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19 Mar 2011
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PS3 Blinking red light and won't turn on - please help!!!!

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We have a PS3 40gb that won't turn on. My son tried to turn it on yesterday and the light turned green briefly and then turned red and blinked.  We have tried unplugging it, turning it off at the switch ont he back, leaving it overnight and still not working this morning.  My son is devestated as it is his birthday next week and he has friends coming round to play on the PS3 with him.  Can anyone please help?!  Many thanks in anticipation. Diane

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To help you identify what the lights mean on the front of the console, I have created a guide here:

 

What do the different light colours on the PlayStation 3 mean?

 

 

 

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nattajack wrote:

We have a PS3 40gb that won't turn on. My son tried to turn it on yesterday and the light turned green briefly and then turned red and blinked.  We have tried unplugging it, turning it off at the switch ont he back, leaving it overnight and still not working this morning.  My son is devestated as it is his birthday next week and he has friends coming round to play on the PS3 with him.  Can anyone please help?!  Many thanks in anticipation. Diane


 

What's your model number?

 

Look at the bottom. This is what it looks like:

 

SONY

 

PLAYSTATION 3

 

CECH-XXX = Your model number

 

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.

 

MADE IN XXXXX

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mine wont start either.. i did the fan test and got my game out but then it shut off.. i tried letting it cool.. but now it doesnt even turn on.. my model number is cecha01.. 2-896-889-01.. what do i do?? can i sen it in to sony to fix??

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Unfortunately this means it is broken and will need to be sent to sony for repair/replacement.

 

If you out of warranty this will cost £128.

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same hre
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Hey friend I got this problem too, the internet says something about an oven fixing this issue but I don't know good grief......

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Is there any chance you could help me with mine too! Model # CECHE01
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Brat4Life wrote:
Is there any chance you could help me with mine too! Model # CECHE01

 

 

Same symptoms?

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Same symptoms here but my ps3 shut down mid-game, could this just be an overheating issue?

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can you please help me too? .. i tried the fan test but nothing happened just flashing red light again .. no yellow light ... what should i do?!

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my model is CECHH01!
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I have the same problem i turn it on .... It turns green then yellow and then just blinks red .... Very upset please help
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My model is CECHG03.
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I am having the same issue. i tried the fan test but it won't stay on long enough to eject the game. It first turned off during a game and flashed red. let it sit for a day vacuumed it out and it played for 10 minutes and then stopped and blinked red. now it won't stay on longer then 2 sec. my model is a 40gig made in 2007 number CBEH1000. WHAT will i need to do?

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i have a ps3 40gb and the same  blinking red light came up ...help........ cechg03...3.275.772.01

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Tell me the model number because the solution I am going to give is only for some models!!!!

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ps3 40go modle number cechgo3 ,, 3.275.772.01

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You can do this fan test.

 

Turn the mains switch off, hold the eject button.

 

While holding it, turn the mains on, when the power light is green, release it, it will beep

 

The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.

 

After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and blink a red light.

 

When this happens, turn the mains off and on then turn it on normally.

 

Tell me how this goes!! 

 

P.S. It will not harm your ps3. :Smile:

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i done the test it done what you said, it eject the disc but it did not trun on normally ..still blinking red ligh 

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Turn the mains off and on again, then turn it on normally

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tryed it again , gren light comes on then goes yellow and the red

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