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My ps3 will not turn on its just blinking red..... it acts like its going to boot but no go

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Hey there you have the red light of death - RLOD

When your Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take, I will go through each one now so you know what to do.

Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

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Hi brady,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error 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 all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

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

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build 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 Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

Posted on Mar 29, 2011

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SOURCE: PS3 Turns Itself off and wont turn on

sorry mate i cant fix it but my buddy has a problem with his also
his ps3 freezes even in the menu screen and during video chat it shuts off

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: when i try turning on the ps3, it blinks red

it probably has something to do wit the power circuit. when did u get it? where do keep the ps3 and do u weekly clean it with a cloth? try plugging it into another wall.

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SOURCE: my ps3 red light keeps blinking any help

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

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

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