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Red light blinking on PS3

I turned my ps3 on today and the light turned green, then amber and red and the system beeps three times. the red light then just keeps flashing.
When i tap it while its blinking it stops but when i do again its the same process. The same thing happens when i try to eject the disc inside - green to amber and back to blinking red.

I know it cant be an overheating problem because i haven't used the ps3 for 3 days.

some help would be really welcome

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  • Gemmini Jun 10, 2008

    Did you get a replacement or they fixed the problem and sent the same one back to you?

    Thanks though, i'm gonna call them ASAP!


  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    im having the same problem,, after removing the hard disk for many times it booted up,, but once i inserted my pro evolution game it froze and after a while same prob again.. cant be overheating vox i havent played for days. pls pls is there a solution i just bought it last week. uuuurg

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    same problem

  • jrlepage Jul 23, 2008

    same issue and I can't find my Best Buy replacement plan =(((

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    blinking red light



  • 590610jt Aug 06, 2008

    my ps3 does the green yellow red light thing and mine is not under warranty. if someone had the same problem and sent it in to sony to have it fixed i would like to know what they said was the problem and repair cost

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    i got the same problem, but i heard its the power supply need to be replace, all u have to do is buy a new one at ebay.and its about $65

  • thethirdmen Feb 11, 2009

    yeah i have the same green, yellow, red

    i have a target 3 year warrenty so im going to see what they say

  • MIKE MONty Feb 18, 2009

    when i turn my ps3 on the green light turns on and then yellow then red. I tried to eject my disk and it makes the sound when you press the eject button and there is no disk in it. Then the red light comes on.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    fucken *** ay, same thing happened with mine, tried all these ideas and none work, and i dont wanna ship the bloody thing all over the world

  • jonjochims Apr 30, 2009

    Blinking red light of death. Ugh!! If i take it apart and disconnect the hard drive and plug it back in will this fix my problem? BTW, thanks ARIZONA KING I at least got my rental movie out.

  • austin83 May 11, 2010

    PS3, The amazing device by sony also has some common problems like Xboxand Wii have. But good news is that these all problems can be repairedwith the help of many DIY Guides, one such guide. available at PS3 Repair Blog.

  • misternoname Sep 19, 2013

    This is what fixed that stupid blinking red light problem for mehttp://howtofixstuff.blogspot.ca/2013/09...

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If your having this problem I know how to fix it but only for about 30-45 seconds.
Okay this is what you do.

1.If your ps3 is turned on press the red button , it should turn green then yellow ,beep and blink red.
now do this 3 times without turning it off.

2.Turn your ps3 off.

3.Turn it on while holding the eject button.

4.Now your ps3 should stay on ,(like I said for about 30-45 seconds).Also the fan should be on.But then after a while it turns back off.And that's as far as I got.


(It really works if you do it right)

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

  • csteele77 Sep 16, 2010

    YES!!!! this works !! At least long enough to get a disk out !!!

  • misternoname Sep 19, 2013

    This is what fixed that stupid blinking red light problem for mehttp://howtofixstuff.blogspot.ca/2013/09...

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The PS3 red light error is extremely frustrating to experience, having had it happen myself. However, you can fix it yourself in less than a couple of hours, and you don't need to wait for 6-8 weeks while Sony repair it and potentially charge you $150 (this will be the case if your warranty has expired, or you didn't have a warranty in the first place) Here's what you need to try in order to repair the red light on your PS3:

  1. Power down your PS3, give it a few moments to cool off, and then remove the HDD (hard drive) from inside your console. Then all you need to do is put it back in again and then restart your console. With any luck this will have fixed the red light error, as it is usually caused by an HDD connection problem, or sometimes by corruption on the HDD too.
  2. If this does not work, see if you can borrow a hard drive off of a friend or family member and then put that HDD in your console. If this one works then it is a corruption problem on your own drive which is causing the error. If not, then you have more serious connection problems that need to be addressed.
  3. I've put together a mini-website that covers in more depth PS3 red flashing lights causes and solutions; hopefully you will be able to use it to carry out the more complex repairs needed to be able to fix your PS3. Provided you can follow video instructions and use a screwdriver, you should be able to quite easily fix your PS3 yourself- you don't need to spend $150 on having Sony fix your console when you can do it yourself.

Posted on May 12, 2010

  • radcon222 Mar 04, 2011

    Sony Rocks! I used the online support/repair service and they asked $129 to repair but as I completed the submission information they popped up an offer of a NEW PS3 for only $99.

    Given I had the original 60gb PS3, a new Slim 120gb for $99 is quite a bargain and the way to keep me loyal to Sony for years to come.

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I share a guide for you - It make me like a pro to help my friends and many people. It is too expensive to send back to Sony repair if your machine is out of warranty!
I had solved the PS3 yellow / red lights flashing problems after bought this guide. It's Video and Guides are really catch your eyes and fixed many PS3 issues ! The author of the book is really kind and helpful to his customers. May be you can buy it and share what you have learned !
PS3 Red/Yellow/Green Lights Fixing Guide

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I had the same problem before. You have an extremely rare RRod problem. what u du is go to the sony website, and somewhere, and call the number on the screen. ill just tell u it right now. --- 954-345-7669, and tell them what happend.

PS: They will problably ask for u 2 ship it back to the industry, for further repair.
been there done that

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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    i sent it 2 them and they repaired it within a month

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If u know someone els with a ps3 u can use their ps3 put in your hdd and use a card to store youre data and put it back on any new ps3

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I had the problem this morning, tried re-booting the system a few times after leaving it to cool for 5 hours but still nothing. Phoned Sony worried as I was out of warranty but they said they will replace it within 2 days, though with a re-conditioned one and i'm not sure if it will be 40g or 80g (mine was original 60g).

My COD4 disk is also stuck inside but they will send that to me when they can retrieve it from the system (approx 1 month). Good service I thought though I am hearing more of this problem so I hope it doesn't become to widespread because although they are replacing the system it's a bit of a pain to lose all the data on the system.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

Called them yesterday, had to exchange consoles and their gonna get my gta4 out of it. I guess thats pretty fair. And swift too.

Cheers

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Call wired exteme if your ps3 has a blinking light. Like the infamous YLOD, they repaired mine for $105 and fixed for me with in hours. They are a relaible company, if you dont believe me then go to www.wiredextreme.com

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SOURCE: I turned my ps3 on today and the light turned

i have the same problem but to make matters worse mine wont even turn on now but a bunch of people say you have to take it to sony or i dont know if this works but a bunch of people say is does try turning it on or off (i dont know which one) and press the eject and front power button at the same time hope this works tell me if it does

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SOURCE: I turned my ps3 on

Although you say it can't be overheated, it is possible it is a result of overheating. When you get this error it means a general hardware fault. However, the most common fault found is when either the CPU or GPU processors become so hot that the solder devlopes microscopic cracks that do not close when it cools. This means that there is not a good electrical contact and the PS3 fails. So your PS3 may have been working fine the day before but when you turned it off it would of been hot inside. The circuit board and components would of cooled down essentially making the solder joints contract and open up the cracks in them.

There are guides out there to repair YLOD (yellow light of death) which explain step by step how to fix it. Unfortunately it is not a permanent fix and your console could only last hours after doing it.

Usually you will need a replacement PS3. If it is still under warranty give Sony a call who will replace it free of charge.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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