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PS wont play My sons PS3 was working fine when it just stopped.The red light flashes on the console and the hand control but doesnt go any further..We cant even get to the main menu to see if we can reformat it or at the least retrieve his details if there is no solution to the problem.We thought it was the game controller and brought another one but there is no difference.I dont really know anything about PS3 so not sure if im explaining myself properly..the only page it displays on the telly is his user name..its kinda like its frozen.Any ideas form such a poor desciption?

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If you have the red light all you need to do is stop the heat build up and you will be able to play again - use a good repair guide or send it in and they will fix it for you.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

  • kalmy Oct 08, 2010

    Before i do anything i thought id double check the problem..its actually the receiver thats flashing red...its a generic game controller...and had a receiver with it....but he also purchased another sony game controller and that doesnt work either,,,,the game controller still flash red as they should at the start but continues to flash and then dies out...the other problems i described are the same...does this mean it will be the same solution?

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