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Ps3 doesnt start!!

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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    When I turn the main power switch for my PS3, only the red light appears, It doesn't start. I can hear the fan for a few seconds and then it shuts off. The Screen is blank, as only the red light stays on and the system just stays that way

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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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My ps3 wheni go to turn it on n press the button the lite goesfrm green rite back to red n wont turn on


This fix works for some models, so if it does not work for you please tell me your model number

Look at the bottom. This is what it looks like:

SONY

PLAYSTATION 3

CECH-*** = Your model number

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.

MADE IN XXXXX

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, it will 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 blink a red light.
When this happens, turn the main switch off and on then turn it on normally.
Let me know how this goes!!

P.S. It will not harm your ps3, It's testing the cooling fan.

Nov 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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!!



May 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 wont turn on. The console beeps like normal, then the light quickly turns from red to yellow then immediately back to a blinking red. What does this mean?


If ur ps3 console wont start up....then the things to check are>>> 1.check ur power cable 2.check whether u have inserted the disc properly and precisely. 3.check the insertion of memory card... 4.check the video port.......

check your console and making sure those fans are not blocked off. If you notice a lot of dust on the console, clean it off right away. Once you fix the blinking red light of your ps3 and your console is working again, you will want to keep the vents clean and unobstructed.find the hard drive on the side of your console and remove it. Wait a few seconds and replace it. In some cases this may fix PS3 red light. If you still see the blinking red light, there is a chance you have more substantial damage inside your unit.Then unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. This doesn't always work, but some people have had success with problems other than overheating.

click here to download ps3 repair guide

Dec 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a 1st generation ps3, everytime i try to turn it on it starts up but turns off after one second and then the red light blinks.I waited a couple hrs for it to cool down but it still doesnt work. I...


check your console and making sure those fans are not blocked off. If you notice a lot of dust on the console, clean it off right away. find the hard drive on the side of your console and remove it. Wait a few seconds and replace it. In some cases this may fix PS3 red light. If you still see the blinking red light, there is a chance you have more substantial damage inside your unit. unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. This doesn't always work, but some people have had success with problems other than overheating.The next step you can do to fix red light of death is to see if you still have a valid warranty for your gaming console. If you do, then you can contact Sony and mail it in for a fix. Note that this will take at least 6 weeks before you can expect your ps3...
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Dec 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing Cod4 online, when it froze for a second, red light came on the console, and the console shut down. Now when i try to start up again, the fan comes on for a second, along with the normal green...


Check ur console first, then test the hard drive, then unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. The next step you can do to fix red light of death is to see if you still have a valid warranty for your gaming console and then Go online to expert sites which will show you some online programs that will fix PS3 red light blinking in just an hour better u download repair guide
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Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my ps3 to choose a user it doesnt show any of the users i have, so obvioulsy i cant do anything on my ps3. All it shows is the wavy background, Help me pleaseeee!


Try doing a master reset of your system.
1.) Turn off the hard switch on the back of your system and wait 30 seconds.
2.) Turn the hard switch back on so that the PS3 displays the red "stand by" light on the front LED.
3.) Hold your finger on the soft "on switch" (above the red LED) for about 10 seconds until the PS3 emits a beep.
Good Luck!
-Tom

Sep 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3


ok heres what you do when you flip the switch on the ps3

wait for the red light to come on


then hold the power button for like 15 seconds until u hear a beep twice

the system will reset itself like a cpu

and the screen will turn back to normal

this happens when you go from one sd tv to an HD tv all the time


hope this helps

Oct 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 won't turn on


hi Torgsrus.
PS3 Light sequence
The following pictures illustrate the CECHX0X model, however the light sequence is applicable to all PlayStation 3 models.

No lights are on:

When no lights are on, this means that the main power switch on the back of the ps3 is off or the PS3 is unplugged. When the main power switch is off (the '0' is pressed) and you will not be able to access any features of the PS3 system. To turn on the PS3 system, make sure the main power switch is on (the 'I' side is pressed down).

If the PS3 does not turn on:
· Make sure the power cord is not frayed or damaged
· Try using another power cord, if available
· Make sure the main power switch on the back of the PS3 system is turned on
· If you continue to have issues contact our Technical support.

Solid Red:


When the power status light is solid red, this means that the PS3 system is off (or in standby mode).
Standby, mode means the PlayStation 3 system is off, but is ready to be turned on by pressing the power button.

If the ps3 system will not turn on when you press the power button, this is an issue with the PS3 system and you will need to send your system in for service.

Solid Green:

When the power status light is solid green, this means that the PS3 is turned on.
You should be able to navigate the XMB, play games, access the Playstation store,etc.
To turn of the PS3, simply press and hold the power button for two or more seconds.
If the power status light is green ,and you are experiencing problems- have a look on our forums for troubleshooting.

Flashing Red:


When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly overheated.

This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked.
If this happens:
· Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.
· If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like an entertainment area, move it to a more open area.
· Leave the ps3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.
· If you continue to have issue, you may need to send the console in for service.

Flashing Green:


When the power status light flashed green, it means that the PS3 system is turning off. Please wait while the system turns off.

If the PS3 system does not shut down immediately, it may be trying to finish save data to the Hard Drive. If it is, do not turn the main power switch on the back off as it may cause data on your hard drive to be corrupted.

If the green light continues to flash green, the ps3 system maybe trying to write to the hard drive, shutting down or running programs. It may take longer to shut down depending on when you pressed the power button. If the green power light flashed for a very long time, you can try holding the power button down for 5 seconds, the console will beep and should turn off. Then try to restart the PS3 system.
Flashing Green, Yellow and Red:


When the power status light goes from green, to yellow, to green, then to a flashing red, this means that they may be an issue with an internal part with in the PS3 system. This may be caused by a variety of reasons and would need to be diagnosed by our support line.

When the PS3 power light flashes in this order, you can contact our Support Line for further assistance.

Solid Blue:

When the disk status light is remaining a solid blue, it means the disc is inside the PS3 system. If you wish to eject the disc, hold down the eject button for 2 seconds and the blue disc status light will flash indicating the PS3 system is attempting to eject the disc . (NB: the power indicator light will always be a solid green).

If the disc is inserted into the ps3 system, but does not show up on the xmb or will not play, this may indicate an issue with the reader- check our guide Discs are not loading in my PlayStation 3? for further troubleshooting.

Flashing Blue:


When the disc status light is flashing blue, it means a disc was just inserted into the ps3 system or a disc is trying to eject from the ps3 system. Depending on when you pressed the eject button, it may take longer for the disc to eject. (NB: the power light will always be a solid green)
If the light constantly flashes blue, it may be an issue with the disk being stuck in the system. If this happens there is no way to remove the disc yourself if you are using an orginal 60GB PlayStation.

Dec 02, 2017 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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


More than likely your system has overheated. The thermal compound has heated and moved away from the CPU/GPU and the heat sync keep the heat from being dissipated via the heat sync. Eventually you will get the YLOD which is the equivalent of the Xbox 360 RROD. This is due to heat sysnc problems. Your CPU and GPU will more than likely need to be reflowed. I got the YLOD on my PS3 around the first of March 09. I also fixed my PS3 in about an hour. I have had no problems since. You can slow the YLOD but i dont believe it can be stopped. It seems it will eventually happen to all PS3's. One tip do not stand the PS3 on its side keep flat. This will help keep the thermal compound from moving as much when it heats up. Also i run a home based computer repair business in southern California. Feel free to email me at dwdpcrepair@gmail.com.

Jul 15, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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


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

Jul 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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