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My ps3 will not turn on the light blinks red but the hard drive is good

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Take out the hard drive and put it back in. Check to make sure your not getting the YLOD.

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When I go to turn the PS3 on, the light goes on but then it goes back to a blinking red light and beeps and just repeats this process.


The blinking red light on PS3 is known to occur when something as simple as a misplaced connection occurs. It could also mean that the PS3's hard drive is malfunctioning or not functioning at all. You can take the following steps to identify and perhaps correct the problem. Check to ensure that all cables are properly and securely connected. If this doesn't solve the problem, try reinstalling the hard drive as indicated below.

Physically remove the hard drive from the PS3 console. Dust off the connectors, and gently and carefully replace it into the PS3. Very often this simple removal and replacement will fix the blinking red light problem. It may be necessary to remove and replace the hard drive several times.

If this does not work the blinking red light can only be inicative of a chronic overheating problem and will nead to be sent to sony for repairs.

Hope this helps

Feb 28, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My ps3 turned off during a game, when you try and turn it on the light on the power switch goes green for about 3 seconds then switches off again and has a red flashing light


Your PS3's problems are actually being caused by a connection error between the hard drive and motherboard. Without a correctly working hard drive connection your PS3 is unable to function and goes into shutdown mode, with the flashing red light warning.

So in order to fix the blinking red light on your PS3 you will need to repair the connection between the HDD and the motherboard.There is actually a rather simple way that you can do this yourself; while your PS3 console is switched off, locate the hard drive enclosure on the end of your console. Remove the plastic cover plate, then using a screwdriver unscrew the hard drive itself from its socket. Carefully remove it completely, then put it back in again. Tighten the holding screw, then restart your PS3

Feb 03, 2011 | 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?


Rylan

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

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Stop working just red light blinking and when I turn off and turn on working just for 2 seconds then again red light blinking


Plug out the disc, and all cables connected to your console after 2 to 3 minutes see if it will run, if this does not fix the problem try to connect to a different outlet, maybe the power supply of your console is damage and needs repair.

Jun 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my ps3 the light on the front goes green white red


Send it in for service at a Sony playstation service center.
It is possible you have a hard drive problem, but you will basically need to buy a hard drive and install it to find out.

Apr 21, 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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No power


If you do not know what you are doing, you should contact Sony to find out what the problem is exactly but usually it is due to overheating of the hard drive. Just to be safe, do not try to open the PS3 on your own. If you do not have any warranty or it has expired, it can cost you about 140$ to fix your PS3.

You should not be disappointed and sad when your PS3 gets the blinking red light problem. 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 or in some cases a new PS3, ouch!

But do not worry because even if you have to get a new drive, it can be any. Even a 50$ one will work. And the chances are very small that you will have to get a new ps3 because the method I told you repairs it 9 out of 10 times! That means you can get back to your game!

Aug 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The red light on my ps3 is blinking and wont stay on


Turn off the ps3. Try reseating the hard drive. Take the cables off and then hook them back up. After this turn the ps3 back on and see if the blinking red light goes away. If it doesn't then try another hard drive in the system. If the blinking light goes away then you know you have a bad hard drive. If the blinking light does not go away then you know either the power supply or main board is bad.

Jun 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 not working


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Feb 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS 3 Won't turn on blinking light


Are you trying to turn the PS3 on via bluetooth controller? If so, attempted to turn PS3 on from console itself. Sometimes the controller will get out of sync with the system and not allow for turning on remotely.

Sep 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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