to get you to move on.. There is really nothing you can do without taking this apart and without paying to have it fixed let me tell you why i feel this way. First off I am a sony expert not by choice but by my solutions here rated very highly secound I am in a religion that is very strict on how we conduct our lives. Okay enough of the stories about me. The unit basically at one point failed due to a overheat you need to take this apart and purchase some compound and redo everything that is under that heat synch and then pray if it works well you saved yourself hundreds if it does not plan on forking out $150 plus gor a new board beleave me or not I just have to break the news to you its a 50/50 chance good luck and please , please, and with surger and cherries on top to do not shoot the messanger and leave psotive feedback for your FREE answer/solution today rest assured you paid nada,zip,ziltch for my email so to return the favor please login and rate, leave feedback weather you feel I am right or totally nuts it takes alot to email people on a daily bases solving issues in a ebay style forum like this. Return the favor and rate you be glad you did!

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My PS3 Wont stop flashing red, the little red light keeps flashing and will not even power up the console. I cant use my ps3 at all.


I had the same problem. Phoned sony and they said I would need to send the console back for repair which would cost a small fortune :(
I googled about and found an ebook that seemed to 'promise' that it could guide you through fixing it at home.
Suffice to say it worked and haven't had a problem since.
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It's cheap enough and worked for me. Let me know if you got on ok! Good Luck!

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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!

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Flashing red light, turns on 2 sec and goes back to flashing red light. Wont eject


hi, the problem you are having is due to the ps3 over heating, if you have any warranty on it then take it back and get it exchanged, you wont be able to get the game out without it working or without taking the dvd drive apart.

to fix the ps3 your going to need to have the gpu and cpu chips heated up using a reflow station as the problem your having is with the solder on these chips what happens is when it over heats the solder cracks and you lose the connection with the circuit board so you need to get the solder reflowed to create a circuit again, its not something you can do yourself as you need special equipment to have it reflowed,

i do these repairs myself so now how difficult it is to get it right, shop around and see what price you can get, the actual problem you have got is called yellow light of death its called this as the red light flashes yellow just before it flashed red, it is worth getting fixed so shop around and see what price you can get.

if you have any warranty left then this is covered im sure sony cover this fault under warranty for 3 years but you will need to check this either by calling them or checking on their site.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

please rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts,

im sorry i couldnt give you an easy fix but without taking it apart and reflowing the gpu and cpu chip their is just no way of getting it working again

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Screen goes blank and standby light keeps flashing red


How to fix ps3 yellow light of death 3. tips first

1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again

2) Check if there's any loose cable.

3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.

If this did not work, then there are 2 options left for you on how to fix your ps3 safe and fast!

Send your playstation 3 back to Sony

You might think that this is an great option, but take a look at some statistics. Most users had to wait at least 4-6 weeks before they had their Console back. And also, if your warranty is expired, you have to pay a big fat $150,- to get the job done! Does this still sound as a good option?

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I have a flashing red light on the console


Hello,

Thank you for using Fixya!

If you are looking for a way to fix this, than you're on the right address!

Try this:

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 (internal hardware problem).

There Are 3 Ways To Fix Your PS3 Red Light Problems.
a. 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,-
b. 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. This option I cannot guarantee unless you are good with opening PS3's. There are a lot of online guide on how to do this by yourself but then again it's at your own risk.

You could check this out see if you can do it by yourself. This is not mine I only found it in the internet. Click 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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Hope this helps.

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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!
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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?!
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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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to do this

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If this fixed your console or not email me at superfireball@hotmail.com and I will try to help you.

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