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Playstation 3 not working. red light flashes when turned on, then goes to standby. checked all the cables, reset hard-drive, vacuumed dust out, let sit overnight to cool, and still will not start.

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That's an issue caused by overheating. You can send your console in to many different places to get it fixed. GamesaGalore.com is one I know off hand.

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I turn on my ps3 and I get the red light flashing.what can I do?


Hi. Welcome to Fixya!
Blinking red light on your Playstation 3 may have happen because of misplaced cable connections or a malfunctioning hard drive or a non functioning hard drive. You can try to check your cable connections if all of them are connected properly. If it does, try reinstalling your hard drive.
You can reinstall your hard drive by removing the hard drive from the PS3. Dust off the connectors and gently put it back to your PS3. Try doing it for three times if it work.
If it does not work, you can bring it to a Sony service center and have them check the problem.
I hope this solves your problem regarding your console. Have a nice day!

Jun 12, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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PS3 console shuts off with a yellow light and then immediately goes to a red blinking light and then does not start again.


1. Allow your PS3 to cool down. Overheating is known to cause the red blinking lights and the yellow light of death. Turn off your console for at least 20 minutes before turning it back on.

2. Check for a connection problem (loose cable) with your hard drive. If not, restart your PS3. You can also unplug all cables except the power cord and re-plug them back.

3. Lastly, reset the hard drive by taking it out and putting it back in.

( I would power off the console and use a keyboard duster to spray in one of the vent holes, this overheating issue could be caused by excess dust. Is it in an open area with good air flow?


Rylan

Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Screen goes blank and standby light keeps flashing red


How to fix ps3 yellow light of death 3. tips first

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.

If this did not work, then there are 2 options left for you on how to fix your ps3 safe and fast!

Send your playstation 3 back to Sony

You might think that this is an great option, but take a look at some statistics. Most users had to wait at least 4-6 weeks before they had their Console back. And also, if your warranty is expired, you have to pay a big fat $150,- to get the job done! Does this still sound as a good option?

Jul 27, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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The PS3 switches on, lights up, drive and disc drive working but No Signal on TV. Saw HDMI cable solution previously posted. Does that work for SCART also?


yes just change hdmi for the word scart
  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  3. Turn on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).


Jun 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is not working it wont show a picture and when you try to turn it og it goes bip bip bip


  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  3. Turn on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

Jun 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 output rainbow blocks and screen flashes


  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  3. Turn on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

Jun 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 goes on standby and red light flashes as soon as i turn it on


turn it on cover it in lots of towels leave it for 30-45 minutes it should work it worked with me good luck

May 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 hdmi


Hello. No offense to you but many people do not do the video reset properly. Here are the official Sony directions.


Reset the Video Output Settings. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings. Once you turn it back on, it should work fine

If that doesn't work I would reformat your system. (If you don't have a lot saved on your hard drive that can't be replaced) But there are many options under the system setting folder that you can reset or reformat. Other then that I have no idea. Maybe the video port is shorting out.

Hope this helps. Good luck and happy gaming!!

Oct 10, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No video or sound


Hello.
Most likely this is an output problem. But I have had 1 PS3 that had a bad hard drive and it wouldn't even load to the XMB. So try another hard drive and see if that works. Even a swift smack to the old one may work. If that doesn't work try the video out reset.

Reset the Video Output Settings. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings. Once you turn it back on, it should work fine.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

Aug 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No response...


Have you tried resetting the defaults?
Have the machine in standby mode (red light), then press and hold the power button 10-15 seconds after it turns on and let go after you hear a second beep. The screen will flash a few times then it will be reset to standard TV settings. If that doesn't work then it's very probable that the video chip has blown or come unsoldered. I hope this helps. Complete directions can be found at playstation.com under support. Good luck to you.

Jul 03, 2008 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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