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PS3 wont start. turn it on then it turns back off, then it beeps 3 times and the red light flashes. I bought a new hard drive but it still doing the same thing. I need some help

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Return to store if it has warranty,if not then try the reset button

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My ps3 wont turn on and flashes red press once stops flashing pressed again and it starts to turn on (green light) then stops and beeps then flashes red


Hello
This is due to a hard drive fault.Try removing the hard drive and reinstalling it.
Also while it is out, use a can of compressed air to blow all dust from your ps3.

If the above does not work your going to need a new hard drive.

Oct 12, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi.when i turn on my ps3 it freezes at the main screen.please say i dont have to buy a new 1,i dont have the money. :(


Ok, if it is simply the image that is freezing and it is still staying on then there is hope for the PS3.
If however it is turning off with 3 beeps and flashing the red light then that is serious.

Please try the following if it is just the display freezing :

Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep one more time and turn off into standby mode (red light on)

Release the power button

Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and this time there will be 2 quick beeps together. Release the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

The PS3 will start up asking you to connect the controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then continue.

After doing the above a menu will load with 6 options. Choose option 3 "Restore File System". This will re-install the PS3 software if it has become corrupt. Ignore any messages about corrupt hard drive, this is normal. If this step does not work try the above again but select option 4, then 5 if that doesn't work.

One of these options should get your PS3 up and running again.

Nov 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn on my ps3 and the green light comes on for a short time and the it beeps three times shuts off and the green light turns red and starts to flash. If I push the power button again the red light stops...


this happens when the ps3 has overheated-try removing the hard drive and replacing then give the console a hoover out.....if this doesnt work try holding the power button on for 5 sec....if this doesnt work its back to sony im affraid

Mar 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 has blinking red power light and nothing else


switch it off from the back,, hold down the eject button, and turn it on from the back,, it should spit the cd out,,

The ps3 needs to be sent back to be fixed it is YLOD..<--not good
it will take at least 4-6 weeks before you get your Console back. And also, if your warranty is expired, you have to pay a big fat $150,- to get the job done!

or go to youtube and look for a PS3 Ylod fix,,

Nov 28, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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As flashing red light


Flashing red light indicates a hard ware problem.

In MOST cases it's a problem with the PS3 motherboard. You can try booting without the hard drive inside, but it's rarely the cause.

Time to call Sony. 1-800-345-SONY

Nov 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 freezes and turns off


Most of the times, it is a problem of connection with your hard drive or the hard drive itself is broken.You can quickly fix the PS3 by carefully re-setting the drive.

In order to do this, you need to take out the hard drive and then once out, replace inside the PS3 the same way. Usually this is the answer to the Ps3 blinking red light problem. If the red light does not go away by applying thus method, you will have to get a new drive

the next you can follow if this does not work, in case you do not want to buy a new drive

To do it, when PS3 is on standby, hold the power button until you hear 2 beeps.

If it does go onto the video output screen, turn it off again using the
power button and once its back on standby, try holding the power again
until you hear the double beep.

Check if you see this screen and try to do a system restore (note: you will lose your profile data here, since currently you do not have option to take a backup)
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else a better option could be to give the ps3 console to Sony for servicing in case you are under warranty period, however they would not repair your device and send it back to you, they send you a refurbished device in replacement to your console

Nov 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 power wont turn on at all? i hit the switch but???


man i dont know what to tell you but to change your hard drive and and or get a new ps3 dude

Jun 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Flashing red light


Hi Sean,

This is a problem with the PS3 hard drive, you can do 1 of 2 things.

If the unit is still within it's 12 months warranty then speak to Sony and get it repaired/replaced or you can do it yourself. You will need to take it apart and remove the hard drive, then boot it up with out the drive in and turn it off, then put the hard drive back in and start it up again, from what I've heard that's only a temporary fix however. Below is a link to someone who's having the same problem on a website that I regularly visit.

http://ps3.qj.net/Possible-PS3-flashing-red-light-fix-from-MXACE/pg/49/aid/75721

Any further questions then give me a shout.

Craig

May 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Red light blinking


I don't know how to turn the system back on yet, but i can get your disk out. Turn the PS3 off by the switch on the back, hold down the eject button whilst the PS3 is still off, then (whilst still holding the eject button) turn the PS3 back on by the switch on the back. You should hear the fan start up and the disk pop out.

May 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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