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During gameplay my ps3 console powered off and now my console will not start up at all! the red light blinks continously but will not power on

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: PS3 not powering up but has blinking red light.

Tell Sony !! I did now im gettin a new 80 gig (lost all my online data tho!)
but hey im gettin a new unit plus there sending me cod 5 cos thats stuck in the ps3
sont no about this fault an its not fixable (smoked mother board!!!)
hope this helps..
mine was outa warranty.(60 gig)

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: ps3 dosnt want to turn on goes to red blinking light

your ps3 is dead ring sony play dumb when they ask how long youve had it say under a year they prob send u a reconned unit for nothing 4-5 working days

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: yellow light of death (YLOD) on PS3

bad power supply unit IF you can hear it clicking. You should be able to hear clicking coming from the LEFT side of the PS3.

here's a link to fix it yourself, disassembly required.

Mine just broke today as well, confirmed what it was with the above links.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: How to fix blinking red light on my ps3?

This is a heat sync problem. Your CPU and GPU will need to be re-seated as well. Email for more information.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 Console not Switching on

Thanks for dropping a line Mr. Bug_wired. SP Road is so big to find the named shop. Any landmark or address to find it out. In fact I checked in National Market, there are many shops who repair PS2 but they dont do PS3. I would like to try my luck in SP Rd.

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