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I have the red blinking lights of death. Anyway to fix this?

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You can try this. first. If this does not work then you will need to send in for repair.

Hold the power button down until the debug menu comes up; you can try the options available there. Best case scenario, you lose everything on your drive then selecte "Restore File System".

If you do need to send in read link below first for some tips.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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    Jyackle5 May 16, 2010
  • Arlan Boyd May 16, 2010

    The solution I tried was to ghold down power button for a couple seconds to bring up menu, though it just beeps twice and goes back to blinking mode. I pulled HDD and checked that way as well to see if it was HDD failure, it was not. This debug menu you are talking about, how long must I hold the button? I also would prefer to not get a non reverse compatible back form Sony after sending in, is there any way I can fix this hardware issue? I am quite adept with computer hardware.

  • Jyackle5
    Jyackle5 May 16, 2010

    You need to hold the power button down for 30 secondes or till the debug screen comes up.

  • Jyackle5
    Jyackle5 May 16, 2010
  • Arlan Boyd May 16, 2010

    Great, thanks brother. I'll give this a shot and then check out your links. You have been very helpful.



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