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My playstation turns off and starts blinking the red light what can i do

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It is possible that is a problem with the hard drive. Either the drive is not secure in the PS3 or that is has failed. The hard drive is found at the bottom of the ps3. You can pop the cover open, unscrew the screw, take the drive out fully and slide it back in. Make sure it is fully in. See if that fixes the problem.

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I was on the ps3 network and all of a sudden it shts of and the red light starts blinking and when i try to turn it back on it turns green bue and then yelow and then continues to blink red


Possible that the memorry is corrupt or the processor has hung up. You can remove power for few hours and see if the device resets. If not you need to check the links below for some tips;

For support contact:

http://us.playstation.com/support/?s=ps3#ps3x

Error codes for playstation: http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3003003?start=0&tstart=0

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PS3 show red light and blinks then turn off - Somebody have the same problem and a solution is here :
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Yes this is the red light problem you need to use a good guide to fix it or send it in for repair.

It is caused by overheating internally.

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do you get a yellow light? i bet you do..

1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again
2) Check if there's any loose cable.
3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.

If this did not work
Send your playstation back to Sony

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Your ps3 has overheated. This is the equivilent to the red ring of death for xbox 360. The ps3 problem is called "yellow light of death" this means your ps3 has died due to the console being overheated. The solution to this problem is either getting a new playstation or take it to a shop in the UK and they could help you fix it for a price around £30-£50 GBP.

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i think dat there's a big problem in ur ps3 so i think u'd better go n let someone who knows well in da ps3 like SONY support centerin ur country take care of it
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