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Ps3 problem, ps3 doesnt turn on (stays in red light flashing)

When I turn on the console from the main switch, it just turn red light as normal then in less than a half second it makes a vip, and it star flashing the red light and you cant turn on the console, stays like that all the time, what can I do to repare my ps3??? or what is the problem with my ps3??. I just buy a 250gb hd memory thinking that the 60gb memory was corupted or damage.

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    Sergio Sepulveda Jul 14, 2008

    PS3 Red Blinking light of death, your ps3 is death, maybe you should go with an expert so he could check it, because there are many things that can make this blinking light of death

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PS3 Red Light Flashing is not just a overheat problem, sometimes it related to hard drive and blu-ray drive problems too.

There is a PS3 Repair Guide that teach you how to resolve those problems, it worth to have a look.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011

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"PS3 Red Blinking light of death, your ps3 is death" lol you're special. the red blinking light of death? ... that's an xbox thing. 'red ring of death' blinking light of death... 'Sounds like a heat sync problem. you will more that likely need to re-seat the GPU and CPU as well." this wil probably void any warranty you may or may not have on your system. also, if you remove the serial number sticker then sony will not service your unit and you're stuck to buy a new one

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Sounds like a heat sync problem. you will more that likely need to re-seat the GPU and CPU as well. email dwdpcrepair@gmail.com for more assistance

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 doesnt start!!

Ok so if its not reformat the hd .. if it flashes other colors then red let me know as this is a motherboard failure!

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SOURCE: ps3 problem, ps3 doesnt turn on (stays in red light flashing)

Its Died go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70SgRDVcBo&feature=PlayList&p=7671174E22A52E35&index=0&playnext=1 to fix it or Pay Sony to do it or just use it as a Doorstop

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The following pictures illustrate the CECHX0X model, however the light sequence is applicable to all PlayStation 3 models.

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