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red blinking light problem on my ps3 :(?

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was playing resistance 2 and the screen froze so as it does when the ps3 crashes it restarts itself only this time the red standby light was flashing :S

i pressed it a few times to no avail but then it worked so i started playing playstation home this time, got about 2 Min’s out of it before the same problem happened again

only this time it wont start at all 🙁

its a red blinking light then when i press it turns to the normal standby light then another press and it trys to start up and then for less than a second the orange light pops up before going back to the red flashing light 🙁

please help! also i really don’t want to send it off to sony so advise other than that would be preferred

thanks

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  1. Call Sony. More than likely your PS3 is done/dead. I had the same issue. Cost me $150 to get it fixed because I was out of warranty.

  2. Check your user manual- it states that the red light flashes when the internal temperature has risen too high.

    My suggestion is to unplug the machine and let it cool for a while- hopefully it will have resolved itself by the time you have read this message.

    If that fails, enter diagnostic mode:

    1.Make sure the PS3 is turned off, (Standby)

    2.Press and hold the power button on the PS3 it will power on then power off.

    3.When it’s off press and hold the power button again until you hear two consecutive beeps.

    4.It will ask for the controller to be connected via the USB cable,

    5.Turn on the controller and you will have access to the menu.

    After that, a menu appears:

    1.Restart System: Restarts the PS3 System.

    2.Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.

    3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.

    4.Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PS3.

    5.Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.

    6.System Update: Update the PS3 System

    Try option 3 first, then option 4.

    (Option 5 as a last last last resort – save all your gamesaves to usb if you can!)

    Good luck.

  3. Unplug it to restart it for now. If it happens again i’d call sony and see what they can do. Hopefully you won’t have to send it out, but you may need to. Good luck

  4. I don’t have PS 3 but this link explains how to fix it

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    Grrr- Read the text under the video box player for “how to”

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    red blinking light problem on my ps3 :(?

    was playing resistance 2 and the screen froze so as it does when the ps3 crashes it restarts itself only this time the red standby light was flashing :S

    i pressed it a few times to no avail but then it worked so i started playing playstation home this time, got about 2 Min’s out of it before.

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