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PLAYSTATION 40GB BLUE LIGHT TURNED OFF

Hi, the blue light at the front of my ps3 which is next to the green light, does not light up. The green light is ok, it is just the blue light. Why is this ? My ps3 makes a clicking noise also, if that is of any help and this is before i put the CD as well as after. (basically, as soon as i start my ps3) please help me , much appreciated thanks.

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SOURCE: red light goes green but no blue light

the blu light means it is accessing a game/ blu ray

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: The green light on my ps3 works but my blue 1 doesnt show up

I had kinda the same problem, but my ps3 was able to get to the home screen. I never tried the problem out on a ps2 game, but when I put anything BlueRay into the system, I would also get that blank, blue AV screen. Because I was able to access my home screen, I looked around and found that I had corrupted data on my system. Now, I'm not sure how to get you back to your home screen, but if you're ever able to, the only solution that I found was to wipe the hard drive of the corrupted data, by going to the Game option on the home screen, then scrolling down to either Game Data Utility or Saved Data Utility. That's where you'll find it. Unfortunately, this will mean you'll have to wipe your entire hard drive of all your saved data.

I know it sucks, but I hope this helps...
otherwise have people look at it.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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rate me!!

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

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