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After turning on the system, the console shuts down and the red light flashes

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The system has been over heated and is shutting down due to damage. you should look into sending it into Sony's refurbish program. its the cheapest option for you at this time.

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When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked.
The blinking red light is infact a general hardware failure message. In this particular case, his hardware failure is with the blu-ray drive, that's why the system does not shut down until the drive is accessed. if the system is overheating, it will tell you so in the top right hand corner. It will say the system has overheated and is shutting down to avoid further damage.
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"When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked."

"If this happens:





· c Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.



· If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like a bookshelf or entertainment center, move it to a more open area.



· Leave the PS3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.



· If you continue to have issues, you will have to send the system in for service."

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Hello, My PS3 just keeps turning itself off. I have tried to reset the system but it keeps flashing red and yellow lights and then turns itself off into standby mode? HELP......


Try removing the game inside your disc. then try removing other external hardware and slots and try again. If problem persists it might be a system problem. Please go to the shp from where you bought it and ask them for a replacement.

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This is known as the yellow light of death.Similar to xbox 360 ring of death,this is normally caused from overheating from the console.If it is still under warranty contact playstation and send it back to them other wise it's about $150.00 usd to have it repaired. Here's the number
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780-7690 between 6AM - 8PM (PST) Monday - Saturday and 7AM - 6:30PM (PST

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Mate if you turn your PS3 off when the hard drive is still operating or the power shuts of while playing a game and the PS3 is collecting or writing data to your hard drive, it will most definitely corrupt or even destroy your hard drive it is very common in PC's to.
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1. Do not shut down your PS3 while it is saving a game or collecting info from the hard drive. Rather quit the game then press your off key with one quick touch and let go of it, it will shut down when it is ready or hold down on the remote's PS button and select switch off system on screen.
2. If you live in a area where the power shuts off for no reason please please get your self a computer UPS(UN-INTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY).
3. If you replace the hard drive make sure you buy a good quality hard drive like a Western Digital or Seagate.

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hi , i hate to say this but you need to do this asap. Call the playstation support line and send it in. your ps3 is experience a corrupted hard drive. This will only get worse and will eventually shut down for good.

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What model is your PS3? 40 / 60 / 80 etc.

I can help you with this problem or at least give you low down on what's going on.

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Since you've been inside it's possible that a heatsink or some other part of the cooling system is not working properly or is loose. Check all these!

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