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Ps3 shut down and red light just blinks and will not start again

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If it pops when you flip the on switch then your power supply box is blown. You will need to get a new power supply box or send it in to sony or send it in for repair.

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Ps3 stopped suddenly working and red light blinking push the on/off button the light stops blinking and stays fix red push again turns green few second then red blinking again any idea what may have...


Hi Andrea.
What your experiencing is the the well known "PS3 Red/Green Light of death" which generally means a hardware failure or overheating. If it's overheating (2 Red lights) then it will automatically shut down after a while but from what your saying it's not overheating.

If you have it in warranty you have to send it to Microsoft and they will send it back usually 3-4 weeks or take it to a reputable gaming console repair shop (this will cost money).

But first check that your AV cable is properly plugged in (in this case all four RED lights are bleeping). If you're using an HDMI connection forget about this step.

So if you don't have a warranty then it will cost you about $150.
Another thing you can do is follow a guide and repair all of the errors with the PS3 including your problem. Click here for more information.

May 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 shut down wont restart flasing red light


PS3 shut down automatically and leave a flashing red light,
Please read this post, you can find a solution : PS3 Red Light Blinking Fix

Feb 01, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My fat 60 GB PS3 just stopped working. Blinking red light persists despite multiple resets. Please advise


The manual clearly states a blinking red light is an "over heat condition" and your system has shut down to prevent a failure. You need to find more airflow for your PS3. If your system is cooled down and you are still getting a blinking red light then you will need to replace the CPU board because it has melted from excess heat. Click on the link below to send in your PS3 for warranty repair:
http://us.playstation.com/support/warranties/ps3/index.htm

Dec 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 console shuts off with a yellow light and then immediately goes to a red blinking light and then does not start again.


1. Allow your PS3 to cool down. Overheating is known to cause the red blinking lights and the yellow light of death. Turn off your console for at least 20 minutes before turning it back on.

2. Check for a connection problem (loose cable) with your hard drive. If not, restart your PS3. You can also unplug all cables except the power cord and re-plug them back.

3. Lastly, reset the hard drive by taking it out and putting it back in.

( I would power off the console and use a keyboard duster to spray in one of the vent holes, this overheating issue could be caused by excess dust. Is it in an open area with good air flow?


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Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing Cod4 online, when it froze for a second, red light came on the console, and the console shut down. Now when i try to start up again, the fan comes on for a second, along with the normal green...


Check ur console first, then test the hard drive, then unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. The next step you can do to fix red light of death is to see if you still have a valid warranty for your gaming console and then Go online to expert sites which will show you some online programs that will fix PS3 red light blinking in just an hour better u download repair guide
click here to download repair guide

Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation just shut off an the red light flashes


do you get a yellow light? i bet you do..

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
Send your playstation back to Sony

May 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It turns on, but shuts down.


see bbc tv watchdog yellowlightof death

Oct 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 at power on, light becomes white then blinks red


Probably and overheating problem. Here's what I suggest:

Try using some compressed air and cleaning the vents out below. If that doesn't work then you'll have to remove and replace the thermal compound on the GPU and CPU.

You might also consider a System Restore if you can do it before it shuts off.

Jan 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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