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Playstation 3 goes on standby and red light flashes as soon as i turn it on

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Turn it on cover it in lots of towels leave it for 30-45 minutes it should work it worked with me good luck

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My ps3 system made 3 beeps, then shut itself off but the red standby light is flashing. wen i press the I/O it stops flashing but doesnt turn back on. press it again and it turns on for about 3-4 secs...


Does the red light turn yellow at anytime soon?
If so it's a classical case of YLOD (Yellow Light of Death, you can find it all over the internet).

Best thing you can do is contact your Sony PlayStation support department for your country.
The number should be listed in the manuals that came with the unit.

I hope this works, please rate.

Feb 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I try to turn on my playstation and it loads up fir a second and then cuts out, with a flashing red light on the console. If I press the red light it goes back to standby mode. How can turn my playstation...


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.......
still the same problem,don worry check out the following Repair Guide....

click here to download repair guide

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

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Playstation 3 not working. red light flashes when turned on, then goes to standby. checked all the cables, reset hard-drive, vacuumed dust out, let sit overnight to cool, and still will not start.


That's an issue caused by overheating. You can send your console in to many different places to get it fixed. GamesaGalore.com is one I know off hand.

Sep 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I can't set up my playstation 3 to my . The lead what goes to the back of my tv is not working. As soon as turn on my ps3 nothing comes up on my tv


Please try this following solution :

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.

This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Aug 22, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Screen goes blank and standby light keeps flashing red


How to fix ps3 yellow light of death 3. tips first

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, then there are 2 options left for you on how to fix your ps3 safe and fast!

Send your playstation 3 back to Sony

You might think that this is an great option, but take a look at some statistics. Most users had to wait at least 4-6 weeks before they had their Console back. And also, if your warranty is expired, you have to pay a big fat $150,- to get the job done! Does this still sound as a good option?

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My ps3 is not working it wont show a picture and when you try to turn it og it goes bip bip bip


  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  3. Turn on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

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

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I have a playstation 3. there is power but no communication with tv. i have tried new rc cables as well no luck please help. tnx


  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  3. Turn on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

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

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Everything is hooked up and the ps3 turns on but it doesn't show up on the T.V


  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  3. Turn on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

Jun 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 output rainbow blocks and screen flashes


  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  3. Turn on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

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