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Flashing red light, turns on and freezes right away, tried taking out the hard drive and holding the power button down, niether worked... any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Yes sounds like you have the red light or yellow light as it is called you can fix it yourself from home using a good guide or send it in so they can fix it.

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Console will need to be reflowed. We are a listed repair service on this site.
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Hi.when i turn on my ps3 it freezes at the main screen.please say i dont have to buy a new 1,i dont have the money. :(


Ok, if it is simply the image that is freezing and it is still staying on then there is hope for the PS3.
If however it is turning off with 3 beeps and flashing the red light then that is serious.

Please try the following if it is just the display freezing :

Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep one more time and turn off into standby mode (red light on)

Release the power button

Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and this time there will be 2 quick beeps together. Release the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

The PS3 will start up asking you to connect the controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then continue.

After doing the above a menu will load with 6 options. Choose option 3 "Restore File System". This will re-install the PS3 software if it has become corrupt. Ignore any messages about corrupt hard drive, this is normal. If this step does not work try the above again but select option 4, then 5 if that doesn't work.

One of these options should get your PS3 up and running again.

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

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My ps3 won't load the discs...


Hi, if it wont load your icons and freezes before your xmb, put it into safemode and try restoring the filing system. to get it into safemode...
hold down the power button while the console is in standby. the light will go from red to green.it will beep once flash green beep again, and then beep a third time. after the third beep the light will turn red.

once the light is red, take your finger off the power button and place it back on the power button. the light will go from red to green, beep once flash and then beep twice quickly. after it does the double beep, take your finge roff. the light will stay green and you'll get a screen asking you to connect the controller.

after connecting the controller, try option 3, or whichever option is restore filing system. this can possibly correct media loading and will 95% of the time fix the console when it freezes before loading up your icons(the xmb)

Thanks and take

Apr 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 has blinking red power light and nothing else


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,,

Nov 28, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Ps3 freezes and turns off


Most of the times, it is a problem of connection with your hard drive or the hard drive itself is broken.You can quickly fix the PS3 by carefully re-setting the drive.

In order to do this, you need to take out the hard drive and then once out, replace inside the PS3 the same way. Usually this is the answer to the Ps3 blinking red light problem. If the red light does not go away by applying thus method, you will have to get a new drive

the next you can follow if this does not work, in case you do not want to buy a new drive

To do it, when PS3 is on standby, hold the power button until you hear 2 beeps.

If it does go onto the video output screen, turn it off again using the
power button and once its back on standby, try holding the power again
until you hear the double beep.

Check if you see this screen and try to do a system restore (note: you will lose your profile data here, since currently you do not have option to take a backup)
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else a better option could be to give the ps3 console to Sony for servicing in case you are under warranty period, however they would not repair your device and send it back to you, they send you a refurbished device in replacement to your console

Nov 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 turns on for a few seconds bleeps then turns back off and the red light flashes any ideas


Red light on the PlayStation three can mean lots of things it could mean a hardware failure an overheating problem or software problem
if its over heating try moving the ps3 away from cramp areas and try to keep the vent from being covered if its a hard drive problem or it might be corrupted my other recommendation is and that's if you don't want to take it to sony is a hard reset warning doing a hard reset all data will be lost and the ps3 will be returned to factor defaults please not iv warned you if you feel iffy about it don't do it

Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset).
but this all I can think of the might solve your problem

Jul 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 problem


if it wont load your icons and freezes before your xmb, put it into safemode and try restoring the filing system. to get it into safemode...

hold down the power button while the console is in standby. the light will go from red to green.it will beep once flash green beep again, and then beep a third time. after the third beep the light will turn red.

once the light is red, take your finger off the power button and place it back on the power button. the light will go from red to green, beep once flash and then beep twice quickly. after it does the double beep, take your finge roff. the light will stay green and you'll get a screen asking you to connect the controller.

after connecting the controller, try option 3, or whichever option is restore filing system. this can possibly correct media loading and will 95% of the time fix the console when it freezes before loading up your icons(the xmb)

May 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 says cannot start the correct hard disk was not found


try safemode
hold down the power button while the console is in standby. the light will go from red to green.it will beep once flash green beep again, and then beep a third time. after the third beep the light will turn red.

once the light is red, take your finger off the power button and place it back on the power button. the light will go from red to green, beep once flash and then beep twice quickly. after it does the double beep, take your finge roff. the light will stay green and you'll get a screen asking you to connect the controller.

after connecting the controller, try option 3, or whichever option is restore filing system. this can possibly correct media loading and will 95% of the time fix the console when it freezes before loading up your icons(the xmb)

Mar 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 doesnt work


if it wont load your icons and freezes before your xmb, put it into safemode and try restoring the filing system. to get it into safemode...

hold down the power button while the console is in standby. the light will go from red to green.it will beep once flash green beep again, and then beep a third time. after the third beep the light will turn red.

once the light is red, take your finger off the power button and place it back on the power button. the light will go from red to green, beep once flash and then beep twice quickly. after it does the double beep, take your finge roff. the light will stay green and you'll get a screen asking you to connect the controller.

after connecting the controller, try option 3, or whichever option is restore filing system. this can possibly correct media loading and will 95% of the time fix the console when it freezes before loading up your icons(the xmb)

Mar 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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One flashing red light on player 3 and 4 alternate flashing E79


E79 is a hard drive problem. It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

Dec 27, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Using flash freezes up camera


When taking pictures, you must really be allowing time for the camera's flash to be charged
before you could take another picture so that camera will have enough time to rest and it
could function normally.
But if the camera was dropped, then it's really causing those kinds of issues like flash will not work properly.

You could still try these steps below:

First, do the POWER RESET:
- Turn off camera
- Remove batteries for a minute
- Reload batteries
- Turn on camera

Second, do the MASTER RESET
- Be in AUTO mode
- Press on MENU button
- Press on the right button until you see SETUP 2
- Scroll down until you see RESET
- Press the right button to pick up on YES or NO
- Press on OK/MENU button for changes to be saved
- Turn off camera for a few seconds so that settings will be refreshed

Turn it on and take a picture.
When you want to have just the AUTO FLASH.

- Rotate the mode dial to PROGRAM
- Press the LEFT/FLASH button until you've seen the
LIGHTNING icon with the Letter A on the leftmost part of the screen
- Try to take a picture by pressing and holding the shutter button
halfway first for 3-5 seconds and then press it all the way down

If it still does not work, you need to contact the Manufacturer.

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