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I turn on the main power to my ps3 and the red light buy the power button in the front blinks...what does this mean?

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It means 3 things in general:

There is a hardware problem (motherboard, HD, GPU, Power Supply etc. etc.)

Your PS3 has overheated.

You will have to have the unit serviced by Sony (they're the only ones that can fix the problem correctly)

You can reach them @ 1-800-345-SONY

Hope this info helps!

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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Red light blinks and wont stay on when push power button


You can do this fan test.

Turn the main switch off, hold the eject button.

While holding the eject button, turn the main switch on, when the power light is green, release it and you should hear a beep.

The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.

After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and the red light will blink. When this happens, turn the main switch off and on then turn it on normally.

Tell me how this goes!!



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The game cd cannot be ejected from the PS3. When the eject button is pressed the red light keeps blinking.


Try the following solution.

Turn the PS3 off with the main switch on the back.
Turn the PS3 back on into standby (red light on)
While holding the eject button press the power button on the front of the PS3. This should initialize a forced disc eject.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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Power went off suddenly and now my light is blinking red what happened?


Make sure the PS3 is turned off. Take out the hard drive from the PS3 and then put it back in. Now turn the system on and see if that takes care of the problem.

If that doesn't work then turn off the PS3. Hold down the power button in the front and turn on the PS3 in the back, it will make a beeping sound, once it does that then let go of the power button on the front and see if you get video, this will reset the PS3 to factory defaults.

If this doesn't work then that means either the power supply is bad or the motherboard is bad.

May 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my ps3 the light on the front goes green white red


Send it in for service at a Sony playstation service center.
It is possible you have a hard drive problem, but you will basically need to buy a hard drive and install it to find out.

Apr 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 wont turn on. the red light on


PS3 owners refer to this as the 'Yellow Light of Death' or 'YLOD'. It's quite common. The problem is caused by poor solder joints (due to overheating) on the motherboard and degrading heat sink compound on the fan.

Apr 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation does not turn on. The red light keeps on blinking


Do these 2 things:

1 - Take out all cables, and plug them back in.
2 - Take out the hard-drive, and place it back in your PS3 console.

If you still get the red light of death then that means either the power supply or the main board is bad.




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

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Was playing a ps2 game when the PS3 suddenly shut off. When I try to turn it back on by the back, the light turns red. As soon as i press the power button it beeps once, I hear a whir, then it powers off....


does the light blink red?
if so you have the TERRIBLE BLINKING LIGHT OFF DEATH
you have a few options:
1.call sony, send in your ps3, recieve a refurbished ps3 for $150
2.find a local to fix it for much cheaper
3.buy a new console

Jan 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 has blinking red power light and nothing else


switch it off from the back,, hold down the eject button, and turn it on from the back,, it should spit the cd out,,

The ps3 needs to be sent back to be fixed it is YLOD..<--not good
it will take at least 4-6 weeks before you get your Console back. And also, if your warranty is expired, you have to pay a big fat $150,- to get the job done!

or go to youtube and look for a PS3 Ylod fix,,

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I was playing the bigs 2 when suddenly my ps3 started to shut off.I turn it on again it wont turn back on.The red light just keep on blinking.


Turn the PS3 power off via the switch on the back.

Hold the power button on the front of the machine down for about 15-30 seconds.
Then, without letting go of the power button on the front of the machine, turn the switch on in the back.

If it still doesnt come on then you may have serious problem with PS3 in which contact Sony or the retailer you bought it from for exchange or rapair.

Good luck!

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Playstation 3 red light


Hey, I have had this same problem, and the red light if blinking means that the ps3 is overheated. Give i t some rest and it will cool off, or buy an external cooler. Hope i helped

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