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I turn on the playstation 3 and it turn the green power light on and the back fan starts to run but then it shut down and the red power down light flashes

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Hi porterfastca,

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?

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Youur machine needs to be RE-FLOWED, the instructions for this can be found on the NET,. I used (Mic-b.com). Go through faults and suhested repairs and you will find the complete walkthrough for repairing your machine. I did it and it only took me an hour. Since then i have fixed many machines all diplaying different issues, from The Yellow Light of Death (YLoD) to flashing red lights to no display. The only cost involved is buying some ARCTIC SILVER 3, @ Radio Shack $10. Cheap enough if you ask me. Hope this helps...

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http://www.uk.playstation.com/Support/PS3
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http://www.uk.playstation.com/Support/PS3
or
http://www.us.playstation.com/help-support/PS3
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  • Allow at least 4 inches of clearance on all sides for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Remove the PLAYSTATION 3 from any cabinets so it is out in the open.
  • Shut the PLAYSTATION 3 down completely and let it cool down to room temperature, then try running it again.
  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service
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  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service.

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Hardware Failure. You can try using some of idea from this guide:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3290911

MAJORITY of the time it's a GPU problem though that only Sony or very experienced techs can fix.

You can reach SONY @ 1-800-345-SONY

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