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PS3 turns on then right back off

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I'm turning on my PS3 then it turns right back off and the power light flashes red.

 

I've had my PS3 for 18 months so I'm out of warranty

 

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Re: PS3 turns on then right back off

Aug 4, 2008
Flashing red light means that it is too hot.  You can read this in your owner's manual.  Just let it set for a while then make sure it is in standby then turn it off from the back and turn it back on.  If that doesn't work then hold down the power button for 10 seconds then when it beeps let go of the power button and see if it works.  If this doesn't help then you have a hardware issue of some sort.
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Re: PS3 turns on then right back off

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Cool the PS3 then clean the dust form it... This should work...
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Righty2 wrote:
Flashing red light means that it is too hot.  You can read this in your owner's manual.  Just let it set for a while then make sure it is in standby then turn it off from the back and turn it back on.  If that doesn't work then hold down the power button for 10 seconds then when it beeps let go of the power button and see if it works.  If this doesn't help then you have a hardware issue of some sort.

 

Well its been sitting still for the past day.  It's ice cold.  I can't turn it on for the life of me.  Holding down on the power button,  using the eject button to start it up,  nothing works.

 

I have a 60GB from 1/01/07

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So it just flashes red then turns off without a beep or anything?  That's wierd.  You will probably have to call Sony and see if they can help ya.  You might have to send it off and pay the $150.
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I think I got the right link...

 

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&message.id=3191803#M3191803

 

This guy says he had this problem where he'd turn on system, and it would flash red and not stay on.

 

He couldn't take out a game disc that was inside.   So he said he took out his harddrive, and powered up the system, and it stayed on, of course usless without harddrive, but it let him take out his game disc.  Perhaps if you try this, format your harddrive and put it back in it'll work?  That's what he was going to try next, formatting his harddrive.

 

just a suggestion.

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Righty2 wrote:
So it just flashes red then turns off without a beep or anything?  That's wierd.  You will probably have to call Sony and see if they can help ya.  You might have to send it off and pay the $150.

Theres beeping when it first turns off.  Looking at that other thread now seems like that guy has the same problem as me.

 

And paying them $150?!  I paid $660 for this 60gb,  and its only going to last 18 months?  And they want me to pay 2/5 the price of a new PS3 to fix one that should have lasted at least 5 years?  I got a friend who has the exact same problem.  It's time Sony fesses up that they have a hardware problem like the 360's RROD.  No reason we should pay $150 for a  built in hardware problem.  They need to take Microsoft's route and extend the warranty and fix "flashing lights of death" for free like Microsoft

 

They're NOT getting $150 from me to fix a faulty product

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Um...it isn't as bad as the RROD.  Not even close.
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Solar wrote:

I think I got the right link...

 

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&message.id=3191803#M3191803

 

This guy says he had this problem where he'd turn on system, and it would flash red and not stay on.

 

He couldn't take out a game disc that was inside.   So he said he took out his harddrive, and powered up the system, and it stayed on, of course usless without harddrive, but it let him take out his game disc.  Perhaps if you try this, format your harddrive and put it back in it'll work?  That's what he was going to try next, formatting his harddrive.

 

just a suggestion.


 

I just now tried taking out the HDD and trying to start it up.  Same thing.  Just the beeping then the flashing red lights.  It won't do anything.  The sixaxis cannot start it
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Um...it isn't as bad as the RROD.  Not even close.

 

Yeah its not as bad as the RROD,  but it seems a number of PS3s are affected by this same problem.  It's a problem that certain PS3s tend to have.  It is not exclusive to my PS3.  That shows that it is a manufacturing fault by Sony and I should not be forced to pay $150 to fix a fault alot of PS3s have just because my PS3 passed the warranty by 6 months
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