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When i start my ps3 the light turns green but bleeps three times then goes back to a flashing red light , can anyone help .

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I have had this same probelm unfortnaully .. It sux , and after trying alot of different things and reading , and talking to sony themselfs seems only fix is $150 repair or a new playstation :( . . Have you noticed your fan is just loud and has like 3 stages of loudness? Thats what mine did , and i got the red flashing lights if not loud then anthor device in your playstation has stopped working sorry to say

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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Red light on the PlayStation three can mean lots of things it could mean a hardware failure an overheating problem or software problem
if its over heating try moving the ps3 away from cramp areas and try to keep the vent from being covered if its a hard drive problem or it might be corrupted my other recommendation is and that's if you don't want to take it to sony is a hard reset warning doing a hard reset all data will be lost and the ps3 will be returned to factor defaults please not iv warned you if you feel iffy about it don't do it

Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset).
but this all I can think of the might solve your problem

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: my ps3 comes on for a couple of seconds , bleeps 3

does it go orange b4 flashin red

Posted on May 02, 2010

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SOURCE: My PS3 has a flashing red light, when I turn it

Hello there baileys 946

If you have the brief flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.

The lights are a warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose connection with the motherboard and you get the YLOD.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

Option 1 - Call Sony

In warranty the Price is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150, the whole process is 4-6 weeks

You can call Sony and they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back to you

Option 2 - Fix it your Self

You can use a PS3 fix manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you probably already own.

Click here to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

Peter

Posted on Aug 31, 2011

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First Try these steps for basic troubleshooting, your PS3 has got "Yellow Light of Death" hardware fault

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.


The problem you have encountered needs professional service and repair, so do not try fiddling much with your PS3 at home, if the above steps do not work please send your playstation 3 for repairs to Sony.

Wishing you Happy Holidays and Happy Gaming

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try this:
it works for slimline PS2. might work for PS3.
1) turn off PS3
2) unplug PS3 and wait a minute or two before plugging back in.
3) turn on PS3

hope this helps.

it could also be overheating.

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When the PS3 gets to hot you need to let it sit and cool for a little while and then you can turn it back on and start playing again. If the PS3 cools for a while and it still doesn't work you need to call Sony.

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