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My ps3 turned off while i was in the middle of a game and when i turn it back on agian the red light flashes. It works when i switch it on but only for a few minutes and switches itself back off again.

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The red blinking light is typically the result of a heating issue but can also be caused by both a malfunctioning hard drive or a lose connection. The big problem with this is the $150 price tag that Sony charges to fix the issue. Below is a link with a more detailed description of the issue.

http://www.articlesbase.com/electronics-articles/dealing-with-a-ps3-blinking-red-light-1678489.html

I hope the info listed above has helped in some way.
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"When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked."

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try this:
it works for slimline PS2. might work for PS3.
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2) unplug PS3 and wait a minute or two before plugging back in.
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hi Torgsrus.
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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).

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· Try using another power cord, if available
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When the power status light is solid red, this means that the PS3 system is off (or in standby mode).
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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.

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To turn of the PS3, simply press and hold the power button for two or more seconds.
If the power status light is green ,and you are experiencing problems- have a look on our forums for troubleshooting.

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When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly overheated.

This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked.
If this happens:
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· Leave the ps3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.
· If you continue to have issue, you may need to send the console in for service.

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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If the green light continues to flash green, the ps3 system maybe trying to write to the hard drive, shutting down or running programs. It may take longer to shut down depending on when you pressed the power button. If the green power light flashed for a very long time, you can try holding the power button down for 5 seconds, the console will beep and should turn off. Then try to restart the PS3 system.
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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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