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Playstation 3 keeps shutting off then has blinking red light and wont come back on. it comes and one time for short time then once it tries to load a game or a second controller is turn on the problem happens. once it does the playstation wont boot on again, it will jus tbeed and go to the blinking light. Also when this happens it is really difficult to get the controllers to reconnect. It is one of the original 80 g ps3's

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Look online for guys that can fix it unless it's under warranty
Send to Sony service if it is

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My playstation just shut off an the red light flashes


do you get a yellow light? i bet you do..

1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again
2) Check if there's any loose cable.
3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.

If this did not work
Send your playstation back to Sony

May 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 wont come on. The red light keeps blinking. It was working fine the I turned it off for awhile, when I came back it wont come on.


1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again
2) Check if there's any loose cable.
3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.


If this did not work

Send your playstation 3 back to Sony

May 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I TOOK A GAME OUT OF MY PS3 AND PUT THE NETFLIX DVD IN, IT JUST BEEPED 3 TIMES AND WONT COME ON TOOK OUT ALL PLUGS AND PUT BACK IN NOTHING COMES ON THE SCREEN ALL IT DOES IS JUST BEEPS


If it blinks a red light this is known as they yellow light of death(ironic i know). This is caused when the unit overheats causing solder on the board to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

Mar 31, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The playstation 3 just turns off and the red


Over heating, I myself had this problem, A good fix is to get some Caned Air and blowout any dust that is in the playstation via the side front and rear ports.


Mar 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 keeps shutting down. It is ventilated. What


If it is blinking a red light this is known as the yellow light of death (ironic i know). This is caused by the unit overheating causing the solder on the board to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

Feb 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont stay on turns on then goes right back off


If it is blinking a red light after it shuts off this is known as the yellow light of death. This is caused when the unit overheats casuing the solder on the board to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

Feb 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont stay on it keeps going on standby


If your unit is blinking a red light when it turns off this is known as the yellow light of death (ironic i know because it blinks red). This can be caused by the unit overheating causing the solder to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty with this site: https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm?_flowExecutionKey=_c921F5935-E460-55B7-A328-5BEA7D5C49AE_kDAFA2718-297A-1EA2-6192-44C4B1E6348C

Jan 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I downloaded playstation home, but when I try to log onto it, it goes onto the loading screen, then auto-shuts off my ps3 system. it beeps three times then my power lighting is the just blinking red...what...


take out the hard drive and then put it back into the ps3. Then turn the system back on and see if the red light goes away.

If the red light is still coming on then that means the hard drive is bad and would need to be replaced.


Nov 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation Home

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60gb ps3 wont start up.


Possibly the very common mother board failure. Slight possibility that the power supply is failed, but the capacitors in either component can be tested with capacitor tester and service manual to test for the faulty component.

Aug 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 issues


try jigling the switch on the back

Feb 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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