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Playstation 3- described as the blinking red lights of death, My PS3 will briefly turn on, then go from a green light to a yellow light then to a red blinking light in a matter of about 1.2 seconds

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    when i turn my ps3 on it has a green light then for a split second it turns yellow then starts flashing red and wont turn on.

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Ok here is what I have for you
The Red light is due to the HDD (hard drive).
There is one of 2 problems:
1. The connection is loose or
2. The HDD is just bad.
This was an issue that has been discussed over in the Playstation forums and it seems that re-seating
(removing & reinstalling) the HDD has solved the problem for many but some people have just
received bad hard drives period.
If you reinstall the HDD & it still beeps 3 times & gives you the red light, then you will have to replace
your HDD.
The good news is you can pick up a hd fairly cheap, go to the electronics store and ask.. if you need step by step directions let me know I can help you out there as well!

Posted on May 27, 2008

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