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Playstation 3 updated the software this morning when i came back in the room the Ps3 was off. when i went to turn it back on the solid red light blinked green then stayed solid red.

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Yes this is the red light error caused by internal overheating you can use a good repair guide to fix it or send it in for a fix.

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I was updating my PS3 and power went off. It doesn't start anymore, please suggest how to fix the problem.


Try a soft reset:

while the ps3 is off(solid red led) hold down the power button until you hear the SECOND BEEP, quickly release.

That should start the update process over if you're lucky ;)

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My ps3 is dead!!!. flashing red light


Hello,

Follow the procedure below to fix the problem on your ps3,

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
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Take care.

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Updated system last night and this morning when i powered it on, it came on and worked fine for about 3 mins then it shut off with a flashing red light... now it wont start up at all...


Oh man thanks SONY, right?

Well you should try a video reset first and if that doesn't work then pull the hard drive out and try booting the console with no drive.

For the video reset: While the PS3 is off (solid red led) hold down the power button until you hear the SECOND beep, quickly release.

Let me know what happens.

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Playstation light flashing red and playstation not working


Most of the times, you're going to find that this is due to over heating. If you've been playing for a while, shut down your Playstation, and let it sit for about 1 hour. It's best if the room is cooled off as well.If the room is hot, you may want to put a fan blowing toward it, or turn up your Air Conditioning.Check the back of your unit, and make sure that all of the cables are plugged in. What you're going to want to do is take out each one, and blow the inside of the ports with compressed air.
To play it safe, take out the Playstation's hard drive, and place it back in.Once the 1 hour is up, and the Playstation hasn't been running, turn it back on, and see if everything is working. If it is, you're good to go! If it isn't, you may want to consult with Sony.

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My ps3 switched off by its self recently and when i tried to switch it back on the power light was flashing red i pressed it once and it turned solid red then pressed it again it went green for around a...


Yes this is the YLOD (Yellow light of death) to fix it you need to stop the heat build up getting to the main chips in the motherboard to do this you should use the recommended PS3 Repair guide.

It is created by the same person as the top selling Xbox guide>>

PS3 Repair Guide

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You have major problems I'm afraid. You need to contact Sony about fixing it/replacing it. Just pray it's under warranty. You could equate this problem with the 360's Red Ring of Death.

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hi..Seems like your Power Supply went dead or either a faulty button.. Since those are touch pads those sometimes wear out. Another issue could be due to overheating..

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