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My PS3 turns itself of immediately when switched on and the red light flashes

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Unfortunately your motherboard is bad call 1-800-222-sony as they might offer a discounted replacement

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My ps3 turned off during a game, when you try and turn it on the light on the power switch goes green for about 3 seconds then switches off again and has a red flashing light


Your PS3's problems are actually being caused by a connection error between the hard drive and motherboard. Without a correctly working hard drive connection your PS3 is unable to function and goes into shutdown mode, with the flashing red light warning.

So in order to fix the blinking red light on your PS3 you will need to repair the connection between the HDD and the motherboard.There is actually a rather simple way that you can do this yourself; while your PS3 console is switched off, locate the hard drive enclosure on the end of your console. Remove the plastic cover plate, then using a screwdriver unscrew the hard drive itself from its socket. Carefully remove it completely, then put it back in again. Tighten the holding screw, then restart your PS3

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there are series of problem in ps3 which can be solved without much technical knowledge ........ your problem belong to that so dont worry i will give you the link to download the ps3 repair guide that will help you a lot Click Here

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You can fix this by stopping the heat build up on the chips and using a good guide to do this it should only take you about 30 mins or you can send it in for a fix.

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PS3 flashing is not hard to fix. Do you want to fix it by yourself instead of pay $150 checking to Sony? Here's the solution :
PS3 Red Light Fixing Guide

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check you airvents,,,
you have a problem with your hardrive
call sony they are very good about handling this issue

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it sounds like the power supply is going out. I would recommend calling sony.

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you have a hardware failure either your cpu or gpu has died cannot be fixed, ring up sony and get it replaced

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it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

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