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When i plug my ps3 in to a outlet the red light will not turn on

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You need a new enternal power supply.

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My coby lcd tv won't work for my ps3 what wires would I need to make it work


You will need an HDMI cable. Please follow the below instructions.

Instructions

  1. Before you begin installation:
    • Turn OFF the PS3TM system using the [MAIN POWER] switch (in the back)
    • Unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet
    • Turn OFF and unplug the TV
  2. Connect one end of the HDMI cable into the [HDMI OUT] port on the back of the PS3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the [HDMI Input] port of the TV or display monitor. ps3_8_hdmiconnecttv.gif
  3. Plug in the AC power cord by connecting one end of the AC power cord into the [AC IN] port on the back of the PS3 system and the other end into an electrical outlet. ps3_11_connectacpower.gif
  4. Press the [MAIN POWER] switch on the rear of the system. A red light should appear on the front of the system indicating power is available.
  5. Turn on the PS3 by pressing the touch-sensitive [On/Off button] on the system front. The red light will turn green, indicating the PS3 is now turned on.
    Note: The blue light will also appear on the front of the system if you have a disc inserted.
  6. Plug in the TV and turn the power on. The PS3 should detect the HDMI display device automatically. When prompted, "Do you want to output video and audio using HDMI?", select YES and press the icn_btnx_color.gifbutton. (You may need to press the PS button on the center of the SIXAXISTM controller to enable the controller first).
  7. The next screen will ask, "Do you want to automatically switch to the optimal setting?" Select YES and press the icn_btnx_color.gifbutton.
  8. On the next screen, the PS3 will display the maximum resolution capable on the display (i.e., 1080p). The screen will display, "Do you accept the setting?" You will have 30 seconds to confirm your answer.2 Select YES and press the icn_btnx_color.gifbutton to save your settings. You have now completed the HDMI installation.

Dec 01, 2014 | Televison & Video

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PS3 wont power up


try another outlet if the light still will not turn green you will need to contact sony,
if the light does turn green let me know and we will get this fixed

Dec 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 turn off after few hours and sometimes after a few minutes,,,,,when it turn off the red light start flashing,,,,,and that problem only happens with some games,,,,,no signals of overheat,,,,,plz help


No real clue on your problem, but try plugging your PS3 to a surge protector or an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) because it's bad to have it directly plugged in to a power outlet.

Jun 25, 2011 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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I was playing a game then the ps3 shut off. now i can't get the ps3 to load. i tried unplugging everything and restart the ps3. i tried plugging it in a different outlet. i cut the ps3 off in the back,...


Do you have the red light of death I wonder??? What happens when you switch on your ps3. Does the green light come on, then beep at you and then does it go back to the red light? If so your ps3 is knackered!

Apr 10, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Hi. My PS3 suddenly started turning off randomly in the middle of play (grrrrrrr) but I know its not overheating since the red light didn't flash and there was beeping. It just died. No joke. Does anyone...


There could be an issue with the power cord or the power outlet.

Try to get a replacement cord and plug the PS3 into another outlet. Turn on the PS3, and let it sit on the menu screen for a while. If it does not shut down it means that it was a power issue.

Mar 07, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a steady red light and it won`t turn on


After plugging the AC power cord into the electrical outlet, the power indicator on the PS system will light up in solid red.Press the power button

Feb 13, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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During play the ps3 automatically turned off. Now it doesn't turn back on. Plugged into several different other power outlets to no avail


PS3 automatically turn off means hardware errors and need some maintenance. Do you know, send back to game shop is too expensive and waste your time. Learn the correct repair skills and fix it by yourself is the ultimate method. Here is the repair guide for you to learn :
DIY PS3 Repair Guide
Not only such automatic turn off problem, you can repair other red and yellow light related issues as well.After you purchased the product, you will be guided to the step-by-step videos and ebooks for you to work with.

Jul 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Stop working just red light blinking and when I turn off and turn on working just for 2 seconds then again red light blinking


Plug out the disc, and all cables connected to your console after 2 to 3 minutes see if it will run, if this does not fix the problem try to connect to a different outlet, maybe the power supply of your console is damage and needs repair.

Jun 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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MY PLAYSTATION 3 DON'T WANT TO TURN ON A RED LIGTH


hello,

Is the power not working on your PS3 This can be a frustrating occurrence, especially if your PS3 was working properly before. While there are a number of reasons why this might occur, there are two common ones -- the use of a non-licensed or genuine AC adapter, or a failed AC Adapter on your PS3 On very rare occasions, the power supply adapter on your PS3 may requiring the entire PS3 unit may need to be replaced.

However, before get too worried about that -- let's try a few basic troubleshooting procedures to try and diagnose the issue. PS3 guide on this problem is fairly comprehensive and has some good content, so I have included that below. In addition, you will want to check that following common issues before moving forward.
1. Check and make sure your cables are properly plugged in. This may sound silly, but sometimes they can become loosened causing bad power connections. Best to check before you spend much time troubleshooting.
2. Does the power strip or wall outlet that your are plugging the PS3 into have power? Make sure you can plug in other devices into that same outlet to verify there is not an issue with either the power strip or the wall outlet.
3. Make sure there is adequate ventilation. Although it is covered below, it is best to make sure there is several inches of free space at the back of the PS3 to provide good air circulation to the PS3 so it does not overheat.
Here is the PS3 information on trying to troubleshoot power problems on a PS3:
1. Make sure that the model number "RVL-002 (USA)" molded into the AC adapter. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible and may not work
correctly.
Hope this will help...

May 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont turn on


I don't think the outlet you are plugging it into has enough power to support the ps3. Try plugging it into a different outlet and see if it works.

Dec 17, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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