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Ps3 red light flashes then shuts off

When I turn it on it shuts off, what do I do. Do I need to send it in to get fixed.Can u help, thanks Erik

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  • efireman Jun 14, 2008

    were do i get one, it would be great if I could just buy it myself and do it. Thank u so much for the info.

  • efireman Jun 20, 2008

    Thank you for getting back to me, im just going to send it to sony. Thank you again for the info.

  • d-waugh Jul 12, 2008

    it doesnt go on and just flashes a redlight

  • d-waugh Jul 12, 2008

    it just keeps flashing redlight

  • kingoftherin Apr 08, 2009

    on my ps3 when i turn it on the green lights comes on for about a second the a yeloow light comes on and finally the red light flashes.and i cant even get my game out nw either but if you know how to fix this problem the write back please

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Its a power issue a new power unit costs 80$ ish.. or you can send it to sony for 150$ plus shipping...
If you need one I have one incl instructions on how to install, takes 10min if that!

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

  • mathew eaton Jun 20, 2008

    Check out ebay! Look up ps3 power supply.. make sure you type in 60 gb which works in 60 20 and 80 gb units 40gb units use a different supply unit!

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