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How do you fix a ps3 when it cuts off and flashes red? my brother kept turning the system off from the back instead of from the controller or the power button in the front. Now it comes on for maybe a minute then cuts off and the power button flashes red.

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This is the YLOD. Your system needs to be professionally reflowed. Check out www.wiredextreme.com or call 1-888-389-3038. We are a professional repair company that can fix this for you. All of our repairs include a 90 day warranty on the whole console and not just what was repaired.

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Try holdingthe power button on the PS3 (the one at the front on the panel) for 5-10 seconds, so it makes a series of beeps, and the fan blows hard for a moment.

then try to turn it back on via the front panel touch button again.

it should boot up in factory settings mode, defaulting the screen resolution and sounds etc to the out of box standard settings.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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Hi bill86246,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

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Hello,

Follow the procedure below to fix the problem on your ps3,

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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• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
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• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System.

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switch it off from the back,, hold down the eject button, and turn it on from the back,, it should spit the cd out,,

The ps3 needs to be sent back to be fixed it is YLOD..<--not good
it will take at least 4-6 weeks before you get your Console back. And also, if your warranty is expired, you have to pay a big fat $150,- to get the job done!

or go to youtube and look for a PS3 Ylod fix,,

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Sounds to me like your hardware is faulty and needs to be replaced. Check us.sony.com/support and see about their warranty assurance. If you still fall under their warranty, they will gladly replace the system.

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