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My playstation starts up fine but then within 4 seconds it turns itself and the red light carrys on flashin what shall i do

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Call SONY 1-800-345-SONY

You can try power it on with the hard drive removed. If that works consider yourself lucky!

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Playstation turned itself off then when I tried to turn back on shuts itself off within seconds


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If you are seeing this error it is because the GPU and the CPU have overheated and you will need to stop the heat to fix this. You can send the console in and they will fix it for you but it does take about 4 weeks to fix.

You can quite easily fix this with a few household tiems from home.

Check out this link for a full solution:

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My playsyation just turned itself off and the light keeps flashin red,


Hi Loubrillet,

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?

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here are a few steps you can try to fix this.
1: turn off your wii console and unplug from the wall outlet for about 5 seconds and then plug in again.
2: turn on your console, and when you see the health and safty screen on the telly, open the flap on the front of the console and you should see a red button with the word "sync" written on it. Press this button and hold for at least 15 seconds, once done this should have cleared all previos sync's that have been carried out basically allowing you start from scratch again.
3:Now with the remote you wish to sync, remove the battery cover, and you should see a small red button below the batteries. Press and release this button and you should see the lights flash on the remote. Now this is important! Quickly press the red sync button on the front of the console and release again. Now you should see the player LED stop blinking and your sync is complete.
4: For any aditional remotes you want to conect just repeat the steps in number 3: and you should be good to go.

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What shall i do


Your PS3 has the blinking red lights of death or yellow lights of death. I am sorry to say but there is no fix for this. You must contact Sony and pay $150 to get your unit replaced if it is out of warranty.

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