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When you switch on the PS3 it bleeps and the red light on the front flashes, it will not except a disk, and the green light which normally comes on does not light up. Do you have any ideas please.

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  • markmarlinma Sep 06, 2010

    I have a PS3 when you switch it on it bleeps then the red light on the front just flashes, the unit does not power up??

  • markmarlinma Sep 06, 2010

    I have a PS3 when you switch it on it bleeps then the red light on the front flashes but the unit will not power up any ideas??

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This is the red light of death it means the ps itself has internal component damage and either needs to be repaired or returned


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This is because of a general hardware failure, usually caused by overheating. You may have heard of the term "Yellow light of death" but this is different from that. It basically means that irrepairable damage has happened to the console due to overheating and cannot be fixed. If the PS3 is under warranty you could give Sony a call but if it is out of warranty you will have to pay for a repair or sell the PS3 as faulty. You could get around £60 for it on ebay sold as faulty. For Sony to repair is out of warranty will usually cost around £130-£150. I know it is not the news you want to hear but I have seen many of these console that have suffered this fate and there is nothing you can do to fix it.

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Hi.

The PS3 is in hardware fault mode. The most common occurrences are faulty hard drive or faulty optical drive.

If possible take out any disk from the inside.
Turn the console off by holding the button at the frontuntil the console goes on standy, then turn it off using the switch at the back.
Disconnect all cables and connected devices, including power cable.
Wait ten minutes and connect power cable only.

If PS is still in fault mode, test the hard disk:

Disconnect power again.
Remove the internal hard drive following the procedure on manual.
Reconnect all wires and turn the ps3 back on with no hard drive.While turning on hold down the On button in front until hearing two beeps.
If the PS starts, then the problem was the hard drive. This can be replaced with a laptop 2.5 inch HDD. If the problem is still in fault mode, then a different part is faulty (often the main board).

If PS3 is still in fault mode after doing the procedure above, then the best option is calling Sony. The choice alternative is taking the console apart and testing it, but you will need some technical training and experience or you risk to inflict more damage to the console.

Here contacts:

Sony eSupport Global

US PS3 - Contact Us

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