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When I turn it on it doesn't boot up. I just get a flashing red light. This happens about 50% of the time. The other 50% it works just fine

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Your fine but it might get worse

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My Ps3 Wont Turn On It indicates on stand by mode(solid red light).i pressed the power button; it wont turn on and it doesnt work or even beeps. i also tried using the ps button on the contoller.same...


Hi Shiman,

Are you seeing any flashingred/yellow lights?

If so this is the red lighterror and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with allof the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they loseconnection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the redflashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and theywill fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and itwill also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heatbuild up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A CompleteReview Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

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

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Game stopped playing and red light flashed without me making it.


Hello.

This flashing red light is due to your PS3 overheating. Let it cool for approximately 6 hours before turning it on.

If this happens constantly, then you need to make sure that the PS3 is not in an enclosed space (e.g. cupboards). The vents at the back and right sides of the PS3 must be 6 inches away from walls.

Hope this helps. If it doesn't work, let us know.

Jul 06, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn on the xbox, and there's a flashing red light at the bottom right side thats blinking and a message that reads system error.


That's an indicator of a hardware problem with the console connections or hard drive.
First disconnect all power and AV cables from the back of your Xbox 360 console and also unplug the power cord from the wall socket, wait a few minutes then reconnect them and try to boot the 360,
If that doesn't work, turn off the console, remove the hard drive and boot the 360. If that works, it's the drive.
If neither of those things work, you'll need to send it in to MS for a repair, $99.

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My xbox freezes and flashes red


2 red lights is overheating, try giving it a dust out and if this does not work you will need to stop the heat build up inside.

To do this you can send it in or use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide to fix it.

Stop the heat and you will be fine.

Feb 27, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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As flashing red light


Flashing red light indicates a hard ware problem.

In MOST cases it's a problem with the PS3 motherboard. You can try booting without the hard drive inside, but it's rarely the cause.

Time to call Sony. 1-800-345-SONY

Nov 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Any time i turn on my ps3 it will turn off


HI If the light turns yellow then red, this is a overheating issue. let it stand for an hour unplugged to cool.

Now, if the green light doesn't turn yellow before red, this will confirm that the HD(Hard disk), is experiencing some difficulties with the booting process. This will occur if the internal connections are damaged, due to a solder break. In this case, you will need to send the unit to Sony for a repair. Try removing the HD from the unit. after the unit HD is removed for a minute and re-installed, try to power up and initiate a boot. if the unit continues to not boot and flashes the red light after the HD is pulled, this will confirm that the HD is the culprit.

Contact Sony for a repair ticket if the problems persist.

Oct 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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yeha me 2 today a woke up to a red flashing light on my ps3. I wondered wut it meant, searched it on google and found some pretty bad news. DEAD. after about 1/2 an hour of trying to turn it on i search a fix on google, but came up empty handed.

i decided that i would take the matter into my own hands. i took the hard drive out and turned it on, and to my amazement it work i dont know how, but it worked. i then wanted to play resistance fall of man. i booted up the game and boom it turned off beeped 3 times and the light flashed red onece again.

i took out the hard disk and booted it up again turned it off and put the hard disk back in. ive been playing ever since and it seems to be working fine. just thought that id give u guys a heads up, to help anyone else out there with the same problem. Hey, today a woke up to a red flashing light on my ps3. I wondered wut it meant, searched it on google and found some pretty bad news. DEAD. after about 1/2 an hour of trying to turn it on i search a fix on google, but came up empty handed.

i decided that i would take the matter into my own hands. i took the hard drive out and turned it on, and to my amazement it work i dont know how, but it worked. i then wanted to play resistance fall of man. i booted up the game and boom it turned off beeped 3 times and the light flashed red onece again.

i took out the hard disk and booted it up again turned it off and put the hard disk back in. ive been playing ever since and it seems to be working fine. just thought that id give u guys a heads up, to help anyone else out there with the same problem.

Jan 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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1 redlight flashes clearly red at bottom right hand side of the power ring,and 2 other dim red lights are flashing,only the 1 in the bottom right is bright though.it happened 2weeks ago but i tryed it...


Do you get an error message on your tv screen? 1 flashing red light means there is a hardware failure such as your DVD drive hard drive, dashboard error ect. Not much can be done about this issue besides having microsoft fix it.

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I had the same problem & it turned out the plugs wernt all the way in so check & make sure thaey are in

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