I am having a problem where my PS3 will load up disks or anything on my HDD for a certain point then suddenly cut out and beep and give me a flashing red light. Is there any solution to this. I have already tried cooling it down and so on.
Turn it on and off 7 times then take out the mains for approx 1 and a half hours then turn on and yellow light will go. repeat process several times and it still won't work BUY A NEW ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi if you replaced your hdd or if the old went foul try this plug your controller in with the usb lead insert a game disk, put it on standby (red Light) press and hold the power pad you will hear beep,beep, then it will shut down, Do it again beep, beep then beep beep take your finger off then follow your instincts on what it says. Also you may have to replace your hard drive ,not very expensive good luck
There is one of 2 problems: 1. The connection is loose or 2. The HDD is just bad.
This was an issue that has been discussed over in the Playstation forums and it seems that re-seating (removing & reinstalling) the HDD has solved the problem for many but some people have just received bad hard drives period.
Mate if you turn your PS3 off when the hard drive is still operating or the power shuts of while playing a game and the PS3 is collecting or writing data to your hard drive, it will most definitely corrupt or even destroy your hard drive it is very common in PC's to. Hint: 1. Do not shut down your PS3 while it is saving a game or collecting info from the hard drive. Rather quit the game then press your off key with one quick touch and let go of it, it will shut down when it is ready or hold down on the remote's PS button and select switch off system on screen. 2. If you live in a area where the power shuts off for no reason please please get your self a computer UPS(UN-INTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY). 3. If you replace the hard drive make sure you buy a good quality hard drive like a Western Digital or Seagate.
Usually the "red light of death" on the PS3 as it is called by some people is due to hard drive (HDD) connection errors. Here are a few things you can try to do to fix it and get your console working again as intended, just check out this short video I made (it's less than 4 minutes and contains useful pictures etc)
For more information and advice on how to fix your console, if that does not do the trick for repairing your system, check out my PS3 red flashing lights repair blog.
hold in the power button until you hear 2 beeps. might not work the first time. if no 2 beeps repeat power button again or until 2 beeps. go to restore hard disc and click on it. you will lose anything saved on the hard disc but fixes it 75% of the time. did it myself this morning.