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The red light is just blinking and the console is not booting up

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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 3 back to Sony

Posted on May 10, 2010

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When i turn my playstation on, after 5-10 seconds it shuts off by itself and the red light keeps flashing, what do i do?


If ur ps3 console wont start up....then the things to check are>>> 1.check ur power cable 2.check whether u have inserted the disc properly and precisely. 3.check the insertion of memory card... 4.check the video port.......
The PS3 red light problem occurs when your system refuses to boot up and has a small flashing red light on the power button. In most cases, the power button will turn from red to yellow and then back to a blinking red and the system will not boot up from there as it is supposed to.
There can be a variety of issues that cause the Playstation 3 red light problem, but in most cases it comes down to the system overheating. The more it overheats the more damage is created internally to the motherboard
and other functioning components. This can be caused simply by a flaw in the system or by obstructions to the fan vent such as a wall, floor, or excessive collection of dust...

click here to download repair guide



Dec 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 switched itself off mid game, it now will not stay on and the red light blinks.


The blinking red light is also known as the Red Light of Death (RLOD) similiar to the xbox 360s Red Ring of Dead (RROD)



Step 1: Check Your Console
One of the biggest causes of the blinking red light problem is placing the console with the fan vents sitting against the floor or up against a wall where air cannot flow freely in and out of the console.
So, start by checking your console and making sure those fans are not blocked off. If you notice a lot of dust on the console, clean it off right away. Once you fix the blinking red light of your ps3 and your console is working again, you will want to keep the vents clean and unobstructed.


Step 2: Test the Hard Drive
Now, find the hard drive on the side of your console and remove it. Wait a few seconds and replace it. In some cases this may fix PS3 red light. If you still see the blinking red light, there is a chance you have more substantial damage inside your unit. It could possibly be a problem with overheating which causes problems with the motherboard, especially if you had your console on the floor or up against a wall.


Step 3: Unplug
The last in-home remedy to fix PS3 red light blinking is to unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. This doesn't always work, but some people have had success with problems other than overheating. If it doesn't work, then you have more substantial damage to your console motherboard.
Yet, that doesn't mean the console is useless! Continue on to find a permanent solution to the problem.


Step 4: Check Your Warranty
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. If you do, then you can contact Sony and mail it in for a fix. Note that this will take at least 6 weeks before you can expect your ps3 back and chances are high you will receive a refurbished unit rather than the one you originally sent in. Also note that Sony will delete the memory from your unit so you will lose everything saved in the console.
If you don't have a valid warranty or you don't want to lose everything saved inside the console, bypass Sony altogether. Without a warranty they charge $150-300 or more and often the unit you receive back will have the same red light of death blinking problem in a short period of time.

Dec 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Blinking red light.Checked all cables. I replaced Hard drive...still problem exists. Wondering if power supply could be problem


When one light from the four lights ring itself changes from green to red, it means that a general hardware failure has occurred or is imminent. Blinking of one red light with an error message like E66, E67, E68, E71, E74 or E77 means a repairable problem while the one red light blinking without error message means some critical or irrepairable problem. The problem can be avoided by restarting the Xbox 360 console but if you have not received any error message with one blinking red light then the problem is irrepairable. The console will behave the same way and you should understand that one or more of the hardware components in your console have stopped functioning due to hardware failure. If you receive an error message with one red light blinking then the problem is reparable and the system will definitely start working. It means that there is some hardware problem with the Xbox 360 console connection occurring due to the misplacing of cables in the ports. Turn off your Xbox 360 and disconnect all cables, now reconnect the cables and switch on the Xbox hope this helps.

Dec 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cannot open the disk and cannot read the disk as well. The green light at the center of the ring always blinking


Hello
If you only get a flashing green light on the center while you turn on the console. You should get a green light going in a circle around the center light, (the 4 other lights, that can turn red as well (famous Red Ring of death))
if you don't get any red or green lights around the flashing center ring, then the console is not able to turn on / boot up properly and is in need of repairs, check the powersupply led, what color is it? it should be green when you power on and orange when not in use.

Jun 08, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Ps3 wont turn on , blinking red light appears, any answers please


Hardware issue.

You can try booting the PS3 without the hard drive installed but in almost every case of the blinking red light it's related to the motherboard / power supply unit.

I'd recommend sending it to Sony direct for service.

1-800-345- Sony

You can check out this page or some tips / details.


Apr 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My 12th old ps3 has been faultless until 6/2/10 .It will not boot up at all .The start up red light turns to green as per normal then after 2 seconds it flashes red and goes back into stand-by mode Any...


That is the PS3 "Red light of death"

The articles below could help you fix them :)

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

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Blinking red light


That's the sign of a hardware issue.

Usually it's a problem on the motherboard.

I'd call Sony @ 1-800-345 Sony for repair.

It's generally not easy to fix yourself.

You could try booting the PS3 with the hard drive out, but it's a long shot.

Let me know what happens.

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

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Yellow light


The console has overheated. The excessive heat has caused the solder joints under the Cell processor to become stressed, which is now not allowing the console to boot correctly. We offer a repair service with a 6 month guarantee (where most places offer 3 months) for 60 pounds. FixMyConsole

Jun 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wii pair & go


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Jun 06, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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I have blinking green & red lights on my xbox & its not a 360


your Xbox may not be plugged in right, look at your manual at the installation instructions

Oct 25, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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