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Ps3 shutdown i got a japanesee ps3 which i used my stepdown bought in maplin, however the ps3 did power up & was working then suddenly it turned off & never to power up again.what has happened?

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  • genrlj1596 Aug 13, 2008

    same exact issue ...turns on then flashing red.....then solid red light

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My ps3 shuts down as soon as i turn it on.
The light turns green then yellow, then red, and then it starts flashing red.
Does anyone know how to fix this frustrating problem?

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
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• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
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You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.


Also you might need to replace the motor..That will do..
I wish you good luck

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Step 1:
Turn off your Playstation 3.
Step 2:
Hold the power button down. The system will turn on and turn off once again.
Step 3:
Once the system has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
Step 4:
When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
Step 5:
You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
Step 6:
The Recovery Menu will pop up.

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In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

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• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
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