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I was watching a movie on my playstation 3 when it suddenly skipped and then turned off, it wont turn back on and a red light flashes and also the dvd disc is still stuck in there. What to do? PLEASE...

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  • jeredharvill May 09, 2010

    i did that last night had it off all last night tryed this morning and still the same thing it blinks blue then yellow then red it trys to eject the disc but then shuts off and it shows nuthing on the tv screen!

  • jeredharvill May 09, 2010

    oh and its not inclosed it sits in the open

  • jeredharvill May 10, 2010

    I was watching a movie last night and my ps3 stoped in the middle of it and shut down and the red light started blinking and everytime I try to restart. It turnes off right away the light blinks blue then yellow the red and tryes to eject my blue ray before it shuts its self down again can you help me?



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It is possible that your PS3 got to hot and turned off.

Here is what I would like you to do. Make sure you have the PS3 in area with good ventilation and unplug the AC Power. Next make sure you have let it set for about an hour to allow time to cool down.

After you have allow time for the PS3 to cool down and before you plug back in the AC Adapter hold down the power. This will clear the system power. Next plug back in the AC Power and turn on the PS3.

If the system will not turn on then there is something wrong with the system. If you are still under warranty then I would call Sony to get your system fixed. If you are out of warranty then you may want to see if there is a repair tech in your area that can work on the system for you.

Note if you would like to try to fix the system your self let me know any I can send you the steps to fix it your self.

Let me know how things go and if you have any more questions


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Do you keep it in an enclosed place where heat can build up because if you do then yes it prolly overheated.

The problem is likely overheating on your playstation, leave the Ps3 to cool, then turn it on again later.

With that your ps3 playstation will turn back on.

Take care.

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  • Sulaimon Jimoh Olayemi May 10, 2010


    Did you try a different outlet? Maybe the power cord is bad. If it is
    the power cord you can buy a new one.

    Do you know anyone else that has a PS3 and would let you try their power
    cord just to see if that is the problem? It could also be that maybe a fuse blew and you have
    to check your circuit breaker.

    If all this didn't work, when did you buy the playstation 3, if it is still under warrant, i suggest you call call Sony, they will fix it for you.

    Take care

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    If the above did not still solve the problem, you can also follow the below

    If the blinking red light on your PS3 is happening before you get onto the
    loading screen, then do the following:

    1. Turn the console off by holding the power button on the front of the
    console down for 10 seconds.

    2. Once the console is on standby, then turn it off from the back.

    3. Then press the power button and keep your finger pressed on it, until you
    hear 3 beeps.

    4. This should hard-reset your PS3, so it should restart and then load up
    with no problems.

    If that didn't solve the problem, try this,

    Take out the PS3’s hard drive at the side of the console.

    Boot up your ps3 – if it now starts up again, great! This could either mean
    it is fixed, or you have found out that the hard drive needs replacing. Put the
    hard drive back into your PS3 and load it up again. If it starts up, and you
    can play games,fine, but If it hasn’t worked, you have a hard drive problem.

    Take care



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