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My ps3 shut off on me in mid play. it will not eject my disc or turn on at all. the light blinks red , i hit the power button ,it turns green ,then yellow and off to blinking red again. somebody please HELP!!!

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Sounds as if it might have overheated and is giving a hardware failure...

if under warranty, call sony - 800-345-SONY begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-345-SONY end_of_the_skype_highlighting

or if you are outside of warranty, call sony - 800-345-SONY begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-345-SONY end_of_the_skype_highlighting, and be prepared to spend anywhere from $150 to $180 + tax. you will get a refurb in return and a 90-day warranty. all shipping and materials are included in the cost.

or you can use a third-party repair service, Gophermods seems to have a really good reputation. this will cost anywhere from $70 to about $135 (standard 60-day warranty on repair only, or $30 for 180-day warranty). you provide shipping (for the standard $70 repair) and box/shipping materials.

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When you plug in your system with the power cable and turn the toggle switch (in the back) do you see the red stand by light?

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The blinking red light is infact a general hardware failure message. In this particular case, his hardware failure is with the blu-ray drive, that's why the system does not shut down until the drive is accessed. if the system is overheating, it will tell you so in the top right hand corner. It will say the system has overheated and is shutting down to avoid further damage.
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I think that u just didn't dust it off enough and the fans could no circulate the hot air well enough and the system ended up damaging its self.

You can go to www.us.playstation.com Click on PlayStation 3<support<Service. The service link can be found in the bottom right hand corner. Just fill out a service report form and then they will ship you a box for you to re-ship your system into for repairs.

Note: If your PS3 is out of warranty you will have to pay $149 for this service with a credit card.

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hi Torgsrus.
PS3 Light sequence
The following pictures illustrate the CECHX0X model, however the light sequence is applicable to all PlayStation 3 models.

No lights are on:

When no lights are on, this means that the main power switch on the back of the ps3 is off or the PS3 is unplugged. When the main power switch is off (the '0' is pressed) and you will not be able to access any features of the PS3 system. To turn on the PS3 system, make sure the main power switch is on (the 'I' side is pressed down).

If the PS3 does not turn on:
· Make sure the power cord is not frayed or damaged
· Try using another power cord, if available
· Make sure the main power switch on the back of the PS3 system is turned on
· If you continue to have issues contact our Technical support.

Solid Red:


When the power status light is solid red, this means that the PS3 system is off (or in standby mode).
Standby, mode means the PlayStation 3 system is off, but is ready to be turned on by pressing the power button.

If the ps3 system will not turn on when you press the power button, this is an issue with the PS3 system and you will need to send your system in for service.

Solid Green:

When the power status light is solid green, this means that the PS3 is turned on.
You should be able to navigate the XMB, play games, access the Playstation store,etc.
To turn of the PS3, simply press and hold the power button for two or more seconds.
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· Leave the ps3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.
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Flashing Green:


When the power status light flashed green, it means that the PS3 system is turning off. Please wait while the system turns off.

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When the power status light goes from green, to yellow, to green, then to a flashing red, this means that they may be an issue with an internal part with in the PS3 system. This may be caused by a variety of reasons and would need to be diagnosed by our support line.

When the PS3 power light flashes in this order, you can contact our Support Line for further assistance.

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